Ceramics show and sale to feature local artists

Photo by Darrah Bowden/Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

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More than 80 artists, instructors, and staff members at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard are preparing for their annual Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale Dec. 12-15, 2019 in the program’s state-of-the art facility at 224 Western Ave. in Allston.

This annual event draws visitors to the studio to view and purchase a selection of ceramic work, from functional dinnerware to sculptures to ceramic ornaments and jewelry. This year, exhibiting artists will conduct wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations in the program’s gallery space, giving visitors the chance to observe the techniques and skills that go into producing the work on display.

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The Holiday Show and Sale begins with a festive opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event continues through the weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

On opening night and while supplies last, a large display of unique mugs made by each exhibiting artist will be featured in Gallery 224, with all proceeds from these sales going toward supporting studio needs and scholarships to the Ceramics Program.

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Approaching its 50th year, the Ceramics Program provides a creative studio and laboratory study environment for Harvard students, staff, and faculty, as well as designers, artists, scholars, and scientists from the greater Boston, national and international arenas. Courses, workshops, master classes and special events are also offered in the Western Avenue studio.

The show and sale is one of two festive events happening during that weekend: The Allston-Brighton Winter Market returns to the Harvard Ed Portal, featuring vendors of crafts, artisanal goods, gifts, and fine art, as well as live music, food and drinks for purchase, a beer garden, and more. All are welcome.

For more information or directions, and a complete list of exhibiting artists, please visit the Ceramics Program Show and Sale website at or call 617-495-8680.