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ARTIST NEWS | COURTNEY M. LEONARD

COURTNEY M. LEONARD on view in New York & Massachusetts Courtney Leonard, "BREACH: Logbook 24 | TRANSCENDENCE", 2024, Installation at Friedman Benda, New York, NY, Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Courtney M. Leonard. Timothy Doyon Photography COURTNEY M. LEONARD IN MUSEUMS & GALLERIES Our first introduction to Courtney M. Leonard in 2020 was BREACH: Logbook 20|NEBULOUS, aContinue reading →

MUSEUM NEWS | HEY! Ceramique.s – Paris, France | Chris Antemann, Crystal Morey, Mara Superior

HEY! CÉRAMIQUE.S Paris, France HEY! CÉRAMIQUE.S Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre | Paris, France on view through August 14, 2024 In this newsletter we introduce you to our colleague in France, Anne Richard, founder, author & curator of HEY! Modern Art & Pop Culture. In 2023, she invited 30 international ceramic sculptors to HEY! CÉRAMIQUE.S  her latest andContinue reading →

Women Working with Clay: A Shared Purpose at the Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA

Linda Sikora in "Women Working with Clay: A Shared Purpose" at the Valentine Museum Linda Sikora featured in After 12 years, over 64 artists have participated in the Women Working with Clay Symposium at Hollins University. Women Working with Clay: A Shared Purpose highlights the work of 24 former regional presenters. Featured artists include Jennifer Allen, Mary Barringer, RahelehContinue reading →

Beth Lipman: ReGift at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Beth Lipman: ReGift at the Toledo Museum of Art Beth Lipman in ReGift is a sculptural installation created specifically for the Toledo Museum of Art. It will go on view in Gallery 18, August 12, 2023. Motivated by histories Lipman discovered in the archives at the TMA, the project features a three-quarter life-sized recreation of theContinue reading →

Courtney M. Leonard featured in THE NEW TRANSCENDENCE. at Friedman Benda, New York, NY

Courtney M. Leonard featured in THE NEW TRANSCENDENCE. at Friedman Benda January 11 – February 24, 2024 Curated by Glenn Adamson Exhibition at | Friedman Benda 515 West 26th ST |  New York, NY 10001 The New Transcendence, the last in a series of three pace-setting exhibitions curated by Glenn Adamson for Friedman Benda, will exploreContinue reading →

Courtney M. Leonard in BOUNDLESS at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA

Courtney M. Leonard in "BOUNDLESS" at the Mead Art Museum Courtney M. Leonard featured in Boundless is a nearly museum-wide exhibition that features work by Native American writers and artists, grounded in but not contained to the Northeast. Boundless takes shape like water, moving across generations and geographies, and expanding conversations about kinship, presence, resistance, and history throughContinue reading →

Jacqueline Bishop’s “History at the Dinner Table” in Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance at the Fitzwilliam Museum of Art, Cambridge, UK

Jacqueline Bishop's "History at the Dinner Table" Featured in Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth. By bringing together collections from across the University of Cambridge’s museums, libraries and colleges with loans from aroundContinue reading →

Linda Sikora on Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

PODCAST: Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Hosted by Ben Carter Two-part interview featuring Linda Sikora. 473: Linda Sikora on the concepts of service, storage, and display July 14, 2023 In this episode, Sikora talks about growing up in Canada, her path to being a potter, and how the ideas of service, storage, and displayContinue reading →

Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics

Featuring work by Rae Stern Anina Major During an artist lecture in December 2021, Theaster Gates evoked a fascinating paradox in contemporary ceramics practice. Clay is the humblest of materials, often overlooked and more readily associated with a morning cup of coffee than with the international art world. But it is underneath everything. There isContinue reading →

Beth Lipman’s “Miles Law” in GLASS: ART. BEAUTY. DESIGN. at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Beth Lipman's Miles Law in ABOUT THE EXHIBITION "Transparent or opaque, fragile yet impervious, glass has inspired artists and designers, stimulated scientists and engineers, and captivated collectors with its beauty and practicality. Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was no exception, and she amassed over 1,600 pieces of glass, created in the 17th-20th centuries in China,Continue reading →

Chris Antemann in the 2023 Bray Benefit

Bray Benefit ONLINE Auction July 14 – July 21 Chris Antemann's work "Kissing Flora", straight from the artist's studio, will be part of the yearly fundraiser for The Archie Bray, in Helena MT. Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (The Bray) was founded at the foothills of the Montana Rockies in 1951 by entrepreneur, brickmaker, andContinue reading →

Lauren Mabry on Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

PODCAST: Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Hosted by Ben Carter featuring Lauren Mabry 465: Fund Drive: Lauren Mabry on pushing the boundaries of glaze May 11, 2023 In this episode, Mabry talks with Ben Carter about expressing ideas within abstraction, her ongoing glaze research, and working with dynamic glazes like Gloop. Listen to EpisodeContinue reading →

Online Artist Talk | Linda Sikora: DARKENING GROUND

ONLINE ARTIST TALK: Linda Sikora in conversation with Mark Shapiro Wednesday May 24, 12pm EST Virtual lunch hour with exhibiting artist Linda Sikora, as she sits down with local potter Mark Shapiro and curator Leslie Ferrin, to discuss her exhibition DARKENING GROUND. Linda Sikora: DARKENING GROUND on view at Ferrin Contemporary April 22 - JuneContinue reading →

Sergei Isupov on Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

PODCAST: Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Hosted by Ben Carter featuring Sergei Isupov 464: Fund Drive: Sergei Isupov on his surrealistic sculptures May 8, 2023 In this interview, Sergei Isupov talks with Ben Carter about his approach to narrative, growing up in a family of artists, and how current events, including the war inContinue reading →

Sergei Isupov and Kadri Parnamets in Small Favors 2023 at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets in Artists represented in this 17th edition of Small Favors range from the most established ceramic artists in the field, to young artists new to the field. Small Favors engages artists' creativity in new and exciting ways with the challenge of making pieces on a very small scale. For some artists,Continue reading →

Mark Shapiro on Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

PODCAST: Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Hosted by Ben Carter featuring Mark Shapiro 365: Mark Shapiro on 19th-century potter Thomas Commeraw March 17, 2023 In this interview, Mark Shapiro speaks with Ben Carter on his research into Thomas Commeraw, one of the most important potters working in New York City in the early 1800’s.Continue reading →

The Clay Studio Presents: Clay & Conversations Online Lectures with Cristina Córdova & Sergei Isupov

The Clay Studio Presents: MARCH & APRIL 2023 VIEW SERIES HERE Online Lectures with Cristina Córdova & Sergei Isupov Clay & Conversations: Season 5 Free Lectures Cristina Cordova | MAR 16, 2023 Sergei Isupov | APR 13, 2023 View More on Cristina Córdova HERE View More on Sergei Isupov HERE View Clay & Conversations Events HEREContinue reading →

Peter Pincus in CHROMANIA at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Peter Pincus in Color is an essential therapy for those cold and gray Central New York winters. The Everson embraces this with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter grays away. In the wake of Impressionism, twentieth century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educatorContinue reading →

The James Renwick Alliance Presents: Online Workshop & Lecture with Cristina Córdova

FEBRUARY 4-5, 2023 | (Online only) ​ ​Artist Workshop Saturday, February 4  |  2:00pm - 3:30pm Hosted on Zoom $40 members  |  $50 non-members ​ Free Lecture Sunday, February 5 | 2pm - 3pm ​Free and open to the public Hosted on Zoom ​ JOIN THE JRA WORKSHOP & LECTURE!   REGISTER HERE * Cristina's newestContinue reading →

NEW YEAR’S WORKSHOP AT THE CLAY STUDIO: Facial Features with Sergei Isupov

Workshop with Sergei Isupov & Jonathan Christensen Caballero Jan 13-Jan 13 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PMFriday Afternoon at The Clay Studio | Philadelphia, PA Tuition: $ 100.00Adult Class: All Skill Levels For Additional Programming :View FIGURING SPACE Show Page HERE We are excited to have two extremely talented artists demonstrate and explain their techniques for creatingContinue reading →

Chris Antemann in The Art of Food at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Portland, OR

Chris Antemann's Work Featured in In its most everyday sense, food is a physical necessity, yet its overall significance goes far beyond sustenance. Food is integral to our communities, relationships, cultures, and languages. People interact with food on varying levels. Some of us grow or gather it; more of us buy it. We transform itContinue reading →

Peripheries: EDGES

May 7th- 29th 2022 The Ceramic House 75 Stanmer Villas Brighton BN1 7HN United Kingdom Featuring work by Kadri Pärnamets ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Peripheries launches EDGES, an ambitious international ceramic and sound art project between three nations at the western and eastern edges of Europe: Ireland, Estonia and the UK. EDGES focuses on international exchange and residencies withContinue reading →

Beth Lipman: All In Time | Wichita Art Museum

June 24- September 25, 2022 Wichita Art Museum 1400 West Museum Boulevard Wichita, Kansas USA Opening Day June 25, 2022, 11am-3pm Seeing More Clearly Through Glass Curator Talk July 7, 2022, 6pm ABOUT THE EXHIBITION In celebration of Beth Lipman–whose monumental, 3-ton sculpture Living History was recently unveiled in the museum’s Boeing Foyer–Wichita Art Museum presents All inContinue reading →

