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Ellen Schön

Adjunct Faculty

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As a working ceramic artist, Schön exposes students to the wide-ranging professional practice of contemporary ceramics and sculpture. She challenges students to draw on a rich variety of historic multi-cultural ceramic traditions. Her technical demonstrations emphasize the expressive potential of both wheel-throwing and hand-building methods. Schön encourages creative exploration in her courses by asking students to reach beyond their first ideas, making iterative evolutions of form, and discovering diverse possibilities for material interpretation and manipulation. Students use the concrete evidence of their work to reflect on their artistic process, generate new ideas, and develop future work with clearer intention.


“Vessel Variations (x3) at Vessels Gallery”, Artscope Magazine, September 2012

“Ellen Schön, Featured Artist,” Ceramics Now Magazine, October 2012

“We ART Together – A Malaysian Art Festival”, February 2012

“The Uncommon Denominator: A Tribute to Richard Hirsch,” Ellen Schön, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue 61, 2005


2015 Alt-Clay, Group Show, Hess Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA

2012 Ellen Schön: Vessel Variations (x3) – Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA

CHAWAN International Exhibition, Gallery Yûsai, Nara-shi, Japan

2011 Ellen Schön: Ceramics – Thayer Academy Gallery, Braintree, MA

Sasaran Art Festival – We ART Together, Selangor, Malaysia

World in Change – 19th European Artists Symposium, Essen, Germany

Waterfall, Machon Hamaim Gallery, Givataim, Israel

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