Earthworks: Tradition, Influence, Innovation

Earthworks: Tradition, Influence, Innovation, juried by Ayumi Horie. 

May 10 - June 24, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Prior to the opening reception, from 11:30am - 1:00pm, Ellen Schön will give a special Lecture/demonstration on the process of 3D clay printing. Click link above for more info.

The Umbrella Arts Center

40 Stow St. Concord, MA 01742 

Schön Family Art Show

Please join us on Mother’s Day weekend! Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 5-8pm. Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and May 12, 12-5pm. 291 Otis St. West Newton, MA. You'll find beautiful artwork from my multi-talented, multi-generational family! I'll have smaller, 3D-clay printed functional work priced to sell! Buy a gift for your mom or yourself! @ellenschonceramics @nancyschon @susan_schon @by.jackie @mosaicwithmia @bananascones @charliedovart

The Alchemy of Art and Play

Opening Reception: Saturday January 27, 3 - 6pm

Exhibition: January 26 to February 11, 2024

Piano Craft Gallery

793 Tremont St. Boston, MA

Brother Thomas Fellowship Award Recipient

The Boston Foundation and Pucker Gallery announce that nineteen Boston-area artists have been named 2023 Brother Thomas Fellows. Artists in this milestone class, the largest in the history of the Fellowship program, will each receive a $15,000 unrestricted grant from the Brother Thomas Fund at the Boston Foundation. Fellowships – given without stipulation as to how the funds are spent – match the needs of artists as well as the wishes of the donor who wanted to help other artists as his friends had helped him. The grants bring total support from the Fund to $1,365,000, given to 91 artists since the first Fellows grants were awarded in 2009.

The Brother Thomas Fund was established at the Boston Foundation to honor the legacy of Brother Thomas Bezanson, a Benedictine monk and world-renowned ceramic artist, who wanted the sale of his work to support artists at critical junctures in their careers. Fellowships are announced every two years, and all artists, each of whom has established their place in the artistic spectrum, are nominated by a committee of artistic leaders, including past Fellows. 

The goal of this biennial Brother Thomas Fellowship program is to support and celebrate a diverse group of Greater Boston artists working at a high level of excellence in a range of disciplines – and to enhance their ability to thrive and create new work. The Boston Foundation also hopes that fellowship winners will have greater access to a variety of markets, including galleries, residencies and commissions, and that the importance of artists to the vitality of Boston will be more broadly recognized. 

Geo-Metric: The Umbrella 2023 Art Ramble
Geo-Metric: Umbrella Arts 2023 Art Ramble
Ellen Schön: New Directions Home

Please join me for my second solo show of ceramic vessels and sculpture, New Directions Home, at Boston Sculptors Gallery!
486 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118

On view November 9 – December 11, 2022.

Artist Talks: Saturday, November 19, 3pm. Reception to follow.

Artist Meet & Greets:
Saturday, December 3, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, December 10, 11am – 5pm

Hope to see you!


Boston Sculptors at 30!

JULY 13 - AUG 14, 2022
Reception: July 16, 2-5 pm
SOWA First Friday : Friday, Aug 5, 5-8:30pm
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA

JULY 12 - AUG 21, 2022
Reception: Aug 1, 4-6 pm
Outdoor exhibit through Oct 30
56 Highfield Dr., Falmouth, MA

Seven Species, Three Generations

Seven Species, Three Generations:
An interdisciplinary, intergenerational family of artists

Kniznick Gallery
Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center
515 South St. Waltham, MA.

Inspired by the Seven Species (Wheat, Barley, Grapes, Figs, Pomegranates, Olives, Dates) each artist offers an interpretation of her species’ attribute, creating a feminist reimagining of the seven species and their collective relationship to femininity, fertility, resilience, and growth.

I was assigned “Figs,” with its attribute netzach/perseverance.

