Friday, 30 April 2010

Call for Artists - Medicine Hat

Call for artists and artisans in Canadian Badlands Ltd, Historic Clay District’s new artist incubator in downtown Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat – The Canadian Badlands Ltd. and Historic Clay District have partnered to create an artist incubator in downtown Medicine Hat. The space, which will be known as The Hive Artists’ Hub, will provide studio space for artists and/or artisans who wish to focus on their work. In addition, artists will also have access to professional business development and a retail storefront space.

There are five artist and/or artisan studios at The Hive, which are available for artists from a variety of media. The application deadline is May 7, 2010. To apply or for more information, contact Tobie Laliberte at 403.504.5371, or visit their website,, or drop by at 569 2nd Street SE
in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

The Hive Artists’ Hub is a Canadian Badlands Ltd. initiative, under the supervision of the Historic Clay District. Located in downtown Medicine Hat, the facility has five artist and/or artisan studios which are subsidized through the Rural Alberta Development Fund. Short and long-term opportunities are available for artists, who will also have access to professional development opportunities and storefront gallery.

Appel aux artistes et aux artisans pour le nouvel incubateur d’artistes de Canadian Badlands Ltd et du Historic Clay District au Centre-ville de Medicine Hat
30 Avril 2010

Medicine Hat – Canadian Badlands Ltd. et Historic Clay District ont créé conjointement un incubateur d’artistes au Centre-ville de Medicine Hat. Le lieu, que l’on nommera The Hive Artists’ Hub, est constitué d’un atelier pour les artistes et/ou artisans qui veulent se concentrer sur leur pratique artistique. De plus, les artistes auront accès au développement professionnel et à un espace de vente et d’exposition.

Il y a cinq espaces disponibles dans le studio de The Hive pour les artistes et/ou artisans pratiquant dans différents médiums. La date limite d’application est le 7 mai 2010. Pour appliquer ou pour plus d’information, contactez Tobie Laliberté au 403.504.5371, ou visitez le site web,, ou visitez-le au 569 2nd Street SE, à Medicine Hat en Alberta.

The Hive Artists’ Hub est une initiative de Canadian Badlands Ltd., sous la supervision du Historic Clay District. Situé au centre-ville de Medicine Hat, l’établissement offre aux artistes et/ou aux artisans cinq espaces subventionnés par le Rural Alberta Development Fund. Des opportunitées à court ou à long terme sont disponibles pour les artistes et/ou les artisans qui auront aussi accès à des opportunitées de développement professionnel et d’un espace de vente et d’exposition.

Call for entry - NCECA 2011 Exhibitions

BE A PART of NCECA 2011: Show us what you've got! TIDAL FORCES: The Next Wave - Tampa/St.Pete March 30 to April 2, 2011 NCECA 2011 BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
Tampa Museum of Art will host the 2011 NCECA Biennial from January 29, 2011 to April 24, 2011. Held in odd-numbered years, the NCECA Biennial is the premier juried exhibition open to all current members of NCECA (both national and international) and to all ceramic artists, 18 years and older, residing in the U.S. Please note: artists from outside the U.S. (including Canada) must be NCECA members to enter. 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 $20 for members and $40 for non-members. Merit and purchase awards totaling approximately $7,000 are determined by the jurors. NCECA produces a color catalog featuring work by all participating artists. Jurors: Glen R. Brown, Julia Galloway & Arthur Gonzalez Click here for 2011 Biennial prospectus
Deadline to submit is August 30, 2010

NCECA 2011 National Student Juried Exhibition The 45th Annual NCECA Conference, "Tidal Forces: The Next Wave," will be held in Tampa/St Petersburg, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center,March 30 - April 2, 2011. In conjunction with the conference, the University of South Florida will host the NCECA 2011 National Student Juried Exhibition, March 21 -April 2, 2011. The NCECA 2011 NSJE is open to all full time undergraduate, graduate students and post-baccalaureate students (as defined by their home institution) enrolled in the United States of America. The applicant must be working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art at the time of submittal. Jurors: Neil Forrest, Ayumi Horie

