Monday, 30 November 2009

The aftermath....

Weekend sale finally over and today I'm busy getting the leftover inventory sorted and photographed so that it's ready to go up on Etsy asap...still might be a while before that all comes together, but oh well...


Oh yeah and don't forget that ARTIST OF THE DAY month goes live tomorrow, so get your thinking caps on and start commenting if you want in on the giveaway!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Tenure Track Position at Doane College Crete Campus

Doane College website - http://www.doane.edu

posting -
http://www.doane.edu/About_Doane/Listings/Faculty/

Doane College Crete campus seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art for fall 2010. Responsibilities include teaching all 3 dimensional art courses including sculpture and ceramics. The art department serves majors, including future teachers, and non-majors in a beautiful, new art facility opened in 2007. The successful candidate will have excellent hand building and throwing skills and possess thorough knowledge of glazing chemistry and the history of ceramics. Knowledge of current trends in sculpture including installations and experience with down draft gas powered kilns as well as a proven exhibition record required. Teaching experience preferred; M.F.A. in studio art essential. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references and, 5 photos of current work electronically to Dr. Les Manns, Interim VPAA,
AcademicAffairs@doane.edu. Doane College is an equal opportunity employer.

This time University of New York @ Oswego

Assistant Professor of Ceramics
Category:Academic / Faculty
Department:Art Department
Locations:Oswego, NY
Posted:Oct 23, '09
Type:Exempt
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Job Description:

The Department of Art at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Ceramics.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Primary teaching responsibilities include Introductory and Advanced Ceramics
  • Secondary teaching responsibilities include 3-D Design and/or Sculpture
  • Additional teaching responsibility includes expanding knowledge of diversity, historical, theoretical, critical and contemporary global/multicultural practices in the visual arts.
  • Further teaching responsibilities include kiln firing, and management of a large ceramics studio.
  • Departmental responsibilities include being involved with program planning, assessment, and curriculum development.
  • Other Departmental/University responsibilities include staying current on health and safety issues; participation in campus governance, department service, and academic advising; commitment to research/creative activity.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Art Department has over 300 undergraduate majors in degree programs in Art, Art History and Graphic Design. These programs include the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Additionally, undergraduates can elect to minor in art, graphic design, expressive art therapy, museum studies, or arts management. The Department also offers an MA degree in Art and Graphic Design as well as an MAT in Art Education.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA with concentration in ceramics
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and knowledge to promote students' ability to succeed in a multicultural and global community
  • An active art career as evidenced by current work and exhibitions
  • Digital literacy

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at university level


Additional Information:

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience

Date of Appointment: August 2010

Send 10-20 examples of personal creative work and 10-20 examples of student work on CD, DVD or slide format directly to Cynthia Clabough, Ceramics Search, SUNY Oswego, Art Department, 125 Tyler Hall, Oswego, NY 13126, include an annotated image list. For return of materials, please include a SASE. For additional information contact Cynthia Clabough at clabough@oswego.edu.

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Application Instructions:

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications (please indicate if attending CAA), a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and list of three references with contact information electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp

Please click contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled


Friday, 27 November 2009

Job Posting - Malboro College

Marlboro College website: http://www.marlboro.edu/
Official posting:
http://www.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/ceramics

Marlboro College, a liberal arts institution of 320 students and 39 faculty invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ceramics. Marlboro is noted by the Princeton Review for its academic excellence and commitment to lively classroom discussion between students and faculty. Teaching at Marlboro affords faculty the opportunity to teach and learn broadly as they see fit within their area of expertise.

The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in Ceramics as well as a second subject such as drawing or color, and will support advanced, independent, often cross-disciplinary undergraduate work in a liberal arts setting. Applicants should be solidly grounded in the vessel tradition; should have knowledge of form, function, and design principles; and should also have knowledge of the diverse field of contemporary ceramics. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to maintain the studio, kilns, and glazing facility that are a crucial part of the broader visual arts program at Marlboro. Marlboro College is committed to the recruitment of faculty who reflect the diverse and multicultural character of American society. College teaching experience required. MFA recommended.

Send letter that addresses teaching philosophy, CV and list of references to Margaret Hunt, Marlboro College, P.O. Box A, Marlboro, VT 05344.

Interviews will take place at the CAA meeting in February, 2010. Starts September 1, 2010. EOE

Indigo Kingdom by Vipoo Srivilasa


A solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery.
3-23 December 2009; Opening Wednesday 2 December 6 pm.

Indigo Kingdom tells a theatrical story of the contemporary human impact upon coral reefs. Using a traditional Thai narrative of an imagined kingdom as a foundation from which to create his own personal kingdom, Srivilasa turns ceramic sculpture into a storytelling device - in this exhibition the installation becomes the reinterpretation of an ancient Thai temple plan.