CRAFTING AMERICA | Crystal Bridges

February 6 - May 31, 2021 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way Bentonville, AR Featuring a newly commissioned work of art by Beth Lipman ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Featuring over 100 works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and more unexpected materials, Crafting America presents a diverse and inclusive story of American craft from theContinue reading →

Virtual Closing | ART IN THE AGE OF INFLUENCE: Peter Pincus | Sol LeWitt

ZOOM Virtual Closing Event Friday, October 9th at 5 pm EST NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — Art in the Age of Influence: Peter Pincus | Sol Lewitt culminates with a virtual closing event on Friday, October 9th at 5pm, with additional public programming available online. After a very successful show, the closing event will take place on Zoom and feature a virtualContinue reading →

Chris Antemann in Exposition Ceramiques Gourmandes at Fondation Bernardaud, France

Exposition Céramiques Gourmandes FONDATION BERNARDAUD | Limoges, France June 21, 2019 - October 31, 2020 When art becomes epicurean, voracious, pie-eyed with the pleasures of the palate—inventing dishes, desserts, pieces montées or banquet scenes—sinking its teeth into an examination of our relationship with food (guilty, sensual, problematic)—we have Céramiques gourmandes, an exhibition cooked up by theContinue reading →

Peter Pincus Featured in Everson Museum of Art’s Virtual Class

Peter Pincus Featured in Everson Museum of Art's Virtual Class Everson Museum's Online Classes and Studio Tours, featuring Peter Pincus September 11, 2020, from 1-2:30 pm Garth Johnson, the Everson Museum of Art's Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics was joined by Peter Pincus to discuss the exhibition ART IN THE AGE OFContinue reading →

Mara Superior in PEOPLE’S CHOICE at the Bennington Museum

July 3 through November 3 Parmelee and Limric Galleries This pandemic has wreaked havoc on our exhibition schedule, making it impossible to secure loans, or to properly uninstall and prepare galleries. Therefore, we’re going to let YOU decide the objects in our next exhibit. Our Collections Manager has come up with a list of interestingContinue reading →

Linda Sikora in Wallpaper Diaries Exhibition at Chautauqua Institution

Linda Sikora in Wallpaper Diaries at the Chautauqua Institution Virtual Opening Monday, June 29 | 8:15 pm Chautauqua Institution | Strohl Art Center | Main Gallery Linda Sikora presents six works from her series Floral Series- Black on White, at the Strohl Art Center's upcoming exhibition, Wallpaper Diaries. This exhibition focuses on eight artists whoseContinue reading →

Linda Sikora Honored with United States Artists Fellowship

Linda Sikora Honored with United States Artists Fellowship USA Fellowships are annual $50,000 unrestricted awards recognizing the most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all disciplines, at every stage of their career. Download the Press Release Alfred University on Professor Linda Sikora's USA Fellowship Alfred University Professor of Ceramic Art LindaContinue reading →

Ferrin Contemporary featured on Everson Museum’s Online Class and Studio Tour

Everson Museum's Online Classes and Studio Tours, featuring Ferrin Contemporary May, 15, 2020, from 1-2:30 pm Garth Johnson, the Everson Museum of Art's Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics will join Ferrin Contemporary's director, Leslie Ferrin to discuss the exhibition Nature/Nurture and the role of gender in contemporary ceramics. Mara Superior and additionalContinue reading →

MUSEUM NEWS | Mara Superior

MUSEUM NEWS | Mara Superior Mara Superior is an American visual artist who works in porcelain. A native New Yorker, Superior made good use of her proximity to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visiting constantly. From an early age, her life has been spent in the pursuit of art, beauty, history, and travel. Her workContinue reading →

Leslie Ferrin profiled in The Rural Intelligence, March 18, 2020

The Rural We: Leslie Ferrin Rural Intelligence March 18, 2020 "...I was born in Los Angeles, then moved, and grew up in and around New York. After attending Hampshire College, I remained in Northampton and started a business there. I've been "nurturing" artists since the '80s when I switched hats from being one to runningContinue reading →

NATURE/NURTURE on WAMC, March 11, 2020

NATURE/NURTURE featured on The Roundtable on WAMC March 11, 2020 "Considering the impact that the #MeToo movement is having on all professions, artists were asked to pause and reflect on the role gender plays in their artistic practice and to consider the nurturing experiences that have shaped them. To tell us more, we welcome SeniorContinue reading →

FOREFRONT 2020: Putting a spotlight on women in the visual arts

FOREFRONT 2020: Putting a spotlight on women in the visual arts The Berkshire Eagle By Jennifer Huberdeau READ MORE HERE More about FOREFRONT 2020     Tricia Zimic, "Diligence" 2019, porcelain, sculpture 15 x 9 x 9.25”, granite pedestal 22 x 22".

Ferrin Contemporary featured in The Rogovoy Report

Ferrin Contemporary Exhibition Explores Gender Influence on Female Artists By Seth Rogovoy February 25, 2020 "Nature/Nurture, an exhibition featuring works by a dozen contemporary female artists exploring the influence of gender and its impact on their practice, opens at Ferrin Contemporary on the MASS MoCA campus on Wednesday, March 4, and runs through Saturday, March 28. An opening reception will beContinue reading →

ANINA MAJOR in No Vacancy in Paradise, February, 2020

Anina Major: No Vacancy in Paradise Fine Arts Work Center Fellow, Anina Major displays work at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, February, 2020 Learn more about Anina, here. Learn more about the Fellowship, here. Read more on the exhibition in The Provincetown Independent article, "Anina Major Finds 'No vacancy in Paradise'", by Susannah ElisabethContinue reading →

Mara Superior On View at the Peabody Essex Museum of Art in Salem, MA

ON VIEW: PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM Peabody Essex Museum of Art in Salem, MA | Currently on View, New Wing Opened in September 2019 MARA SUPERIOR IN MUSEUMS In 2018, through the generous support of the Kohler Foundation, gifts of art by Mara Superior were made to fifteen museums throughout the USA. This generous gift hasContinue reading →

PAUL SCOTT, ‘Raid the Ice Box’ digital catalog

PAUL SCOTT, New American Scenery in 'Raid the Icebox' at The Rhode Island School of Design Museum On View September 13, 2019- November 1, 2020.   New Digital Catalog can be found HERE More information on PAUL SCOTT

Mara Superior in “ART FOR DARTMOUTH: CELEBRATING THE 250TH”, August 31, 2019 – January 12, 2020.

Art for Dartmouth: Celebrating the 250th On view from August 31, 2019 –January 12, 2020. Hood Museum of Art , Hanover, NH Dartmouth now has a beautiful structure for displaying art—everything from Japanese netsuke to enormous contemporary paintings look great in our new galleries. With Art for Dartmouth: Celebrating the 250th, the Hood Museum hasContinue reading →

Symposium: The Women That Changed California Clay, January 12th, 2019

THE WOMEN WHO CHANGED CALIFORNIA CLAY A Clay Symposium on January 12th, 2019, from 3-5pm at the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada Cultural Center 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA MARTHA DREXLER LYNN PH.D. Curator/Art Historian CYNTHIA DE BOS Manager of Collections Artists’ Legacy Foundation LESLIE FERRIN Director of Ferrin Contemporary Gallery NANCY SELVIN Artist,Continue reading →

UPCOMING EVENTS

FALL & WINTER WITH FERRIN CONTEMPORARY   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. HOURS: Thursday- Saturday 11am–5pm and by chance     PETER PINCUS: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood Artist Talk and Opening at Ferrin Contemporary, NovemberContinue reading →

CERAMICS ARE EVERYWHERE

CERAMICS ARE EVERYWHERE private collections are on view in public museums Massachusetts, California and Toronto BEYOND FUNCTION: CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS FROM THE DONALD CLARK COLLECTION LAST CHANCE  On View through September 2, 2018 D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA An exhibit of extraordinary works from Donald Clark's extensive private collection ranging from functionalContinue reading →

Cristina Córdova: Del balcón

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: DEL BALCÓN at FERRIN CONTEMPORARY 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA Cristina Córdova, "Del balcón III" 2018, ceramic and steel, 33 x 28 x 13" CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: DEL BALCÓN solo exhibition of ceramic sculpture JULY 28–SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 Preview: Thursday, JULY 26, 5-7pm Artist Talk: Thursday AUGUST 2, 7pm Cristina Córdova, "Del balcón"Continue reading →

MIDSUMMER AT PROJECT ART 2018

MIDSUMMER AT PROJECT ART HOPS+POTS  July 28 PROJECT ART OPEN HOUSE  July 28 & 29 Join us for a weekend of local art, food, music, and, of course, beer. HOPS+POTS July 28, 6–8:30pm Join us in for a party celebrating local ceramic art and benefiting the Studio Potter journal. The evening will showcase local ceramics, food, beverages, and musicContinue reading →

