2017 Open House

OPEN HOUSE

JULY 29 & 30, 10am–5pm with beer tastings at 4pm
54 Main Street, Cummington, MA

BEER TASTINGS:
With GrowlerFest founders Brad Klem and Alexandra Jelleberg
Featuring selected local beers and sponsored by Pop’s Package
On both Saturday and Sunday at 4pm

OPEN STUDIOS:
Guest artists Brad Klem and Brian R. Jones join resident artists Alexandra Jelleberg, Jessica Detweiler, Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and Paul Scott in the studios.

Brian R. Jones, recently moved from Portland, OR to the Albany, NY area.  A studio potter who is also well known for his podcast the Jonescast, Brian will be showing recent works from the new studio. Brian will also be recording short interviews with visiting artists, neighbors and pottery collectors. His studio assistant, Aleka Tomlinson, will also be joining the group for the weekend.

Bradley Klem, a former visiting artist returns with hand made growlers and functional ceramics he has been producing while completing his MFA at Penn State University.

Resident Artists Click here to for more.

PROJECT ART supports and promotes local and international ceramic art and artists through artist residencies, studio rentals, events, and exhibitions.

 

 

 

SUMMER GALLERY exhibiting selected works from ongoing projects by represented artists on view throughout the summer and fall.

AMERICAN STUDIO POTTERY from private collections by various artists 1970–2000 are available for sale with a portion of the sales on the night of the HOPS+POTS event going to benefit the Studio Potter.  A special selection of cups by Michael Simon are available first come basis.

• Christa Assad
• Kim Dickey
• Jane Hamlyn
• Karen Karnes
• Robbie Lobell
• Warren Mackenzie
• Jim Makins
• Michael McCarthy
• Lorna Meaden
• Jenny Mendes
•Matthew Metz
• Hiroshi Nakayama
• Jeff Oestreich
• Mark Pharis
• Mark Shapiro
• Linda Sikora
• Michael Simon
• Lisa Stinson
• Sam Taylor
• Claire Weissberg

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Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour 2017

WHILE YOU’E IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
July 29–30, 10am–5pm

 

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Pottery Tour featuring local pottery from the hilltowns in Western Massachusetts. The 11th annual pottery tour takes place each year on the last weekend of July, and is organized by a group of nationally recognized potters based in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. The founding potters: Christy Knox, Hiroshi Nakayama, Michael McCarthy, Connie Talbot, Mark Shapiro, and Sam Taylor are joined by Robbie Heidinger, Eric Smith and Maya Machin, as well as special guests.  These artists invite neighbors, friends, collectors, and the curious to see our workshops, kilns, showrooms, and new work.
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Project Art Open House

OPEN HOUSE

JULY 29 & 30, 10am–5pm with beer tastings at 4pm
54 Main Street, Cummington, MA

BEER TASTINGS:
With GrowlerFest founders Brad Klem and Alexandra Jelleberg
Featuring selected local beers and sponsored by Pop’s Package
On both Saturday and Sunday at 4pm

OPEN STUDIOS:
Guest artists Brad Klem and Brian R. Jones join resident artists Alexandra Jelleberg, Jessica Detweiler, Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and Paul Scott in the studios.

Brian R. Jones, recently moved from Portland, OR to the Albany, NY area.  A studio potter who is also well known for his podcast the Jonescast, Brian will be showing recent works from the new studio. Brian will also be recording short interviews with visiting artists, neighbors and pottery collectors. His studio assistant, Aleka Tomlinson, will also be joining the group for the weekend.

Bradley Klem, a former visiting artist returns with hand made growlers and functional ceramics he has been producing while completing his MFA at Penn State University.

Resident Artists Click here to for more.

PROJECT ART supports and promotes local and international ceramic art and artists through artist residencies, studio rentals, events, and exhibitions.

 

 

 

SUMMER GALLERY exhibiting selected works from ongoing projects by represented artists on view throughout the summer and fall.

AMERICAN STUDIO POTTERY from private collections by various artists 1970–2000 are available for sale with a portion of the sales on the night of the HOPS+POTS event going to benefit the Studio Potter.  A special selection of cups by Michael Simon are available first come basis.