Click here 2011 NSJE Prospectus

Deadline to Submit: October 1, 2010

Contact Information NCECA Office phone: 866-266-2322

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Teapot workshop - Cindy Teyro

California, San Diego, Clay Artists of San Diego sponsors a teapot workshop with presenter, Cindy Teyro.
Date: July 10 – 11, 2010 9:00 to 3:00
Location: Get Centered Clay Studio in La Mesa, California
Fee: $100 for CASD members, $125 for nonmembers.
Workshop limited to 15 participants.
Registration deadline is July 1, 2010.

9::00 AM - 3:00 PM each day

It's two days of building and learning and playing, oh my!

Come join us for a two day hands-on teapot workshop using slab construction techniques. We will explore the technical complexities of a balanced teapot with a good pour and proportions, yet maintaining its interesting if not charming character.

Visit their website for more info.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Workshops @ VanPrice Art

Arizona, Prescott
September 11 to September 12
“Cynthia Bringle,” with Cynthia Bringle.

May 25 to May 26
“What’s all the Fuss about Reduction, Anyway? ,” with Steven Hill.

May 22 to May 23
“What’s all the Fuss about Reduction, Anyway? ,” with Steven Hill.

vanPrice Fine Art
2057 Heavenly Pl.
928-443-9723 | |

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Spring Sale - Assad, Dunn, Jurczenia, Smith

Okay seriously, why does this have to be sooo far away from me???
These are four of my favorite artists so if you're lucky enough to live nearby please stop by and check out their spring sale. And if you just so happen to pick up a little something for me, well... i'd love yah forever!

Click on image for more info.

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize call for entries

Celebrating 10 years in 2010, the prestigious Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is calling for artists to enter their work for a chance to win a total of $13,000 in prize money. The Prize is the only national prize for free standing sculptures of smaller dimensions (up to 80cm) and annually attracts over 400 entries. Judges for the 2010 Prize are John Kaldor AM, Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects, Monica McMahon, Curator - University of Western Sydney and Glenn Barkley, Curator - Museum of Contemporary Art. Entries close Friday 6 August.
Finalists will be selected for an extended public exhibition at Council Chambers 23 October - 7 November. Entry forms and information are available by calling (02) 9391 7135 or by visiting

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize - 10 years in 2010! Please visit the following site to subscribe to 2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize E-News!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Call for entry - LEAP AWARD

Call for Entries for the 2011 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) Award. Established in the fall of 2007, the LEAP Award provides early career artists who show exceptional promise the opportunity to showcase a body of their work to regional, national, and international audiences. The winner of this juried award receives a $1,000 cash prize to develop a line of work to be shown exclusively through the Store at the Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC).

The guest juror for the 2011 competition is Sharon Massey. An internationally recognized jeweler, Massey received a BFA from Winthrop University in 1999, and an MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University in 2006. She received the Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award in 2009 and was recently chosen to participate in Lucca Preziosa Young, an exhibition of eight jewelers under 35, which was exhibited in Lucca, Italy, Munich, Germany, and at the JOYA Festival of Contemporary Jewellery in Barcelona, Spain. Her work is included in the collections of the Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

In the early 1970s, SCC's founder, Pittsburgh arts patron Elizabeth Rockwell Raphael recognized that artists working in craft media were exploring new directions in contemporary art, and she opened The Store for Arts and Crafts and People-Made Things in Verona, Pennsylvania. Known locally as The Store, Raphael sold artwork by young and emerging craft artists such as Wendell Castle, Lenore Tawney, Josh Simpson, Howard Kottler, and Robert Lee Morris among many others that needed wider opportunities to exhibit and sell their work. Building on this early history, it is our hope that the LEAP Award will facilitate young artists move into a career in contemporary craft.