MASTER WORKS from PRIVATE COLLECTIONS On View & Available Online

MASTER WORKS from Private Collections ON VIEW & Available Online Mark Pharis FERRIN CONTEMPORARY: PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Ferrin Contemporary is proud to offer selected works from artist archives and private collections 1950–present. These works from the 80s and 90s are now available as collectors downsize and offer a unique opportunity to acquire, fill gaps, and begin collections.Continue reading →

MARA SUPERIOR featured at Project Art during HOST

MARA SUPERIOR featured at PROJECT ART during HOST June 23 & 24, 2018 Join us at the PROJECT ART OPEN HOUSE featuring MARA SUPERIOR during HILLTOWN OPEN STUDIO TOUR (HOST) June 23 & 24 throughout the hilltowns Click for more. MARA SUPERIOR Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art will be featuring local artist Mara Superior during the first Hilltown Artist OpenContinue reading →

DONALD CLARK: Selections from his Collection On View

Donald Clark: Selections from his Collection On View Beatrice Wood, Akio Takamori, Sergei Isupov Beyond Function: Contemporary Ceramics from the Donald Clark Collection June 21–September 2, 2018 D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA An exhibit of extraordinary works from the extensive private collection of Donald Clark. Varying in scale, shape and color,Continue reading →

Summer Events at Ferrin Contemporary & Project Art 2018

Summer Events at Ferrin Contemporary & Project Art 2018 {{ vc_btn: title=FERRIN+CONTEMPORARY+%7C+Current+and+Upcoming&style=flat&shape=square&size=sm&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fferrincontemporary.com%252Fblog%252Fsummer-events-at-ferrin-contemporary-project-art-2018%252F%7C%7C%7C }} DIRECTIONS: SERGEI ISUPOV on view through July 22 Ferrin Contemporary 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams Click for more. Click to view more work by Sergei Isupov. MARA SUPERIOR Hilltown Open Studios Tour (HOST) June 24–25 26 artists show their work inContinue reading →

FC artists ON VIEW in museums May–July 2018

FC artists ON VIEW in museums May–July 2018 SIN-YING HO: PAST FORWARD through May 27, 2018 Hood Downtown Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth Hanover, NH Click for more. Click to view more work by Sin-ying Ho. REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND through May 27, 2018 The Frick Pittsburgh 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh Click for more. ChrisContinue reading →

SIN-YING HO: PAST FORWARD on view at HOOD DOWNTOWN

SIN-YING HO: PAST FORWARD March 30–May 27, 2018 Hood Downtown, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH Opening with the artist: Friday, April 6, 5–7pm “Conversations and Connections” discussion with Hood Director, John Stomberg and Sin-ying Ho: Saturday, April 7, 2–3pm If Chinese ceramic art has a heart, it beats in Jingdezhen. For centuries,Continue reading →

ARTIST NEWS: SERGEI ISUPOV shows and workshops

FIGURE—GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture Workshops with Sergei Isupov TWO UPCOMING WORKSHOPS April 8–14, 2018 and September 23–29, 2018 both at Project Art, Cummington, MA Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for a week-long intensive workshop exploring the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface, and development of a personal narrative. Click for more. ANIMAL KINGDOM groupContinue reading →

Revive, Remix, Respond at The Frick Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond:  Contemporary Ceramic Artists and The Frick Pittsburgh February 17–May 27, 2018 Revive, Remix, Respond Showcases contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and techniques. Contemporary ceramicists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects, and social historyContinue reading →

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 Click for more. Click to view stop-action footage of installation. NCECA CONFERENCE PITTSBURGH  March 14–17, 2018 David L. Lawrence Convention CenterContinue reading →

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 LectureContinue reading →

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 vasesContinue reading →

THE WOMEN at Ferrin Contemporary

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, MAContinue reading →

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.Continue reading →

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.

Mara Superior: Porcelain Stories

Mara Superior: Porcelain Stories solo exhibition October 17–November 20 Artist Reception: Sunday, November 12, 1-4pm Gravers Lane Gallery 8405 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia Click to view more work by Mara Superior. Click to inquire.

ARTIST NEWS: SERGEI ISUPOV | Fire Sculpture, Workshop, Exhibitions

SERGEI ISUPOV Exhibitions & Workshop 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 availableContinue reading →

Building 13 Open House at MASS MoCA

BUILDING 13 OPEN HOUSE Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA JOIN US!   Celebrate the art and artists in Building 13 at MASS MoCA. View ongoing and new exhibitions, meet artists and see work in process in The Studios at MASS MoCA, and browse the gallery and art libraryContinue reading →

Ceramic Arts Daily: Bouke de Vries

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." Click to read full article. Click for more about Bouke de Vries.

CFile: Caroline Slotte

Art | Caroline Slotte’s Second-hand Sandblasted Ceramic Reimaginings

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) 2017Continue reading →

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 hereContinue reading →

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.Continue reading →

Cristina Córdova: Involuntary Dialogs in Ceramics Monthly

For centuries, both painting and sculpture were synonymous with the representation of figures; the earliest images we know are figurative. The foundation of Cristina Córdova’s work lies squarely within this global tradition.

Mara Superior awarded 2017 Artist Fellowship in Crafts

The Massachusetts Cultural Council recognizes exceptional work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines.

Washington Post: Elvis and E.T. meet an ancient Asian art form

Washington Post: In the galleries: Elvis and E.T. meet an ancient Asian art form Mark Jenkins in his Dec 1, 2016 article reviews the exhibition "Porcelainia: East Meets West" on view at Cross MacKenzie in Washington, DC. Click here to view complete article. Click here for more about Porcelainia.

C-File: RE-Reamimate, Repair, Mend, and Meld

Bill Rogers, Managing Editor of C-File, reviews RE-Reanimate, Repair, Mend and Meld at Ferrin Contemporary.  “The aesthetics of and philosophical questions surrounding repairs were explored in-depth with RE-Reanimate, Repair, Mend and Meld. The exhibition, originally presented at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, explored different inventive ways people have repaired ceramics in the past.Continue reading →

C-File: Peter Pincus

C-File: Exhibition | Forms by Peter Pincus See Clay as Canvas in “CeramATTACK” Bill Rogers reports from St. Louis, Missouri, “New York artist Peter Pincus works in colored porcelain as a way to create “three dimensional paintings” out of pots. How can these visitors between the second and third dimensions enhance one another? How can theContinue reading →

Telegraph Magazine: Bouke de Vries

Flights of Imagination The west London home-cum-studio of artist Bouke de Vries makes for the perfect gallery for his creative refashionings of antique ceramics and vintage objects. By Cloe Grimshaw with photos by Mark Luscombe-Whyte. Telegraph Magazine, April 9, 2016 Click here to read full article. Click here to see more work by Bouke de Vries.

Ceramics Monthly: Cristina Córdova

Kathleen Whitney, in her article “Cristina Córdova: Involuntary Dialogs” in Ceramics Monthly, February 2016 issue, writes, “For centuries, both painting and sculpture were synonymous with the representation of figures; the earliest images we know are figurative. The foundation of Cristina Córdova’s work lies squarely within this global tradition.” Click here to read full article. ClickContinue reading →

American Craft Magazine: Peter Pincus

“Multifaceted” by Sebby Wilson Jacobson, September 2015, American Craft Magazine Jacobson explores Peter Pincus’s elaborate process, his path to clay, and his motivationto create. Peter’s work grabs your attention and makes you think, “How the hell did he do that?” But it just sits there and says, “You don’t have to know. Just look at me.” —Continue reading →

Ceramics: Art and Perception “Family Affair”

“It is inevitable. As we watch an artist’s work change over time, we also watch the artist’s life unfold.” In his review, “Family Affair: Isupov and Pärnamets,” Anthony Stellacio brings insight into the work and life of this complex family of accomplished artists. Ceramics: Art and Perception No. 103 2016 Click here to view full article.Continue reading →

The Charlotte Observer: Ready, sculpt, FIRE!

FireFest, now in its fourth year, is celebrated at STARworks in Star, NC. Each year, it focuses on clay, glass, and metal as they are transformed by intense heat and the hand of the artist. Ferrin Contemporary’s Sergei Isupov is a key player in this year’s festival of fire. “If all goes according to plan on April 2,Continue reading →

The New York Times video: Bouke de Vries

Video from The New York Times, Art and Design, October 2014. Dutch artist Bouke de Vries discusses the inspiration behind his work at his West London home and studio. Click here to view. By London Sessions Productions

Year in Review 2015

YEAR IN REVIEW 2015 A review of last year's highlights and trends with special thanks to all who made it possible with their art, interest, encouragement, and support. Click here to view the YEAR IN REVIEW 2015. MADE IN CHINA The trend of international artists creating contemporary works embedded into centers of industrial porcelain production continuesContinue reading →

New York Times: Lasting Beauty, Even in Shards

In the New York Times Art and Design section, author Martha Schwendener reviews the 2016 New York Ceramic & Glass Fair. Her article features Ferrin Contemporary and ceramic artist Bouke de Vries. Click here to read full article.