• Christa Assad
• Kim Dickey
• Jane Hamlyn
• Karen Karnes
• Robbie Lobell
• Warren Mackenzie
• Jim Makins
• Michael McCarthy
• Lorna Meaden
• Jenny Mendes
•Matthew Metz
• Hiroshi Nakayama
• Jeff Oestreich
• Mark Pharis
• Mark Shapiro
• Linda Sikora
• Michael Simon
• Lisa Stinson
• Sam Taylor
• Claire Weissberg

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HOPS+POTS

Friday, July 28, 2017  6–8:30 pm

Local Beer, Food, Pottery, Music
Benefit Party and Sale for Studio Potter
Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington, MA

THE EVENT:
Join us in a party in anticipation of the Hilltown6 Pottery Tour. The evening will focus on ceramics, local food and drink tasters along the idyllic banks of the Westfield River. In addition to getting your fill of hops and pots, participate in the pottery focused podcast, The Jones Cast whose host will be on site and recording during the event, enjoy live music, win one of several raffles, and cozy up to our bonfire as the night closes.

TO BENEFIT:

is a non-profit organization celebrating more than forty years of commitment to the publication of the Studio Potter journal, published in January and July of each year with offices based in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Centered in studio practice, SP promotes discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community.

MICHAEL SIMON: An American Master

Michael Simon is offering a select group of cups from his personal collection for the benefit event. This is an outstanding opportunity to purchase cups that Simon considers among the best produced in the span of his career and will only be available as in-person sales during HOPS+POTS and the Summer Open House. Any that remain will be made available in Ferrin Contemporary’s online shop. Click here to inquire about Michael Simon’s legacy collection.

LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD & BEERS:

 


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Sergei Isupov Workshop

FIGURE—GROUND:

Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov

Schedule 2018:
7 Day Workshop: April 8th -14th, 2018. Click here for April Registration From.
7 Day Workshop: September 23rd – 29th, 2018. Click here for September Registration Form.
3 Day Workshop: October 12 – 14th, 2018.

You can make your deposit online and secure your spot immediately. Use Paypal to send you $250 deposit to info@projectart01026.com.  Final payments for Tallinn workshops should be made at the time of arrival.

Download the flyer for the workshops here: Click to download the flyer.

 

Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for FIGURE – GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture, an intensive workshop exploring the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface and development of a personal narrative. At Project Art, in rural Massachusetts, the workshops and demonstrations combine hands-on active studio with demonstrations, one-on-one instruction from Isupov and illustrated lectures by Isupov. Enjoy optional field trips to area museums, select studios and nearby natural settings.  Hands-on workshops are limited to 10, demonstration workshops are limited to 20.

In the workshops, Isupov will lead students through the techniques of slab construction, underglaze painting, and glaze application with the goal of completing several figurative sculptures. Students will use studio space in Project Art, a renovated 19th century Mill on the banks of the Westfield River.

The demonstration weekend workshops begin Friday night, with an illustrated lecture and a group dinner (6-9pm), Saturday is a full day (9am-5pm) demonstration and includes lunch. Sunday is a half day of demonstration (9am-12pm).  If desired, participants are invited to schedule a 30 minute portfolio review with Isupov and gallery director, Leslie Ferrin on Sunday on a first come, first serve basis for an additional fee of $50.

Sergei Isupov lives and works in Cummington, Massachusetts with his wife, Kadri, and daughter, Roosi. Working full-time as an artist, he has a long, international resume with works included in numerous public collections and important exhibitions. His work is featured in multiple books, catalogs, and magazines, and also shared via workshops and lectures at museums, universities and art centers.

Isupov is known for his highly-detailed narrative, ceramic sculptures, which feature completely illustrated in-the-round- paintings. Isupov continues to explore opposites as themes in his work. Emotional exchanges between men and women allude to romance, an affair, or simply mystery. Our own imaginations are asked to fill in and finish the narrative using personal associations.

Contact us

Please email info (at) projectart01026.com with any questions or for more information. If you would like a phone call, please email your phone number and preferred time to receive a call.

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Tuition and Payment

Tuition for the weekend demonstration workshop  is $350, includes some meals.

Tuition for the 7 day hands-on workshop is $950, and the materials fee is $150.

The material fee covers the costs of clay, underglazes, glazes, and firings, and selected tools.

A $250 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due the date on your registration form. Please pay by paypal, or check or money order payable to Project Art, 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. Open to participants age 18 and above, and students of all experience levels are welcome.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are refundable until the date noted on your registration form, less a $50 administrative fee. After that date, we do not offer a refund unless we are able to fill your slot with a participant from the waiting list. If we are able to replace you with a participant from the waiting list, a full refund may be issued, less a $50 administrative fee. This workshop will run pending a minimum enrollment.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals are not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange housing and meals independently. We keep a list of possible housing options updated at http://projectart01026.com/lodging/

Location and Dates

Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. The workshop will run daily 9am–6pm. The workshop begins at 9am on the first day listed, and ends at 6pm on the last day listed. The registration form will list the exact start date/time and end date/time. Optional field trips and evening events may include slide lectures at 7pm.

