Saturday, 23 July 2016

Call for Entries: Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Eligiblity: Artworks that use clay/ceramics as the main material or subject matter are eligible to be submitted.

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 (GICB2017) INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION calls for artists from October 4 to 31, 2016 via online ( The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of KRW50,000,000(approx.43,000.00USD) and will be invited to solo exhibition during the GICB2019 as well as the grand opening ceremony for the GICB2017.

Unleash your creativity and imagination at the GICB2017 International Compeititon , a window to the future of ceramics.

Korea Ceramic Foundation will be hosting the 9 th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale
Korea from April 22 (Sat) to May 28 (Sun), 2017 in Icheon, Yeoju and Gwangju.

GICB2017 is now commencing with the announcement of entry requirements for the International Competition, one of the main parts of the GICB. This competition calls for the artworks that mirror the modern trends and point to the future of the ceramic arts. It welcomes such artworks that redefine the essence of ceramics by exploring the spirit, values, forms and techniques of the traditional ceramic art.

Unleash your creativity and imagination at the International Competition, a window to the future of ceramics. GICB2017 will keep going all out for promoting the winners to the world!


emerging artist: Jihyun Kim

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

movie day: InFrame - Cristina Cordova

InFrame - Cristina Cordova from InFrame on Vimeo.

Cristina Cordova is a sculptor based in North Carolina. Originally from Puerto Rico, Cordova was studying engineering when she decided to quit her program and follow her dreams of being an artist. In her picturesque studio she creates arresting clay figures that are both personal and universal. Her work is exhibited as part of the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, and the Fuller Craft Museum, among others.
See more of Cristina’s work at, built using
For InFrame Series updates and announcements follow:
Director and Photography: Bas Berkhout
Production: Like Knows Like
Brand and Motion Design: Andrew Vucko / Roger Dario
Creative Director: Lukas Dryja
Executive Producer: Dominik Dryja
Audiomix: Peter Stoel

Sunday, 17 July 2016

workshop: THE PRINTED FIGURE: Cristina Córdova and Jason Bige Burnett

OCTOBER 3-7, 2016
8 students per session
Location: Soto-Córdova Studios, Penland, NC
We are joining forces for a third time to teach this unique combination of figurative ceramic sculpture and surface development through the use of underglaze transfers and monotypes.

Full info here:
The course will include:
  • The basics of anatomy and proportion, building a torso with slabs, and exploring different construction formats for pedestal or wall, finishing and detailing to optimize expression
  • An assortment of printing techniques for clay such as screen, monotype and plaster printing as well as tissue transfers and decals.
  • Lectures to show how artists utilize “printing” in clay and inspire conceptual investigation
  • Clay and all necessary materials for printing and developing surfaces including silkscreens, plaster, decals, transfers, slips, underglazes and glazes
  • Insider resources regarding clays, printing materials for clay, printing and anatomy books, models and specialty tools
  • 3 firings
  • A 4:1 teacher /student ratio (only 8 spaces available) to get deep into the techniques
  • A great lunch and afternoon coffee or tea
  • 8am-10pm access to the studio

Thursday, 14 July 2016

job posting: Ceramic and Print Media Studio Technician Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey, BC

Competition Number: 
Close Date: 
August 1, 2016

Kwantlen Polytechnic University seeks a highly motivated, organized individual with proven experience with technical Fine Arts support in a post-secondary education environment to join our Fine Arts Department as a Lab Technician for the Faculty of Arts.  This fulltime regular position is scheduled for five workdays per week starting September 2016. The salary is starting at $45,150.20 annually.