In the same vein, he uses his work to write his own biography. To guide us through the play of references in this complex commentary, Srivilasa calls upon the help of his mermaid alter-ego. The mermaid, like the coral, is the canary in the mine, an indicator of imminent threat. In all, Indigo Kingdom is as much high-camp globalist fantasy as it is a sober reminder of the environmental crisis of the present day.

Anna Pappas Gallery 2-4 Carlton Street Prahan 3181 Australia (03) 8598 9915
info@annapappasgallery.com / www.annapappasgallery.com

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Come on guys!

Still looking for submissions for next month's Artist of the Day posts. I'm coming up short you guys...guilt, guilt...please pass the details along to artists you know.

For all the details see the original post here:

Alright folks, I've been thinking again lately that it's time for another ARTIST OF THE DAY month here at musing. Last April was so much fun, so let's give it another go. This time to sweeten the deal I'm going to be offering a giveaway as incentive to get you guys to send in your work. Here's how it will go:

  • Open to any reader of the blog. International submissions encouraged.
  • All you need to do is send me some images of your work, a brief bio, a brief statement about your work (nothing serious, don't stress about it!) and a link to your website/and/or email if you want people to be able to contact you. (let me know if you DON'T want your email included in the post)
  • Include your mailing address (for my eyes only in case you win)
  • Artists previously shown in the last Artist of the day month are still eligible, but you MUST send me new work.
  • Send all your info to carole_epp@yahoo.ca

Now I know what you're saying - what about the giveaway Carole?????

There will be 2 prizes, so 2 ways to enter - but you can only win once.

#1 way to win - SUBMIT YOUR WORK!!! I'm going to randomly chose a day of the month out of a hat (after the month has passed) and the artist showcased on that day will be a winner.

#2 way to win - COMMENT,COMMENT,COMMENT!!! Give these artists of the day some love and adoration and you could be on your way to winning! At the end of the month I'll randomly chose another number out of a hat for a day of the month, then I'll randomly chose a number to correspond with the number of comments attached to the post. If your comment represents the chosen number you are a winner. If you are the comment winner I'll notify you at the end of the month to get address info.

Sounds complicated? Naw, simple. All you have to do is send me your info and images ASAP to ensure you have a spot as an Artist of the month and then once the posts go live in December comment as much as you can.

Oh and as for the prizes??? Well it'll be 2 ceramic items of equal value from the shelves of my studio, not sure what yet, but i promise it'll be worth it!

It's up to you guys to make December full of beautiful posts here on Musing, and my gift in return is a piece of my own artwork sent to you, wherever in the world you might live - free of charge.

Must be that time of year again...job postings!!!

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, 73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

-ANTICIPATED POSITION-BRIEF POSTING DESCRIPTION:Instructional Faculty/Assistant Professor 34267 Ceramics, School for American Crafts
Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August 2010 This position is subject to available funding.
The School for American Crafts is seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. Primary responsibility will be to teach courses in the BFA and MFA Ceramics Degree Program. Full-time faculty teach courses during three quarters (fall, winter, spring ); provide service to the School for American Crafts, RIT and the community; and engage in scholarship/creative activity in the Ceramics field.
Other responsibilities include supervision and management of studio facilities, advising students, and implementing curriculum.

The Ceramics department offers students comprehensive instruction from the faculty. We educate students towards aesthetic self-reliance and technical proficiency. Our goal is for students to realize their own potential and become leading professionals in the Ceramics Field. The Ceramics studio supports a wide range of personal investigations relevant to contemporary crafts. We provide and encourage an active dialogue between current issues in art and art history. Intellectual discourse, aesthetics and craftsmanship are emphasized and thrive harmoniously.

Rochester, located in Monroe County, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. Five additional counties are included in the Greater Rochester Region: Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne. A little more than one million people inhabit the Greater Rochester region.

QUALIFICATIONS:REQUIRED: Applicant must hold a MFA degree in Ceramics. Have an extensive exhibition record with a portfolio that indicates a signature body of work. Provide evidence of strong teaching skills. Candidates must possess technical mastery in most all ceramic materials and processes, such as throwing, hand building, slip casting, clay and glaze chemistry, and kiln building and firing. Be able to teach utilitarian and sculptural Ceramics with a broadminded acceptance of a wide spectrum of interests and approaches in the field.

PREFERRED: A thorough knowledge of all aspects of contemporary and historical Ceramics Art History within the larger context of Art History and the broader field of Contemporary Art.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at the School for American Crafts by phone at 585/475-6114, or by email at agcsac@rit.edu.