A printable prospectus is available at their website. For more information, email or call 412.261.7003 x16.

The first Shanxi contemporary Chinese carved Ceramic Exhibition in 2010...

...and “2009~2010 the 3nd Biennial Exhibition of Chinese Emerging Ceramists”

Exhibition Compositions:

(1) Invitational Exhibition of Foreign Ceramic Artists

(2) Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Ceramic Artists

(3) Awards section of “China 3rd Emerging Ceramic Artists”

(4) Shan’xi Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition


Shan’xi is an important birthplace of Chinese civilization,where has rich cultural relics:ancient architecture,ancient temples,ancient city walls,ancient villages,ancient houses,religious culture,opera culture,folk culture,sculpture,mural art..."ChangZhi kiln,HunYuan kiln,HuaiRen kiln,DaTong kiln,HuoZhou kiln,JieXiu kiln,Ping Ding kiln"witnessed the northern Chinese folk ceramic culture.

"Shan’xi Ceramic Artists Society" has had received great supports from Chinese Ceramic Arts Council, Shan’xi University, Shan’xi Artists Association and several universities’pottery studio since it was established in 2001. "Shan’xi Ceramic Artists Society"and"Shan’xi Ancient Kiln Carved Porcelain Co., Ltd"want to hold "2010 Chinese Carved Porcelain——Invitational Exhibition of the 1st Shan’xi Contemporary Ceramics"for to further promote the development of contemporary ceramics,to promote cooperation and exchange between enterprises and institutions,and to excavate advantage and potential of Shan’xi traditional ceramic culture.The exhibition takes local and contemporary,cooperation and exchange as curatorial purpose.We are willing to create a new platform for national ceramic colleagues,and to rejuvenate the Chinese contemporary ceramic art.

Exhibition Title:

2010 Chinese Carved Porcelain——Invitational Exhibition of the 1st Shan’xi Contemporary Ceramics

Exhibition Time:

October 15, 2010 ~ October 21, 2010

Exhibition Venue:

Art Space of Chinese Carved Porcelain Culture Garden


Fine Arts College of Shan’xi University

Shan’xi Artists Association

Shan’xi Ceramic Artists Society


Shan’xi Ancient Kiln Carved Porcelain Co., Ltd

Support Unit:

Shan’xi Fortune Dragon Black Pottery International Co., Ltd.

Shan’xi Ya Guang New Energy Co., Ltd.

Shan’xi Jiang Zhou "Cheng" Mud Inkstone Co., Ltd.

Shan’xi Xin Jiang Carved Lacquer Factory

Shan’xi Europe Electrical Equipment Shop

Shan’xi Vientiane Gallery

Organizing Committee:

Director: Gao Xin Xi

Vise- Director: Wang Ji Ping Yang Zhi Feng Hai Min

Secretary-General: Jiang Li

Exhibition Contents:

1,To organize ceramic artists to visit "Shan’xi World Cultural Heritage"and to take part in"Millennium Raku Activities" during the exhibition.

2, To organize a number of artists creat artwork.

3, Experimental Base to go public, awards ceremony, seminars.

4,An exhibition catalog and a cultural documentary video disc named " Urn Township——Xiao Ta Ze".

Note: Exhibition Organizing Committee will contact the invited artists for every detailed related matters.

Requirement of the ceramists’exhibition:

1, All of the professional ceramic teachers, university students (graduate students, post-graduate students), potters and folk artists can participate in the event.

2,, Each potter should provide the following detailed information:

A photograph of artwork which pixels should be more than 300 dpi.Highly professional photography is needed to ensure the quality of publishing.Do please to fill up the register form with name of the artwork, creative time, materials, firing style, size and other details.

A photograph of artist which pixels should be more than 300 dpi.

A curriculum vitae of potter (include name, sex, date of birth, education, learning and work experience, awards, contact, phone, etc.)

