Thursday, 14 February 2008

Residency Program in Seto city, Japan.

When: July 2008 - February 2009
Deadline: 29 February 2008

This program supports the ceramic and glass artists from all over the world in order to exchange ideas with local artists, which will bring new different perspectives to Seto city with more than 1000 years ceramic history. This program also intends to encourage Seto citizens to encounter different forms of artistic expression through the art and cultural activities. We welcome the artists who have a strong desire to build new rapport with Seto citizens.

Seto City Cultural Promotion Foundation.
Address: 113-3Nishiibara,Seto,Aichi,489-0884,Japan
Tel: +81-561-84-1093 FAX:+81-561-85-0415.
Check website for further info

Zelli Porcelain Award 2008

Deadline: 23 February 2008

Dreams and Visions is the theme for the Fifth Zelli Award. £3000 will be awarded for the winnner. All porcelain artists are invited to enter.

International award dedicated uniquely to figurative porcelain.

Judges :- Paul Atterbury, expert in 20th century decorative arts on BBC Antiques Road Show and writer.
Sister Wendy Beckett :- art historian and writer and BBC art expert.
Tony Laverick :- renowned ceramicist.

Please send A4 S.A.E snd £3, for application pack, to:

Zelli Porcelain Award
55 - 57 Chiltern St,
London W1U 6ND

Phone: 020 7224 2114
Fax: 020 7486 7086

Craft Forms 2008

14th International Juried Exhibition, Dec. 5, 2008-Jan. 22, 2009.
$4,000 + cash awards.
Entry fee: CD/Slide $40/Online $30.
Deadline: Sept. 19, 2008.
Prospectus, send SASE: Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087

The ARtery, Artists' Cooperative of Davis

Call for entries: Deadline: Feb.20, 2008.
19th Annual California Clay Competition/Exhibition, The ARtery, Apr. 25-June 6, 2008. Held in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (sponsored by the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis).
Juror: Sandy Simonas.
Cash awards.
Entry fee.
For prospectus, send SASE: CCC, The ARtery, 207 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.
Tel: 530-758-8330.
Or apply online.

The 5th World Ceramic Biennale

The 5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea (CEBIKO) International Competition will take place April 25-June 21, 2009, at the Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea.

Categories: Ceramics for Use and Ceramics as Expression.
Cash awards.
No entry fee.
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2008.
Apply online or delivery mail.
Contact: Shinhee Park, Curator, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Curatorial Dept., 467-020, San 69-1, Gwango-dong, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. Tel: +82 31 645 0580 Fax: +82 31 631 1614

2008 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists

The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists Program is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community by providing recognition and direct financial support for mid-career ceramic artists. The Fellowships are intended to significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Two grants of $25,000 each will be awarded annually. Awards may be used for, but are not limited to, supplementing living or travel costs, purchasing materials and equipment, experimenting with new materials and techniques, and collaborating with other artists.

Completed application forms and application materials must be received at Northern Clay Center in hard copy by 5 pm on Friday, April 25, 2008. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE. No faxed, emailed, or late applications will be accepted. For more information, please contact NCC at 612.339.8007.

Forms are downloadable from the Northern Clay Center Website

Check out their site for other opportunities such as their sales gallery, other artist grants and exhibition opportunities.

sorry, this is a bit late, but I thought you might want to know about it anyway...

Call for Papers
2008 International Society for Ceramics
Art Education and Exchange (ISCAEE) Symposium
28TH JULY – 17TH AUGUST 2008
Fine Art Department, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Ceramic Symposium Bringing Together A World Clay

‘ISCAEE Comes to Africa’

The Conference Organizing Committee for ISCAEE 2008 invites you to participate in the 2008 International Society for Ceramics Art Education and Exchange Symposium (ISCAEE) to be hosted by the Department of Fine Art, Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya in conjunction with The National Museums’ of Kenya from 28th July to 17th August 2008.

Participation in the conference will be by submission of abstracts for paper presentations, practical demonstrations in ceramic production or presentation of artifacts to be exhibited during the symposium. Attendance is also open to people with an interest in ceramics to experience ceramics from different cultural perspectives as well as discussing with international colleagues.

