Location: 224 Western Ave., Allston (right side of building)
Gallery 224, part of the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard, engages the public with exhibitions that showcase the work of emerging and established ceramic artists, research through academic collaboration, and the talent within their studio community. They display an average of seven exhibits each year. Past exhibitions include the works of artists Ruth Easterbrook, Peter Berry, Natalia Arbelaez, and Colby Charpentier, as well as the students and instructors of the Ceramics Program. During annual sales events and showcases, the gallery often features live demonstrations by resident artists.
The Harvard Ceramics Program was founded in 1970 by Harvard College undergraduates and became a Radcliffe College Program in 1973. It was integrated into the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard in 1999 when Harvard and Radcliffe merged. Today, nearly a dozen Harvard faculty members from many fields serve as Advisors.
The 15,500 square-foot Studio is based at Barry's Corner in Allston. It has spacious areas for hand building; wheel throwing; figure modeling; slip casting; glazing; materials research; and electric, gas, soda, and sagger kilns. A ceramics library, study collection of work made by visiting artists, and studio exhibitions enhance the educational resources. Classes, workshops, and lectures are open to the general public as well as Harvard affiliates; Allston Brighton community members can apply for a Ceramics Scholarship through the Harvard Ed Portal, located next door to Gallery 224.