Deadline of mail artwork:

June 5, 2010 (based on the time of receipt)

Mail address of Foreign potters:


NO:100 Han Guang South Road

registrar Of Xi`an Academy OF Fine Arts

Shaanxi Xi`an China

Postal Code:710065

TEL:13572186216 (domestic) (abroad)


1, All of the artwork must be created by artist theirselves. The organizing committee will cancel someone’s application if any kinds of copyright dispute happened, and the participant must to bear the responsibility himself.

2, The participants should ensure that the organiser will not in trouble of copyright with use artworks.

3, The organiser has right of exhibition, publishing (include electronic copyright) and collection.

Please contact the organizing committee if you have any question or concern about the above information. Thank you for your support and collaboration!


Please make sure that “The Insurance Charge”be less than 10 dollars, if too much tariffs resulted, the organizing committee would not accept the works.

Sunday, 25 April 2010


DEADLINE: May 31, 2010
Duration: 3 months | Target Group: International
Disciplines: Architecture, Curating/Research, Media Art, Multi Media, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

In 2006, TWS Aoyama Creator-in-Residence was launched at the former Institute for Advanced Studies of the United Nations University in Aoyama. In this central Tokyo district where many creative people gather, the new facility functions as a base for internationally oriented creative work for young artists from fields ranging from art and design to music and others, in concert with the stimulating environment of the Aoyama neighborhood. Along with the nearby TWS Shibuya, TWS Aoyama will become a center for art, and at once an international platform for true dialogue and exchange in the heart of Tokyo, offering artists space to reside, research, produce and exhibit works.

Accommodation is paid by host. Artist pays for food, production expenses and everyday living expenses. Located in central Tokyo. Additional information: E-mail |

Saturday, 24 April 2010


Instructor: Sharon Moore-Foster
July 12 to July 16, 2010
Experience Level: all skill levels welcome
Course Fee: $525 + $26.25 GST
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, Room 954

Working from a model, you will learn techniques to accurately create figurative sculpture. You will begin by creating gestural clay pieces from short poses, to help you develop an eye for the “life and breath” that makes figurative sculpture such an inviting challenge. Longer poses will follow, with directed observation of anatomy, proportion, sculptural shape, and balance will allow you to create more detailed pieces. Throughout the week you will experience drawing for sculpture and receive individual guidance on form and expression, sculptural dynamics, surface handling and closure of your pieces.

Red Deer College

Friday, 23 April 2010

Call for entry - Ceramic Cream and Sugar sets

“Made for Each Other”
September 9 – October 14, 2010
A Juried Art Exhibition Featuring Ceramic Cream & Sugar Sets
Entry deadline: June 4, 2010
Cleveland County Arts Council
Click here for Prospectus


The artists-in-residence programme laboratory at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw announces an Open Call for Polish and international artists working in the fields of visual, sound and performative arts to take part in two residencies in 2010. The artist will be provided with individual living space connected with the working space, grant, travel costs reimbursement and project budget.

* Deadline for the 3-month residency (May 15 - August 31): April 30
* Deadline for the 2-month residency (October 10 - December 15): May 31
* CCA Ujazdowski Castle
* Paid by host: individual living space, grant of 3000 Zloty per month (approx 750 euros), travel costs reimbursement of 1600 Zloty, project budge of 5000 Zloty

How to apply: Portfolio - electronic version - preferred format: pdf - in Polish or English, including:
1. documentation of selected works
2. artist’s statement
3. short explanation why you would like to take part in our program
4. CV

Please send the portfolio to:

Application address

uj. Jazdów 2 Warsaw Poland
Telephone +48 22 6281271-3 | Telephone +48 22 6287683
E-mail |

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

University of Manitoba - Ceramics Summer Session

In case you haven't heard, the open studios are on for the summer of 2010 at University of Manitoba. They're excited to announce the resident artist lineup for this year includes Chris Pancoe, Xanthe Isbister, and Koi Neng Liew during the month of May, and Melissa Mencini for the first two weeks of June. As always, the open studio promises to be a full schedule of serious clay work, slide presentations, cook outs, and kiln firings!

