Where Education and Research Collide
The Bray Incubator (a program purposefully lacking limitations and expected outcomes) was developed to prioritize and elevate the future of education in the ceramic arts. Inspired by Garth Clark’s foreword in “A Ceramic Continuum; Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence”, The Bray Incubator encapsulates The Bray’s expansive history of bringing creative individuals together in community while progressing toward positive change and inclusivity in the ceramic arts.
The Bray Incubator operates in the summer months (June, July, and August) and provides space and time for innovative educational programming including Artist Exchanges, Social Practice Collaborations, Educator Professional Development and more.
Public events and class opportunities will vary each summer. As public opportunities become available we will post them here, in our newsletter (sign up here), and via our social media accounts.
Upcoming Incubator Programs
The Artist Is In
New Mexico-based interdisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger joins The Bray this summer to work towards dedicating space on campus focused toward traditional and contemporary Indigenous clay practices, including future interactive social engagement projects led by Luger.More on Cannupa Hanska Luger
Internationally renowned and cross-disciplinary artist, Theaster Gates, returns to The Bray to explore the intersections of social-practice, performance, sculpture, and more through a collaborative project space.More on Theaster Gates
Over Glaze Workshop
A unique 4 day opportunity to join artist, author, and educator Paul Lewing as he shares his extensive knowledge on this traditional technique (commonly referred to as China Painting) which is experiencing a revival! AUGUST 25TH – 28TH, 2022.
More on this exciting workshop
The nationally recognized arts education and apprenticeship program, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and Youth Arts (MCGYA), continues its partnership with The Bray for a second year of engaging with Pittsburg Public High students.More on MCGYA