Qualified candidates will have completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent combination of education and experience from a publicly accredited post-secondary institution with experience and knowledge of the techniques and safety aspects involved with: print making & ceramics. Prior experience assisting in a Fine Arts department at a post-secondary institution is required. Preference will be given to applicants with active involvement in the local art community and experience in promoting and developing strong workplace communications and processes.
Please forward your résumé, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting the competition number 16-87R by August 1, 2016 to:

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

call for entry: LEAP awards

A call for entries will begin on July 1, 2016 for the 2017 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP). LEAP is a Store feature that recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. Established in 2007 in honor of SCC Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon's 20-years of service, the program showcases one winner and six finalists. The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and have their work featured, marketed, and sold in The Store for one year, beginning January 2017. In addition to the prize-winning artist, each of the six finalists will have their work featured and sold in 2-month intervals throughout 2017. 

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented artists who are in the early stages of their careers. "Emerging" artists may have had some professional experience (i.e., exhibitions, sales, publications, etc.) but not yet have established reputations. Artists must work in craft media and are asked to submit 6 images, a resume, a statement, support materials, and a $25 application fee to SCC by September 30, 2016.
The selection review committee for LEAP will include guest juror Brigitte Martin, creator and Editor-in-Chief of crafthaus, Janet McCall, Executive Director at SCC, Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions at SCC, and Megan Crowell, Asst. Director of Retail Operations at SCC.

Monday, 11 July 2016



, 2016, 5 PM

No late entries will be consider

Wychwood Barns 
601 Christie Street,
Toronto, ON

October 14–October 16, 2016
Friday, Oct 14:
Opening Reception 7-9 pm

Saturday, Oct 15: 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 16: 11 am – 5 pm

20th Annual FUSION Clay and Glass Show

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 20th annual juried FUSION Clay & Glass Show, exhibition and sale, held at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto.  Celebrating the best and most engaging clay and glass works, FUSION’s Clay & Glass Show will be the foremost event for purchasing the finest in clay and glass.

Follow the link to download the prospectus:

monday morning eye candy: Jeanne Quinn

A thousand tiny deaths by Jeanne Quinn

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Zach Tate & Tom Bartel: Death and Taxes

July 9 – September 18, 2016 | Art League Gallery
Reception: September 2, 2016 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

For over 25,000 years, the human figure has been represented in ceramics. It is an inherently vital form and ideally suited for directly expressing the human condition. It is also what lies at the intersection of the work of artists Tom Bartel (Athens, OH) and Zach Tate (Goshen, IN). Whether exploring the various stages of life or subverting those in power, the figures they create ask us all to reflect on life’s certainties.
Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
— Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789
 Tom Bartel (b. 1969, Cleveland, OH) is known for his fragmented figures that take cues from a “shotgun blast” of influences ranging from antiquity to current popular culture. He received his M.F.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington. He has lectured, conducted workshops and exhibited extensively throughout the United States and internationally. His work is included in numerous public and private collections, and has numerous publications to his credit, including American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Ceramics Art and Perception as well as many other periodicals and books. Bartel is currently the Ceramics Area Chairperson and is an Associate Professor at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Zach Tate (b. 1985, Springfield, MO) is a figurative sculptor and works at the University of Notre Dame as a visiting lecturer for the Ceramics Department and as the executive director of Goshen Youth Arts (a non-profit organization in Goshen, IN). He moved to northern Indiana in 2013 after finishing his M.F.A. from Texas Tech University. His work has been exhibited internationally, nationally and regionally. Along with exhibiting his work, he has been a visiting artist at several Universities and art centers around the world and works as an author for several ceramics publications. His writings cover experiences he has had organizing events, travelogues and exhibition reviews.
South Bend Museum of Art
Century Center, 120 S St Joseph St, South Bend, IN 46601

emerging artist: Ella Valge-Saar

Thursday, 7 July 2016

call for entry: Irons in the Fire.

Juror: Justin Rothshank.
3 Entries.
Email applications to

CLAY LA 2016


CLAY LA: 2016
Saturday, July 30 | 11:00–6:00pm
Free with museum admission

CLAY LA is a new annual sale and fundraiser showcasing
emerging and established ceramic makers in the greater
Los Angeles area. Meet and shop from some of LA’s most
vibrant and dynamic makers, celebrated for their
accomplishments and often-unexpected approaches to
art making and design. Join us for fun air-clay workshops,
music, and drinks!