ANTIQUES: Getting the Blues

In its January–February 2016 issue, The Magazine ANTIQUES featured Shax Riegler’s article “Getting the Blues: Transfer ware translated by three contemporary artists.” Paul Scott, Andrew Raftery, and Don Moyer were selected for their powerful and popular use of transfer ware. Click here to read full article. Click here to view more of Paul Scott’s work.Continue reading →

Decor Arts Now: “Friday Field Trip: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair”

Lynn Byrne of Decor Art Now says, “I love this show because it is so intimate and colorful, plus it celebrates the best of old and new wares. Often times the contemporary artists are present to discuss their creations, usually with great passion… “One of my favorite aspects of the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair this yearContinue reading →

IN New York: The Art of the Hunt

IN NEW YORK magazine’s January 16, 2016 special art feature, “The Art of the Hunt,” by Terry Trucco, investigates the hottest items at this January’s art shows. In the section about the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, Ferrin Contemporary and artist Bouke de Vries are featured. Click here to read full article. Click here to viewContinue reading →

C-File: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2016

C-File’s Bill Rogers highlights selections from the fair. “The selections on display come to us from across time, spanning the 17th century to today.” Ferrin Contemporary’s Bouke de Vries work is featured. Click here to view full article. Click here to view more work Bouke de Vries.

Juxtapoz: New Ceramic Work by Sergei Isupov

In their November 15, 2015 post, Juxtapoz highlights Sergei Isupov. Click here to view post and gallery. Click here to view more work by Sergi Isupov.

PEM: A Thing for Porcelain

In their online blog, Connected, the Peabody Essex Museum’s Dinah Cardin connects some porcelain dots — dots of music, literature, Edmund de Waal, Bouke de Vries, and the clay itself. Click here to read full article. Click here to view more of de Vries work.

Lowell Sun: Sergei Isupov in “Head On” at de Menil Gallery

On the Lowell Sun’s website, Nancye Tuttle’s blog from January 18, 2016, includes local Art Picks. On her list is Sergei Isupov’s “Head On” exhibit at the de Menil Gallery at Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts. Click here for more… Click here for more about this exhibition.

Sergei Isupov in “Head On” at de Menil Gallery

Sergei Isupov’s solo exhibition, Head On, will run through March 3, 2016 at the de Menil Gallery at Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts. It features Isupov’s ceramic sculpture, exploring the literal and metaphoric form of the human head. Click here to view and download press release.

Design Sponge: Vipoo Srivilasa

WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX: VIPOO SRIVILASA Design Sponge, December 2015 Annie Webler interviews Vipoo Srivilasa with questions about life’s tools that keep him inspired, organized, and productive. Click here for full article. Click here to view more of Srivilasa’s work.  

C-File: Ceramists Selected for $50k US Artists Fellows Awards

Congratulations to Cristina Córdova: 2015 USArtists Distinguished Fellow in Crafts C-FILE NewsFile | Ceramists Selected for $50k United States Artists Fellows Awards "At least four artists out of the 37 inducted as United States Artists Fellows this year work in the medium of ceramics... This year’s inductees were chosen from a pool of more than 400Continue reading →

Maine Antique Digest: Paul Scott in “Historical Accommodations”

“Historical Accommodations” by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond from Maine Antique Digest Oct. 5, 2015 “Several months ago, Robert Hunter, editor of Ceramics in America and photographer extraordinaire, posted a Paul Scott platter on his Facebook page. Scott has ‘a penchant for rescuing cast-offs…[and] using them as a canvas for biting social commentary,’” Click hereContinue reading →

C-File: Jason Walker’s Illustrated Surfaces and Forms Reviewed by Anthony Stellaccio

C-File 9-23-15 Jason Walker’s Illustrated Surfaces and Forms Reviewed by Anthony Stellaccio Since his emergence, Walker has remained in the top tier of a group of artists who have defined a sub-genre of ceramic art with expert optical play between illustrated surface and form. The provenance of this prominence began with thrown and slipcast elementsContinue reading →

C FILE: Robert Silverman Celebrates the Reclamation of Soviet Architecture

In this article, C File explores Silverman’s piece entitled “Tirana” in the GLAZED & DIFFUSED exhibition. “The story reminds us of similar public works projects that have attempted to heal the soul of a community.” Click here to read full article.

C FILE: Exhibition | “Glazed and Diffused” at Ferrin Contemporary

C File investigates the story behind GLAZED & DIFFUSED. On the topic of ceramics in the art world, Leslie Ferrin said, “What’s happening today is that contemporary ceramics are no longer relegated to mere craft.” Click here to read full article.

Wallpaper: Ceramic Futures at GLAZED & DIFFUSED

“Collecting ceramics has long been sequestered to the worlds of Wedgewood and Worcester, but there’s a new and evolving chapter when it comes to contemporary work….” Brooke Mason, in an August 2015 edition of Wallpaper, interviews Leslie Ferrin about the impact contemporary ceramics on the art world. Click here to read the full article.

Ceramics Monthly: Impenetrable Ambiguities, The Illustrated Sculpture of Jason Walker

“In some very essential way, the same heady mixture of keen observation and self-awareness that nourished the spirits of America’s Transcendentalist explorers, artists, and naturalists also defines Walker.” from “Impenetrable Ambiguities, The Illustrated Sculpture of Jason Walker” by Anthony E. Stellaccio in Ceramics Monthly Sept 2013. Click here to read full article.

American Craft: Jason Walker and The Nature of Invention

“Through his painted porcelain sculptures, Jason Walker asks us to ponder technology, wilderness, and our place in the world.” from “The Nature of Invention” by Joyce Lovelace in American Craft Magazine Aug-Sept 2012. Click here to read full article.

Gingras & Elozua present Made in Mountaindale

Micheline Gingras & Raymon Elozua in “Made in Mountaindale” On Saturday, August 8th from noon to 4, Raymon Elozua and Micheline Gingras welcomes the public to the Grocery Story Gallery in Mountaindale, NY. The show consists of a series of 12 life-size, collage figures by Micheline Gingras titled, “What is a Clown?” which float directly on the walls,Continue reading →

CFile: My Blue China

Exhibition | “My Blue China: The Colors of Globalization” at Foundation Bernardaud The July 7, 2015 edition of CFile presented an essay by Laurent de Verneuil, curator of the My Blue China: The Colors of Globalization exhibition at Foundation Bernardaud in Limoges, France (June 11 – Nov. 21). The exhibition assembles 13 international contemporary artists whoContinue reading →

Blouin Art Info: My Blue China

“Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud Presents My Blue China Exhibition” by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, Blouin Art Info May 29, 2015   In their effort to “showcase how much ceramics is used around the world by artists and how creative the medium can be,” the Fondation d’entreprise Bernardaud presents My Blue China in Limoges, France from June to November 2015. Click hereContinue reading →

Elozua Awarded Groot Grant

In 2015, Elozua received a Virginia A. Groot Foundation grant for a new body of work. The R&D series of mixed media sculpture incorporates glass, ceramics, and steel.

Sergei Isupov at Korean Ceramic Biennale 2015

Sergei Isupov was a featured artist at The 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 in the Gyeonggi-do Province of Korea. Work by artists from 74 countries was presented at three venues during this event focusing on the use of color in ceramics. The exhibit from the International Competition 2015, April 24 – May 31, 2015, was heldContinue reading →

Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird

The New York Times Art & Design   |   Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird, Browsing at Metro Curates and the Ceramics and Glass Fair by WILLIAM GRIMES Grimes takes note of the impact of Paul Scott’s work at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair in January 2015. “A number of contemporary artists disturb the politeContinue reading →

Ceramics Crack the Contemporary Art Market — Breaking the Mold

New York Observer/Culture “Ceramics Crack the Contemporary Art Market – Breaking the Mold” by Brook Mason. “Few slices of the art market have changed as radically, or, surprisingly, have been taken more seriously, in the past few years as the ever-so-sleepy ceramics and glass sector. … When it comes to contemporary ceramics, some dealers said, there’sContinue reading →

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015 Review

"New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015" in Past Imperfect: The Art of Inventive Repair by Andrew Baseman "It was heartening for me to see so many examples of antique and contemporary ceramics with inventive repair in such a prestigious venue. It gives me hope that beauty in imperfection is now being embraced by more artists, dealersContinue reading →

A Clay Bestiary VIRTUAL TOUR on video

Video offers another chance to view and enjoy A Clay Bestiary. A Clay Bestiary, a recent show at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, brought together a diverse body of ceramic work by contemporary artists. The artists have re-imagined and reinterpreted various members of the animal kingdom; infused them with new concepts, ideas, and messages; and in the process freed each pieceContinue reading →

Crafts magazine reviews “Confected, Borrowed, and Blue: Paul Scott”

Teleri Lloyd-Jones reviews Paul Scott’s exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath, England in Crafts magazine Jan–Feb 2015. “These are the works from the past 15 years of Scott’s practice, in no explicit order, so rather than a developing hand we meet a political voice that’s also a love letter to an aesthetic tradition.” ClickContinue reading →

‘Caressable Clay, Pictorial Sculpture’, Curatorial Essay for Steven Young Lee

Jane Hartsook Gallery at the Greenwich House Pottery Steven Young Lee April 11 – May 9, 2013 Catalogue Essay: Caressable Clay, Pictorial Sculpture by Donald Kuspit "...Lee's vessels are an object lesson in the deliberate use of unpredictable chance to dramatic effect. They call attention to the hazards of the firing process as well asContinue reading →

Sergei Isupov in Art News

Doug McClemont reviews solo show of Sergei Isupov’s recent work at Barry Friedman’s gallery in New York in ARTnews, October 2013.    

