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Sunday, September 27, 2009

[Ferrin Gallery] Locally Thrown/Locally Grown - Columbus Day Weekend


October 9 – 11th, 2009

LOCALLY THROWN/LOCALLY GROWN is a series of four events in three days that bring together artists and board members involved with the ceramics program at the IS183 Art School in Stockbridge and Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield.

The Berkshire region is known for its rich history for both the presentation and creation of world class art and culture and now it is also home to numerous potters and sculptors.

Potter and sculptor CHRIS GUSTIN, one of the founders of Watershed Center for Ceramics, will be the featured guest artist for the weekend that includes a benefit dinner, demonstration, gallery preview and reception and tour of local studios. Proceeds from the events help support the ceramics program that provides work space, classes, demonstrations and workshops at IS183 Art School in Stockbridge.

Events are presented by Sheffield Pottery.

For tour or exhibit information contact Ferrin Gallery at (413) 442-1622

For IS183 Art School event info, call (413) 298-5252

Link to Ceramics Monthly article about ceramics by Berkshire's lifestyle expert and closet studio pottery collector Bess Hochstein

FRIDAY: Dinner

Enjoy a locally grown harvest menu at IS183 Art School and help raise funds for its ceramic program. 

Friday, October 9
IS183 Art School
13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA
Call (413) 298-5252 x100 to purchase tickets or for more information.

Fee: $75/person

7 p.m. The evening begins in the ceramics studio for wine and cheese and a brief talk by ceramic artist CHRIS GUSTIN, founder of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

8 p.m. Dinner by chef DANIEL MAHONEY with entertainment by PAUL DE JONG, international composer and performer, will be performing music for cello, cello piccolo and arpeggione.
Click Here for link to IS183 website and Benefit Dinner info


Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
IS183 Art School
13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA
Fee: $25

Registration requested but not required
Call (413) 298-5252, ext. 100, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Demonstration and Discussion with Master Artist
o-founder of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine, will speak about his life and work in ceramics and the communities that form through residiencies, schools, and apprenticeships in studio pottery.

As described by Gustin, over the course of the morning he "will throw and build some pots, using both the potter's wheel and coil building techniques. The work that I make will be used as a conduit to begin a discussion of geometry. I will use drawing as a tool for visualizing my ideas, illustrating various ways in approaching one's work as well as showing how the formal elements of pottery and the relationship to the human figure connect. I will also use drawing as a way of discussing how the parts of a pot make up the whole, with geometry, proportion, scale, volume, and gesture all playing a role in the final piece".

Click here for link to IS183 Art School to register for Chris Gustin Demo

SATURDAY : Artist Talks, Receptions

Saturday, October 10,
3:30 LUCY FELLER Artist Talk
4 to 6:00 Reception

: Studio Pottery Invitational Group Show Functional Ceramics by American Studio Potters featuring CHRIS GUSTIN.  

, a group of studio potters who have not shown previously at the gallery. Each year ten artists are invited to show a series of 10-25 functional pots that are related by forms and surface.

Wish You Were Here - A Postcard Series
solo show of digital photographs

Artist Talk and Closing Reception:
Lucy Feller presents an artist talk at the gallery at 3:30 on preceding a closing reception in her honor from 4 to 6pm.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Photo Caption: Lucy Feller, Come Up And See Me Somtime, Digital Collage Photography

Click here for link to FerrinGallery.com and Studio Pottery Invitational

SUNDAY: Studio Tour and Lunch with Sergei Isupov

Sunday, October 11, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
STUDIO TOUR: Kilns of Western Massachusetts
A self driven tour of ceramic studios in the Hilltowns of Worthington, Cummington and Westhampton. 

Tour includes lunch with sculptor SERGEI ISUPOV

Organized by Ferrin Gallery
Fee: $50 
Register by October 2 - Space Limited
Click here for link to Financial Times Article about Isupov "Nature is right outside my door" by Brook Mason

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