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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.

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

KADRI PÄRNAMETS


SMALL WORKS
vases and teapots
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Pärnamets is a featured artist in
THE WOMEN
at Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA
Click to view The Women

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.

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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
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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.
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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.

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DOWNSIZING IN 2018?


accepting consignments for spring sales
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BOOKS AND CATALOGS
Visit our square shop to purchase books and catalogs written by and featuring our artists.
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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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WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist
by Mieke ten Have
Aug. 1, 2017 12:56 p.m. ET

Starting in the 16th century, international trade began to leave its traces on tableware as European and Asian ceramics were created for newly opened export markets. Contemporary artists are now mining the rich heritage of these styles

Click here to read full article.

Click for more on Bouke de Vries.

Click for more on Paul Scott.

Click for more on Stephen Bowers.

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SUMMER AT FERRIN CONTEMPORARY, JUNE EVENTS IN NORTH ADAMS

SUMMER AT FERRIN CONTEMPORARY, JUNE EVENTS IN NORTH ADAMS

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

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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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Posted by AxelJ in Events, News, Past events
Renwick Alliance: Berkshire Tour in October

Renwick Alliance: Berkshire Tour in October

Mint Museum Founder’s Circle & James Renwick Alliance
HEART OF THE BERKSHIRES TOUR
A Visual Arts Experience in Western Massachusetts
October 19–22, 2017
curated itinerary focused on studio ceramics and glass for up to 20

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT.
If your group (of ten or more) is interested in your own curated tour of the arts in the Berkshires, let us know. We’d love to help you plan.

Sergei Isupov
Sergei Isupov
Josh Simpson
Josh Simpson

Every year, cultural tourism attracts visitors from all corners of the globe to the Berkshires, drawn by the opportunity to experience contemporary art and culture at world-class institutions, including museums, theaters and galleries.

Director Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art, a specialist in contemporary clay, with the help of Mark Leach, Independent Arts Writer, Museum Consultant, and Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, will curate a four day/three night tour of Western Massachusetts with a focus on studio ceramics and glass.

Guests will make connections with key people in behind-the-scenes experiences with curators and artists. They will experience the Berkshire’s slow food movement at a range of fabulous dining experiences. Two special meals that include sampling local crafted beers and farm produce will be presented on locally-made tableware. These will take place in the studios of Josh Simpson and at Project Art with Sergei Isupov and resident artists.

Studio visits include:
• artists-in-residence at the studios at MASS MoCA
• various artists working in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts
ceramicists: Mark Shapiro and Mara Superior
sculptors: Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets
visiting artist: Paul Scott
glass artists: Josh Simpson and Wesley Fleming

Click here sign up for the tour.

Posted by AxelJ in Current Events, Events, Upcoming Events
Penn State News: Jason Walker invited artist at Korean ceramic festival

Penn State News: Jason Walker invited artist at Korean ceramic festival

PENN STATE NEWS: JASON WALKER INVITED ARTIST AT KOREAN CERAMIC FESTIVAL

Tammy Hosterman reports in the PENN State News: 
Alumnus Jason Walker an invited artist at prominent Korean ceramic festival

May 23, 2017

Penn State alumnus Jason Walker is an invited artist in “Story Telling: About Life” at the ninth Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) 2017 in Korea, presented by the Korea Ceramic Foundation. The exhibition began April 22 and runs through May 28 at the Icheon World Ceramics Center in Icheon Cerapia, Gyeonggi province.

“It is a great honor to be a part of this exhibition,” said Walker, who earned his master of fine arts degree in 1999. “I was invited to the event in 2003 to demonstrate and lecture. When I visited at that time I did not realize how celebrated ceramics is in South Korea. I have dedicated my life to making my ceramic work, and I feel very fortunate to have this kind of recognition.” More.

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Click to see more work by Jason Walker.

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The Charlotte Observer: Cristina Cordova

The Charlotte Observer: Cristina Cordova

The Charlotte Observer: Cristina Córdova

Near and Far by Cristina Córdova is worth a drive to Penland” by Mark Leach, correspondent for The Charlotte Observer 

“The human forms Córdova sculpts are powerful, immediately discernible representations. Each is, as are her mixed media drawings, provocative and lovingly intimate: deeply felt portrayals of her subjects.”

Click here to read full article.

Click here to see more work by Cristina Córdova.

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Artist News, Press Coverage
Galerie Magazine: Patriotic Passions & Mara Superior profile

Galerie Magazine: Patriotic Passions & Mara Superior profile

Galerie Magazine: Patriotic Passions & Mara Superior profile

Mara Superior featured in GALERIE Magazine

“Patriotic Passions”  by author Suzy Slesin features Superior’s important commission, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” based on the principles of democracy for a prominent New York private collection.

“Mara Superior’s pieces are vessels of memory, powerful forms filled with remembrance of things past. They are commemorative icons expressing a hieratic spiritual quality that calls for ceremonial placement In the environment. The content of the drawings is contemplative and complex, the use of words gives clues to the paradox being explored.” … “Superior’s work is firmly grounded in the ceramic tradition; the ancient Greeks, too, decorated their ceremonial pots with narrative drawings. The fascinating physical beauty of glazed porcelain, with its copper-red blushes and floating cobalt blues, is of central value. They could not exist with the same impact in any other material. They are about ceramic art. The quality and content of the painting conjures memories of illuminated manuscripts and small botanical studies. There is a very personal and idiosyncratic quality in Superior’s work that co-exists with great strength and dignity. A unique freshness emerges from the artist’s almost cloistered, confident, personal vision.” — Angela Fina, American Ceramics Magazine Review

Click Here to Read the Article

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Click here to see more work by Mara Superior.

Posted by REBECCA WEINMAN in Artist News, Press Coverage