SCENE + SEEN: Summer 2013 | Project Art and Ferrin Gallery

Summer brings ART + ARTISTS from far away places around the world Adelaide, Australia, Jingdezhen, China, Seoul, Korea, to the small village in Cummington, MA, USA on the Eastern edge of the Berkshires, in the heart of the Hilltowns and just west of the Pioneer Valley.

PRESS COVERAGE | IN THE NEWS

ARE WE THERE YET? Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

'Are We There Yet?' celebrates the history and artists of Ferrin Contemporary Berkshire Eagle, Jennifer Huberdeau July 28, 2023 A JOURNEY IN CERAMICS NORTH ADAMS — Sometimes, the only way to move forward is to look back. Leslie Ferrin, director of Ferrin Contemporary, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is doing just that withContinue reading →

CERAMICS GALLERIST LESLIE FERRIN & “ARE WE THERE YET?” Featured in Rural Intelligence

CERAMICS GALLERIST LESLIE FERRIN TRACKS HER 40-YEAR JOURNEY IN “ARE WE THERE YET?” Rural Intelligence, Julia Dixon July 10, 2023 “Are We There Yet?” opening at Ferrin Contemporary on July 15 is not just another Berkshire summer gallery exhibition. Well, it is and it’s not. Most works, including newly created pieces, are for sale. But some are on loanContinue reading →

Courtney M. Leonard featured on NewsdayTV

VIDEO: Shinnecock artist Courtney Leonard showcases work at Heckscher Museum of Art Reported by Macy EgelandCredit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara June 2023 Watch the Interview Here "Courtney Leonard is the local artist behind two new exhibits on Long Island, at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington and Planting Fields in Oyster Bay. The Heckscher exhibitContinue reading →

Courtney M. Leonard featured in WSHU Public Radio

Loving whales, Shinnecock artist explores climate change through Indigenous knowledge by Marie Lynders June 22, 2023 Read the Interview Here "Leonard has opened her first retrospective art exhibition at The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington. It showcases her work over the years, exploring ecological issues and Indigenous culture with the whale as a common thread.Continue reading →

Beth Lipman Featured in New Suns Interview

Issue 7 2023 by New Suns Colophon: How We Hold Editor-in-Chief: Jessica Ferrer | Issue Editors: Kate Blair, Allie Linn READ + LISTEN to the INTERVIEW HERE Sculpting with Light For Beth Lipman and Hiromi Takizawa, glass operates as a metaphorical container for the fluid nature of memory and human experience. It is also a material thatContinue reading →

Judy Chartrand in Studio Ceramic Canada

JUDY CHARTRAND featured in Studio Ceramics Canada Written by Amy Gogarty Born in Kamloops, BC, Manitoba Cree artist Judy Chartrand was raised in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). While she is a status member of the Pine Creek Band in Camperville, Manitoba, where she has family, she has never lived on the reserve. One of thirteenContinue reading →

Sergei Isupov and family featured in The World

A family of artists expresses how the war in Ukraine impacts their creative work The World March 21, 2023 · 2:30 PM EDT This radio segment explores how Sergei Isupov and his family use their unique forms of art to express the current war's affects on each of them. "Sergei’s parents, Nelli and Vladimir, metContinue reading →

Kadri Pärnamets: Choreography of Water Featured in Ceramics Now

Kadri Pärnamets: The Choreography of Water at Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams Ceramics Now Mon 30 Jan 2023  Kadri Pärnamets: The Choreography of Water is on view at Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams December 3, 2022 – February 11, 2023 After installing her work in the gallery, Pärnaments stood outside in the rain, looking in on her work.Continue reading →

Sergei Isupov Interview Featured in the JRA Quarterly Winter 2023

IN CONVERSATION: ARTIST SERGEI ISUPOV ON IMMIGRATION, EDUCATION, AND THE SURREALITY OF EVERYDAY LIFE Interview edited by Lauren Levato Coyne and Leslie Ferrin, co-curators of the exhibition “Our America/ Whose America?” at Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, Massachusetts Sergei Isupov graduated from the Art Institute of Tallinn, Estonia with an M.F.A. in Ceramics in 1990. HeContinue reading →

Raymon Elozua’s STRUCTURE/DISSONANCE Featured in Sculpture Magazine

From the Ruins: A Conversation with Raymon Elozua December 21, 2022 by Maria Porges STRUCTURE/DISSONANCE at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NYSeptember 10 to December 31, 2022 For more than 40 years, Raymon Elozua has maintained a career largely outside of the commercial art world, forging his own path in creative and enduring ways.Continue reading →

Paul Scott’s New American Scenery Featured in The Guardian

Traditional china serving up the big issues of today in pictures by Kathryn Bromwich Sat 3 Dec 2022 12 EST Blue and white transferware plates were hugely popular in the 19th century for their bucolic pastoral scenes. Over the past 30 years, artist Paul Scott, who lives in Cumbria, has updated the medium to addressContinue reading →

OUR AMERICA/WHOSE AMERICA? Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

Artistic Landscape: Turning the lens on mass market ceramics Artists respond to problematic histories, racism of commercial ceramics in Our America/Whose America? Berkshire Eagle, Jennifer Huberdeau September 17-18, 2022 Norman Rockwell's illustrations with their "armies of perfectly imperfect girls" never resonated with artist Niki Johnson, a member of the "Atari 2600" generation, as they peeredContinue reading →

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

Sergei Isupov's fire sculpture will light up TurnPark Summer Festival Berkshire Eagle, Jennifer Huberdeau June 3, 2022 "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 aContinue reading →

Sergei Isupov: PAST & PRESENT Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

Sculptor Sergei Isupov creates never-ending narratives for the viewer to interpret Berkshire Eagle, Jennifer Huberdeau May 6, 2022 "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 loomsContinue reading →

MELTING POINT Featured in Destination Williamstown

Arriving at the MELTING POINT by Destination Williamstown July 20, 2021 "Since re-opening to the public, Ferrin Contemporary has welcomed a record number of visitors to the gallery on the MASS MoCA campus. Their show MELTING POINT is now open and as they prepared for their opening event on Saturday, July 24, we took a minuteContinue reading →

MELTING POINT Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

Have we reached the Melting Point? Climate change, social injustice explored in ceramic, glass works at Ferrin Contemporary Berkshire Eagle, Jennifer Huberdeau July 16, 2021 "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 “MeltingContinue reading →

Peter Pincus Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

Ceramics artist draws inspiration from LeWitt retrospective Berkshire Eagle, Jennifer Huberdeau July 12, 2020 "A day spent exploring in the Sol LeWitt retrospective at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art has inspired a new show by ceramicist Peter Pincus. “Art in the Age of Influence: Peter Pincus | Sol LeWitt,” which reopened Ferrin Contemporary on Saturday,Continue reading →

5 Must-See Ceramics Shows You Can View Online, Artsy, April 29, 2020

5 Must-See Ceramic Shows You Can View Online Artsy Editoral, Sarah Dotson April 29, 2020 "While galleries have temporarily closed worldwide due to COVID-19, we can still get inspired by the work of contemporary artists. As part of Artsy’s Art Keeps Going campaign, we’re featuring exhibitions that you can access via Artsy, with insights from theContinue reading →

Giselle Hicks Featured in LVBX Magazine

GISELLE HICKS FEATURED IN LVBX MAGAZINE Meet Artist Giselle Hicks CULTURE, PROFILES JANUARY 20, 2020 Meet ceramics artist, Giselle Hicks. Her works are subtle and yet strongly moving in their simplicity and depth of beauty. Giselle shares with us why she chose ceramics as a medium, and from where she draws her artistic influence and inspiration.  Tell us about yourContinue reading →

Galleries closed due to COVID-19, but Art must go on!, Beautiful Bizarre, March 17, 2020

  Galleries closed due to COVID-19, but Art must go on! Beautiful Bizarre, DANIJELA KRHA PURSSEY March 17, 2020 "Sensibly many galleries around the world have decided to close their doors, cancel opening receptions and operate online or by appointment only, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In an effort to assist ourContinue reading →

Cristina Córdova featured in The New York Times, March 16, 2020

New York Times Watching March 16, 2020 "...for a real dose of hard-core PBS-ness, go for "Finding your Roots" and Craft in America and remember that even though some of the episode sound boring, none are. There is something so triumphant baked into both..." More HERE DOWNLOAD PDF More on Cristina Córdova HERE

Giselle Hicks Featured in American Craft Council Magazine

GISELLE HICKS FEATURED IN AMERICAN CRAFT MAGAZINE Experimental Spaces Published on Monday, November 25, 2019. This article appears in the December/January 2020 issue of American Craft Magazine. Author Sarah Archer What if you have an idea for an artwork inspired by Wedgwood ceramics, but you want to make it with paper pulp? Or if you know how toContinue reading →

NATURE/NURTURE: Female ceramists reflect on experiences that shaped them, The Berkshire Eagle, March 13, 2020