Ceramics Open Studio provide access to the School of Art studios for self-directed artistic study and practice. Participants require a working knowledge of ceramics equipment and processes, including firing. If you have less than two years of experience, permission from the Ceramics Coordinator is required (see contact information below).


$300.00 plus GST per 2-week session

$900.00 plus GST per 6-week session

Fee includes limited basic glaze materials and limited kiln firing (wood kiln firing costs are extra). Raw materials for mixing clay and plaster are available for purchase. For information and/or permission to register call 474-9560 or

There will a number of visiting artists-in-residence at the open studio. In addition to working with visiting artists in the studio, each will give a formal lecture/seminar on their work.

Xanthe Isbister (May 3- 21) - her current work explores the psychological significance and impact the natural environment has on human identity. Xanthe received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008, and her BFA Honors at the University of Manitoba in 2004.

Koi Neng Liew (May 3-21) - the concepts of his characters are derived from the examination of fascinating individuals he has met in recent years. He transforms each aspect of their personality; exaggerated proportions, obscure objects and gestures personify each characters disposition. Koi Neng Liew, originally from Singapore, received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his BFA from Alfred University.

Melisa Mencini (May 31-June11) - is a ceramic artist living and working in Helena, Montana. She has held positions at University of Washington, the Archie Bray Foundation, and was most recently a resident artist at the Ceramic Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Melissa holds degrees from Bowling Green State University (BFA, 2000) and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (MFA, 2003).

Chris Pancoe (May 3-21) - born and raised in Winnipeg, Chris is a graduate of the UM School of Art (BFA) and holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota. For the past ten years, Chris has been spending summers as a wilderness guide in northern Manitoba. This close tie with nature has had a profound influence on his work, which often involves animal imagery juxtaposed with human inventions to give a humorous and sometimes dark look at the line where urban life and wildlife collide.

For information on registration

and fee payment, please contact:

Summer Session

Web: click

Feature Programs

Phone: (204)474-8008/6963


NEW Conference Announcement - Splendid Surfaces

The SPLENDID SURFACES conference will bring together an accomplished group of presenters to demonstrate, share ideas and answer any questions you have. Discover how each presenter uses the clay as their canvas, creating lush surfaces so inspiring you will rush home to your studio with fresh ideas. If you’re looking to add to your repertoire of surface techniques, then this is the conference for you.

Space is Limited
Register today for SPLENDID SURFACES

Featured Artists:

Amaco Team, Melisa Cadell, Fong Choo,
Molly Hatch, Kathy King and Tom Meuninck

Amaco Melisa Cadell Fong Choo Molly Hatch Kathy King Tom Meuninck

Ends June 6, 2010
Deadline to Reserve your Hotel for a discounted rate, ends Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Learn more about the Presenters
View Details

What you will learn:

Explore in detail the teapot form with reference to the perspective of proportions, and through the creation of the form, participants will develop skills in handling clay, sense of craftsmanship and better visual creative skills by virtue of the form.

Discussion of glazing through the use of the spray gun and brush layering to achieve jewel tone and other surface effects.

Demonstration of tool making and how to make a cane handle.
Discuss networking, pricing and presentational aspects that can lead to an artist being successful.

You’ll leave the conference with working knowledge of mishima (Japanese slip inlay), sgraffito (slip carving), sprig molds, slip trailing, shellac relief as well as use of underglazes on bisque.

Learn how to use the clay as canvas by drawing and painting with semi-moist underglaze decorating colors, underglaze decorating pencils and underglaze chalk crayons.

Gain the inside scoop from the Amaco/Brent team with discussion centering around their materials and tools used in the art of ceramics. They will provide guides for experimentation, troubleshooting and interesting glazing techniques. This will be your chance to ask the experts your burning questions.

