Friday, 25 July 2008

Anagama kiln building and firing workshop

When: August 22nd - 31st
Where: Devon England
More info here

Pottery holidays in Malawi

"Dedza is the highest town in Malawi and Dedza mountain, reaching up to nearly 7,000 feet, forms the backdrop to Dedza Pottery. The slopes of the mountain are covered with a well managed pine forest that supplies timber and firewood to a wide region. It is a beautiful and unspoilt environment in which to create, and great care is taken not to cause any environmental damage in the pottery operations. The pottery was started, as a private business, in 1987 by Chris and Charity Stevens."

For more information about the 2 or 3 week workshops check out their website.

Must see exhibit

Gallery Website
Also if you haven't yet - check out Mel Robson's blog.


"The greatest and most important ceramic manifestation in Croatia will take place from March 6 to April 4 2009 in the City Museum of Varazdin.

The title of the exhibition: NATURE AS ADVENTURE

Only works which embody the concept of ceramics as a means of free artistic expression will be accepted: sculptures, installation, and works serving a non-functional and functional purpose. Artists are expected to contribute by presenting distinctively personalised, original and novel ceramic art works characterised by a sincere approach, an ebullient, vivaciously creative and imaginative form of expression. A combination of various materials may be used but the work must be done primarily in ceramics."

Deadline for submission of applications:
October, the 30 2008 (post stamp)

Check out website for more info.

Monday, 7 July 2008

CRAFT USA: National Craft Triennial

Juror: Gretchen Keyworth, Director and Chief Curator, Fuller Craft Museum
Media: U.S. artists 18+; basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood
Entry Deadline: August 15, 2008
Restrictions: Any craft artist in the US
Entry Fee: : $30 entry fee for up to 3 works (1 detail of each is allowable)
Awards: 1st Prize $1000 plus
Check out Silvermine Guild Arts Center Website for more.

Clay Focus - Call for entry

Call for Entries for the Clay Focus Exhibition at Gloria Kennedy Gallery.
Deadline August 1st 2008.

The ‘Clay Focus’ exhibition is open to ceramic artists worldwide.
We are focusing on extremely extraordinary ceramic art. The work can stand, sit or hang. It can be functional, sculptural or both. It must be ceramic and any exterior treatment may be applied. The application deadline is August 1, 2008. Exhibition Dates: September 10 until October 18, 2008 during the DUMBO under the Bridge Arts Festival.

There is a $35.00 fee for 3 images. Please requestion an online application HERE or send a SASE to Gloria Kennedy Gallery 111 Front Street Gallery 222, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Call for submissions - The Adi Prize for Jewish Expression in Art and Design

The Foundation's central project is a biennial international competition in visual arts and design, with themes related to Jewish thought and tradition. The competition, which offers a monetary prize, is open to all artists above the age of 18, from a wide variety of fields in the visual art.

The theme of the fourth Adi Prize (2008) is Rupture and Repair. Information on the theme, including a source book on the subject, is available on the Foundation’s website.

Phase I: Deadline December 1, 2008, via the Web-site of the Adi Foundation
The winner will be announced in October 2009. It is planned to open the exhibition in June 2010

Call for Papers - Australian Ceramic Conference

Well if you ever wanted a good reason to visit Australia (and I could give you a long list!), here's one:

Call for Papers
Closes: 31 October 2008
Conference to be held in Sydney 2009

The 1st Australian Ceramics Triennale (formerly the National Ceramics Conference), Facing the Future, will focus on the relationship between contemporary ceramic practice and the emergence of diverse social, cultural and technological global forces. The panel invites individual papers or suggestions for panels on any aspect of triennale's three broad themes - Facing Asia, Future Practice and Activate/Cultivate.

Check out their website for further information and expanded themes.

Indigenous Ceramic Art Award - Australia

Indigenous Ceramic Art Award
Closes: 3 October 2008


The award was developed by Shepparton Art Gallery to support Indigenous ceramic artists and acknowledge the special industry of ceramic art practice. This biennial award exhibition will survey Indigenous ceramic art practice, demonstrating current developments in the field.

Check out Shepparton's website for more information.

Art Off The Wall Sydney is still accepting applications (until August 1 2008)
Art Off the Wall is dedicated to the promotion, career development and exposure of emerging and independent artists. All ages and mediums are invited to apply.

Check out their website for further details.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition

August 30, 2008 entry deadline

Held in odd-numbered years, the NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition is the premier juried exhibition. Entered works must have been completed within the last 2 years. The exhibition is juried from digital images by three prominent professionals in the field. Entry fee is $15 for Members, $30 Non-Members. Please note: Artists must be at least 18 years of age and all artists from outside the U.S. (including Canada) must be current NCECA members to enter. Merit and purchase awards totaling approximately $5,000 are determined by the jurors. NCECA produces a color catalog featuring work by all participating artists. Extension with late fees deadline is September 6, 2008. For more information visit the NCECA website.

USA Call for entry

October 24 – November 22, 2008
National Juried Ceramics Exhibition

August 1 Final Postmark deadline for submissions
September 2 Accepted notification to entrants
October 14 All accepted work must be received

Clay3 is open to all artists working in the continental
United States.

For more info and entry form download the pdf from the ClaySpace website.