"NATURE/NURTURE: Female ceramists reflect on experiences that shaped them" The Berkshire Eagle by Jennifer Huberdeau March 13, 2020 "In the late 1970s, group shows, featuring women ceramists were few and far between. "In 1979, there were no solo shows for women. The numbers today are better, but still bad," said Leslie Ferrin, gallerist and owner of FerrinContinue reading →

NATURE/NURTURE on WAMC, March 11, 2020

NATURE/NURTURE featured on The Roundtable on WAMC March 11, 2020 "Considering the impact that the #MeToo movement is having on all professions, artists were asked to pause and reflect on the role gender plays in their artistic practice and to consider the nurturing experiences that have shaped them. To tell us more, we welcome SeniorContinue reading →

Ferrin Contemporary featured in The Rogovoy Report

Ferrin Contemporary Exhibition Explores Gender Influence on Female Artists By Seth Rogovoy February 25, 2020 "Nature/Nurture, an exhibition featuring works by a dozen contemporary female artists exploring the influence of gender and its impact on their practice, opens at Ferrin Contemporary on the MASS MoCA campus on Wednesday, March 4, and runs through Saturday, March 28. An opening reception will beContinue reading →

Linda Sikora on Craft in America

Linda Sikora featured on Craft in America: Teachers on PBS TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations. Featuring glass artist Mark Mitsuda, Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete, ceramic artist Linda Sikora, and glass artist Therman Statom. These artists/teachers are a special breed. By day they are foundContinue reading →

Paul Scott’s Valuable Lessons, Arteidolia, December 2019

Paul Scott's Valuable Lesson Arteidolia by Lyn Horton, December 2019 "Artists are compelled in days, months and years of global confusion to apply their own language to construct their individual perspectives for the purpose of clarifying and pointing out for an audience, most often specifically, what is happening. Ceramic artist, an Englishman from Cumbria, PaulContinue reading →

KURT WEISER Featured in Berkshire Eagle, December 6, 2019

'For Kurt Weiser, his art is anything but black and white' by Jennifer Huberdeau December 6th, 2019   "Kurt Weiser is no stranger to insomnia. He's also not one to complain about sleepless nights, as that is when he's most productive. "It's hard to sleep when there's too much to think about. It's easy to stayContinue reading →

Cristina Córdova Featured on Craft in America

Cristina Córdova featured on Craft in America on PBS. New Episode "Identity" Premieres on 12/27/2019. Check your local listings. Artists explore issues of gender, race, culture and place, offering true expressions of their experience in this world. Featuring potter Diego Romero, photographer Cara Romero, furniture maker Wendy Maruyama, and sculptor Cristina Córdova. More information on Cristina Córdova HERE  Continue reading →

Kristallnacht Commemoration: Rae Stern

Kristallnacht Commemoration: Rae Stern Midwest Center for Holocaust Education November 7, 2019 "This year’s community-wide Kristallnacht commemoration will feature a program presented by Israeli-American artist Rae Stern. She will talk about her current exhibition, In Fugue, on display at the Belger Crane Yard Studios. Talk will start at 7 P.M.  A light reception will begin atContinue reading →

Rae Stern: In Fugue featured in the Jewish Chronicle

Porcelain portraits tell Holocaust survivors' stories of day-to-day life The Jewish Chronicle, October 3, 2019 by Barbara Bayer "A unique exhibition by Israeli artist Rae Stern called “In Fugue” opened last week at the Belger Crane Yard Studios and continues through Jan. 4, 2020. It features porcelain portraits of Holocaust survivors, including some from theContinue reading →

CRYSTAL MOREY Featured in The Berkshire Eagle, September 20, 2019

An intersection of two passions: art history and nature. Pop surrealist Crystal Morey makes east coast debut. by Jennifer Huberdeau, September 20, 2019 "I hope that when people see my work, they think about that, how we're impacting the land, the animals and the water. Hopefully, it creates some empathy for those creatures and spaces."Continue reading →

Flora/Fauna, The Chautauquan Daily, July 24th, 2019

"'Flora/Fauna' Showcases Contemporary Ceramic Art" by Elanor Bishop, July 24, 2019 “(The artists’) goal is not to produce a perfectly pouring teapot,” said Leslie Ferrin, Ferrin Contemporary director. “Their use of familiar forms … allows them as artists to deliver individual messages about environmentalism and shared global concerns.” Judy Barie, Susan and John Turben DirectorContinue reading →

‘Composing Form’ in Stowe Today, July 18, 2019

‘Exposed.’ stays close to home by Caleigh Cross | Stowe Reporter July 18, 2019. "Composing Form" at the Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT “It’s really a broad sampling of contemporary ceramic work, ranging from abstract to figurative,” Moore said. Artists hail from Estonia, China, Vermont and Puerto Rico, among other places in the U.S.              Continue reading →

JASON WALKER Featured in The Berkshire Eagle, July 18, 2019

Art Reminds Us We Are Mortal Beings by Jennifer Hubereau July 18, 2019 "And while his basic premise of defining nature is still running throughout this new body of work, Walker is push ing his own boundaries with each piece..." --Huberdeau READ MORE More information on the work of JASON WALKER       JasonContinue reading →

LAUREN MABRY Featured in The Boston Globe, June 1, 2019

The Boston Globe The Ticket: What Happening in the local arts world by Cate McQuaid June 1, 2019 "Mabry’s radiantly abstract ceramics, covered with effusive gestures and protuberances dripping with colorful goop, look like pure play. In fact, they’re the product of scientific research and experiments concerning the fusion points between clay and glaze andContinue reading →

LAUREN MABRY Featured in The Greylock Glass, June 2, 2019

It's a Painting, It's a Drawing, It's a Sculpture, It's Ceramics, It's Beautiful--Lauren Mabry: Fused by Sara Farrell Okamura The Greylock Glass June 2, 2019   "Through her own determination, experimentation and talent Lauren Mabry is proving there is not delineation between mediums, and not only creates exquisite work, but provides a clarion call toContinue reading →

Leslie Ferrin Featured in The Berkshire Eagle, May 17, 2019

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 lotContinue reading →

LAUREN MABRY Featured in Berkshire Eagle, May 3, 2019

Lauren Mabry, "A 'rising star in the ceramics world'" by Jennifer Huberdeau, Berkshire Eagle, May 3, 2019. "While most ceramic artist see glaze as the thing that finishes a piece, Lauren Mabry sees it as the centerpiece of her work..." Read more HERE See more of Mabry's work HERE         A 'risingContinue reading →

LAUREN MABRY in Arteidolia, May 2019

'Lauren Mabry's Inquiries' by Lyn Horton May 2019 "The fine line between art and craft is the subject of a dance that has been going on for centuries, either through cultural assessment or in the eyes of artists. Along with that dance is a subsidiary debate regarding form and function. There is no reason toContinue reading →

Steven Young Lee in the Oregon Artswatch, May 2019

‘Harmony through dissonance’: Steven Young Lee’s ceramic sculptures by RACHEL ROSENFIELD LAFO 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 HERE Read More about hisContinue reading →

PETER PINCUS in Arteidolia, January 2019

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.”...'Continue reading →

EVAN HAUSER and Canary Syndrome on Cfile on November 19, 2018

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 andContinue reading →

BOUKE DE VRIES with New England Public Radio, November 6, 2018

BOUKE DE VRIES WAR & PIECES/ MATRIX 180 WADSWORTH ANTHENEUM Oct. 4th- Jan. 6th, 2019 Hartford, CT 'At one stop in England, de Vries said a mother and daughter were arguing about the sculpture's meaning. "The mother said, 'I see destruction!' The daughter said, 'No, I see hope,'" he said. De Vries said the artContinue reading →

PETER PINCUS Featured in The Berkshire Eagle, November 2, 2018

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 lookedContinue reading →

BOUKE DE VRIES in Architectural Digest, October 17th, 2018

BOUKE DE VRIES WAR & PIECES/ MATRIX 180 WADSWORTH ANTHENEUM 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 ofContinue reading →

BOUKE DE VRIES in the Hartford Courant, October 9, 2018

BOUKE DE VRIES WAR & PIECES/ MATRIX 180 WADSWORTH ANTHENEUM 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 theContinue reading →

Berkshire Eagle: Ferrin Contemporary Gallery ‘It’s about some sort of transition or searching’

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 — thatContinue reading →

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Architectural Digest: Alice in Wonderland by Sonia S. Braga At Saffis Offices in Milan, eight international artists of art ceramics interpret the visionary and surreal atmospheres of the masterpiece born of Lewis Carroll's pen. Read Full Article HERE Click to View Exhibition Highlights

Ceramic Arts Daily: Bouke de Vries

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." Click to read full article. Click for more about Bouke de Vries.

CFile: Caroline Slotte

Art | Caroline Slotte’s Second-hand Sandblasted Ceramic Reimaginings

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 hereContinue reading →

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.Continue reading →

Cristina Córdova: Involuntary Dialogs in Ceramics Monthly

For centuries, both painting and sculpture were synonymous with the representation of figures; the earliest images we know are figurative. The foundation of Cristina Córdova’s work lies squarely within this global tradition.

