PUBLIC PROGRAMS


The public programs at the NH Clay Project work to support our mission to foster an environment that supports the investigation of new ideas and work of ceramic artists. We have various events offered throughout the year that are free and open to the public, such as artist lectures, exhibitions and open studio days. For timely notifications, visit our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram or sign up to receive our newsletters!


 

current events


Nothing on the calendar yet, but stay tuned!



PAST EVENTS: exhibitions

 

 

RESIDENCE III

New Harmony Clay Project’s 3rd Annual Residency Exhibition


 
 

“RESIDENCE III” is the third annual exhibition that showcases the resident artists from the New Harmony Clay Project located at the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Ceramic Studio. This year the exhibition is returning to the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, January 12-February 16, 2019, to include Sydney Ewerth, Vlad Basarab, Donna Causland, Misty Gamble, Blayze Buseth and Marina Kuchinski.

 

 
 

PAST EVENTS: artist lecture series


fabric of decay

Thursday, april 18, 2019 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Kritika Soni is a current resident artist for New Harmony Clay Project. Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi which believes nothing can ever be perfect, Kritika explores clay as a medium to find balance between perfection and imperfection. She celebrates the concept of decay and deconstruction in her work with a play of floral motifs and layering.

 

 

methods and research

Thursday, april 4, 2019 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Tristyn Bustamante is a current resident artist for New Harmony Clay Project. She continues to develop her bio-mechanical styled sculptural work, which will build from former questions of “purpose” and integrate themes of adaptation. Join us as Tristyn discusses her exploration of intuitive ideation, development of form, and conscious refinement.

 

 

beauty, the abject and sexy meat

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

University of Southern Indiana | 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, in 47712

Misty Gamble is a current resident artist at NHCP and an artist that engages in social analysis and cultural critique as it relates to issues surrounding womanhood, and currently, the overlap of feminist and vegan critical theory. Join us as Misty Gamble speaks on behalf of her work, sharing a descriptive survey of her work over the last decade, and a shift in content in her current work created at NHCP.

 

 

Creating in community

Thursday, january 31, 2019 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Blayze Buseth is a current resident artist for New Harmony Clay Project. His intent as an artist is to immerse himself in a community to create artwork based on his surroundings and concepts that he is confronted by during his stay. Join us as Blayze discusses his exploration of new functional content in porcelain from the inspiration of New Harmony. Lecture is free and open to public.

 

 

A Life in Clay...So Far

monday, Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Join us as we explore the work of Donna Causland, current resident artist for New Harmony Clay Project. Donna will discuss her exploration for balanced beauty. Using her vocabulary of sculptural porcelain forms, she will describe exquisite ornamental layering and how she seeks a delicate harmony between functional and decorative.

 

 

The Archaeology of Memory

tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 | 6:15 pM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

University of Southern Indiana | 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, in 47712

Join us as we explore the work of Vlad Basarab, current resident artist for New Harmony Clay Project. Basarab brings to the attention of the 21st century public the human need to safe guard the past. He uses unfired clay to reference the fragility of knowledge and of the human condition, while the fired books become a symbol of permanence, a vehicle for transmitting knowledge. 

 

 

Artifacts of Identity

monday, Mar 19, 2018 | 6:30 pM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Join us as we explore the work of Sydney Ewerth, current resident artist for New Harmony Clay Project. Sydney will discuss the significance of the “lived space”– our tangible existence and reality, and the “imagined space”– where memory and its capacity to become distorted over time, exist simultaneously and how clay aesthetically translates a tangible record of who we are. 

 

 

art. beauty. taste.

monday, nov 20, 2017 | 6:00 pM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Join us as we explore the work of James Lee Webb, our current artist-in-residence. James will speak about his recent body of work in New Harmony, Lexical-gustatory synesthesia as an explorative tool for art making and what the ethos of authenticity means to him through his synesthesia.

 

 

HARRIS DELLER: lecture

Friday, sEpt 8, 2017 | 7:00 pM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Harris Deller is interested in contradictions and dualities; paradox, juxtaposition, yin and yang. Using shapes, forms, colors, and textures, he is drawn to abstraction as a way to uncover and make visual those phenomenon. Join us as we explore his extensive career as a ceramic artist and his personal approach to clay as a medium.

 

 
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A SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVE

MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

WORKING MEN'S INSTITUTE | 407 tAVERN sT., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

A presentation by Mitzi Davis, NH Clay Project resident artist. Mitzi will speak about her passion for creating functional objects and how she blends her childhood nostalgia into her ceramic artwork. Lecture is hosted by the New Harmony Kiwanis International Club and is free and open to public.

 

PAST EVENTS: studio


 
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oPEN STUDIO: POT-A-THON 

sATURDAY, jUNE 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

New harmony clay project studio | 402 North st., NEW hARMONY, in 47631

Join the merry pranksters at the NH Clay Studio for a day of ceramic fun! We will be throwing on the wheel, pinching pots, producing elbow pots, mud splatting and much more! Free and open to all ages!