Travel

Hartford, CT (airport code BDL) and Albany, NY (airport code ALB) are the two closest regional airports. Cummington is a rural community, and we recommend participants rent a car or drive to us. There is no public transportation in the Cummington area.  With advance notice, pick up and drop off to the airport can be arranged.

 

 

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Spring 2017 Open House

SPRING OPEN HOUSE
AND SALE

2–6 pm Saturday, May 13, 2017

You’re invited to the mill — visit the artists, tour the studios, and stroll through the summer gallery. The studios of current resident artists Paul Scott, Alexandra Jelleberg, and Jess Detweiler will be open to the public.

Small works by Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, their daughter, Roosi, as well as the resident artists will be available for sale. Recent consignments from private collections of American Studio Pottery and Ceramic Art 1960–2000 will be available for sale by Ferrin Contemporary in the summer gallery, including works by Karen Karnes, Linda Sikora, Michael Simon, Matthew Metz.

This event is free and open to the public.

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SPRING OPEN HOUSE AND SALE

Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s) Flower Pots, Paul Scott, Cut detail from transferware plates with gold lustre, coarse sand and gravel in terracotta pots, 2016

Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s) Flower Pots, Paul Scott, Cut detail from transferware plates with gold lustre, coarse sand and gravel in terracotta pots, 2016

SPRING OPEN HOUSE AND SALE

2 pm – 6 pm Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The studios of Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets and current resident artists Paul Scott, Alexandra Jelleberg and Jess Detweiler will be open to the public. Small works by the artists will be available for sale. Recent consignments from private collections of American Studio Pottery and Ceramic Art 1960 – 2000 will be available for sale by Ferrin Contemporary in the summer gallery, including works by Karen Karnes, Linda Sikora, Michael Simon, Matthew Metz.

This event is free and open to the public.

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2016 OPEN HOUSE

Project Art

Project Art 2016 Open House

Project Art will be hosting an Open House
Sat & Sun, July 23 & 24, 2016 10 am – 5 pm
in conjunction with the
Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour

GUEST ARTIST: Mara Superior
Ferrin Contemporary artist Mara Superior will be our guest this weekend. She will be presenting her recent work that includes salt-fired porcelain pieces pulled from a wood-fire kiln.

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
Selections fromPaul Scott‘s American Scenery Project and 2015 residency, as well as works in progress by artist-in-residence and Project Art directorAlexandra Jelleberg.

EAST STUDIO: Growlers and Drinking Vessels
Growlers and tumblers from GrowlerFest will be available from the 2015 participants includingBradley Klem and Justin Rothshank. Justin and his wife, Brooke Rothshank, will be featured in the exhibit “Know Justice” this fall atFerrin Contemporary.

SUMMER GALLERY
Selected works from Ferrin Contemporary’s recent exhibitions, including work by Bouke de Vries, Stephen Young Lee, Peter Pincus, Vipoo Srivilasa, and Kurt Weiser.

ISUPOV and PARNAMETS
Recent work and works-in-progress bySergei Isupov andKadri Pärnamets.

JUNE FERRIN
Enjoy the gardens that inspire watercolor paintings by June Ferrin on view throughout Project Art.

 

 

 

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GrowlerFest 2015 East + West

GrowlerFest 2015 East + West is a project that will showcase the ties between the local food movement, craft beer, and ceramic art.

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Open House July 25 & 26, 2015

Open House July 25 & 26, 2015

Join us in Cummington at Project Art
Saturday, July 25, 10 to 5 and
Sunday, July 26, 12 to 4

Visit with resident artists, enjoy demos in the studio, and join us for Saturday lunch.

ON VIEW IN THE GALLERIES

Selections from current projects: GLAZED & DIFFUSED and Paul Scott’s 2015 American Scenery.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and their daughter, Roosi

IN THE STUDIO

Finished pieces and works in progress by current artist-in-residence Alexandra Jelleberg (left).
Watercolors by June Ferrin. Elenor Wilson (left), a past Project Art resident, will also join us.

SATURDAY LUNCH

Join us for conversation and lunch with artists and friends at Project Art. Lunch from The Olde Creamery is $15. Reservation deadline is July 23.

CLICK HERE FOR LUNCH RESERVATIONS

These events are concurrent with the Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour.
Click here for more information about the Hilltown 6 events.

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