Application deadline: Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to available funding.

Send letter of application, current vitae, three letters of recommendation (with current phone numbers), an artist's statement, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 20 digital images of personal work (digital image files should be 72ppi, jpg format, no larger than 1.2MB.), and 20 digital images of student work to:

Don Arday, Acting Chair
School for American Crafts
Ceramics Search
Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
73 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623


Assistant Professor, Towson University

Job title: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Area Coordinator of Ceramics TrackCompany information:
Name: Towson University
Location: Towson, MD

Job Details:
Job title: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Area Coordinator of Ceramics Track
Location: Towson, MD

Assistant Professor, tenure track, Area Coordinator of Ceramics

TrackResponsibilities:Teach undergraduate B.F.A. (pending approval to begin fall
semester 2010), B.S., B.A. majors and non-majors courses in ceramics. Advise majors in Art + Design
with a track in ceramics. Teach in the M.F.A. program and serve on graduate committees. Build and
maintain a strong record of creative activity on a regional, national, and international level.
Participate in department, college, and University committees, as appointed. Oversee multiple spaces
and equipment in ceramic facilities; submit recommendations for the ceramic track course schedules;
and interview and recommend adjunct and part-time faculty.
Appointment:Ten-month appointment with the possibility of teaching assignments in minimester and summer for additional
compensation.
This position is contingent on funds being available at the time of hire.
This position requires a teaching load of 9 contact hours per semester during the first three
years.

Qualifications:M.F.A in ceramics, with knowledge of the history of ceramics, as
well as ceramics viewed in a contemporary context. Must introduce and support a range of processes
from traditional to new genre. The applicant needs to possess the ability to articulate best
practices in teaching and art environmental health and safety, provide evidence of successful
teaching and learning experiences, and have an active exhibition record. Interest in art and design
collaborations, civic engagement, and grant writing is a plus.

The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education enrolls approximately 750 art + design, art history, and art
education undergraduate majors, 72 graduate students, and 100 minors. It also offers a variety of
non-major studio courses for the general education core. The department shares programs in museum
studies and graduate level art history with the College of Liberal Arts. The University, college,
and department support international programs, interdisciplinary partnerships, service learning, and
community-based art and design activities in Baltimore City and the region.

Application Process:The review of applicants will begin on January 15 and will continue until the position
is filled.
Submit in hard cover: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching
philosophy, three letters of reference, 20 images of personal work, 20 images of student work, and
SASE if materials are to be returned,
to:Professor Amanda Burnham, Ceramics Search Chair
Department of Art and Design, Art History, Art EducationCenter for the Arts 3103,
Towson University 8000 York RoadTowson, MD

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Another Job Posting

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Area Coordinator of Ceramics Track

Institution:Towson University - College of Fine Arts and Communication
Location:Towson, MD
Category:
  • Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art
Posted:11/13/2009
Application Due:Open Until Filled
Type:Full Time
Notes:included on Affirmative Action email
Position:
Assistant Professor, tenure track, Area Coordinator of Ceramics Track

Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate B.F.A. (pending approval to begin fall semester 2010), B.S., B.A. majors and non-majors courses in ceramics. Advise majors in Art + Design with a track in ceramics. Teach in the M.F.A. program and serve on graduate committees. Build and maintain a strong record of creative activity on a regional, national, and international level. Participate in department, college, and University committees, as appointed. Oversee multiple spaces and equipment in ceramic facilities; submit recommendations for the ceramic track course schedules; and interview and recommend adjunct and part-time faculty.

Appointment:
Ten-month appointment with the possibility of teaching assignments in minimester and summer for additional compensation. This position is contingent on funds being available at the time of hire. This position requires a teaching load of 9 contact hours per semester during the first three years.

Qualifications:
M.F.A in ceramics, with knowledge of the history of ceramics, as well as ceramics viewed in a contemporary context. Must introduce and support a range of processes from traditional to new genre. The applicant needs to possess the ability to articulate best practices in teaching and art environmental health and safety, provide evidence of successful teaching and learning experiences, and have an active exhibition record. Interest in art and design collaborations, civic engagement, and grant writing is a plus.

The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education enrolls approximately 750 art + design, art history, and art education undergraduate majors, 72 graduate students, and 100 minors. It also offers a variety of non-major studio courses for the general education core. The department shares programs in museum studies and graduate level art history with the College of Liberal Arts. The University, college, and department support international programs, interdisciplinary partnerships, service learning, and community-based art and design activities in Baltimore City and the region.

