ceramic art

Sergei Isupov’s Fire Sculpture & TurnPark Summer Event Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

“Two clay heads nestle cheek to cheek, hidden inside a tall outdoor wood-fired kiln that has burned since dawn. In the darkness of night, the sides of the kiln are lowered, like petals on a tulip, revealing a glowing red-hot 8-foot sculpture, flames licking at its base and shooting out of perforations in the form. Soon the kiln sides will close again, letting the artwork cool slowly before taking its place among the sculptures of TurnPark Art Space.

“Earth & Sky,” a rare fire sculpture by world-renowned Estonian/Ukrainian American artist Sergei Isupov…”

Sergei Isupov, “Fire Sculpture” Guildagergaard, July 2017. photo courtesy of Pricilla Mouritzen

Posted by AxelJ in Artist News, Blog, News, Press Coverage

Sergei Isupov: PAST & PRESENT Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

“Sergei Isupov’s newest sculptures are tiny universes filled with never-ending narratives in the round.

There are men and women engaged in intimate conversations, traveling in cars and on foot; a mechanic fixes a car; a cat looms large in the background as a couple lounges on a lawn gazing skyward. In all there is an air of urgency; of waiting for the other shoe to drop; of hope.

The work, he insists, is not in response to the war in Kyiv, Ukraine, where his parents, a brother, live and work.

“I made all of this listening to the stories on the radio and talking to my parents every day about what they are going through…”

Posted by AxelJ in Artist News, Blog, News, Press Coverage

MELTING POINT Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

“Pale pink ferns drip down the side of a cornucopia, pooling in glass puddles besides the melting statue. Amber Cowan’s “Cornucopia in Shell” is on view as part of “Melting Point” at Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams.

Amber Cowan’s “Cornucopia in Shell” melts silently on a shelf in Ferrin Contemporary’s North Adams gallery. In New York City, at the Heller Gallery, her piece, “Fountain in Rosalene,” silently sits, its bright pink ferns and flowers drip and pool in the same manner. Although the pieces are hundreds of miles apart, they are part of the same show, “Melting Point,” a collaboration between Ferrin Contemporary and the Heller Gallery, featuring nearly 100 works by 22 artists in the two locations. …”

Artist Amber Cowan’s American pressed glass installation at Ferrin Contemporary, July 2021. Photo by John Polak.

Posted by Lauren Levato in Artist News, Blog, News, Press Coverage
ARTIST NEWS: CRISTINA CÓRDOVA

ARTIST NEWS: CRISTINA CÓRDOVA

 

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA
New York, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, Indonesia

 

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA
solo exhibition 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
February 2–July 16, 2018
Opening Reception: February 2, 6–9pm
Artist Talk: 4:30pm
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Click to view stop-action footage of installation.

NCECA CONFERENCE PITTSBURGH 

March 14–17, 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: Demonstrating Artist
Thursday, March 15, 9:00am–12:00pm
“I will demonstrate the construction of a large scale torso through the use of slabs. Utilizing proportional references the building strategy will involve developing individual elements that will later stack into a four- to five-foot-tall piece.” 

WORKSHOPS

FLESHING
Figurative Sculpture
July 29–August 4, 2018
Project Art, Cummington, MA
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GIVING LIFE
A study of proportion, anatomy, and expression in the torso
November 4–17, 2018
Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, Ubud Bali, Indonesia
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ONLINE COURSE
THE HEAD IN CLAY
Everything you need to make great faces
15% discount with user code HOLA
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CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: CUERPO
solo exhibition
July 29—September 16, 2018
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Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
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SAVE THE DATE
VISIT THE BERKSHIRES IN 2018
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Cristina Córdova is represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Click to view work.

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New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2018

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2018

Ferrin Contemporary at the
NEW YORK CERAMICS & GLASS FAIR 2018
Jan 18–21, 2018

Kurt Weiser, “Random House (globe)” 2017, porcelain, glaze, china paint, metal, 30 x 14 x 14″.

Chris Antemann

SPECIAL EXHIBITION
“Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists
at The NYC&GF and The Frick Pittsburgh”

Organized by Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts
at The Frick Pittsburgh, and Leslie Ferrin, Director of Ferrin Contemporary.

20 contemporary artists respond to and produce new works
that reference the art, objects and social history of the The Frick’s collections.
Full exhibition at The Frick Pittsburgh:
February 16–May 27, 2018.