ISCAEE is an international organization that fosters the development of ceramic art and exchange between practicing artists and institutions as well as those who agree with its aims. Currently it has a membership from Australia, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana. The goals of ISCAEE are:

1. To exchange knowledge of ceramic Art and techniques through education and cultural activities.
2. To create worldwide ceramic education through art, technique, and Ceramic culture.
3. To develop, enhance and promote ceramics art and techniques through education and cultural exchange.
4. To improve quality, techniques of ceramic around world

2008 Symposium
Theme: CLAY ART AND FUNCTION: Ceramic Symposium Bringing Together a
World Clay Heritage

The objectives of the symposium are therefore to:
∑ share in the creativity of ceramic art and culture with staff and students from ISCAEE member institutions and other artists interested in the transfer of knowledge through the participation in practical workshops and academic lectures and presentations,
∑ introduce to the participants the contemporary and traditional clay and ceramic art, culture and technology, and
∑ invite discussion on the development of clay art and ceramics in higher education.
The conference will include practical demonstrations, exhibitions, paper presentations, round table panels and field trips.

Conference papers are welcome on any topic pertinent to the theme of ISCAEE 2008. Prospective speakers are asked to send in their abstracts by 15th February 2008. During the symposium demonstrations/workshops, and roundtable discussions will take place. The decision on what paper has been selected for presentation at the conference will be communicated to individual authors by 30th April 2008.

Expression of Interest
Prospective participants and those interested in presenting papers are requested to send in an expression of interest to by 30th January 2008.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 15th February 2008
Deadline for full paper submission: 30th May 2008

Participants from ISCAEE member institutions are encouraged to produce artwork relevant to the theme that will be curated at the National Museums’ of Kenya. These artifacts will be donated by the artist for permanent collections by the museum.
A limited amount of space exists at the Kenyatta University gallery and will be available for commercial vendors’ displays/exhibits during the Conference. Interested parties should contact the secretariat by e-mail: before 30th February 2008.

More Information
Detailed information on registration fees, accommodation and other expenses related to the symposium will be sent to all participants well in advance of the conference.
This information will also be available at the conference web site

ISCAEE 2008,
Kenyatta University Secretariat,
Fine Art Department,
Kenyatta University
P.O Box 43844-00100
Tel: +254 020 810901 ext 57332

Conference Coordinators
1. Mr. George Vikiru,
Fine Art Department,
Tel: +254 020 810901 ext 57332

2. Mr. Edward Mwaura Ndekere,
Fine Art Department,
Tel: +254 020 810901 ext 57332

Please visit the ISCAEE conference web page regularly for new information regarding this conference.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Thank you...

I just wanted to express my deepest thanks to everyone who has emailed and posted comments over the last few weeks offering advice and congrats on my latest "project". Hopefully in the next few weeks I will find the time (likely during the wee hours of the morning!!) to write everyone back...
The exciting news though is that we welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world on February 1st. Things are slowly starting to settle into a routine so hopefully postings will also pick up again...
Best wishes to all.

A few American Ceramic calls for entry...

Entry deadline - February 15
Missouri, St. Louis

“Infusion 10×10”, open to teapots no larger than ten inches in any dimension.
Juried from digital.
Juror: Fong Choo.
Fee: $35 for two entries.
Awards: $500.
Contact Craft Alliance, Infusion 10×10, 6640 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63130;; website; (314) 725-1177, ext. 323.

Entry deadline - February 15
“Teapot Forms 2008: A Juried Exhibition” (June 13–August 13).
North Carolina, Charlotte
Juried from digital and slides.
No entry fee.
Contact Heather Andreas, RedSky Gallery, 1244 E. Blvd., Charlotte 28203;; website; (704) 377-6400.

Entry deadline - March 7th
“Transforming the Elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air” (May 15–June 25),
Open to all fine craft media that creatively articulates a connection to the elements. Juror: Mark Newport,
Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Fee: $25.
For prospectus, visit website. Contact Artisans Center of Virginia, PO Box 452, 801 W. Broad St., Waynesboro 22980;; (540) 946-3294.

Entry deadline - March 28th
“Jersey Shore Clay National 2008” (May 24–June 23),
Open to pottery and ceramic sculpture.
Juried from digital and slides.
Juror: Dan Hammett.
For prospectus, send SASE to JSCN 2008, M. T. Burton Gallery, 1819 N. Long Beach Blvd., Surf City 08008;; website

Ceramics monthly opportunity

Calling Emerging Clay Artists!

In May 2008, Ceramics Monthly will again publish a photo spread featuring the works of emerging clay artists. Anyone actively pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years is eligible.

For Consideration
Submit up to five professional-quality images (300ppi resolution on CD, plus a color print of each image), along with full descriptions of works, artist’s statement and résumé to:

Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly
600 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 210
Westerville, OH 43082.

Additional Information
Do not submit materials in binders or folders. Emailed submissions and submissions of more than five images will not be considered. Materials will be returned only if a padded envelope with appropriate postage is included. Arrival deadline: February 22.