Application Process:
The review of applicants will begin on January 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit in hard cover: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, 20 images of personal work, 20 images of student work, and SASE if materials are to be returned, to:

Professor Amanda Burnham, Ceramics Search Chair
Department of Art and Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts 3103, Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Application Information

Postal Address:Amanda Burnham
Department of Art and Design, Art History, Art Education
Towson University
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone:410-704-3787
Fax:410-704-2810
Email Address:aburnham@towson.edu

More Information on Towson University

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Gam Submissions for Grand Opening Show December 10th 2009

The Gam Gallery and Studio is an open space for artists to create and to show, inclusive to all disciplines of artistic endeavors. Our goal is to encourage participation and motion toward creating a dynamic and thoughtful culture. It is a place to meet and learn from the talented people within our community, to get inspired and inspire others.

The Gam is located at 110 E Hastings St (at Columbia), in an artists’ only building. The building is in a great location for art events such as Swarm, and will be taking part in art/craft sales and culture crawls through the Olympics and beyond!

gam
–noun Slang.
a person's leg, esp. an attractive female leg.
Origin:
1775–85; prob. < Polari < It gamba leg; see jamb 1

gam
–noun
1. a herd or school of whales.
2. Eastern New England, Nautical. a social meeting, visit, or the like, as between whaling vessels at sea.
–verb (used without object)
3. (of whales) to assemble into a herd or school.
4. Nautical. (of the officers and crews of two whaling vessels) to visit or converse with one another for social purposes.
5. Eastern New England. to participate in a gam or social visit.
Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; perh. dial. var. of game 1

We are calling for work in a range of media and size, and reflects the mission and meaning of the Gam stated above. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the e-mail address below. You can also contact Tarah Hogue at 778-235-6928, Julia Kreutz at 604-323-2434, Jamie Reid 778-828-4627 or Jasmine Ohlhauser 604-566-2138. We are the ladies that make up The Gam, and we're certain you'll enjoy talking to any one (or all) of us.

SUBMIT work to thegam@live.com
Include: image, dimensions and media

DEADLINE is December 2nd 2009

Not to be missed - this weekend!

So I realize I've been a bit quieter than usual on the blog and twitter, main reason is I've been firing my poor little 3 cubic foot kiln non stop getting ready for the potters guild sale this weekend where I'm going to be selling some of my new line of functional wares. The work I haven't shared with you yet, as i'm still a bit shy about it....It's not my usual at all. I've been handbuilding - working with simple molds lately, as I haven't been able to throw for a while now. Why you ask...well long story short, I've had some strange skin problem on my hands since I was pregnant with my son 2 years ago. The specialists (ie: dermatologists) are working on it, but in the meantime I can only work in the studio with gloves on, and well I've tried throwing with gloves on, and frankly not work the frustration - pieces are either 5 pound cups or they slump from way too much water! Any way, no drama or winny business here...

The point is I'd love to see you guys stop by the sale this weekend if you can make it! And just be gently with your critique of the new work : )


Monday, 23 November 2009

Job posting - Red Lodge Clay Center

Red Lodge Clay Center is pleased to announce our search for a full time Gallery Coordinator. It is the gallery’s mission to create an appreciation of art through the exhibition and sale of contemporary ceramics.

The ideal candidate would have an extensive knowledge of contemporary ceramics, the ceramic medium, and previous gallery experience. Sales experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Strong office administration, business skills, and computer database knowledge are essential.

The Gallery Coordinator will curate and install gallery exhibitions; maintain gallery website; monitor inventory and sales; receive, pack and ship inventory; oversee resident assistants working in the gallery; facilitate public relations and advertising; and work with the Executive Director and Staff to develop programs to enhance the Center’s educational mission.

Starting annual salary $33,000 or commensurate with experience.

Application packet should include cover letter, resume, and contact information of five references. Please send all materials to: David Hiltner, Executive Director, Red Lodge Clay Center, PO Box 1527, Red Lodge, Montana 59068. Review of applications begins December 1st, 2009.

Assistant Professor, Ceramics Boise State University

Institution:Boise State University
Location:Boise, ID
Category:
  • Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art
Posted:11/13/2009
Type:Full Time

Assistant Professor, Ceramics
Art Department, Boise State University
AS-0014-90

Boise State University is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Ceramics beginning fall 2010. Boise State University's ceramics program has a thriving and long standing history within the community at large. The program brings in nationally recognized ceramic visiting artists to the community for workshops and lectures.

You will have the opportunity to:
* Teach 3 courses each semester in all levels of undergraduate ceramics.
* Teach courses in undergraduate seminar and three-dimensional design on a rotating basis.
* Participate in a vibrant and growing MFA graduate program.
* Actively participate in departmental and university service including curriculum development.
* Maintain a strong national/international exhibition record.
* Provide supervision, maintenance, safety, improvement and efficacy of the ceramics facilities and program.

