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THE WOMEN

Ferrin Contemporary presents selected works by women artists whose primary medium is clay. On view in the gallery and online, we introduce new works by emerging and established artists along with masterworks available from private collections and artist archives.

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
through Dec 31, 2017
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Susan Thayer, “Return” teapot, 2016
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CRISTINA CÓRDOVA

Upcoming: CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA
Solo Exhibition at Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Opening February 2018

Cristina Córdova, “Cabeza I con pájaro,” small head, 2017
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KADRI PÄRNAMETS

Kardri Pärnamets’ biomorphic forms are a canvas for paintings drawn from art history’s iconic images of women. Currently on view in THE WOMEN at Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA.

The Turkish Bath after Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, teapot, 2016
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CHRISTIE BROWN

Featured in EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes
our recent exhibition of figural ceramic sculpture from 1965 to the present featuring masterworks by noted American and British sculptors.

Christy Brown, “Ghost Portrait” 2015, ceramic sculpture.
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CLAIRE CURNEEN

one of Great Britain’s most well-known figural sculptors

On view in THE WOMEN
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
through December 31, 2017

Claire Curneen, “Mary Magdalene” 2015, ceramic sculpture.
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CRYSTAL MOREY: WORK IN PROGRESS

Introducing artist Crystal Morey to be featured in
Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The NY Ceramics & Glass Fair and The Frick Pittsburgh in 2018
Crystal Morey, “Entangled Wonders: Across a Divide” 2017–8, work in progress.
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TOSHIKO TAKAEZU: PENNINGTON COLLECTION

The Margaret Pennington Collection includes works for sale by pioneering female artists Ruth Duckworth, Viola Frey, Elsa Rady, Toshiko Takaezu, and Patti Warashina.

Toshiko Takaezu, “Untitled Form #53” 1990.
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LINDA SIKORA: Upcoming at NYCGF

New works by Linda Sikora to be featured at
The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair

Lecture Saturday, January 21, 4:00 pm
“American Studio Pottery — Making of a Movement”
Join Linda Sikora and Mark Shapiro in a conversation about divergent backgrounds, training, and influences as a way to touch on significant themes in postwar North American ceramics. Moderator Adrienne Spinozzi is Assistant Research Curator of American Decorative Arts, The American Wing, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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STUDIO POTTERY AND DESIGN: IN THE SHOP

Visit our square shop to purchase available works by Laura Andreson, Kim Dickey, Karen Karnes, Linda Sikora, Jenny Mendez, Dorothy Hafner, and Kadri Pärnamets.

Linda Sikora, “Cruet Set”, c.1990.
Browse the Shop.

WOMEN CURATORS AND ARTISTS AT NYCGF

Curators and Artists in Conversation at the
New York Ceramics and Glass Fair
Friday, January 19th

“Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists”
Dawn Brean with Crystal Morey, 2:00 pm
“Time Travel in the Period Room”
with Elisabeth Agro, Barry Harwood, Sarah Carter; 4:00 pm

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STUDIO POTTER: WOMEN IN CERAMICS

Women in Ceramics Vol. 45 No. 1
In this issue of Studio Potter: nine essays remembering the life of Karen Karnes, a deep investigation of the legacy of women in wood-firing, several narratives about artists’ personal journeys in clay, artist profiles, and international perspectives.
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Click to request complimentary issue online.

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Nov 12, 2017—Feb 25, 2018
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Ferrin Contemporary artists Sergei Isupov, Jason Walker, Kurt Weiser, and Beth Lipman are among the diverse group of fifty-seven artists interpreting the Sabbath — the day of rest — from their own unique perspectives and engaging with its contemporary relevance. All work is three-dimensional as artists explore the theme through ceramic, wood, and glass.

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Click for more about Jason Walker.

Click for more about Kurt Weiser.

Click for more about Beth Lipman.

Click to browse Ferrin Contemporary’s Square Shop.

Cristina Córdova, “Encanto” 2017, clay & mixed media drawing on acid-free cardboard, 82 x 60”.

THE WOMEN

Ferrin Contemporary presents selected works by women artists whose primary medium is clay. On view in the gallery and online, we introduce new works by emerging and established artists along with masterworks available from private collections and artist archives.

ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
through Dec 31, 2017

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SELECTIONS FROM
HIDDEN MESSAGES 


Highlights from Sergei Isupov: Hidden Messages,  originally shown at Erie Art Museum, are now on view at Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA. The exhibit includes one of Isupov’s larger-than-life figural sculptures with smaller works blown across a full wall of wind and shadows. Hidden Messages is available for exhibition at other galleries and museums.
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FIGURE—GROUND WORKSHOP


Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov
September 17–23, 2017
at Project Art, Cummington, MA
This week-long intensive workshop explores the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface, and development of a personal narrative. The workshop will combine hands-on demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and lectures.
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Click to register.


This towering sculpture was produced by Isupov in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skælskør, Denmark, in July 2017.
Image courtesy Pricilla Mouritzen.
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This group exhibition was produced during artist residencies at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark.
Presented at
Guldagergaard, Skælskør, Denmark
September 30—October 30, 2016
and at Officinesaffi, Milan, Italy
June 22–July 14, 2017
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Click to view article in Architectural Digest.

SMALL WORKS BY SERGEI ISUPOV


Mugs, brooches, and other small objects are available through Ferrin Contemporary’s online shop.
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EDWARD EBERLE ON VIEW

at PROJECT ART in Cummington, MA
July 28–30
&
HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
in Houston, TX
through Sept 2

EDWARD EBERLE


ON VIEW in CUMMINGTON, MA
Friday–Sunday, JULY 28–30
Work will be on view at Ferrin Contemporary’s summer gallery
at Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington, MA during

HOPS+POTS
&
PROJECT ART OPEN HOUSE
See information on these two events below.
Summer Gallery is also by appointment. Click to make arrangements.

SMALL WORKS BY EDWARD EBERLE


available through Ferrin Contemporary’s online shop.
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EBERLE ON ARTSY


Artsy is an online resource for art collecting and education. Discover, learn about, and buy art you’ll love.
Eberle’s work is available on ARTSY through Ferrin Contemporary’s gallery.
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HOPS+POTS


Local Beer, Food, Pottery, & Music
Benefit Party and Sale for Studio Potter
Friday, July 28, 6–8:30pm
Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington
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PROJECT ART SUMMER OPEN HOUSE


Guest Artists: Brad Klem and Brian R. Jones
Resident Artists Open Studios
Summer Gallery Open – Beer Tastings at 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30, 10am–5pm
Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington
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Preview the SALE.
Meet the locals: Hilltown6 Pottery Tour.

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
in Building 13 on the MASS MoCA Campus


Start or end your day at FERRIN CONTEMPORARY while you explore the world of MASS MoCA and Downtown North Adams for more local art, food, and, of course, beer.
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SUMMER AT FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
JUNE EVENTS IN NORTH ADAMS

 

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY, located on the campus of MASS MoCA, lies in the heart of the Berkshires.

The gallery is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.

SUMMER HOURS: now open daily 11am–5pm.

PETER PINCUS


New Work
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary.

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Click to inquire.

RAYMON ELOZUA


Sculpture & Photography
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary

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KURT WEISER


Ceramics & Prints
ON VIEW at Ferrin Contemporary

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SOLID SOUND
WILCO’S MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL


Friday–Sunday, June 23–June 25 at MASS MoCA

Please note that parking will be limited. To visit the gallery, park in town and walk over or call ahead to make an appointment for a temporary pass, 413.346.4404.

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POW! POTS ON WHEELS


Friday–Sunday, June 23–June 25

Courtyard A at MASS MoCA during Solid Sound

Thursday, June 29th during DOWNSTREET ART

This collaborative group of potters will bring their 17-foot van to connect with the community by making and inviting visitors to create simple​ ​ceramic pots.

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DOWNSTREET ART 2017


Thursday, June 29, starting at 5:00pm

An evening program of visual and performing art events including exhibitions, video screenings, and site-specific installations throughout downtown North Adams and the MASS MoCA campus.

Save future DOWNSTREET dates: July 27 & August 24.

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SAVE THE DATE
HOPS + POTS


Friday, July 28, 6–8:30pm

Local Beer, Food, Studio Pottery, Music
Benefit Party and Sale for Studio Potter
at Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington

Click for more.

PARKING MADE EASY


MASS MoCA’s main parking area is adjacent to
Ferrin Contemporary in Building 13. Start or end your day with us. Explore The World of MASS MoCA and Downtown North Adams for more local art, food, and beer.

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Ceramic Arts Daily on Bouke de Vries

“A Mirage of Before: Bouke de Vries” by Anthony Stellaccio

“… passion, compassion, precision, and expertise. These are all qualities that characterize this conservator-turned-sculptor’s own innovative artwork.”

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Click for more about Bouke de Vries.