Ceramics Lovers Rejoice

Dec 2011

This week, local Creative Emma Vesey will be exhibiting at the The Ceramics Program of the Office for Arts at Harvard and The Holiday Trunk Show at Gracie Finn in Boston.  Add these two shows to my feature last week and you’ll find Boston is alive with opportunities for keeping the holiday spirit local.

Emma’s unique work is loaded with creativity and whimsy, sure to delight the ceramics lover on your holiday list. I was first introduced to her talent when she was busy behind a knitting machine, and I’ve been a fan of her loose rendering style and quirky, out of the ordinary subject matter ever since. She has a  natural ease with any artistic instrument I’ve seen her adopt.
In addition there are more than sixty potters and sculptors presenting an extraordinary selection of hand-made work ranging from masterpieces to treasured bargains. Long recognized as featuring the best and most varied selection of contemporary ceramics in the Northeast, this popular exhibition attracts several thousand visitors. In honor of Harvard’s 375th anniversary, participating artists will donate work stamped with an official 375 Harvard logo, with all proceeds going towards the studio’s Kiln Fund.
Free wine cups made by the exhibitors will also feature the 375 logo and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during the afternoon – evening opening, Thursday, December 8th, 3 – 8 pm. The Holiday Show and Sale continues Friday through Sunday, December 9 – 11th, 10 am – 7 pm. The venue is 219 Western Avenue, Allston, MA.

The second show, At Gracie Finn in Boston’s South End, also features The Women’s Craft Cooperative from my Follow Friday post.


All in all, for everyone within driving range of Boston, this weekend is the perfect chance to support local/handmade and cross holiday shopping off your to do list! Grab a friend and keep your dollars circulating in our community.