Ceramics Monthly Spotlight: Taking Risks

Ceramics Monthly Spotlight: Taking Risks Leslie Ferrin was interviewed by Ceramics Monthly on her long history of working with and supporting artists. She attributes her longevity to her willingness to take risks and change direction. Click to view full article.

Washington Post: Elvis and E.T. meet an ancient Asian art form

Washington Post: In the galleries: Elvis and E.T. meet an ancient Asian art form Mark Jenkins in his Dec 1, 2016 article reviews the exhibition "Porcelainia: East Meets West" on view at Cross MacKenzie in Washington, DC. Click here to view complete article. Click here for more about Porcelainia.

C-File: RE-Reamimate, Repair, Mend, and Meld

Bill Rogers, Managing Editor of C-File, reviews RE-Reanimate, Repair, Mend and Meld at Ferrin Contemporary.  “The aesthetics of and philosophical questions surrounding repairs were explored in-depth with RE-Reanimate, Repair, Mend and Meld. The exhibition, originally presented at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, explored different inventive ways people have repaired ceramics in the past.Continue reading →

C-File: Peter Pincus

C-File: Exhibition | Forms by Peter Pincus See Clay as Canvas in “CeramATTACK” Bill Rogers reports from St. Louis, Missouri, “New York artist Peter Pincus works in colored porcelain as a way to create “three dimensional paintings” out of pots. How can these visitors between the second and third dimensions enhance one another? How can theContinue reading →

Telegraph Magazine: Bouke de Vries

Flights of Imagination The west London home-cum-studio of artist Bouke de Vries makes for the perfect gallery for his creative refashionings of antique ceramics and vintage objects. By Cloe Grimshaw with photos by Mark Luscombe-Whyte. Telegraph Magazine, April 9, 2016 Click here to read full article. Click here to see more work by Bouke de Vries.

Ceramics Monthly: Cristina Córdova

Kathleen Whitney, in her article “Cristina Córdova: Involuntary Dialogs” in Ceramics Monthly, February 2016 issue, writes, “For centuries, both painting and sculpture were synonymous with the representation of figures; the earliest images we know are figurative. The foundation of Cristina Córdova’s work lies squarely within this global tradition.” Click here to read full article. ClickContinue reading →

American Craft Magazine: Peter Pincus

“Multifaceted” by Sebby Wilson Jacobson, September 2015, American Craft Magazine Jacobson explores Peter Pincus’s elaborate process, his path to clay, and his motivationto create. Peter’s work grabs your attention and makes you think, “How the hell did he do that?” But it just sits there and says, “You don’t have to know. Just look at me.” —Continue reading →

Ceramics: Art and Perception “Family Affair”

“It is inevitable. As we watch an artist’s work change over time, we also watch the artist’s life unfold.” In his review, “Family Affair: Isupov and Pärnamets,” Anthony Stellacio brings insight into the work and life of this complex family of accomplished artists. Ceramics: Art and Perception No. 103 2016 Click here to view full article.Continue reading →

The Charlotte Observer: Ready, sculpt, FIRE!

FireFest, now in its fourth year, is celebrated at STARworks in Star, NC. Each year, it focuses on clay, glass, and metal as they are transformed by intense heat and the hand of the artist. Ferrin Contemporary’s Sergei Isupov is a key player in this year’s festival of fire. “If all goes according to plan on April 2,Continue reading →

The New York Times video: Bouke de Vries

Video from The New York Times, Art and Design, October 2014. Dutch artist Bouke de Vries discusses the inspiration behind his work at his West London home and studio. Click here to view. By London Sessions Productions

New York Times: Lasting Beauty, Even in Shards

In the New York Times Art and Design section, author Martha Schwendener reviews the 2016 New York Ceramic & Glass Fair. Her article features Ferrin Contemporary and ceramic artist Bouke de Vries. Click here to read full article.

ANTIQUES: Getting the Blues

In its January–February 2016 issue, The Magazine ANTIQUES featured Shax Riegler’s article “Getting the Blues: Transfer ware translated by three contemporary artists.” Paul Scott, Andrew Raftery, and Don Moyer were selected for their powerful and popular use of transfer ware. Click here to read full article. Click here to view more of Paul Scott’s work.Continue reading →

Decor Arts Now: “Friday Field Trip: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair”

Lynn Byrne of Decor Art Now says, “I love this show because it is so intimate and colorful, plus it celebrates the best of old and new wares. Often times the contemporary artists are present to discuss their creations, usually with great passion… “One of my favorite aspects of the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair this yearContinue reading →

IN New York: The Art of the Hunt

IN NEW YORK magazine’s January 16, 2016 special art feature, “The Art of the Hunt,” by Terry Trucco, investigates the hottest items at this January’s art shows. In the section about the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, Ferrin Contemporary and artist Bouke de Vries are featured. Click here to read full article. Click here to viewContinue reading →

C-File: New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2016

C-File’s Bill Rogers highlights selections from the fair. “The selections on display come to us from across time, spanning the 17th century to today.” Ferrin Contemporary’s Bouke de Vries work is featured. Click here to view full article. Click here to view more work Bouke de Vries.

Juxtapoz: New Ceramic Work by Sergei Isupov

In their November 15, 2015 post, Juxtapoz highlights Sergei Isupov. Click here to view post and gallery. Click here to view more work by Sergi Isupov.

PEM: A Thing for Porcelain

In their online blog, Connected, the Peabody Essex Museum’s Dinah Cardin connects some porcelain dots — dots of music, literature, Edmund de Waal, Bouke de Vries, and the clay itself. Click here to read full article. Click here to view more of de Vries work.

Lowell Sun: Sergei Isupov in “Head On” at de Menil Gallery

On the Lowell Sun’s website, Nancye Tuttle’s blog from January 18, 2016, includes local Art Picks. On her list is Sergei Isupov’s “Head On” exhibit at the de Menil Gallery at Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts. Click here for more… Click here for more about this exhibition.

Design Sponge: Vipoo Srivilasa

WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX: VIPOO SRIVILASA Design Sponge, December 2015 Annie Webler interviews Vipoo Srivilasa with questions about life’s tools that keep him inspired, organized, and productive. Click here for full article. Click here to view more of Srivilasa’s work.  

C-File: Ceramists Selected for $50k US Artists Fellows Awards

Congratulations to Cristina Córdova: 2015 USArtists Distinguished Fellow in Crafts C-FILE NewsFile | Ceramists Selected for $50k United States Artists Fellows Awards "At least four artists out of the 37 inducted as United States Artists Fellows this year work in the medium of ceramics... This year’s inductees were chosen from a pool of more than 400Continue reading →

Maine Antique Digest: Paul Scott in “Historical Accommodations”

“Historical Accommodations” by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond from Maine Antique Digest Oct. 5, 2015 “Several months ago, Robert Hunter, editor of Ceramics in America and photographer extraordinaire, posted a Paul Scott platter on his Facebook page. Scott has ‘a penchant for rescuing cast-offs…[and] using them as a canvas for biting social commentary,’” Click hereContinue reading →

C-File: Jason Walker’s Illustrated Surfaces and Forms Reviewed by Anthony Stellaccio

C-File 9-23-15 Jason Walker’s Illustrated Surfaces and Forms Reviewed by Anthony Stellaccio Since his emergence, Walker has remained in the top tier of a group of artists who have defined a sub-genre of ceramic art with expert optical play between illustrated surface and form. The provenance of this prominence began with thrown and slipcast elementsContinue reading →

C FILE: Robert Silverman Celebrates the Reclamation of Soviet Architecture

In this article, C File explores Silverman’s piece entitled “Tirana” in the GLAZED & DIFFUSED exhibition. “The story reminds us of similar public works projects that have attempted to heal the soul of a community.” Click here to read full article.

C FILE: Exhibition | “Glazed and Diffused” at Ferrin Contemporary

C File investigates the story behind GLAZED & DIFFUSED. On the topic of ceramics in the art world, Leslie Ferrin said, “What’s happening today is that contemporary ceramics are no longer relegated to mere craft.” Click here to read full article.

Wallpaper: Ceramic Futures at GLAZED & DIFFUSED

“Collecting ceramics has long been sequestered to the worlds of Wedgewood and Worcester, but there’s a new and evolving chapter when it comes to contemporary work….” Brooke Mason, in an August 2015 edition of Wallpaper, interviews Leslie Ferrin about the impact contemporary ceramics on the art world. Click here to read the full article.

Ceramics Monthly: Impenetrable Ambiguities, The Illustrated Sculpture of Jason Walker

“In some very essential way, the same heady mixture of keen observation and self-awareness that nourished the spirits of America’s Transcendentalist explorers, artists, and naturalists also defines Walker.” from “Impenetrable Ambiguities, The Illustrated Sculpture of Jason Walker” by Anthony E. Stellaccio in Ceramics Monthly Sept 2013. Click here to read full article.

American Craft: Jason Walker and The Nature of Invention

“Through his painted porcelain sculptures, Jason Walker asks us to ponder technology, wilderness, and our place in the world.” from “The Nature of Invention” by Joyce Lovelace in American Craft Magazine Aug-Sept 2012. Click here to read full article.

