Thursday, 31 July 2014

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI

call for entry: Bump in the Night 2014


Download "WHAT GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT 2014" prospectus
Las Vegas, Nevada's Clay Arts Vegas is pleased to present "WHAT GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT" an annual national juried art exhibition, October 1 - October 31, 2014 at the Victor F. Keen Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada. "What Goes Bump In The Night" will feature that which captures the art of the sublime, creepy, scary, things that make your skin crawl and captures the pain of personal suffering: there are many things in life that go bump in the night some physical some emotional and some psychological. All work will use clay as the primary medium and capture what we fear in the dark

Awards
There will be a $300 award for best of show.
Entry Requirements and Procedures
An artist may enter up to 3 works, up to 2 images per work.
There is a non-refundable jury fee of $10 per piece..

Payable at CLAY ARTS VEGAS STORE or check,

Application, Photos and fee must be received by September 2, 2014

Work to be delivered by September 23, 2014

Kip O'Krongly Workshop "Earthenware: Slab & Surface"


Sept 6 & 7, 2014

Sponsored by 18 Hands Gallery; 249 W 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008  713-869-3099
Early Bird price:  $215 plus $10 supply fee through 8/1/14
After 8/1/14:  $265 plus $10 supply fee

For more information, please contact 18 Hands Gallery at 713-869-3099 or email info@18handsgallery.com

www.18handsgallery.com

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

call for entry: The Fifth Cup of Comfort International Ceramic Biannual 2014 – “Personal Voice"

Swope Art Museum - Halcyon Art Gallery
The Fifth Cup of Comfort International Ceramic Biannual 2014 – “Personal Voice”

TERMS & CONDITIONS

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists world wild18 years or older. All entries must represent original works of art or design and must have been completed in the last 3 years.

MEDIA: Clay work 2-D, 3-D and works must have primarily 60% clay material are accepted.

DELIVERY AND RETURN OF WORK: All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in a reusable container WITH RETURN SHIPPING PREPAID. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered. All work must arrive at Halcyon by the specified date (see calendar).

SALE OF WORK: All work must be for sale. Halcyon Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all works of art sold during the exhibition.

INSURANCE: The artist is responsible for insuring his/her artwork for the duration of the show and during transport. Halcyon assumes no responsibility for artwork that is damaged although every precaution will be taken by Halcyon to safeguard all art.

ENTRY FEE: A non-refundable fee of $30 must accompany the Entry Form. Artists may submit up to 3 works. Checks must be made payable to THE SWOPE ART MUSEUM. If CD/ FLASH DRIVE submission is delivered by hand, cash is acceptable.

DIGITAL FORMAT: Only digital images jpg format on CD/FLASH DRIVE will be accepted. All images must be on one CD/FLASH DRIVE and clearly labeled with the artist’s name and phone number. All submissions must be identified by the artist’s first and last name, followed by 1, 2 or 3, depending on the number of entries. For example: JohnSmith1.jpg, JohnSmith2.jpg, JohnSmith3.jpg

EMAIL SUBMISSION: Email submission is encouraged. Please email your entry to raychenhalcyon@gmail.com and your check must mail to Swope Art Museum/ Halcyon Art Gallery, 25 South 7th Street Terre Haute IN 47807. Your entry without the entry fee by the deadline will not be accepted.

REPRODUCTION: The artist allows photography of artwork for the purpose of promotion or use by the media. Artist shall be acknowledged as sole creator of the artwork.

CALENDAR
ENTRY DEADLINE September 30th
Dates of Exhibition: November 7th – December 26th, 2014
Date of Opening Reception: November 7th, 7:00PM -9:00PM, 2014
Awards Ceremony: November 7th, 8:00 PM, 2014
E – Notification: October 13th, 2014
Dates for Delivery of Work: October 14th – 30th, 2014
Dates for Pickup of Work: January 6th – 10th, 2015, 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dates for Shipping of Work Back to the Artists: January 12th – 16th, 2015
Swope Art Museum - Halcyon Art Gallery
The Fifth Cup of Comfort International Ceramic Biannual 2014 – “Personal Voice”


ABOUT THE JUROR
Ray Chen, the current Halcyon Art Gallery Executive Director, received his MFA in 1997 from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY and BFA from Ohio University. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Baltimore Clayworks in MD. Chen was an Associate Professor and the head of the Ceramics Department at the University of Southern Maine and former Assistant Professor and the head of Ceramics Program at Indiana State University, Department of Art. His ceramic works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally with numerous reviews and publications. He has been traveling and exhibiting as well as presenting lectures in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hawaii, Netherlands/Holland, Japan, Poland, Scotland, Switzerland, Taiwan and North America.