LECTURE
“Revive, Remix, Respond:
Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The Frick Pittsburgh”

with Dawn Brean and attending artists
Friday, January 19, 2–3 pm
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LOCATION

Bohemian National Hall
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021

SHOW HOURS
Preview

Wed, January 17th | 5–8:30pm

General Admission
Thu–Sat | 11am–7pm
Sun | 11am–4pm
No Admittance Sunday after 3:30pm

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2018 News and Resolution #1

2018 News and Resolution #1

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2018

Bouke de Vries: War & Pieces, coming to North America in 2018

NEW YORK CERAMICS & GLASS FAIR


January 18–21, 2018
Bohemian National Hall, NYC

SPECIAL EXHIBITION
Selected works from upcoming exhibition:
Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The Frick Pittsburgh
CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST & CURATORS
Friday & Saturday Lecture Series

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Click here for a COMPLIMENTARY TICKET to NYC&GF.

image: Dirk Staschke “Vanitas Vase”

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: LA JUNGLA


Opening February 2
Solo Exhibition
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
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image: Cristina Cordova, work in process, “Jungla”

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND


Opening February 16
The Frick Pittsburgh
20 contemporary artists respond to the art, objects, and history of the collections at The Frick Pittsburgh.
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image: Robin Best “The Knight of the Lions”

SIN-YING HO: PAST FORWARD


March 30–May 27, 2018
Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH
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image: Sin-ying Ho, “Histogram No. 2”

RESOLUTION #1 2018 VISIT THE BERKSHIRES


Let us help plan your visit with a curated itinerary. We can help you arrange studio visits, navigate various museum exhibitions and performance offerings, as well as recommend trails and outdoor adventures.
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image: Evan Hauser, “Preservation & Use (Teton Range by Thomas Moran)”

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Small Works of Sculpture, Design, and Studio Pottery

Small Works of Sculpture, Design, and Studio Pottery

SHOP SMALL WORKS


FERRIN CONTEMPORARY’S SQUARE SHOP
Browse our eclectic selection of small works by resident and gallery artists and our diverse collection of books and catalogs.
Presenting newly available American studio pottery from private collections and artists studios.

Browse the Shop.

photo: Kadri Parnamets at Ferrin Contemporary, “The Women”

KADRI PÄRNAMETS


SMALL WORKS
vases and teapots
Browse the Shop.

Pärnamets is a featured artist in
THE WOMEN
at Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA
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Click to view for more work by Pärnamets.

TEAPOTS


OUR EVER CHANGING COLLECTION OF TEAPOTS
studio pottery, limited-edition and unique works
Also available, Leslie Ferrin’s book, Teapots Transformed.

Browse the Shop.

photo: Jenny Mendes, Teapot

PETER PINCUS


EWERS AND VASES
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UPCOMING
New work at NY Ceramics & Glass Fair
January 18–22, 2018
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Pincus: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood
lecture at NYC&GF with Peter Pincus
Friday, January 19, 12pm
Artist Peter Pincus speaks about his research into the Wedgwood Collections at Birmingham Museum of Art and how conversations with curator Anne Forschler of the Birmingham Museum of Art are being incorporated into his new work and teaching.

Click to view more work by Pincus.

SERGEI ISUPOV


SMALL WORKS
brooches, cups, catalogs and a tee shirt from StarWorks
available through the shop
Browse the Shop.

UPCOMING
FIGURE-GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture Workshops
January 4–8 and April 8–14, 2018
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Click for more work by Isupov.

GROWLERS


Growlers by Brad Klem and Growlerfest artists are available for immediate shipment and order.
Browse the Shop.

UPCOMING
GROWLERFEST in Pittsburgh
exhibition March 2–29
NCECA Venue Sponsored Exhibition March 1–17
GrowlerFest at the Brewhouse
Click for more & call for entries.

STUDIO POTTERY & DESIGN


Visit our square shop to purchase available works from private collections, artist archives and resident artists at Project Art.

Browse the Shop.

DOWNSIZING IN 2018?


accepting consignments for spring sales
Click here to send us a message.

BOOKS AND CATALOGS
Visit our square shop to purchase books and catalogs written by and featuring our artists.
Browse the Shop.

MICHAEL SIMON EVOLUTION
essays by Glen R. Brown, Emily Galusha, Warren MacKenzie, Mark Pharis, Susan Stokes Roberts, Mark Shapiro, and Michael Simon

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Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

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.

Click for Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Click for more about Sergei Isupov.

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.

Posted by AxelJ in Artist News, Current Events, Events, Highlights, News
The Women

The Women

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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Click here to view show online.

Posted by AxelJ in Artist News, Highlights, News