Ferrin Gallery, established 1979, is nationally known as a contemporary gallery specializing in figural sculpture and studio ceramics. The gallery works closely with private collectors, institutions and the media as a source for works by both established and emerging artists. Located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, it is equidistant from New York City and Boston.
Established in 1979, Ferrin Gallery, began in Northampton, MA, a small college town in Western Massachusetts, founded by artists Leslie Ferrin, Mara Superior and Barbara Walch. It shared its location with a cooperative teaching space, artist studios and Pinch Pottery, a shop that featured functional ceramics and affordable handmade objects. In 1987 Ferrin Gallery was officially established when the business moved to Main Street. Donald Clark joined the team in 1990. In Northampton, Ferrin Gallery showed work in ceramics from local and regional artists, presented periodic theme shows of work in all media and most became known for their noted annual surveys of contemporary teapots. In July 1999, the combination shop and gallery formally separated, with the Ferrin Gallery functioning as a virtual gallery participating in art fairs and operating an online gallery. After renovation, the space in Northampton reopened with a new name, P!NCH. In February of 2006, P!NCH was sold to Jena Sujat. In 2002, Ferrin Gallery opened a small seasonal gallery in Lenox, MA and in 2004, moved to a larger space (formally the Ute Stebich Gallery) where they began showing contemporary painting, photography and mixed media sculpture. In June 2007, the gallery opened a 2600 sq ft space in downtown Pittsfield. and closed the Lenox location in the fall of 2007. In March 2013 Ferrin Gallery moved to Project Art in Cummington, MA, in a renovated 19th century mill building and artist residency. Open June - August by appointment. Ferrin Gallery participates in various international art fairs in Miami, Palm Beach, Chicago and New York.