ENTRY DEADLINE : September 30th , 2014
Open to all artists 18 years or older
25 South 7th Street Terre Haute IN 47807
Contact: halcyonartgallery@gmail.com
Phone: (207) 807-8799
www.halcyonartgallery.com

call for entry: The Fifth Contemporary Ceramics International Biannual 2014- Expression

Swope Art Museum - Halcyon Art Gallery

“The Fifth Contemporary Ceramics International Biannual 2014- Expression”

TERMS & CONDITIONS

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists world wild 18 years or older. All entries must represent original works of art or design and must have been completed in the last 3 years.

MEDIA: Clay work 2-D, 3-D and works must have primarily 60% clay material are accepted.

DELIVERY AND RETURN OF WORK: All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in a reusable container WITH RETURN SHIPPING PREPAID. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered. All work must arrive at Halcyon Art Gallery by the specified date (see calendar).

SALE OF WORK: All work must be for sale. Halcyon Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all works of art sold during the exhibition.

INSURANCE: The artist is responsible for insuring his/her artwork for the duration of the show and during transport. Halcyon assumes no responsibility for artwork that is damaged although every precaution will be taken by Halcyon to safeguard all art.

ENTRY FEE: A non-refundable fee of $30 must accompany the Entry Form. Artists may submit up to 3 works. Checks must be made payable to THE SWOPE ART MUSEUM. If CD/FLASH DRIVE submission is delivered by hand, cash is acceptable.

DIGITAL FORMAT: Only digital images jpg format on CD/ FLASH DRIVE will be accepted. All images must be on one CD/FLASH DRIVE and clearly labeled with the artist’s name and phone number. All submissions must be identified by the artist’s first and last name, followed by 1, 2 or 3, depending on the number of entries. For example: JohnSmith1.jpg, JohnSmith2.jpg, JohnSmith3.jpg.

EMAIL SUBMISSION: Email submission is encouraged. Please email your entry to raychenhalcyon@gmail.com and your check must mail to Swope Art Museum/ Halcyon Art Gallery, 25 South 7th Street Terre Haute, IN 47807. Your entry without the entry fee by the deadline will not be accepted.

REPRODUCTION: The artist allows photography of artwork for the purpose of promotion or use by the media. Artist shall be acknowledged as sole creator of the artwork.

CALENDAR
ENTRY DEADLINE August 30th 2014
Dates of Exhibition: October 3rd – December 26th, 2014
Date of Opening Reception: October 3rd, 7:00 PM - 9:00PM, 2014
Awards Ceremony: October 3rd, 8:00 PM, 2014
E – Notification: September 12th, 2014
Dates for Delivery of Work: September 15th – 25th, 2014
Dates for Pickup of Work: January 6th – 10th, 2015, 11:00AM – 5:00 PM
Dates for Shipping of Work Back to the Artists: January 12th – 16th, 2015
Swope Art Museum - Halcyon Art Gallery
“The Fifth Contemporary Ceramics International Biannual 2014- Expression”


ABOUT THE JUROR
Ray Chen, the current Halcyon Art Gallery Executive Director, received his MFA in 1997 from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY and BFA from Ohio University. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Baltimore Clayworks in MD. Chen was an Associate Professor and the head of the Ceramics Department at the University of Southern Maine and former Assistant Professor and the head of Ceramics Program at Indiana State University, Department of Art. His ceramic works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally with numerous reviews and publications. He has been traveling and exhibiting as well as presenting lectures in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hawaii, Netherlands/Holland, Japan, Poland, Scotland, Switzerland, Taiwan and North America.

