Friday, 26 August 2016

call for entry: Touchstone 2017

Ceramics Ireland invites all ceramic makers, living here and Irish makers abroad, to submit to a juried exhibition which will be launched at Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, June / Sept 2017 and then travel on to further venues. 

Following on from the success of the Centred exhibition, 2014. Ceramics Ireland are delighted to announce that we will host Touchstone in 2017. This coincides with the 40th anniversary celebrations of Ceramics Ireland.

The show will be juried by an independent panel of three and will feature approx 40 artists.
Important dates: Submission deadline: August 31st 2016
Submission of 6 images, CV and artist statement by email. Emailed to: 
(Images must be individually named with artist name and numbered 1 to 6 e.g. Mary Higgins 1 / Mary Higgins 2 – jpeg format)
Submission fee €30 

call for entry: Teapots VIII

Juried by Sam Chung
January 7-March 4, 2017
Click here to apply

September 22nd, 2017:  Application deadline
October 20th, 2017:  Notification on Website
December 18th, 2017:  Work due at Gallery by this date
January 6th, 2017,  6-8:  Opening Reception
March 4th, 2017: Exhibition Closes

Exhibition Requirements and Application Process
  • 100 Teapots VIII will be hosted by Baltimore Clayworks and held in our Main Exhibition Gallery from January 7-March 4, 2017.
  • The opening reception will be Friday, January 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Work must remain in our gallery for the duration of the show.
  • Accepted artists are responsible for shipping both to and from Baltimore Clayworks’ Gallery.
  • Baltimore Clayworks receives 50% of the retail price of each artwork sold, the artist receives 50%.
  • 100 Teapots VIII is open to ceramic artists who reside in the United States
  • Work must have been completed in the past two years
  • Clay must be the primary material
  • All works must be for sale
  • Notification of accepted artists will be posted on our website by October 20th, 2016
  • Additional paperwork will be sent to accepted artists after notification
  • All applications must be received by September 22, 2016
  • Include a $30 application fee
  • No more than 5 images (including details) may be submitted
  • Images submitted must be of work available for the exhibition
  • Each image must be a JPEG (.jpg) digital file of at least 300dpi at 5x7 inches
  • Each file name must be labeled with the artist’s three initials in this order: Last, First, Middle (use “X” if no middle initial) and the corresponding number from the Image information page.
  • For example- Arthur Clay Potter would be “pac_1.jpg”
Juror’s Statement:
The teapot is one of the most recognizable and iconic pottery forms throughout the world.  It’s a form that has evolved throughout history in many cultures, yet its function remains constant, to deliver tea.  Not many ceramic forms point at such a specific ritual as the teapot does.  The handle extends an offer to the user’s hand, the lid invites the user to insert tea and hot water, and the spout delivers the reward.  It’s a magical object that mediates a series of actions for a specific beverage.
There is probably no other pottery form that is as complex as the teapot.  What other form demands so much attention to so many things? Form, design, function, ergonomics, pouring, scale, and history are among many of the factors that one can address.  It is also has the most sculptural potential within the vernacular of pottery and continues to be one of the most broadly interpreted forms in ceramics.  From strictly functional, to cube-shaped, to figurative, to organic, the teapot has taken on so many variations.  It has been one of the most creatively interpreted forms in historical and contemporary ceramics.

Sam Chung received his MFA from Arizona State University and his BA from St. Olaf College. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and has been teaching at Arizona State University since 2007 where he is an Associate Professor of Ceramics. He has exhibited at Harvey Meadows, Ann Linnemann Gallery, AKAR, Greenwich House Pottery, Sherry Leedy and Lacoste Gallery. Sam’s work is included in the collections of The Crocker Art Museum (CA), Icheon World Ceramic Center (Korea), Guldagergaard (Denmark) and San Angelo Museum (TX), and American Museum of Ceramic Art (CA).

job posting: Head of Ceramics Department @ Cranbrook Academy of Art

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan — Cranbrook Academy of Art, ranked nationally as one of the top ten programs in graduate art education, seeks a new leader for the Ceramics department. The successful Ceramics candidate should demonstrate a strong record as a professional artist at the highest level in the field, have teaching experience at the graduate level and strong interpersonal and communication skills to lead the department of 15 students.