Learn how to carve through slip-covered clay (sgraffito) on both thrown and handbuilt forms that are then glazed with a series of cone six, translucent glazes.

Learn how to incorporate print transfer techniques like water-slide decals, silk-screening and block-printing images onto clay.

Friday Night Reception, Saturday and Sunday Presenter Demonstrations
The schedule is set-up so that attendees can pick and choose which classes to attend over the two day event. Attendees will sign-up during Friday and/or Saturday morning registration. Attendees will be asked to choose one presenter for AM and PM for Saturday and Sunday. Each attendee will see four of the six presenters.

Learn more about these ceramic artists

Read tips and techniques from the artists who will be presenting at Splendid Surfaces conference!

Ceramic Artist - Fong Choo was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Website.
Download and read the FREE gift:
7 Great Pottery Projects

Ceramic Artist - Molly Hatch was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter.
Click the link to read:

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Summer Ceramics Courses @ Harvard

Enroll Now for Summer Courses!

Summer 2010 Registration Forms are available on-line.

To participate in one or more of the many creative experiences presented this Summer term, and for any questions, please email Shawn Panepinto or call 617.495.8680.

Summer Courses

Hand Built Forms and Structures
June 1 - July 20, Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 pm
8 weeks/8 sessions: Whether you’re interested in making utilitarian wares, sculptures, or tiles, hand building is limited only by your imagination. Techniques include coil building, slab construction, simple press molding, and various combinations. Anything is possible.
Instructor: Forrest Snyder

June 1 - 29, Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
5 weeks/5 sessions: Create mosaics with traditional Italian glass smalti. This course offers an in-depth experience of design, fabrication, and mounting of glass mosaics. Various public and private commissions will be highlighted.
Instructor: Lisa Houck

Handle This!
June 2 - 30, Wednesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
5 weeks/5 sessions: Thrown and altered, or hand built, mugs, casseroles, pitches, and teapots are unique forms which all require special consideration when adding handles. Variations in forming, placing for function, and aesthetics will be explored in depth. The right tuck in a pot can make the prefect place for a handle.
Instructor: Delanie Wise

Exploring Clay
June 2 - 30, Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm OR
July 14 - Aug.11 Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30 pm
5 weeks/5 sessions: You are invited to learn the ways of the wheel and hand building. Various decorative surface techniques and glazing will be highlighted. This is a great opportunity to try clay, providing an excellent foundation for further exploration. For those who have previous experience, instruction will be tailored for them.
Instructor: Stephanie Young

Throw Bigger! Better! Taller!
June 7 - July 26, Mondays 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8 weeks/8 sessions: First time throwers can gain foundation skills for throwing good solid pots. More advanced students will be instructed on special techniques to enlarge their throwing repertoire. All will enjoy making pots bigger! Better! Taller!
Instructor: Wayne Fuerst

It’s a Cover-Up
June 24 - Aug. 12, Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm
8 weeks/8 sessions: The session focuses on making hand built, and thrown lidded forms that fit the pot's function and aesthetics; ranging from simple jars to elaborate casseroles. Both experienced and new-to-clay students will be challenged to create a successful "cover-up".
Instructor: Denny McLaughlin

Tile Murals: Design and Construction
July 5 - 28, Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4 weeks/8 sessions: Explore an exciting range of mathematical concepts integral to making tiles and murals. Participants will learn new techniques and design solutions while working, invaluable for art educators developing projects for art classes at all levels. Graduate credit eligible through Framingham State College.
Instructor: Wasma’a Chorbachi

Where did that come from?
July 7 - Aug. 4 (no class 7/28), Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:30 pm
4 sessions (no class 7/28): This informal class will feature weekly 90-minute slide presentations representing work by contemporary ceramic artists with an eye toward showing the progression and development of style. Occasional critiques will engage students and offer opportunities for open discussion.
Instructor: Shawn Panepinto