At a minimum you should have:
* MFA in Visual Art.
* Two years post-graduate teaching experience is preferred.
* Extensive knowledge in all the core methodologies, techniques and processes involved in ceramic art.

The preferred candidate will have:
* Distinguished research and professional experience in the medium, and within the larger framework of visual art.
* Extensive knowledge of historical and contemporary studies and practices that engage ceramics as a method of inquiry and visual communication.
* Developed educational strategies for providing meaningful professional and academic guidance to students engaged in the program, within the department and the field of visual art as a whole.

If you are interested in this position:
Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, artist statement, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and three letters of reference. Include 20 images of current work and 20 images of student work (sized to 800 pixels longest dimension at 72 dpi) with image ID list. Include titles and image ID number in file names. All application materials must be submitted as a single file in digital form (PDF format only) and included on a Mac compatible CD/DVD. Time-based work, if applicable, must be a separate file on the CD in a standard video format (Quicktime preferred) and no longer than five minutes. Materials not conforming to these specifications will not be considered.

Indicate if attending CAA Conference. SASE for return of materials is optional. Applications must be postmarked by January 4, 2010, for full search committee review and prearranged CAA interviews.

Ceramic Search AS-0014-90
Boise State University, Art Department
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1510

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org/

About the Department: http://www.boisestate.edu/art/

The Department of Art is NASAD accredited and has over 700 majors with an increasingly diverse faculty, along with an active visiting artist program. Boise State University is located in the capital city of Idaho-a fast-growing cultural and economic center in one of the country's most scenic areas. Boise State University is a dynamic institution on it's way to becoming a metropolitan research university of distinction. Degrees offered: BA, BFA, MA, MFA.

As of August 17, 2009, Boise State University is a smoke-free campus.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference.

Application Information

Postal Address:Ceramic Search AS-0014-90
Art Department
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1510
TDD:800-377-3529

More Information on Boise State University

Job posting - Art Institute of Chicago seeking Ceramics faculty

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks an exceptional artist for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Ceramics, beginning Fall 2010. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.

The Ceramics Department is one of twenty departments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The department is administered by a full-time faculty member as chair, and offers 25 undergraduate courses each academic year as part of the School's comprehensive BFA program. Ceramics has 10 graduate students with studios in the department who work with faculty through Graduate Projects—individual tutorial sessions. There are currently two full-time senior faculty, a full-time visiting artist, and six part-time faculty.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be an accomplished, versatile artist with relevant teaching experience, and expertise in contemporary approaches, concepts, techniques, and critical issues as they pertain to ceramics and art in general. In a department dedicated to the innovation and investigation of ceramics in a contemporary art context, with teaching specialties ranging from vessels to designed objects and installations, we seek artists that embrace the contradictions of the medium to complement the current faculty's wide range of traditional and new genre specializations. Areas of expertise might include: sculpture, architecture, ornamentation, utility and function, craft and objects, painting and ceramics, vessel making, 3-D digital fabrication/rapid prototyping, practical design/build techniques, traditional processes and/or emerging material processes, interest in digital technology, ceramics history and theory. Demonstrable skills and techniques will be thoroughly integrated into the conceptual frameworks of professional practice.

Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level ceramic classes and mentor students within the context of an interdisciplinary art and design school, maintain an active professional practice, and participate in the development of the department and in faculty governance of the School.

The ability to communicate with students on multiple levels, and eagerness to teach and develop both graduate and undergraduate programs is essential. Candidates will be interested and able to engage in future curricular and facilities planning as an aspect of the ongoing conversation about the evolution and future of the discipline. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly urged to apply.

Application procedure: By Monday January 11, 2010 please send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of philosophy regarding both teaching and professional practice; sample syllabus/i; portfolio of professional work on CD-Rom, DVD, 35 mm slides, and/or website as appropriate; contact information for three references; and a stamped, self-addressed postcard to confirm receipt of materials to:

Ceramic Search
SAIC, Deans Office
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago IL 60603

If you would like your application materials to be returned, please include an appropriately sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope at the time of application. Materials will be returned at the conclusion of the selection process in Spring 2010.

Canadian Clay Symposium - add to your to do list!


Peter Powning:
Big Project? No Problem!

Have an idea for an installation or project, but don’t know how to start?
Developing a public art proposal or applying for a grant and need some advice?
Whether you are working small or large, with clay or mixed media, this workshop could help make your dream project a reality. Award-winning New Brunswick artist Peter Powning welcomes individual project questions provided one month in advance, so he can research specific information and customize the workshop to best suit each student.
Spend the day in an intimate setting of only 12 students, interacting directly with Peter – ‘brainstorming and picking his brain’ and then leave with valuable ‘must know’ and ‘how to’ technical and design advice.

