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January 2020

Elliott Kayser: Year of the Pig

January 15, 2020 - July 17, 2022
A dark red pig

In 2019, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, located in downtown Boston, presented  Elliott Kayser’s Year of the Pig to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Pig. The public art installation consisted of eight ceramic swine hidden along the length of the Greenway, leading pedestrians on a treasure hunt towards Chinatown. With the sculptures, Kayser reconnects people to a shared agricultural heritage and promote sustained environmental, economic, and community health. The Fuller Craft installation exhibits five of the original eight pigs, bringing them together…

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January 2021

American Clay: Modern Potters, Traditional Pots

January 30 - November 7
Stephen Earp, Ubi Caritas, 2020, Redware, thrown earthenware charger with delftware inspired maiolica overglaze decoration

American Clay: Modern Potters, Traditional Pots explores the concept of “traditional” ceramics within a contemporary context by featuring the work of 20 ceramic artists who interpret specific historical styles. Items on display will highlight such issues as the interplay between historical fidelity and personal inspiration, evolving definitions of “tradition bearers,” and the influence of various marketing and education criteria, supplemented by discourses on how participating artists approach these issues. Curated by Stephen Earp, American Clay builds on a growing interest…

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February 2021

Michelle Samour: Mapping Borders and Boundaries

February 13 - November 28
(detail) Reverse painting on clear acrylic, backed with foil

Online Exhibition Mapping Borders and Boundaries is a series of works by Michelle Samour that appeals to the artist’s ancestral past as a means of further engaging in the politico-geographic concepts of homeland, exile, and diaspora. Through cartographical repetition and reflection, Samour maps the historical (dis)possession of Palestine, ultimately decimating borders, boundaries and territorial constructs into geometric abstraction. The work critically investigates the meaning of shape/land/form within the guise of traditional Palestinian craft, including the vibrant colors of textiles and…

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April 2021

Under New Management: The Commodification of the Permanent Collection 

April 24, 2021 - April 24, 2022
Under New Management

Lampos Gallery Under New Management: The Commodification of the Permanent Collection features works from Fuller Craft’s collection selected by guest curators and Boston-area artists Oliver Mak, Kenji Nakayama, and Pat Falco. Operating as a fictitious marketing company, MFN Integrated Solutions, the curatorial team aims to activate the collection while challenging the perception of museums through exhibition curation and design, including promotional posters created by artists/sign painters Nakayama & Falco as retail advertisements for each artwork. By reframing the works as commodities,…

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September 2021

David Schnuckel: Meaningful Gibberish

September 11, 2021 - February 20, 2022

Lower Tarlow Gallery David Schnuckel’s Meaningful Gibberish bridges contemporary craft, material study, and multiple media to challenge long-held notions of object making. The interdisciplinary exhibition disrupts traditional glass process to question what words like “mastery” can mean in material relationships, what the term “craftsmanship” can fully encompass when process goes experimental, and where notions of “skill” can truly reside when turned inside out. With works involving glass, photography, writing, drawing, and video, the experimental exhibition ultimately seeks to answer the…

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October 2021

Primitive Rug Hooking: Beginners October 12 – November 16

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 16, 2021

Primitive Rug Hooking for Beginners is an introductory course into the traditional North American craft of rug hooking. Dating back to pioneer times, rug hooking recycles common materials into utilitarian objects for the home. This course will teach the original technique used in rug hooking and allow you to create beautiful textile art pieces that will brighten your floors and walls. Goals: Each student will complete one 10 x 10 inch geometric hooked mat with the shapes and colors of their…

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Intro to Handbuilding with Paper Clay
October 13 – December 8, 10:00AM EST

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 8, 2021

An Introduction to Hand Building with Paper Clay with Jerry Bennett This is an introductory class in Paper Clay, adding cellulose-based fibers to wet clay to improve the workability of the clay and lessen many of the problems associated with hand building. Paper clay or as many people call it; fiber clay, is the process in ceramics where artists add cellulose fibers to plastic clay. These fibers burn out after the first firing leaving only the clay remaining. Adding these…

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Intro to Handbuilding with Paper Clay
October 13 – December 8, 10:00AM EST

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 8, 2021

An Introduction to Hand Building with Paper Clay with Jerry Bennett This is an introductory class in Paper Clay, adding cellulose-based fibers to wet clay to improve the workability of the clay and lessen many of the problems associated with hand building. Paper clay or as many people call it; fiber clay, is the process in ceramics where artists add cellulose fibers to plastic clay. These fibers burn out after the first firing leaving only the clay remaining. Adding these…

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Handles, Spouts, Lids and Feet: Hand Building with Paper Clay
October 13 – December 1, 1PM EST

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 1, 2021

Paper clay or as many people call it; fiber clay, is the process in ceramics where artists add cellulose fibers to plastic clay. These fibers burn out after the first firing leaving only the clay remaining. Adding these fibers makes the clay easier to work with and more plastic. However, many of the rules that govern regular clay do not apply to paper clay. Jerry Bennett, a leading international paper clay artist, will conduct a hands-on Zoom training that will…

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Weaving on a Loom: Private Lessons
October 28 – November 18, 6PM EST

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2021

Weaving lessons are guided by your goals for skill-building and are appropriate for the total beginner (never touched a loom or yarn? No problem!) or for the weaver looking to build on an established skill set. Participants will design a project (scarf, wall hanging, or table runner), select yarns, wind a warp, “dress” a 4-shaft floor loom, and weave the project. Learn the vocabulary of weaving and develop a better understanding of the process. Once you register, you will be…

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