Ocarinas: Making Musical History
July 13 - Aug. 10, Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
5 weeks/5 sessions: These whistle-flute like instruments date back thousands of years, being important to both Chinese and Mesoamerican cultures. Artist and musician Kathi Tighe leads the construction of both single note and multiple note ocarinas. Special emphasis given to raku firing and instrument tuning after firing.
Instructor: Kathi Tighe

Printing on Clay
July 20 - Aug. 12, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
4 weeks/8 sessions: A variety of printing techniques will be explored as a means of personal expression. Techniques include mono-printing, silk screening, stenciling, creating water-slide decals, embossing, and relief printing from plaster slabs onto clay. Historic and contemporary examples will provide inspiration.
Instructor: Kathy King

Independent Study
8-week and 11-week sessions only: Self directed work, for those who have previously enrolled in a class at the Ceramics Program and are capable of processing their own work; includes access to opportunities to participate in firing workshops and attend lectures by visiting artists.

Firing Workshops

Wood Firing: Green Fire, Smokeless Wood Kiln with Kusakabe, Masakazu. July 9 - 13th.
Saggar Firing: Painting with Fire with Pao-Fei Yang. July 10, 24, 31, Aug. 1, 2.
Raku Firing: Playing with Fire with Kathi Tighe. July 12, 29.
Soda Firing: Spray the Glaze through the Flames with Crystal Ribich. TBA

Don't forget! Spring Show and Sale and 40th Anniversary Benefit Invitational, May 6 - 9th.

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Monday, 19 April 2010

Ceramics Monthly - Emerging Artists Selected - Vote Now

"The editors of Ceramics Monthly chose seventeen promising artists who have been pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years to be featured in the magazine."

Check them out here and vote for your favorite! (tough choice I warn you...)

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Call for Enteries - Gold Coast International Ceramic Award

Closing date: 28 May 2010
Gold Coast City Art gallery Gold Coast

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is an acquisitive art award and exhibition, open to all ceramic art forms. The competition is open to artists from all countries. Works chosen for the exhibition at Gold Coast City Art Gallery will be selected by the Judge from photographs or jpegs submitted with the entry.


Friday, 16 April 2010


115 King Street East, Toronto


Next Deadline: Submissions received by May 15, 2010

The Toronto Sculpture Garden has been recognized in Canada as a leader in the commissioning of contemporary sculpture since it opened in 1981. Located in an urban park in the downtown core, it serves as a testing ground for artists to explore public space and to address issues of urban context, materials and scale.


The TSG is a non-collecting institution that is unique in its partnership between the City of Toronto, which owns and operates the site as a city park, and the Louis L. Odette Family, benefactors who created the non-profit L.L.O. Sculpture Garden Foundation which funds and administers the exhibitions. Exhibitions are selected by an Art Advisory Board working with the director, Rina Greer.

Newly commissioned work becomes property of the artist and may be offered for sale after the conclusion of the exhibition.


The TSG's Art Advisory Board meets three times a year to review specific proposals. Preference is given to new work that responds to the site; only in exceptional cases will existing work be considered. We are currently planning exhibitions for 2011 and beyond. Proposals must be received by the deadlines each year on January 15, May 15 and September 15.

Proposals require:

* Drawing(s) showing dimensions and materials and the location of the work on the site.
* Brief statement of Theme
* Budget showing critical costs including materials, installation/removal and transportation
* Annotated images sent as jpegs or pdfs (on a CD) or DVD, photographs or colour copies
* C.V.

For complete information, including fee structure and site map, review:
Proposals / Submission Requirements at:

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Call for entry: International Ceramics Competition L'Alcora

Okay so google translate seems to be failing me a bit on this one but here's the best i've got:

Alcora l'City Council presents 30 International Ceramics Competition. For this reason, it deserves to celebrate the event difficult to achieve the 3 decades of uninterrupted call, is called a box that delivers a total prize of 16,000 €.
Without doubt, the International Ceramics Competition l'Alcora has become a benchmark in its field worldwide, with an average attendance in the last 10 years more than 150 ceramists from 50 countries worldwide, figures which suggests the wide acceptance of this competition.