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Early bird price to February 12th, 2010 $126.00
(After February 12th, $147.00. No refunds after February 12th, 2010.)
1 session - Sunday, March 14, 2010
10:00am – 4:00pm

Wood Firing with Jack Troy &
Robert Barron

Two masters of the technique join together to provide a unique perspective gleaned from eight decades of their combined ceramic experience.
Jack Troy taught for 39 years at Juniata College in Pennsylvania and has instructed workshops, published books, poetry and over 60 articles in ceramic publications. Robert Barron is an internationally-known wood-firer who runs Gooseneck Pottery in Victoria, Australia where he fires a 1,000 cu.ft. 5-chambered kiln.
Bring cone 10 bisqued pots to fill 4 cu.ft. of kiln space. Those wishing to use Shadbolt glazes must come on Monday, March 15 from 1:30-5:30pm (open workshop fee applies).
Entrance into the 2010 Canadian Clay Symposium: Aesthetics is included in the price. No refunds after February 12, 2010.

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
$451.50, 4 sessions
T, W, Th, Sun, times vary
Starts March 16, 2010

Make sure to check out the website for all the details, including exhibitions that will be running during the workshop.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Call for Images - New book to be published.


Call For Submissions You are invited to submit high-resolution, high-quality, digital images to be considered for inclusion in The Slab Roller Book to be compiled and written by Daryl E. Baird, author of The Extruder Book (2000, The American Ceramic Society). Publication is targeted for July, 2011. The images you submit should be of finished ceramic art or functional objects that were substantially made with the use of a slab roller.

Submission Deadline: Your submission MUST be received by November 30, 2009.

For all the info please see the website here.

Circle Craft Call for exhibitions

Applications for an exhibition are welcome from Circle Craft members and non-members working in British Columbia.

The Gallery programme of ten shows between February and November is planned more than year in advance. We are currently accepting applications for 2011 shows. The deadline for applications is Dec 31, 2009.

The Gallery Committee is responsible for selecting exhibitors.

Commission on gallery sales is 40% for members and 45% for non-members.

Download and print this PDF version of the gallery application form

Download and print this PDF version of the gallery footprint.

Circle Craft

1 - 1666 Johnston Street
Net Loft Granville Island
Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2
tel: 604.669.8021
fax: 604.669.8585
email:shop@circlecraft.net

Friday, 20 November 2009

Want to know more about Harbourfront AIR Program?

The Harbourfront Centre in Toronto has one of Canada’s most unique and exciting Artist-in-Residence Programs for Craft Artists

Learn More About It Public Presentation By: Melanie Egan Head of the Craft Department Harbourfront Centre
Monday, November 30 – 7:30 pm
Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery - 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon
All Members of the Public Welcomed
For more information: Contact Mark at 306-653-3616 ext. 27
Sponsored by: The Saskatchewan Craft Council

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

This little angry bunny is too cute not to share...


Australian ceramics artist Steve Davies has won the 6th International Ceramics Biennale in Austria with his work, Alone - Garden Psychopath a handbuilt white cyber rabbit with found vase.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Got a great studio to show off?

Send a Video of Your Space!
Enter the Ceramic Arts Daily Studio Tour Contest!
Deadline for Entries: January 2, 2010

After Ceramic Arts Daily posted recent “Studio Visit” post with Jeff Campana and Patsy Cox, they received a lot of feedback asking for video tours of artists’ studios. Ceramic Arts Daily think this is a terrific idea and to make it even more interesting, they've decided to have a contest to find the best studio visit videos out there.

And best of all…
Skutt has agreed to sponsor this contest by providing a terrific grand prize:
A Skutt Elite 1/2 hp Pottery Wheel!

Want all the details? Check out Ceramics Arts Daily website to enter.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Artist Talk - Jeff Mincham in Sydney


In Conversation with Jeff Mincham Object Floor Talk
21 November 2009 Sydney

Object Gallery

Jeff Mincham will discuss his work and life with fellow ceramicist Greg Daly on the opening day of his exhibit at Object Gallery - Ceramics. Jeff Mincham is one of Australias most prominent and influential ceramic artists with a career spanning more than 30 years. His exceptional craft skills and extraordinary body of work are being honoured at Object Gallery through the 2009 Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series.