Cranbrook Artists-in- Residence are the singular leaders of their departments. They are given the autonomy to determine the department’s pedagogy and the responsibility for its success. At Cranbrook, Artists-in- Residence are not typical faculty members. They are full-time artists and designers who live on campus, and whose personal studios are located within their departments. During the academic year, September-May, the Artist-in- Residence mentors 15 graduate students in a collegial environment including nine additional departments: 2D Design,Architecture, 3D Design, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media and Sculpture. Within the Department, each Artist-in- Residence selects their students, guides the development of each individual and nurtures a productive and interactive environment. The degree program culminates in an exhibition and written masters-statement approved by the department head.

Candidates for this position must be unusually well qualified to provide open, independent learning, resulting in rigorous production, critique and discussion, and inspire research,innovation and experimental paradigms. It is anticipated that the Artist-in- Residence will also advocate the program via the web, publication and national/international lectures as an active component of recruiting future students.

Cranbrook is not simply a graduate program; it is a community of artists and designers, living and working together on a campus that was designed specifically for that purpose. Cranbrook Artists-in- Residence are provided with a private studio, housing on campus and benefits in addition to salary.
The Ceramics Artist-in- Residence should respect the history of ceramics while embracing the visual and conceptual elements of the field through a wide-range of formats and methods, including new technologies. Conceptual models for Ceramics should be characterized by an interdisciplinary, expansive approach that can be used as an open framework for building new visions that will evolve the future of the discipline. The department boasts five large, energy efficient, state-of- the-art, Blaauw gas kilns- three fully computerized and two manual, and several medium and small electric kilns. The studio is equipped with all the essentials and more: blunger, hydraulic extruder, tile saws, spray booth, grinders, sandblaster etc. In this way we hope not only to cater to the already established ceramic tradition- we aim for the department to be at the frontline of contemporary ceramic art and design.

Candidates for this position must be working artists with a sustained record of peer recognition; a demonstrated commitment to college-level teaching; a Master’s Degree or higher; excellent communication skills and leadership skills; the ability to provide a productive and interactive learning environment; the capacity to make a significant contribution to their field and to the Academy.
Position commences September 2017.

Applications consist of two pieces: a single PDF document and a completed Cranbrook Faculty Application form.
Cranbrook Faculty Application Form
The PDF should contain a cover letter, departmental philosophy, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. It should also include a portfolio of the candidate’s work (20 images). The PDF should be labeled with FirstInitial.LastName.pdf
Applications received by January 11, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Materials should be sent to
For more information about the Academy and our programs, please visit our website:

The Surface Show: 2 Day Surface Intensive Hands-On Workshop with Meredith Host & Chandra DeBuse

This 2 day workshop explores surface decorating processes at the leatherhard stage. Students learn how to build layers of visual and tactile information intergrating pattern, color, texture and image. Pre-bisque we experiment with underglaze surface design techniques. We will explore screenprinting with thermo-fax and EZ screens, paper stenciling, freehand drawing with inlay/mishima, sgraffito, brushwork, stamping, texture, and tissue transfers. We will combine surface techniques through the use of wax resist and commerical underglaze. Expand your visual vocabulary and learn how to create dynamic , complex surfaces. Although we will use cone 6 porcelain fired in oxidaion, these methods, techniques and information are applicable to all types of clays and firings.

This workshop is suitable for all levels, but some experience with clay will be helpful.
For the hands on portion, everyone needs to bring leatherhard pieces/tiles (4-6 pieces - recommended tile size is 6" x 6"). Any type of piece will work, but a flat surface such as a tile or a plate can be easier/less frustrating to work with at first. White clay bodies are recommended.

