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Fugitive: an Installation by Ian McMahon

October 28-December 1

Opening Reception: October 28, 7-9pm

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Free Event

This improbable, monumental installation of soft billowing forms, cast on-site in thin sheets of plaster skins, addresses fragility, containment, architecture and the body.

Curated by Sharon McConnell

Iron + Water for Haiti

10th Annual Melt Down Metal Casting Convention with Haitian Street Fare!

Saturday, October 29, 2-7pm

Location: National Casting Center, 180 N Main St, Alfred, NY 14802

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Sculpture Dimensional StudiesWe welcome everyone to participate and watch the spectacle of molten metal as we raise money by raising the temperature!!



Visiting Artists Lecture

Joshua Paul Hebbert and Pauliina Pollanen

Saturday, October 29, 5-7pm

Location: Binns-Merrill 106

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Division of Ceramic Art

The Division of Ceramic Art is pleased to present two visiting artists, Joshua Paul Hebbert and Pauliina Pöllänen.



Follow Through:

Works by Adam Hinterlang and Peter Morgan

October 28 – December 1

Opening Reception: October 28, 6-8pm

Location: Cohen Gallery

Career Talk: “What not to do”- October 26, 6pm in Nevins

Artist Talk: October 27th, 4:30pm in Binns-Merrill 106

Cost: free (all events)

Sponsored by: Cohen Gallery, Division of Ceramics and Career Development Center

IEA Artist in Residence: Cassandra Hooper

November 14th – 18th

Location: The Institute for Electronic Arts, School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media More

'Core Sample' exhibition

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum celebrates with 'Core Sample' exhibition 

To celebrate its move to a new building at Alfred University, the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum will open its doors to the public with an exhibition entitled Core Sample, featuring highlights from its permanent collection.

The opening gala reception, scheduled for 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, is open to the public, free of charge.

“Core Sample will include a number of pieces that have not been on view in years,” said Wayne Higby, an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist and educator who is the director of what is now known as the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum.

“This is the first of many ambitious projects slated for the Museum, which will reveal essential aspects of the Museum’s collection, as well as chart new directions in ceramic art and scholarship,” said Higby.


Cast Iron Doodle Vessels

Water for Haiti

October 24-29, 2-6 pm daily

To help raise funds for ‘Water for Haiti’ the National Casting Center Foundry is offering a special opportunity to create a unique gift in the form of a cast iron vessel : We call these ‘Doodle Vessels’ and they will all be cast at 2650’F at the annual Iron Pour ‘MeltDown’ on Sat Oct 29th : Come watch yours get poured in molten metal .. they will be available to pick up at 7pm that day.


Career Talk by Christopher Spitzmiller

Tuesday, November 1, 5:15pm

Location: Binns-Merrill 106/Room C

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Career Development Center and Division of Ceramics