Look here for more info about Jeff.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Clay Art Center's Annual Studio Tour and Sale

Clay Art Center
Dec. 3 — Dec. 6 2009
Port Chester, New York
http://www.clayartcenter.org
CLAY-HOLIDAY, the Clay Art Center’s Annual Holiday Studio Tour and Sale, featuring fine functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by 36 Clay Art Center artists takes place in Clay Art Center’s two galleries and throughout the upper and lower studio spaces, December 3 - 6, with an opening reception and holiday celebration on Thursday, December 3 from 6 – 9pm. Be among the first 101 to arrive and qualify to win a $101 CAC gift certificate. Sale hours continue on Friday from 10am – 7pm, Saturday from 10am – 4pm and Sunday from 12 – 4pm. The exhibition in the main and upstairs galleries will continue through December 19, with gallery hours Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 4pm and by appointment.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Shannon Garson @ Salmon Galleries

Meet & speak with
SHANNON GARSON
Wednesday 25 November 11.30-12.30


Shannon Garson is a multi-award winning ceramicist from Queensland & the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship; she will be at the Salmon Galleries on Wednesday 25 November 11.30-12.30 to talk about her new collection and her forthcoming major project, 'Swamp Cartography'
RSVP 9922 1433 * judith@salmongalleries.com.au
Salmon Galleries
71 Union Street,
McMahons Point NSW


Artisan Craft Market - Saskatoon

For all the details and a list of participating artists please check out the Artisan website.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Kate MacDowell @ The Sitka Art Invitational Exhibit and Sale


The Sitka Art Invitational exhibit and sale focusing on art and ecology opens this weekend at the World Forestry Center. There will be an opening night party with the artists friday, November 13th, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (entrance fee) and Saturday & Sunday, November 14-15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the public exhibit and sale (free admission). Proceeds go to support the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology http://www.sitkacenter.org/4-1.html.

Also, check out an interview with Kate about her work at the blog "lobster and canary"
Want to know more about Kate and her work? (which you should) Then check out her website.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Job Call - Craft ACT in Canberra


We're hiring



Curator/Exhibitions Manager

Applications close: MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2009
Employer organisation: Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Location: Canberra ACT
Annual Salary: $44,994.00 for 0.9 position

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is seeking applications for the position of Curator/Exhibitions Manager. The Centre is a venue for the presentation, access and appreciation of the best contemporary craft and design that Canberra has to offer and plays an active role in the critical discourse of contemporary craft and design. Craft ACT is a hub that reflects the depth of artistic practice contributing to Canberra's local culture. It provides a unique service to craft and design practitioners and audiences in Canberra and the region. The position requires a person of high calibre to develop, manage and implement the Craft ACT exhibition program.

The successful applicant will hold relevant tertiary qualifications and/or have industry experience in curating and exhibition management. An understanding of the craft and design sector is essential, as well as demonstrated project management and exhibition programming experience. The applicant will also be required to meet flexible working hours.

Further information, including position description, may be obtained by contacting Barbara McConchie on (02) 6262 9333, or barbara.mcconchie [at] craftact.org.au

Applications including full details of qualifications and experience, accompanied by the names of 2 referees should be forwarded to Barbara McConchie, Executive Director, barbara.mcconchie [at] craftact.org.au, and marked 'confidential', by 5.00PM MONDAY 16 NOVMEBER 2009

Download this page as a PDF.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

"Still" Exhibition



Opening November 15th until January 10, 2010
Exhibition organised by Lachaert & D'Hanis
Curated by Marjolijn Van Duyn.
Artists:
Giampaolo Babetto, Aldo Bakker, Rudolf Bott,
Paul Bourgeois, Jos Evriendt, Thalia Georgoulis, Ruth Gurvich, Claudia Hoppe, David Huycke,
Jean Lemmens, Astrid Keller, Beate Leonards, Michael Rowe, Caroline Slotte, Tarja Tuupanen,
Keith Tyssen and Lachaert & D'Hanis.

galerie sofie lachaert
luc dhanis & sofie lachaert
st. jozefstraat 30 B-9140 tielrode- temse , belgium
and
huis de uil
marc massa & roger liekens
fonteinstraat 9 B-9140 temse, belgium

(via designboom)

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Circle Craft's Christmas Market


This year's 36th annual Market will take place November 11 to 15, 2009 — once again under the sails of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Guests will find hundreds of Canadian and BC artisans presenting their wares at Western Canada’s largest craft fair.

There’ll be fabulous fashion, fine jewellery, clay work, metal, glass, and more – individually hand-crafted items – items that make for the most special gifts for friends and family (and for oneself of course!).



Margit Nellemann Ceramics
www.margitnellemann.com

Gordon Hutchens



Arabesque Pottery
www.dianesullivan.ca
Christmas Craft Market
Show Producer Paul Yard
Show Coordinator Fiona MacLeod

203 - 1537 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1T5
tel: 604.801.5220
fax: 604.801.5221
email:info@circlecraft.net
Website

Monday, 9 November 2009

Clay on Etsy.