Mon., 26 Sep. 2016 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue., 27 Sep. 2016 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: $170.00
Member Price: $150.00

Full details:

Johns Creek Arts Center
6290 Abbotts Bridge Road
Building 700
Johns Creek, GA

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

call for entry: Ninth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function

Gulf Coast State College Amelia Center Gallery is hosting its annual juried exhibition that explores the idea of the drinking vessel. The focus of the exhibit is on the function and concept of the drinking vessel, including its relation to history, politics, craft, technology, utility, and narrative. It is a survey of the wide variety of approaches to contemporary ceramics through the lens of the most intimate and accessible vessel, the cup. This year the exhibit is part of the National Clay Week and will have an “interactive” component, which will take place on October 11.

Juror : Carole Epp : )


movie day: Capturing Chaos

Monday, 22 August 2016

call for entry: $10,000 Awards for Emerging Ceramic and Glass Artists (Canada)

Are you an emerging artist? Do you want to develop your artistic practice? We have two opportunities for you!

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2016 RBC Award for Glass and Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

These prestigious national awards allow practicing early career ceramic and glass artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of each Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary glass and ceramic artists and other arts professionals. Winners will be celebrated and the awards presented at a ceremony in Waterloo, Ontario on November 12, 2016.

To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics or the RBC Award for Glass, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice their art. All applicants have maintained a professional practice for no more than 10 years prior to the date of application.

Application Guidelines:

To download the complete guidelines for the RBC Award for Glass or the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, visit In order to be considered, applications for either award must be received electronically by Monday, September 5, 2016.

About the Awards:

The RBC Award for Glass is supported by RBC as part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project. The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation.

Past recipients of both awards truly represent the best of the emerging ceramic and glass artists in Canada. Alwyn O’Brien of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia was the winner of the 2015 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. Ito Laïla Le François of Rimouski, Quebec was the winner of the 2015 RBC Award for Glass.


Contact Information:

For additional information, contact Andrew Bucsis, Curatorial Assistant at 519-746-1882 ext. 227 or

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Galerie canadienne de la Céramique et du Verre
25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

Monday to Friday 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

Twitter: @CdnClayandGlass


call for submissions: CeramAiR 2017 (in Canada - open to international artists)


CeramAiR (Ceramics Artist Residency) provides ceramic artists the ability to work in a supportive community environment of like-minded individuals, to share their expertise and vision, to inspire excellence and create work at the highest level in a nurturing and creative environment. The artist is provided with accommodations at the Caetani Centre, and is also provided with use of a shared studio workspace and equipment at the Vernon Community Arts Centre operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan.
  • Deadline to Apply: August 28, 2016
  • Successful applicants will be notified September 2016
  • Residency: January 3 – April 13, 2017
  • Solo exhibition: March 28 – April 11, 2017

Click here to find out more...

monday morning eye candy: Perry Haas

Friday, 12 August 2016

grant for artist parents: Sustainable Arts Foundation

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering awards of up to US$6000 to writers and artists with children. The money can be used for costs such as child care, workspaces, new equipment, research and travel.
The Sustainable Arts Foundation was founded in 2010 with the aim of encouraging parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.
There are two funding rounds each year and typically a total of ten grants are made in each round: five Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards valued at $6000 each and five Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Awards valued at $2000.
To be eligible to apply for a grant you must have at least one child under the age of 18.  Applicants can be based anywhere in the world and there are no citizenship restrictions.
Writers may apply in one of the following categories:
  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Playwriting
  • Picture Books
  • Early and Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Graphic Novel
Visual artists are also eligible able to apply.
Applicants are advised that for the upcoming funding round the organisers are committed to offering half of its awards to applicants of colour. Further information about this initiative is available on the Foundation’s website.
Applications for the Fall 2016 round close on Friday 2 September. For further information visit the Sustainable Arts Foundation website.