ENTRY DEADLINE : August 30th , 2014
Open to all artists 18 years or older
25 South 7th Street Terre Haute IN 47807
Contact: halcyonartgallery@gmail.com
Phone: (207) 807-8799
www.halcyonartgallery.com

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

technical tuesday: Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces by Alex Irvine


 

I had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside Alex Irvine at a weeklong residency at Arrowmont. He's ridiculously talented and generous with his knowledge. I'm sure this new book will be an amazing resource! You can grab a copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Ceramic-Sculpture-Making-Faces-Modeling/dp/1454707763

Make sure to check out more of Alex's work on his website as well.
alexirvineceramics.blogspot.ca

Saturday, 26 July 2014

emerging artist: Jessica Hodgson




JESSICA HODGSON

ARTIST STATEMENT


Growing up on a conventional family farm in Southwestern Manitoba, I was raised with a fundamental respect and understanding of the environment and our food.  After moving to Winnipeg in 2006, I was surprised by how quickly I lost this sense of respect.  No longer getting my food straight from the garden or neighboring farms, I lost touch with the understanding I once took for granted, as it became easier and more acceptable to drive to the supermarket and fill a cart with convenience.
At a point where the public is becoming more aware and more alarmed by what is being labeled as food, I often find myself disturbed and confused by the information we are surrounded by.  Coming from a farming background surrounded by companies like Monsanto, paired with a concern for how safe many of the foods we are eating actually are, I find myself on a slippery seesaw of what is right and what is safe.
Frustrated by the topic, I designed the Stratum line in reference to the mysterious layer of chemicals, control and deception that seems to be veiling our food system today.  Typically the white surface of sterility that covers functional dinnerware is comforting and customary, providing us with a smooth, safe surface to present our food.  In Stratum however, this white surface is only superficial, draping over dark, organic sections, masking them in uniformity and perceived appeal.
 

Friday, 25 July 2014

guest post: "show us your influences" with Amanda Barr

So you may have noticed that starting last friday I've begun (what will hopefully become) another weekly feature on the blog. Inspiration comes from numerous obvious and sometimes less clear sources. Fridays will now be a chance for readers of musing to share what inspires them.  So drop me a line with a few lines about you, your inspirations (3 artists, not neccessarily clay based) and some images and join in the fun!
Thanks in advance
xoxo
carole
musingaboutmud@gmail.com


My inspirations by Amanda Barr:
Author Neil Gaiman
Molly Hatch
Jason Bige Burnett

My work is very much a reflection of my personality; bright, colorful, and highly imaginative. Reality has often been painful, so I and in turn my work, seek escape in other worlds. Seeing creatures in passing clouds, dreaming of alternate worlds, delving into books about eras long past make each day a new and fun adventure, for myself and I hope those who use my work.

Neil Gaiman writes some of the best science fiction and fantasy worlds in literature today. His writing is funny, sad, exciting and above all heart-felt. From his adult fiction (Startdust, Neverwhere, Anasi Boys, Sandman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane) to young adult and children's books (Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Chu's Day) he has never failed to capture me completely. His 2012 commencement address-turned-book "Make Good Art" is my go-to when I need extra motivation to keep going.



Jason's work has that blend of simple (form) and complex (surface) that has, since I first saw a piece several years back, called to me. Playful yet poignant, his work is everything I've strived to create. His subtle manner of storytelling is some of the best around, and of course he is as beautiful a person as his work.


Molly Hatch's work first spoke to me because of the historical references- I loved Wedgewood long before I ever began working with clay. Her more recent design work- moving into fabric, wallpaper, glassware- is something I am fascinated with and would love to someday do myself. What I love most about Molly is how she has elevated the functional pot into artwork with her displays of teacups and teapots in frames and of course her "plate painting" pieces such as Physic Garden with the High Museum. 


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

movie day: Alternative methods of ceramic shaping / The Blast / Adam Železný / UMPRUM




The Blast is a set of ceramics vessels that are shaped by a shockwave induced by controlled detonation. I am using a sophisticated system of explosive charges which – on basis of measurements and tests – determine the final shape of the bowls. As a result, I am presenting a set of different sized bowls which stand on the edge of fine and applied arts. The important point is the act of creation of the bowl. The blast, event, which itself lasts no longer than the actual detonation. A shockwave shaping the bowl is spreading at a supersonic speed and partially imprints itself into the ceramic mass. It is kind of a punk analogy to an industrial porcelain production, isostatic shaping, which is also based on the use of pressure. However with much lower costs and much different result classified as free ceramics.

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
humor.

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