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July 2017

Free Admission for Brockton Residents

July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2050

#CraftingCommunity Fuller Craft Museum Welcomes All Brockton Residents with Free Admission Admission is free for all Brockton residents. In an effort to strengthen our ties with the Brockton community, we invite all Brocktonians to visit Fuller Craft Museum for free during all hours of operation. Simply present a photo ID with proof of Brockton residence at the front desk of the Museum. This invitation to the Brockton community is one step in Fuller Craft Museum’s effort to demonstrate its commitment…

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August 2019

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay

August 17, 2019 - April 4, 2021
Ceramic piece mimics the texture of fabric, with multiple shades of pastel blue

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay presents recent additions to Fuller Craft’s ceramic collection. Exhibited works represent a range of processes and conceptual approaches in clay, from Cheryl Ann Thomas’s slumped, coiled sculpture to Jun Kaneko’s painterly “dango” to Steven Young Lee’s deconstructed pot. Figuration also comes into play, with strong examples by Patti Warashina, and Tip Toland. Fuller Craft Museum is proud to shine a light on the clay triumphs of these renowned ceramicists while proudly displaying the…

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January 2020

Elliott Kayser: Year of the Pig

January 15, 2020 - January 2, 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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November 2020

Makers and Mentors: The Art and Life of Snow Farm—The New England Craft School

November 28, 2020 - July 4, 2021
Reactive Silver Glass, 17.75” Diameter

Virtual Tour This November, Fuller Craft Museum celebrates the numerous ways contemporary craft has been impacted through Snow Farm, the famed 50-acre craft school in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. This invitational exhibition highlights the work of multiple generations of artists who have been part of the school; makers who have been an enormous influence on those in the classroom, workshop, and studio – as well as those whose careers have been pivotally-shaped by the institution. Along with the work of veteran, mid-career,…

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December 2020

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

December 19, 2020 - May 30, 2021

Virtual Tour Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated is a groundbreaking exhibition featuring 45 artists from across the globe who are redefining the potential of the ceramic arts and representing a commitment to their craft. Paper clay, sometimes referred to as fiber clay, is any clay body to which processed cellulose fiber (paper being the most common) has been added. This traveling exhibition provides historical information about the evolution of paper clay as an artistic medium as well as showcases the…

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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 - September 19
(detail) Reverse painting on clear acrylic, backed with foil

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 opulent Mother-of-Pearl…

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March 2021

Hand Building with Paper Clay
(February 3 – March 24)

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 24, 2021

Join Jerry Bennett, as he guides you through how to make paper clay and bonding slips for hand-built forms. In this eight-week workshop, expand your understanding of this unique material by adding various fibers to the clay to make both functional pottery and sculptural forms. Jerry Bennett, a leading international paper clay artist, will conduct a hands-on Zoom training which will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to functional pottery and sculptural forms using paper…

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Wire Hats and Headpieces: Millinery Techniques Saturdays, March 6 – 20

March 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 20, 2021

Using millinery and wrapping wires, students will learn to plan and execute a design for a headpiece or small hat. Using craft paper, you will learn to pattern and make a “map” of your design. You will shape the wire and trim the piece with beads, ribbons, flowers, or anything that your imagination can dream up. There will be three class meetings, and time at home to complete each step. Instructor will provide feedback in class. Materials List: Available here 6-hour live…

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Hand Building with Paper Clay
(February 3 – March 24)

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 24, 2021

Join Jerry Bennett, as he guides you through how to make paper clay and bonding slips for hand-built forms. In this eight-week workshop, expand your understanding of this unique material by adding various fibers to the clay to make both functional pottery and sculptural forms. Jerry Bennett, a leading international paper clay artist, will conduct a hands-on Zoom training which will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to functional pottery and sculptural forms using paper…

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