Monday, 25 August 2008


an exhibition of new ceramic and fibre work by

Sally James

Exhibition Opening
6.00 pm Thursday 28 August 2008
Exhibition Closes Monday 21 September 2008

Freeland Gallery
120 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021 NSW Australia
T: 61 (0)2 9360 2541 M: 0409 150 547
E: W:
Opening hours: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm Thursday to Monday
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)


The Third International Exhibition of Postmodern Ceramics 2009.
Deadline: 30 October 2008.
No entry fee.
Dates: 6 March - 4 April 2009.
Croatian Ceramic Association,
Krizaniceva 13,
42000 Varazdin, Croatia.
Telephone: 385 42 211 227.

It's only clay...

September 5 entry deadline

"6th Annual It’s Only Clay"
Show dates: November 7–December 20
Open to functional clay vessels.
Juried from digital. Fee: $30.
Juror: Linda Christianson.
For prospectus, visit website.
Bemidji Community Art Center and Bemidji State University Visual Art Dept.
426 Bemidji Ave. N., Bemidji 56601
(218) 444-7570.

Queercraft 2009

September 15 entry deadline

California, Los Angeles

Show dates: January 22–February 28, 2009

Open to contemporary craft that addresses queerness as a concept or artistic process.

For more information contact Joon Oluchi Lee, Curator,

Call for Entry - ladies only!

When: September 2 deadline
Where: New York, New York
What: "Upstairs/Downstairs: A Fine Craft Exhibition and Boutique"
Show dates: October 9–November 2
Who: Open to women artists.
Juried from digital and slides. Fee: $50; members, $40 for up to three images.
Juror: Joanna Rothbard.
Craft Exhibition,
The Pen and Brush,
16 E. 10th St.,
New York 10003;;;
(212) 475-3669.
Just a thought before the holiday season rolls around of the importance not only to create wonderfully crafted objects to enrich our lives but also to buy and support the handmade revolution.

Join the pledge here.
The site also has some great links to craft organizations and online handmade communities and shops.

Do you raku?

Raku Firing and Demonstration for Alberta Arts Day, High River
September 6

In celebration of Alberta Arts and Culture Day we are having a raku demonstration on Saturday, Septmember 6 from 10:00 - 2:00 pm.
Please let anyone know who would like to bring a piece to should be in raku clay....we will have glazes -please let me know if you want to participate.....

Connie & Bob Pike
Location 70-9th Ave SE, High River
Phone 403-652-5255 Studio

Craft and Sustainability

The Alberta Craft Council is hosting the exhibition:

Elemental Connections
An Exhibition of Sustainable Craft
July 12 - September 27, 2008

From their site: "The Alberta Craft Council in collaboration with the Ontario Crafts Council is pleased to present Elemental Connections, an exploration of the relationship between craft and sustainability. The works are selected by curator Arlene Gehring, with the intention of making space for craft makers, the public, and the OCC to address vital issues through craft media.

Elemental Connections, planned as part of Craft Year 2007, is one of the OCC’s signature exhibitions that situate craft as an essential component of Canadian culture. Questions of sustainability, environmental impact, and going ‘green’ are a concern for all Canadians. Placing craft discourse in the realm of this larger discussion brings the OCC closer to the issues affecting the community around us."

Please check out their website for more information.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Galerie Besson celebrates 20 years

It was years ago, back when I had just begun my love affair with ceramics that I was on trip to London and stopped in at the Galerie Besson for an exhibition of Lucie Rie's work. At the time I think I had a vague notion of how important she was in the wide world of ceramics, but I had just begun to scratch the surface of the medium and the wealth of amazing artists. I remember it being a beautiful little space, the sounds of the street chatter below wafting up. The gallery was filled with these amazing pots, one of which I couldn't help but to caress in my hands. Well if you're lucky enough to live in or be visiting London you should check out the current exhibition of Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.

The gallery is celebrating it's 20th anniversary and there should be some amazing exhibitions in store. Make sure to check out the upcoming exhibition:


10 September – 2 October 2008

Gordon Crosby
Bernard Dejonghe
Katerina Evangelidou
Anne Floche
Ryoji Koie
Rodney Lawrence
Jennifer Lee
Jacqueline Lerat
John Maltby
Bodil Manz
Shozo Michikawa
Priscilla Mouritzen
Margaret O’Rorke
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Elizabeth Raeburn
Inger Rokkjaer
Alev Siesbye
Vladimir Tsivin
Annie Turner
Hans Vangso

That's quite the list of Ceramic All Stars! Should be a fantastic show. If you want a bit of a sneak peek at some of the work check out Priscilla Mouritzen's blog. She makes amazingly beautiful and elegant woodfired pinch pots. Stunning really.

Such a tactile medium

This a beautiful piece by Ivana Kralik. Check out the blog here. Sadly not in english.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Exciting new blog to read...

You must find the time for this one - Making a slow revolution.

Lots of good reads and thoughts to think an upcoming exhibition and details on how to get involved.


Some more websites to check out...

Design Factory - For artists in the East Midlands. News, events, workshops and competitions.

Candid Arts - Galleries, events, handmade markets, studios, etc.

Peace and Politics exhibition at American Arts Alliance.

2009 Niche awards

Don't miss out -deadline is August 30th for Professionals, September 30th for Students.
Check out the American Craft website for all the details.

Colour and Porcelain exhibition

Image - Caroline Yi Cheng

Exploring colour in Porcelain at flow gallery

12 June - 6 September 2007

"Bringing together the work of seven international artists, Colourware showcases the beautiful and varied ways in which colour and form can combine in contemporary porcelain. From vessels, wall pieces and bowls, to china sculptures and installations, porcelain moves away from the traditional, muted palette to adopt vibrant colours and eccentric forms."

Don't miss checking out the other gallery much great work in one place.

1-5 Needham Road
London W11 2RP UK

Upcoming exhibition - Gerry Wedd

If you haven't checked out Gerry Wedd's Blog yet, you must. There's a great post with writing about this new body of work.

And if you have the time and are in the neighborhood check out his latest exhibition at Helen Stephens Gallery in Sydney. Runs from August 13th to Sept. 14th.