Past Ceramic Object Study Sessions
Join Garth Johnson, the Everson’s Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics, for a virtual object study session based on the Museum’s new exhibition The Floating Bridge: Postmodern and Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Garth will be joined by Alfred University professor Meghen Jones, who recently co-edited the volume Ceramics and Modernity in Japan and noted art scholar Yasuko Tsuchikane. Garth, Meghen, and Yasuko will discuss the new book and examine objects from the Everson’s unique collection of Japanese ceramics, which was largely assembled from 1975 through 1995, a pivotal era for the field.
Join us for an object study session about Adelaide Robineau’s early porcelain work with scholar and Rutgers University professor emeritus Martin Eidelberg. This session will also feature contributions from curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including an exclusive look at Robineau’s earliest known work in porcelain. Garth Johnson, the Everson’s Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics will also conduct an examination of Robineau’s Scarab Vase, which will reveal details about the vessel’s construction.
Join Garth Johnson, the Museum’s Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics for a conversation with Rochester-based artist Peter Pincus, whose exhibition Art in the Age of Influence recently opened at Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams Massachusetts. Pincus created this body of work in dialogue with the works of conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, whose retrospective exhibition of wall drawings is on display at MassMoCA in the same building complex as Ferrin Contemporary. Johnson and Pincus will also be joined by Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, who previously worked with Pincus on an exhibition based on his research on 18th Century ceramic pioneer Josiah Wedgwood.
Join the Everson Museum of Art’s Sharon Sullivan and Paul Phillips Curator of Ceramics Garth Johnson in conversation with author, speaker and activist Rebecca Sive. This discussion will focus on Sive’s collection of American women’s ceramics and the central role that women have played in the studio ceramics movement. To celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Sive and Johnson will also be joined by distinguished political strategist Ann Lewis, who will share works from her extensive collection of suffrage memorabilia and ephemera.
Join Garth Johnson in conversation with Gallerist Jason Jacques. Jacques will be sharing some of his favorite European porcelains from his famed vault, including pieces by Taxile Doat, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Ernest Chaplet, Clement Massier, T.A.C. Colenbrander, and more. Johnson will share pieces from the Everson’s famed collection, including rare footage from a recent examination of the interior of Adelaide Robineau’s Scarab Vase.
Join Garth for a conversation about “Kitsch” with Bellingham, Washington-based artist Ryan Wilson Kelly (@ryanwilsonkelly), who has built his career around creating objects, installations, and videos that mine both high-minded historical topics and American popular culture.
Join the Everson's Garth Johnson for a conversation with multi-disciplinary artist Sheila Pepe (@pepestudionyc), whose exhibition “Hot Mess Formalism” was featured at the Everson in 2018. Sheila and Garth will be chatting about “open sets”, the artistic strategy of working on a series of objects while leaving room for serendipity and experimentation.
For today's object study, Garth welcomes New York-based artist Melissa Stern (Instagram- @melissa.stern) to talk about the role that drawing plays in her work, and that of other artists in the Museum’s collection, including Ken Price, Ron Nagle, Annabeth Rosen, and others.
Join the Everson's Garth Johnson for a conversation about pioneering queer ceramic artist Sascha Brastoff. Who else in ceramics history performed drag as Carmen Miranda during WWII, designed costumes for the REAL Carmen Miranda, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, then ran a mid-century ceramics empire in Los Angeles? Sascha Brastoff was one-of-a-kind. He will be chatting with Brastoff biographer Stephen Anthony Conti and showing off the Everson's jaw-dropping Brastoff work.
June 19 Bonus Material
Garth Johnson is joined by Karen Selwyn and Christa Assad.
Join us for a conversation with longtime teapot collector Karen Selwyn to talk about teapots as an ultimate expression of both the potter's art and the collector's passion.
Over his six-decade career, Clayton Bailey carved out a unique practice that coated sophisticated ideas about performance, science, and museology in a veneer of irreverence and pop culture. Join the Everson's Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics Garth Johnson in conversation with artists, writers, curators, and collectors who knew and loved him.
Join Garth in a conversation about Howard Kottler's life and work with special guests Judith Schwartz and Paul Kotula projects. As a special treat, I'll be back at the museum for the first time since quarantine began, and I'll be showing objects from our collection, as well as "The Old Bag Next Door is Nuts", which is still on loan from Judith Schwartz. Judy has also unearthed a trove of images of Howard, his work, and his collections that haven't been seen publicly... at least in a long time.
This week, Garth talks with Syracuse-based artist Dr. Sharif Bey about education, mentorship, and his upcoming exhibition at the Everson. For more information about Sharif Bey, check out his website: https://www.sharifbeyceramics.com.
Garth chats with James Klein and David Reid, whose New York-based studio KleinReid has been designing in porcelain since 1993. From their collaborations with legendary Eva Zeisel, Designer to their work in lighting and one-of-a-kind objects, KleinReid is always guided by their ethos of thoughtful design, fine craftsmanship and lasting beauty.
This week’s free virtual object study session will be devoted to the exhibition “Nature/Nurture” at Ferrin Contemporary, a group exhibition of twelve contemporary female artists invited to explore the influence of gender and its impact on their practice. We will be joined by gallerist Leslie Ferrin and artists Mara Superior, Linda Sikora, and Lauren Mabry, who are all featured in the exhibition.May 15
For this week’s free Object Study class with Everson Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics Garth Johnson, we’ll be joined by Andy Brayman, whose studio The Matter Factory works collaboratively with both artists and industry to create innovative design solutions. Working with the latest technologies, Brayman and other Matter Factory artists seek new approaches to the ceramic medium, creating work at the intersection of craft and technology. Recently, Brayman formed a partnership with Boston Valley Terra Cotta to use the Matter Factory as an off-site research lab to facilitate the evolution of their architectural tiles and glazes.May 8
For today's object study session, we’re incredibly excited to welcome the one and only Janet Koplos, award-winning critic and former editor of Art in America. Her new book, What Makes a Potter: Functional Pottery in America Today is both thought-provoking and a celebration of the richness of the field of ceramics. We’ll be joined by Minnesota potter Linda Christianson (@lindachristiansonpottery), who features heavily in the book, as well as the Everson’s own Louise Rosenfield (@inca1airmailnet), who will show pieces from her collection that will eventually be used in the Everson’s innovative new café project.May 1
For today's free Virtual Object Study Session at 1pm, Everson's Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics, Garth Johnson, will be joined by two of his favorite artists! We’ll be joined by Peter B. Jones of the Onondaga Nation and Courtney Leonard, who hails from the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island. This week, we’ll be discussing the Everson’s collection of ceramics by Native American artists with a specific focus on our region.April 24
Join Everson's Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics Garth Johnson for his weekly live Virtual Object Study Session TODAY at 1pm! This week will feature “Akio Takamori and Beyond” with special guests Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio!April 17
Join Everson's own Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics, Garth Johnson, for his weekly Virtual Object Study Session TODAY at 1pm! Today he will be focusing on ceramics of the 80s and 90s!April 10
Join the Everson's own Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics Garth Johnson for our next Virtual Object Study Session TODAY, April 3rd at 1pm. This week we’ll be talking about trompe l’oeil and Pattern and Decoration! We'll be focusing on artists including (but not limited to): Victor Spinski, Marilyn Levine, Ralph Bacerra and Betty Woodman.April 3
Join the Everson's own Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics, Garth Johnson, in a Virtual Ceramic Object Study Session TODAY, March 27th at 1pm. This week he will be discussing 70s pottery!Mar 27