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Shaping the exhibition I Ferrin Contemporary Director helps shape artists’ work, clients’ collections
by Jennifer Smith Huberdeau

Berkshire Eagle

May 17, 2019

“The theory was to run the business from the artist’s perspective; to do for artists what I wanted done for me as an artist and wasn’t finding for myself. I think a lot of galleries are run by people who used to be artists, so they have that perspective. It’s a really creative role to be the one who brings the [artist’s] work into the public. You have to understand the artist’s perspective and the public’s perspective and then bring those two things together.”…








Shaping the exhibition I Ferrin Contemporary Director helps shape artists’ work, clients’ collections
by Jennifer Smith Huberdeau, photo credit: Gillian Jones

‘Harmony through dissonance’: Steven Young Lee’s ceramic sculptures


May 8th, 2019

“His approach is respectful yet at the same time irreverent, referencing historical traditions and time-honored techniques of glazing and decoration but adding unexpected surprises and a sense of humor to his ceramic sculptures.”


Read More about his Exhibition APEX: Steven Young Lee at the Portland Museum of Art HERE

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Steven Young Lee, “Porcelain Jar with Cloud and Dragon Design in Inlayed Cobalt Blue” (2019). Porcelain, cobalt inlay, glaze

PETER PINCUS’S Finesse by Lyn Horton, January 2019.

‘Pincus is an intense, dedicated master of his craft. His work speaks a restrained yet exuberant enthusiasm for those visual artists and ceramicists who have come before him. This article hinges upon an exhibit, at Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams, MA, entitled “Peter Pincus: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood.”…’

-Lyn Horton


See more of PETER PINCUS’ work here




PETER PINCUS’S Finesse by Lyn Horton, January 2019.

Peter Pincus, “Ewer, c. 1893/2018″ 2018, colored porcelain, 13 x 6 x 5”.



Evan Hauser & Canary Syndrome

CFile on November 19, 2018

“In Hauser’s Preservation and Use #3, the artist encases a landscape painting by French-American naturalist painter George Hetzel. In his work, perhaps Hauser is attempting to dam-up Hetzel’s river, clogging its serene waters with ubiquitous packing. He similarly plugs-up Yellowstone Falls by Albert Bierstadt and corrals Thomas Moran’s Teton Range. It’s no wonder Hauser used works by Hudson River School painters: aware of the true price of Manifest Destiny, Hudson River School artists began to incorporate this skepticism into their works (Think: Thomas Cole’s The Course of Empire) and can be said to be the country’s first environmentalists…”



See more of EVAN HAUSER’S work here

View images of Canary Syndrome here


PETER PINCUS: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood

November 10-December 29th, 2018

North Adams, MA

Artist Reception, November 10th 5-7pm.

“To better understand the work, I just had to make the work,” Pincus said. “I began with the Etruscan pot, his primary source for one of his objects; a calyx krater — a traditional wine-holding vessel. I looked very closely at Josiah’s reconsideration of that form, just trying to reproduce those objects; understanding what liberties I had and what things I had to stick to with the original source.”

-Peter Pincus


“Not your grandmother’s Wedgwood …

Ceramic artist, scholar finds inspiration in Josiah Wedgwood’s work”

Peter Pincus, 'Ewers' 2018, colored porcelain, 10.5 x 6 x 6".

Peter Pincus, ‘Ewers’ 2018, colored porcelain, 10.5 x 6 x 6″.

By Jennifer Huberdeau

November 2, 2018




Oct. 4th- Jan. 6th, 2019

Hartford, CT


“Many of these banquets were held before big battles. At the Duchess of Richmond’s party [which was held in Belgium], Napoleon was advancing. All the men had to leave,” including almost every officer in the army of the Duke of Wellington. De Vries says. “I put the battle on the table. It’s a safer option.”

 — Bouke de Vries

Bouke de Vries is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.
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Bouke de Vries Reinterprets Spun-Sugar Centerpieces in a Stunning Show at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Bouke de Vries, "War and Pieces" 2018, Wadsworth Antheneum

Bouke de Vries, “War and Pieces” 2018, Wadsworth Antheneum

The Dutch ceramist uses antique porcelain to create sculptural forms



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The Berkshire Eagle
May 14, 2018

Ferrin Contemporary Gallery ‘It’s about some sort of transition or searching’
by John Seven, Eagle Correspondent

NORTH ADAMS — Ceramics sculptor Sergei Isupov is populating the Ferrin Contemporary Gallery with his own personal population.

His show “Directions,” which opened this weekend, features people — individuals and groups — that pull from his own story with the intent of allowing viewers to wrap their own narratives around the gathering.

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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.