Thursday, 16 April 2015

call for entry: Juried National III Deadline May 1st 2015

Red Lodge Clay Center's Juried National extends our mission, showcasing the most relevant and diverse practices in the field of ceramics.

Opening Reception September 4, 2015, 5-7 PM Exhibition

ONLINE September 7, 2015, by 10 AM Mountain Time

ELIGIBILITY Open to all ceramic artists, 18 years and older. 50 lb. limit on all submissions. Work must be completed within the last two years.

MEDIA: Ceramics. Mixed media will be accepted if clay is the dominant material, final determinations will be made by the juror.

Juror's Choice Award $500
Director's Choice Award $300
Curatorial Choice Award $200

2015 Juror: Gail Kendall

JUROR: Gail Kendall creates ceramic works influenced by European earthenware pottery and porcelain traditions from the 13th through the 18th centuries. Both "peasant" and "palace" pots inspire her. From 1987-2011 she was the Hixson-Lied Professor of Art at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been a resident artist at Spode Fine China Works in Stoke-On-Trent, England; the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine; and Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. In 2003 Kendall was a participant in the Attingham Trust Summer School for the Study of Historic Houses in England. Her work has been shown in countless exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad and is the subject of articles in periodicals.

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Submissions open on January 1, 2015
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Fired Up! Contemporary Work in Clay

residency opportunity: Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design

Summer Professional Development Residency
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design
The Centre for Craft and Design is accepting applications for our Summer Professional Development Residency in the Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Metal and Weaving/Textile Studios.

The residency is open to advanced students and recent graduates. It is designed to suit pre-professional and self-directed artists who need time and space to develop a body of work while exploring individual style and technique. At the end of the Residency, there will be a group exhibition of the Resident’s work held at the Mary E. Black Gallery for three weeks.

For more information please contact the Studio Coordinator at 492-2524 or

movie day: Kevin Snipes

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

call for entry: Clay in the Garden

2015    international    juried    exhibition

The Silver City CLAY Festival’s International Juried Exhibition, CLAY in the Garden, requires that each entry demonstrates the artist’s personal interpretation of “CLAY in the Garden,” whether that be in the form of a ceramic vessel, tile, sculpture or garden ornament. Entries will be juried based on creativity and artistic merit.

2015  JUROR

Sheila A. Menzies is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Tile Heritage Foundation, which was formed in 1987 for the preservation of ceramic surfaces in America. The Foundation is a repository of collections and archives about tile making both past and present. Sheila is a craftswoman and a mixed media artist, which includes her ‘hands in clay.’ Over the years she has coordinated educational events for Tile Heritage and other institutions including symposiums, regional and national exhibitions, tile making and mosaic workshops nationwide. Currently she is the primary designer of Tile Heritage’s web presence online and print publications.


  • June 15              Postmark Deadline for entries
  • July 1                  Notification of accepted/denied entries
  • July 20                Last day to receive accepted entries by CLAY
  • July 30                Exhibition Opening & Artists’ Reception
  • July 31 - Aug 2   Exhibition open to the public
  • August  31         Clayworks shipped for return

technical tuesday: Sue Tirrell shares her process.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Jeremy Hatch @ Greenwich House Pottery

“Matter of Time” (affection affliction)
APRIL 10 - MAY 8, 2015

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present the New York solo exhibition debut of Jeremy Hatch. Hatch, an artist based in Montana, has done the unimaginable – cast a chain link fence. In this large-scale installation Hatch has reimagined the space into a porcelain virtuosic performance bisecting the gallery space with the fence weighted down with locks. During the exhibition, visitors will be able to add their own locks to the fence.

“‘Matter of Time’ (affection affliction) builds upon my use of the physical and psychological properties of porcelain as a means to explore themes of memory, relationships, nostalgia and failure. The installation consists of a cast porcelain chain-link fence running the length of the gallery and relies on viewer participation in order to complete the work. From a library of plaster molds, gallery visitors are invited to cast a lock, inscribe it, and attach it to the ceramic chain-link panels. At the conclusion of the exhibition, the fence and amassed locks will be fired, fusing the objects together, serving as a permanent record of the event.