Boston Sculptors Alight on MARS

SEP 25 - NOV 7, 2021
Manship Artist Residency and Studios 
Manship Artists Residency + Studios
10 Leverett Street, Gloucester, MA
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 2, 6 – 8:30pm
Reception Rain Date: Sunday, October 3, 6 – 8:30pm
Open Weekends - Timed Entry Only

Ellen Schön: (Re)Generation

Ellen Schön: (Re)Generation

EXHIBITION DATES: Wed., Feb. 26 – Sun. March 29, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:30-8:30 pm

Artists’ talks, poetry reading, and performance:
Saturday, March 21, 4:30–6:30pm

486 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday
11am – 5pm and by appointment.


Boston Sculptors Gallery Annual Members Show

EXHIBITION DATES: Wed., Jan 29 – Sun. Feb. 23, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 5:30-8:30 pm

486 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday
11am – 5pm and by appointment.

ELLEN SCHÖN: Recent Work in Clay

ELLEN SCHÖN: Recent Work in Clay
February 5 - March 8, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 - 8:00pm

THAYER ACADEMY GALLERY (lower level Southworth Library)
745 Washington St.
Braintree, MA 02184

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm
or by appointment

Opposites Attract

Boston Sculptors Gallery Annual Members Show

EXHIBITION DATES: Wed., Jan 30 – Sun. Feb. 24, 2019
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 5-8 pm
VALENTINE RECEPTION: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 4-6 pm
486 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm
and by appointment

Schön and Schön: From Generation to Generation

SCHÖN AND SCHÖN: From Generation to Generation
April 24 – June 29, 2018
This exhibition features bronze sculpture by
Nancy Schön and ceramic sculpture by Ellen Schön.

The artists have also created a signature, collaborative sculpture, revealing their family history and its profound significance to both of them.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, April 24, 3:00pm – 4:00pm.
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 24, 4:00pm – 5:30pm.
The Art Gallery at North Hill 
865 Central Avenue, Needham, MA

The Teabowl

The Teabowl
March 1 - 31, 2018

Lacoste Gallery
25 main St.
Concord, MA 

"Red Well" happily installed in a new collection!

March 13, 2017
Boston, MA

ALT Clay

ALT Clay

Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College
400 Heath StreetChestnut Hill, MA
617-731-7157 /

November 15 - February 16, 2015/16

From Potash: Ceramics from Marlboro College Faculty, Alumni, and Students

The Meeting House Gallery 

(next to Arch Contemporary Ceramics)
3850 Main Road
Tiverton Four Corners, RI 02878
401- 835- 8415

March 15 - April 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 26, 7:00 - 9:00pm.

Legacy of Fire: Clay Dragon Studios Revisited

Legacy of Fire: Clay Dragon Studios Revisited
January 31, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 1:00 - 4:00PM
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 26, 2:00 - 5:00PM 

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

EARTH Effects

EARTH Effects is an international collaboration between five artists: Ellen Schön, Alice Grossman, and Judith Motzkin from the United States, Karmela Berg from Israel, and Pirjo Heino from Finland.

Thursday, October 10, 7:30-9:30pm

October 10-26, 2013

The Nave Gallery
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA 02144

Three Hills Font selected for the Cluj International Ceramics Biennale 2013!

I am honored and delighted that my piece, Three Hills Font, was selected for inclusion in the Cluj International Ceramics Biennale 2013 in Romania!

The Biennale is organized by Ceramart Foundation and Ceramics Now Association, in partnership with Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, the University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, and the Romanian Fine Artists Union.

October 9 - November 3, 2013

International Chawan Exhibition in Taiwan

My tea bowls will be in an International Chawan Exhibition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The exhibition is organized by Zhang Guei Wei of the Kaohsiung Ceramic Industry Alliance (KCIA).

October 5 - 20, 2013

Art Institute of Boston Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 31, 2013 6 - 9pm

January 24 - February 16, 2013

Lesley University
University Hall Gallery
1815 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Acquires Nargila Pod

I am truly honored and delighted that the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has recently acquired my ceramic sculpture, Nargila Pod, to be part of its permanent contemporary art collection. I am especially grateful since the new MFA Contemporary Art Department has been addressing the shifting boundary between art and craft, deliberately embracing both art and craft media within the Linde Family Wing Galleries.