Artsy Guide to Art in the Berkshires

Artsy Magazine features Ferrin Contemporary a1315 MASS MoCA Way.
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CFile: My Blue China

Exhibition | “My Blue China: The Colors of Globalization” at Foundation Bernardaud The July 7, 2015 edition of CFile presented an essay by Laurent de Verneuil, curator of the My Blue China: The Colors of Globalization exhibition at Foundation Bernardaud in Limoges, France (June 11 – Nov. 21). The exhibition assembles 13 international contemporary artists whoContinue reading →

Blouin Art Info: My Blue China

“Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud Presents My Blue China Exhibition” by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, Blouin Art Info May 29, 2015   In their effort to “showcase how much ceramics is used around the world by artists and how creative the medium can be,” the Fondation d’entreprise Bernardaud presents My Blue China in Limoges, France from June to November 2015. Click hereContinue reading →

Ceramic Top 40 Review

Ceramic Top 40 Review by Anthony Merino in Ceramics Monthly “Ceramic Top 40: New and Selected Works presents a specific collection of the most innovative artists working with clay. While this casts the exhibition as subjective, it has to be, as no selection of 40 artists could be a true cross section. This does notContinue reading →

Sergei Isupov in Hi Fructose

“Sergei Isupov’s Surreal Ceramics Combine Paintings with Sculpture” by Anna Carey in Hi Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine. “Russian-born artist Sergei Isupov investigates binaries in human relationships — male and female, good and evil, beautiful and grotesque. Using clay as both a material for three-dimensional expression and as a canvas for his illustrations, Isupov capitalizesContinue reading →

Bridge 13: Jason Walker

Published by the Society of Contemporary Craft in conjunction with his exhibition “Bridge 13: Jason Walker.” The brochure includes biographical information, images, and an essay by William L. Fox. “A growing number of artists tread warily along the boundaries of culture and nature as the human footprint becomes increasingly obvious and inescapable, and the ironies multiply.Continue reading →

Blouin Art Info: “Made in China: Ceramic Exports From Jingdezhen”

“Until fairly recently, the term ‘Chinese export ware’ was associated with a one-sided niche art market favored by Western collectors with a penchant for Oriental aesthetics… Industry insiders, however, have been noticing a resurgent interest in this particular genre of ceramics over the past few years.” “Made in China: Ceramic Exports From Jingdezhen” by Darryl Wee,Continue reading →

C File Weekly reviews the NYC&GF 2015

Vipoo Srivilasa and Julie Bartholomew are featured in CFile’s review of the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair. CFile 1.28.2015 Click here to read full article. Read more, see more about Vipoo Srivilasa. Read more, see more about Julie Bartholomew.

Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird

The New York Times Art & Design   |   Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird, Browsing at Metro Curates and the Ceramics and Glass Fair by WILLIAM GRIMES Grimes takes note of the impact of Paul Scott’s work at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair in January 2015. “A number of contemporary artists disturb the politeContinue reading →

Ceramics Crack the Contemporary Art Market — Breaking the Mold

New York Observer/Culture “Ceramics Crack the Contemporary Art Market – Breaking the Mold” by Brook Mason. “Few slices of the art market have changed as radically, or, surprisingly, have been taken more seriously, in the past few years as the ever-so-sleepy ceramics and glass sector. … When it comes to contemporary ceramics, some dealers said, there’sContinue reading →

New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015 Review

"New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015" in Past Imperfect: The Art of Inventive Repair by Andrew Baseman "It was heartening for me to see so many examples of antique and contemporary ceramics with inventive repair in such a prestigious venue. It gives me hope that beauty in imperfection is now being embraced by more artists, dealersContinue reading →

A Clay Bestiary VIRTUAL TOUR on video

Video offers another chance to view and enjoy A Clay Bestiary. A Clay Bestiary, a recent show at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, brought together a diverse body of ceramic work by contemporary artists. The artists have re-imagined and reinterpreted various members of the animal kingdom; infused them with new concepts, ideas, and messages; and in the process freed each pieceContinue reading →

Crafts magazine reviews “Confected, Borrowed, and Blue: Paul Scott”

Teleri Lloyd-Jones reviews Paul Scott’s exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath, England in Crafts magazine Jan–Feb 2015. “These are the works from the past 15 years of Scott’s practice, in no explicit order, so rather than a developing hand we meet a political voice that’s also a love letter to an aesthetic tradition.” ClickContinue reading →

The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair

“The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair 2015 at Bohemian National Hall” by Alison Ng in Asian in NY. “Overall, this year’s Ceramics & Glass Fair holds a wonderful assortment of works.” Asian in NY/blog features an image of Vipoo Srivilasa’s Patience Flowers from the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair held in January 2015.Continue reading →

The China Press: Sin-ying Ho & Caroline Cheng at NYC&GF

Sin-ying Ho and Caroline Cheng at the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair made the front page of The China Press. Click here to view. Read more, see more about Sin-ying Ho. Read more, see more about Caroline Cheng.

San Antonio Current: “Intense and Fragile” show

This article, “Porcelain Gets a Modern Makeover in Intense and Fragile” by Dan R. Goddard, ran in the San Antonio Current in December 2014. It includes mention of Ferrin Contemporary artist Giselle Hicks and her work “And Then It Was Still II.” The exhibition Intense and Fragile: Contemporary Porcelain Sculpture at Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Southwest School of ArtContinue reading →

Harvard Lecture Review: Leslie Ferrin “Made in China” Adventure

Public lecture at Harvard Ceramics increases interest in international ceramic exchange. Blog post by Anita Lo. Click here to read full article. Click here to explore Made in China.

Sin-ying Ho featured in Art New England

Western Massachusetts author and lecturer Arthur Merino explores the work of Sin-ying Ho on exhibit at Independent Art Projects in North Adams, MA Click here to read the full article. Sin-ying Ho is represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Click here to see more of her work. Click here to see Made in China: The New ExportContinue reading →

Jason Walker show at Bellevue Arts Museum reviewed in SeattleMet

Jeremy Buben of SeattleMet, takes the reader on an insightful tour of the solo exhibition “Jason Walker: On the River, Down the Road” on exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA from October 3, 2014 to March 1, 2015. Click here to read the article. Jason Walker is represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Click here to viewContinue reading →

Seattle Times Reviews Jason Walker at BAM

Read the Seattle Times’ review of Jason Walker’s current exhibition, “On the River, Down the Road” on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum  “Jason Walker: On the River, Down the Road” (through March 1, 2015): Nature and man-made landscapes are in pitched battle in this satirical exhibit created especially for BAM. This is Bellingham artist JasonContinue reading →

Isupov in Hi-Fructose

“He sculpts human and animal figures, and then adds illustrations in glaze. The paintings diffuse into the clay’s surface, like tattoos on his sculptures’ skin. Taken together, the two- and three-dimensional elements of his work establish a compacted but powerful scene of emotions and narratives. “

Janet Koplos reviews Steven Young Lee show at Greenwich House

From Ceramic Art and Perception, Janet Koplos reviews Steven Young Lee’s “Red, Blue, and White” show at Greenwhich House Pottery. Koplos is a former senior editor at Art in America magazine and guest editor at American Craft magazine. Photos by Alan Wiener and courtesy of Greenwich House Pottery. Steven Young Lee is represented by Ferrin Gallery. The big wallContinue reading →

Isupov work added to ASU Museum

  New Sergei Isupov work added to the collection June 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm  The ASU Art Museum is thrilled to add its first Sergei Isupov sculpture into the permanent ceramics collection thanks to David Charak, Ferrin Contemporary and the artist. Isupov’s piece, Firey, created from stoneware, stain and glaze, is a beautiful new additionContinue reading →

‘Caressable Clay, Pictorial Sculpture’, Curatorial Essay for Steven Young Lee

Jane Hartsook Gallery at the Greenwich House Pottery Steven Young Lee April 11 – May 9, 2013 Catalogue Essay: Caressable Clay, Pictorial Sculpture by Donald Kuspit "...Lee's vessels are an object lesson in the deliberate use of unpredictable chance to dramatic effect. They call attention to the hazards of the firing process as well asContinue reading →

C File | Paul Scott in the US

During his recent residencies, lecture tour, and travels in the US, UK artist Paul Scott was featured in two exhibitions. The Erie Art Center in Erie, Pennsylvania presented his work in Cumbrian Blue(s): A Solo Exhibition of Recent Works. Another solo show, American Scenery, was presented by Ferrin Contemporary at the New York Ceramics FairContinue reading →

Sergei Isupov in Art News

Doug McClemont reviews solo show of Sergei Isupov’s recent work at Barry Friedman’s gallery in New York in ARTnews, October 2013.    

The Personal is Professional: Crafted Lives | American Craft Magazine

“Leslie Ferrin wears three professional hats. Through Ferrin Gallery, which she established in 1979, she represents many contemporary artists, with an emphasis on figural sculpture and studio ceramics. She also has a busy roster of lectures and consulting gigs. And she’s the director of Project Art, an 8,000-square-foot live/work compound on the banks of the Westfield River in Cummington, Massachusetts, that hosts resident artists, exhibitions, salon-style talks, and potluck suppers. It’s also where Ferrin lives.