Over the past decade the ritual of attaching ‘love locks’ to public bridges, fences, gates and other urban structures has become an international phenomenon. My interest lies in the inherent contradictions contained within this seemingly innocuous romantic gesture. The custom can also be seen as a form of destructive vandalism. Just as sections of historic bridges are collapsing under the weight of accumulated locks, my porcelain replica risks a similar fate. Rather than struggling to maintain a sense of security, it embraces the potential for failure and the realization that vulnerability is fundamental.”—Jeremy Hatch

Jeremy Hatch is currently Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Montana State University and founder of Ricochet Studio, a design lab that explores the intersections of art/craft/design by collaborating with artists from various disciplines. Hatch’s studio practice employs a variety of techniques and concepts linked to ceramics, from vessel-based sculpture to large-scale porcelain installations, digital and architectural applications. He has attended a number of international residencies including the Takumi Studio in Japan, the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands, and Kohler's Arts/Industry program in Wisconsin. Since 2003 he has led numerous courses and workshops that focus on industrial processes for ceramics: design and prototype production, mold-making, and slip casting.

Gallery Contact:
Brad Parsons
212-242-4106 ext. 25
16 Jones St. New York, NY 10014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12- 6 PM or by appointment

Teapots 9th Invitational @ Morgan Contemporary Glass

Participating Artists

susan aaron-taylor / devyn baron-griley / mary beth bellah / keith belles
robert bender & christina bothwell / carol gentithes / joey chiarello / eunsuh choi
paveen "beer" chunhaswasdikul / benjamin cobb / annette corcoran / daniel s. coyle
derek decker / lisa demagall / holly dobkin / jean ann fausser / melanie feerst
julia feld / edric florence / eugenia frith meltzer / rae gold / amy goldstein-rice
geoffry gorman / krista grecco / gerit grimm / sean hennessey / thomas hubert
fred johnston shelley jones / ahrong kim / jim kransberger / al krueger / nancy kubale
chadd lacy / ron layport / pamela macgregor / jennifer maestre / ashley mcfarland
micaela mcghee / dorothy mcguinness / merrill morrison / mai orama muñiz
matthew naftzger / kelly o'dell / mary ann & malcolm owen / susan parrish / david peters
angus powers / ceres rangos / tammie rubin / meryl ruth / todd sanders
nanci schrieber-smith / demetra theofanous / catherine thornton / stephanie trenchard
shalene valenzuela / sarah west / terry d. wise / sheryl zacharia

Casting call for artists: anyone want their moment on the small screen?

Last Call for Medalta Ceramics Residencies, Medicine Hat, apply by Apr 15 - DO IT!!!

At its core, Medalta’s residency program is about bringing artists together in an environment that promotes creativity through community. The residency concept creates an opportunity for ceramists – who, for the most part, work individually – to re-enter a community atmosphere and take part in a rejuvenating dialogue, while working with like-minded artists. Our program seeks to benefit artists at all stages of their career, from students, to established artists. Each resident brings a wide variety of technical and aesthetic skills to the experience.


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Dallas Pottery Invitational - April 17-19, 2015

Paul Donnelly

Please join us for the eighth annual Dallas Pottery Invitational show and sale on April 17-19, 2015. Explore the diversity of contemporary styles crafted using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays. Share, learn and buy from the artists themselves. View and purchase distinctively stylish, unique and functional works that have been created by twelve of the most accomplished ceramic makers today.

This year we will host five new artists: Paul Donnelly, Matthew Metz, Sean O'Connell, Brooks Oliver and Shawn Spangler. Also featured are our current core group of artists: Amy Halko*, Daphne Roehr Hatcher, Gary Hatcher, Brenda Lichman, Liz Lurie, Lisa Orr and Louise Rosenfield.

The work of this diverse group will provide you with a unique overview of the field of functional ceramicists today. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned collector, you will appreciate this exceptional opportunity to talk to the artists while viewing their wares.

Using hand made pottery every day offers the potential for a moment of reverie, giving you the opportunity to examine an often overlooked aspect of daily life which can bring special meaning to the ordinary.

*Amy Halko will be present at this year event although she will not have works for sale.