Recently the oh so awesome and amazing Vicki Hardin of Clay Art Web compiled a guide to great Clay art on Etsy. You know I love Etsy, I'm an addict for sure, but sometimes it is like going to a flea market where you are bound to find that treasure that you just have to take home with you, but it takes a while of sifting through junk to find it. That's why lists like Vicki's are so helpful to cut through some of the (sorry, i'm going to say it, forgive me and know that I don't speak of any of you fine readers that's for sure!) crap.

So in light of this wonderful list - which I encourage you to go and check out and get your name added to if you've got an Etsy shop - I thought I share with you some of my recently lovely Etsy finds which are on my Christmas wish list.

Oh and a small reminder (okay major reminder - come on people!!!) that I'm still looking for artists for December's Artist of the Day Profiles! What don't you guys like FREE stuff? Or maybe it's my free stuff you're just not that interested in. LOL. Check out the original post here.

Right now onto the images:

Bray Pottery



Stepanka



Laura B. Cooper Ceramics

Radasch Redware


Inna Olshansky


Saturday, 7 November 2009

35th Anniversary Pottery Show & Sale

The Art School at Old Church
Dec. 4 — Dec. 6 2009
Demarest, New Jersey
http://www.tasoc.org
Twenty-seven distinguished potters from across the country will show and sell over 2,000 handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces. Friday, Dec. 4, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6, noon-5 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested on Saturday and Sunday. A full-color catalog is provided at the door. For more information call 201-767-7160 or email gallery@tasoc.org.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Podcasts now available


For those of us that couldn't make it to the conference in person, thanks to the wonder of the internet you can pretend you were there by listening to podcasts of the presentations online. Just check out their website for all the available talks.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

You've now been told...

well not by me, but by Matt at Slipcast - the Ceramics Blog to join a new online clay forum called Pottery Chat. I agree with the concerns and opinions raised in the post (find it here) so I figured I'd send you over to Slipcast to hear what Matt has to say on your way over to Pottery Chat to register. Enjoy, and see you there!

SCAD to host Making Meaning and the Marketplace Symposium

SAVANNAH, Ga.—The Savannah College of Art and Design and the American Craft Council will host a symposium, “Making Meaning and the Marketplace: Craft and the next generation of thought” at the Coastal Georgia Center Friday, Nov. 6, 2-4 p.m. The symposium will explore how the next generation’s thinking influences craft’s place in the market and culture at one of the nation’s leading schools for craft media. This event is free and open to the public.

Titled, “Means of Production – Collaboration as a Multi-faceted Practice,” the dialogue will include a dynamic exploration of ecology, use of multiple disciplines and technology in craft practice, and the distinctions between manufacturing and the artisan workshop.

The symposia will be moderated by Fabio Fernandez, exhibitions director at the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston. Other featured panelists include: Metalsmith Gabriel Craig, featured in American Craft Magazine for his interactive public performance taking his jewelry-making studio to the streets, Eric Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer Labs, and Olivia Robinson, assistant professor of Fiber/Material Studies and Syracuse University and interdisciplinary installation artist.

Students works will be on display at the opening reception Thursday, Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m. at Pepe Hall. The exhibition which is titled, "Currency of Craft," is open to students in the whole school, not just School of Design. The students are competing to participate in the American Craft Council’s “School to Market” program February 23-28, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland. This reception is free and open to the public.

Both reception and symposia are free and open to the public.
via SCAD to host Making Meaning and the Marketplace Symposium

Call for Artists: Red Deer College Artist in Residence Spaces

Deadline to apply: November 18 for January - April studio spaces
January 15 for September - December studio spaces


Red Deer College has expanded the Visual Art Facility and now has three Artist in Residence Studios. Each studio is 250 square feet with easy access to the main studio areas, which are as well equipped as any other in Western Canada! Our residence program is new and is committed to providing a positive environment for artists to complete visual arts projects.

We are interested in hosting both emerging and established artists of all disciplines, practices, and nationalities. Applying artist should have a current and active practice and have completed their basic training.

For further information on this residence program email: robin.lambert@rdc.ab.ca

British Ceramics Biennial - on until December 13th


The first ever British Ceramics Biennial is already underway and their website is packed with info and gorgeous images of some amazing contemporary ceramics. If you have the chance to check any of the events out in person, it should top your list, but there is also alot to click through on their website, even the downloadable PDF of the events is worth a quick look.


The award winners have also been announced so check out the full list here.

Sam Bakewell - Flux iii

Lucy Whiting - 3 Satellite Jugs

Also check out some cool stuff about Guerilla Ceramics here. There's just too much to mention here so go and check it out yourself!