Wednesday, 23 July 2014

movie day: A Tile Factory in Fez, Morocco

Friday, 18 July 2014

charm by Gerry Wedd

guest post - "show us your influences" with Andrew Tarrant

 My work is heavily influenced by historical and mythological examples, in form,
use and decoration. I wouldn't class myself as a production potter, nor a
sculptor, if pressed I usually say I'm a vessel maker, or a maker of things.

I do not generally attribute any artists as a direct influence but rather the (almost) faceless artisans of the past. I have a simple Roman bowl that I
purchased in London when I was a student at ACA back in the late 80's. It sits on my kitchen table, I've put nuts in it during parties. I like that it was made in the first century (AD) and it is still in use in the twenty-first century. I like the longevity of clay.

I have major geek cred, I collect and have sold collectable sculptural toys,
comics and such. In the past we never knew the names of the toy sculptors but these days they are proudly printed on most of the packaging. As potters we are
known only by our marks, sometimes by our names, but always by the look of our art. I can usually tell if two different toys were sculpted by the same person.

Back to the late 80's again, where I met a jewelery student who practiced
martial arts like I did. We practiced together, exchanging styles, and became
close friends. Jeff deBoer is not so much an influence as a brother in design.
Once or twice we have even come up with the same designs at the same time. We
share a similar design sensibility, snobbery of single-malt, and sarcastic

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Domestic Frontier - a melbourne based collective

Melbourne based collective showcasing contemporary wares of the highest quality, handmade by Australian craftspeople for use in the home.

Domestic Frontier organises retail events with an evolving collective of selected local makers, who create innovative, high quality wares that are functional and designed to inhabit a domestic setting. These events aim to directly connect makers with an interested audience in a relaxed atmosphere where the focus is on highlighting complimentary elements in different mediums and offering visitors time to make an informed, non pressured choice so that the pieces they take home are things they will keep and treasure for a very long time.

 Where 19 Nicholson  st Brunswick East   
When     weds to sunday   20th-31 August          11am-6pm
Meet the Maker afternoon tea Saturday 30th August 2-4pm

@domesticfrontier on Instagram

Participant Name


Bridget Bodenham

Ceramic - Planters, vessels
Sandra Bowkett

Ceramic -vessels
Adriana Christianson

Ceramic -vessels, cushions
Sophie Moran
Ceramics - tableware, vessels
Vic Pemberton –
Bind and Fold
hand dyed textile, baskets, blankets, aprons
Georgia Clarke
- Housemade Studio
bespoke aprons, cushions,
Greg Hatton

Wood - furniture
Jo Ruchel

hand woven baskets
@joruchel on Instagram

new issue of The Studio Potter!!!

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job posting: CFile Executive Director


Jobs | CFile Seeks Part-Time Executive Director with Fundraising Experience

CFile, the global community for ceramic creatives, is seeking a part-time executive director to help our organization with fundraising. We’re looking for a professional person who wants the challenge of growing a small, but vibrant nonprofit.
The hours are half-day. Applicants must be residents of New Mexico, living preferably in or near Santa Fe.
Starting Sept. 1, the director will be responsible for managing CFile Foundation and its fundraising program. Applicants must have some experience working for art organizations. CFile will also consider applications from suitably-qualified consultants.
The director may work from his or her home office (we do not believe in commuting) and he or she must be self-motivated.
To apply, please send a brief resume to CFile’s Chief Editor Garth Clark at

movie day: Justin Novak

Justin Novak from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

Justin Novak has been an Associate Professor of Visual Art and Material Practice at Emily Carr since the Fall of 2007. He teaches in the areas of Ceramics and Illustration. After receiving his BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Justin spent fifteen years working as a freelance illustrator in New York City, for a range of clients (including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Macmillan Publishing, Harper Collins, Tor Books, and the Book-of-the-Month Club, among others). A second career followed, as an exhibiting artist working primarily in the medium of ceramics. Much of his ceramic work, which has ranged from figurative sculpture to utilitarian design, has been developed within international residency programs, including the Kohler Factory in Wisconsin, the Walbryzch Factory in Walbryzch, Poland, the Arabia Factory in Helsinki and the National Workshops of Art and Crafts in Copenhagen.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Spots still available: Kiln Building Workshop with Martin Tagseth and Robin Dupont

Sculpture Space NYC to open July 15th in Long Island City, New York, currently supporting crowdfunding artist residency applications.

July 13, 2014 - New York City, NY: Sculpture Space NYC is opening its doors July 14th
 and is currently welcoming ongoing artist residency applications, for project specific or research based projects. To assist artists in finding funding for fees, Sculpture Space NYC encourages and supports applicants to use crowdfunding sites (RocketHub, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, etc.) as part of the application process.

Sculpture Space NYC wants to create a space that enables artists from all of over the world to work side by side, creating a dynamic mix of visual language and cultural practice. There are two different types of residencies: one for artist’s interested in expanding their practice through research and development (expand residency) and artist’s who are proposing a specific project for a commission or exhibition (aim residency).

For application guidelines email Magda at; once accepted, applicants will have our endorsement and can use our facilities to create their campaign. The applications are ongoing, giving artists the flexibility to work the residency into their own schedule.

Sculpture Space NYC also offers membership opportunities.


About Sculpture Space NYC:

Sculpture Space NYC is an experimental ceramic center, dedicated to experienced sculptors, artists and designers who are interested in exploring new material possibilities with clay as part of their creative practice. Artist and designers with diverse artistic practices and materials are welcome.

Located in Long Island City, NYC, it offers easy access to and from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens via subway, bus, and bicycle. The facility currently offers 4,500 square feet of individual and shared workspaces.

Sculpture Space NYC Media Contact:
Magda Dejose 718 679 7200

monday morning eye candy: Ettore Sottsass

all images via pinterest