Exhibitions 2018

Thayer Academy Art Faculty Exhibition

Thayer Academy Gallery 745 Washington Street, Braintree MA 02184

Exhibitions 2016-2017

2017 INT’L CERAMIC TEA WARE EXPO

Utrecht Netherlands

KERAMISCH ATELIER GALERIE

NOVEMBER 5-12, 2017

2017 INT’L CERAMIC TEA WARE EXPO, BAAL

JUNE 10-17, 2017 Gallery GESIGNEERD Baal. Belgium


2017 WORLD CERAMIC CRAFT & ART BIENNALE  VICHTE, BELGIUM

SEPTEMBER 2-10, 2017

Gallery Oude Kerk

2017 INTERNATIONAL TEA WARE EXPO, KYOTO

GALERIE H2O(エイチツーオー)

MAY 2-7, 2017


2016 DALEE INTL. CERAMIC EXPO

Taiwan

NOVEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 2, 2016


Exhibitions 2014-2015

  • September 6-14: Chawan Singapore: International Exhibition, Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall. Opening Reception September 6
  • August 1-December 31: Vessels; Containing Possibilities. Works by Steven Branfman & Betty Ann Libby. Mayyim Hayyim Gallery 1838 Washington St Newton MA. Opening Reception and Artist Talk Thursday September 11 5:30

 Presentations/Workshops 2013-2014

  • January 21: Guest Critique, Wellesley (MA) High School Intensive Ceramics Program
  • April 6: Raku Workshop at The Potters Shop for Wellesley High School
  • April 10: Raku Workshop at The Potters Shop for Lexington High School
  • May 1: Raku Workshop at The Potters Shop for St Sebastian's School
  • May 29-31: Raku Workshop, Mudpie Potters (See below for details)
  • June 14-15: Raku Workshop, Purple Sage Pottery (See below for details)


Mudpie Potters Presents

Weekend Raku Workshop with Steve Branfman 

May 29-31, 2015

We have invited Steve Branfman, Raku Master and founder and director of The Potter’s Shop, to run a Raku workshop at Mudpie.  This is a great chance to take a workshop with an internationally recognized master of the craft.  Fee is $150 for Mudpie members, $200 for non members, with a limit of 10-12 participants.  It will include a Friday night slide show, wheel work and demo on Sat., and firing on Sunday.  Participants would bring 2 or 3 bisqued items of their own to fire, if desired. 

Go to http://mudpiepotters.org/?page_id=4  for more  information and registration

Mudpie Potters is located at the Leverett Crafts and Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett, Massachusetts 413/548 3939


Purple Sage Pottery presents:

Raku Glazing and Firing

with Steven Branfman

June 14, 10 am - 5 pm, or June 15, 10 am - 5 pm

Fee: $110 for one day or $200 for both   

In early summer  we will be hosting a workshop with renowned master Raku potter Steven Branfman. Steven has been making Raku pottery for several decades. He has written 4 books on the subject and his work is in private, corporate and museum collections in the US and abroad.

The Raku firing process is very immediate and dramatic. You will be pulling red-hot pots out of the kiln and performing a variety of post firing processes including immersing them in metal barrels with combustibles such as newspaper and sawdust. The barrels are quickly covered, and the smoldering flames turn bare clay a satiny black, and can produce glaze results with metallic lusters, black crackle patterns and unique flashes of color.

The workshop will start with a one hour slide presentation covering the history of Raku and a contemporary Raku pottery survey, Steven's own history and work, as well as selections from his wide ranging personal clay collection. Come to the workshop with several bisque fired  pots to be glazed and fired during the workshop. Steven will demonstrate some of the glazing, decorating and firing techniques he has developed for Raku. He will also cover information about clays, glazes, kiln construction and operation, combustion, necessary equipment, safety and  firing techniques.

Go to http://www.purplesagepottery.com/classes.php For more information and registration

Purple Sage Pottery is located at 3 Mechanic St, Merrimac MA. 978-346-9978 978-457-9502