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August 2019

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay

August 17, 2019 - March 14, 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, Akio Takamori, and Tip Toland. Fuller Craft Museum is proud to shine a light on the clay triumphs of these renowned ceramicists while proudly…

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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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Stephanie Cole: Secular Cathedral

January 25, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Click here for the virtual tour. Stephanie Cole: Secular Cathedral offers an intimate view into an artist’s life through richly detailed, found object constructions. Working in a range of media – mosaic, stained glass, wood, fiber – Cole, 75, creates autobiographical artworks that are joyful and exuberant, yet poignant and introspective. The forms come alive with layers of deeply personal items collected by Cole over seven decades. From the minute to the monumental, these affecting bits and pieces symbolize the…

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February 2020

2020 Biennial Members Exhibition

February 8 - November 8
Thread on broken, hand painted,ceramic

Click here for the virtual tour. The 2020 Biennial Members Exhibition celebrates the diversity of talents in the museum’s membership base. This biennial exhibition is an important opportunity for young, mid-career, and veteran artists to exhibit their work to the Fuller Craft Museum community. Artists both inside and outside of New England have participated in the past, showcasing stunning works of ceramics, glassware, furniture, textiles, basketry, woodturning, jewelry, and other craft-based media. In the past, the opening reception for this…

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Serious Bling: Radical Jewelry Makeover – The Artist Project

February 15 - November 22
Radical Jewelry Makeover

Click here for the virtual tour. Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is a global recycling project that spotlights gold mining’s devastating impacts and the criticality of sustainable jewelry making practices. Its thriving offshoot, The Artists Project, provides opportunities for professional artists to engage with RJM by creating a series of work using RJM donated jewelry. Through their participation, the artists encourage honest conversations about the difficulties facing jewelers who strive for ethical studio practices that curtail damage to the environment and…

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James Grashow: The Great Monkey Project

February 15, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Imagine a riotous mob of monkeys, gleefully taking up residence above your heads. That’s just what you’ll find at Fuller Craft Museum’s exhibition The Great Monkey Project. Created by Connecticut artist James Grashow, this site-specific installation includes eighty life-size monkeys made entirely out or cardboard. The artist transforms the gallery into a whimsical theatre of simian forms as he elevates a throw-away material into the best kind of monkey business. James Grashow: The Great Monkey Project was made possible by the…

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August 2020

Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection

August 1 - November 22
An abstract green stove, made with poplar, plywood, aluminum, neon, plexiglass, rubber, plastic

Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption around the world, from economic uncertainty to national public health emergencies to mandated quarantines. As the global community struggled to make sense of it all, an explosion of new words and phrases emerged. This pervasive terminology—shelter in place, social distancing, flatten the curve, PPE, and more—offered a practical shorthand with which to frame the rapidly changing world and united us through shared cultural touchpoints. While many…

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September 2020

From Where I Sit: Permanent Collection Seating

September 18, 2020 - February 20, 2021
Jay Stanger, Arched and Animated, 1994 anodized aluminum and dyed wood veneers

Seating furniture takes many shapes and forms, yet the core purpose remains the same: to support the body in a sitting pose. From Where I Sit: Permanent Collection Seating features over twenty examples of seating—chairs, benches, and one stool—all from Fuller Craft Museum’s permanent collection. Collected over a thirty-year span, the works emphasize craftsmanship, ingenuity, and the profound expressive potential of the humble seat. Click here to learn about Curator Julie Muñiz Instagram Takeover September 27 - October 3  …

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November 2020

Makers and Mentors: The Art and Life of Snow Farm

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

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, and young…

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December 2020

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

December 19, 2020 - May 30, 2021

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 exhibit provides historical information about the evolution of paper clay as an artistic medium as well as showcases the amazing diversity…

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