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Bowl Making for

Friday, November 11, 5-8pm and Sunday, November 13, 3-6pm

Location: Sophomore Wheel Studio Spaces

We’re getting artists together to make bowls for a charity event in February. The money we make selling your bowls will be going to local shelters: New Hope Animal Shelter and Alfred Housing Committee. Clay is provided! Both throwers and hand builders are welcome.

Takumi Morozumi

Astrid Hunter

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

The 6th Annual Alfred Clay Collective


Exhibition: Friday, November 11, 2016 - Friday, November 18, 2016

Silent Auction: Friday, November 18, 7-9pm

Robert C. Turner Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Alfred Clay Collective

The Alfred Clay Collective presents their 6th Annual Exhibition and Auction. The exhibition will run November 11th through November 18th, with an opening reception on Nov. 11th and the closing reception and live auction on the following Friday Nov. 18th!

The exhibition features work donated by Alfred University faculty, alumni, graduate and undergraduate students, and other renowned artists in the Alfred community and beyond.

All proceeds go to fund the future endeavors of the Alfred Clay Collective, a student run organization that hosts visiting artists, workshops, and sponsors trips to enrich students ceramic education.

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

Facebook Live Gallery Talk

with Director, Wayne Higby

November 28, 4:30pm

Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Enjoy the exhibition and take a private tour from the comfort of your own phone!
Director and Chief Curator Wayne Higby will give a live gallery tour of the exhibition Core Sample: Selections from the Permanent Collection via Facebook Live.

Shoot Your Work! Photo Workshop with Brian Oglesbe

Tuesday, November 29, 5:00pm

Location: BMH 106/Room C

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Career Development Center and Cohen Gallery

This workshop is part of the ongoing “Soup to Nuts” professional development series. Make sure your documentation looks as good as the work itself: join photographer Brian Oglesbee for a demonstration of how to document your work. Brian Oglesbee attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1993, Oglesbee was granted a U.S. patent for the invention of the Oglesbee Studio System, an array of interchangeable components for camera support, set-building and lighting control. Oglesbee has exhibited in France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, the USA, and China. From 1986 to the present, he has maintained a studio in Wellsville, New York, where he lives with his wife, the artist Amanda Oglesbee.

Forum Follows Function at ACAM:

A Dialogue with Linda Sikora and Takeshi Yasuda

December 1, 4:30-5:30pm

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Art History Club

Join the Art History Club for a discussion of functional ceramics on view at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum with Division Chair and Professor of Ceramics Linda Sikora and Theodore Randall International Chair in Art and Design Takeshi Yasuda. Grant Akiyama and Max Mustardo, BS in Art History and Theory candidates, will moderate the discussion, that will address questions such as: How do studio pottery, industrial design, and fine art address notions of function? What is the relationship between function, art, and craft? What are the effects on performance resulting from mechanical and handmade processes? How do design elements in ceramics reflect cultural contexts?

Spaces are limited to 20 persons and reservations are essential: email by 28 November.

'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.