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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

Tamara Kostianovsky: Savage Legacy

March 13 - August 22
Discarded clothing, meat hooks

In this mid-career survey, Latinx artist Tamara Kostianovsky presents an exhibition that closely examines the relationship between the landscape, the body, and violence through sculptural forms that transform slaughtering practices into values that embrace regeneration, sustainability, and rebirth. The exhibition includes Kostianovsky’s signature textile “meat” sculptures made with the artist’s own clothing, sculptures of birds composed of discarded upholstery fabrics, and recent forms that reference tree stumps and severed tree limbs. Savage Legacy reimagines the future of the landscape through…

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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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July 2021

Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage

July 3 - October 10

Fuller Craft Museum presents Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage, an exhibition recognizing the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing and its significance to American and world history. Developed in partnership with Fuller Craft Museum, Plymouth College of Art, and The Box (previously referred to as the Plymouth History Centre in Plymouth, England), Another Crossing brings together ten artists from the United States and Europe for a global, cross-cultural effort that examines a pivotal event in world history. Another…

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