My heartfelt thanks go to MFA Collections Committee; to Emily Zilber, Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, who initiated the acquisition process; to the Hainer Family, who bought and donated the piece; to Roberta Tunnard, director of Vessels Gallery, whose generosity in giving me a solo show led to wider exposure of my work; and to Gretchen Keyworth, director emerita of the Fuller Craft Museum, who recommended that Emily take a look.

New Hampshire Institute of Art Ceramics Biennial 2012

"Vortex" in the Ceramics Biennial 2012 at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

November 7 - December 12, 2012

Amherst Street Gallery
77 Amherst Street
Manchester,NH 03101

Vessel Variations (x3) at Vessels Gallery

Solo exhibition of new ceramic work at Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA.

September 7 – October 7, 2012

Vessels Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue #71
Boston, MA 02118

Ellen Schön Teabowls in Chawan Exhibition, Japan

CHAWAN International Exhibition

April 10 - April 15, 2012

Gallery Yûsai
22 Nishi Terabayashi-chõ
Nara-shi, Japan 630-8372
Tel/Fax 0742-31-1674

Ellen Schön: Recent Ceramics

Solo Exhibition at Thayer Gallery

January 6 - 28, 2011

Thayer Academy
745 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Schön and Schön

Mother and daughter exhibition featuring:
Ellen and Nancy Schön

November 21 and 22, 2009

291 Otis St.
West Newton, MA 02465


An international collaboration between:

Ellen Schön - USA
Pirjo Heino - Finland
Karmela Berg - Israel

And a benefit exhibition for WaterAid featuring donated images of water by local and international artists.

April 2 - 26, 2009

Nave Gallery
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Boulevard
Somerville, MA 02144

Cast, Carve, Cut, Construct

Art Institute of Boston 3-D Faculty Exhibition

March 19 - April 10, 2009

Main Gallery, The Art Institute of Boston
700 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02215

MIND Matters: co-curated by Ellen Schön and Geoffrey Koetsch

MIND Matters: An exploration of the mechanisms and mysteries of consciousness through installation, video, sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking.

Denise Dumas, Audrey Goldstein, Constance Jacobson, Mary Kaye, Geoffrey Koetsch, Karl Nussbaum, Ellen Schön, and Heidi Whitman.

May 2 - June 18, 2008

Laconia Gallery
433 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118

Vessel as Metaphor: co-curated by Ellen Schön and Geoffrey Koetsch

"Where the Soul Resides" Ellen Schön
Vessel as Metaphor: sculpture + installation

Doreen Connors, Denise Dumas, Phyllis Ewen, Susan Kapuscinki Gaylord, Mary Kaye, Geoffrey Koetsch, Roy Pardi, Rebecca Parker, and Ellen Schön 

16 February - 18 March 2007

Nave Gallery
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd.
Somerville, MA 02144

New Hampshire Insitute of Art Ceramics Biennial 2006

"Well of Consciousness" in the Ceramics Biennial 2006 at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

October 13 - November 13, 2006

Amherst Street Gallery
77 Amherst Street
Manchester,NH 03101

The Uncommon Denominator: A Tribute to Richard Hirsch

"Armored Vessel" in The Uncommon Denominator: A Tribute to Richard Hirsch.

The exhibition celebrated Hirsch's 30 year teaching career, showcasing his ceramic sculpture and the works of a selection of alumni.

September 10 - October 10, 2004

Williams Gallery
Dyer Arts Center
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Transcultural Exchange Tile Project, Destination: The World

“My tiles represent aerial views of the earth, combining traces of natural and built environments. They express a yearning to see ourselves from above as one human family.”

The Tile Project incorporates individual tiles, created by over 100 renowned, diverse, international artists. Tiles were installed at 22 sites throughout the world--at museums, cultural centers, parks and other public places--between 2004-2008.

These public art works will act as enduring symbols of international cooperation, innovation, and respect.

Craft Transformed: B.U.'s Program in Artisanry 1975 - 1985

"Cycladic Head" in Craft Transformed: Boston University's
Program in Artisanry 1975 - 1985

December 5, 2003 - January 4, 2004

Fuller Museum of Craft
455 Oak St.
Brockton, MA 02301