The deadline for the competition is the 30 of April and you can find out more here, but hopefully your spanish is better than mine and that of google : )

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Graduate program opportunity


The School of Art, University of Manitoba, is pleased to announce a call for applicants to its new Master of Fine Arts program that commences September 2010.

This program is a two-year, fulltime studio practice degree that emphasizes intensive re­search and the expressive development afforded by concentrated work. Areas of focus include: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video, and the opportunity also exists for an interdisciplinary option within these areas, or with another discipline from another faculty at the University of Manitoba. The program culminates with a written thesis and exhibition.

Established in 1913, the School of Art is located at the geographic centre of Canada in Winnipeg, a city that offers a culturally diverse environment with an outward looking engagement with the global community. Students enjoy a school and community that has produced nationally and internation­ally acclaimed artists.

The School’s faculty includes fourteen fulltime studio professors and five art history profes­sors, each recognized in their individual field of research and practice. The School occupies three buildings on the University’s Fort Garry Campus: the FitzGerald Building and Annex, the Art Barn and the Ceramics/Sculpture building. Studios and lab spaces in these facilities are equipped with specialized equipment to support the various disciplines of the school. The FitzGerald building provides digital media labs, a video production studio, an art history re­search and study centre, a faculty resource centre and a wireless network for students and fac­ulty. Here, Gallery One One One presents work of historical importance at a national level and houses the School of Art Permanent Collection and the FitzGerald Study Collection.

In 2011 the School will take possession of a new 60,000 sq. f.t. stand alone structure that will offer state of the art facilities for the gallery as well as digital and studio research practices to students and faculty alike. They will have access to digital technologies and upgrades space for collaboration, experimentation and research, including animation and advanced computer-aided expression.

Deadline for applications: For this first intake, the School will accept applications until June 1, 2010.

For more information and application instructions, please visit our website:

Or contact:
Donna Jones,
Graduate Program Manager
Tel 204.474-8980
School of Art
203 FitzGerald Building
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Call for proposals: Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre


Modern Fuel is currently seeking submissions for 2011-2012 exhibitions of innovative, contemporary artwork in any visual media. Emerging artists are welcome. Artist fees are paid. Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation, interpretation, and production of visual and time-based arts that explore wide-ranging aesthetics and probe a broad scope of formal and socio-cultural questions. We welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions, performances, curatorial projects, collaborative projects, lectures, workshops and other events. Deadline: postmarked May 1st, 2010.

All proposals are reviewed by Modern Fuel’s programming committee. Please note applications for exhibitions (both solo and group), may be considered for inclusion in any group exhibitions that are curated in-house. Submissions for general consideration may be made anytime in time for our annual deadline of May 1st. Only successful applicants will be notified by Modern Fuel by August 1st, 2010.
Application materials will be returned if a Self Addressed & Stamped Envelope is included.

Please send the following:

1. Exhibition or project description (max one-page).


2. CV

3. Support Material

-a maximum of 20 images of current work related to your proposal. Include a separate image list (titles, dimensions, dates, media). Images must be in digital format submitted on CD or DVD, (emailed images or website links will not be considered) and formatted to the following specifications:
-JPEG files only
-1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high.
-1 MB maximum.
-RGB, or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK).
-Number and title each file (digital still); the number must appear before the title so that the order of the images will correspond to the image list, example: 001RedPainting.jpg.
-Do not submit images embedded in the following programs or formats: iphoto, Powerpoint.


-a maximum of 20 minutes of time-based work on DVD. Time-base work can also be submitted as a computer-based media format that can be read by the following programs:
-Quicktime, RealOne Player, or are in the following formats: .mov .mp4 .avi.
Include a separate documentation list (title, length, year, medium).

If you are submitting a combination of images and time-based work, subtract one digital still for every 2 minutes of time-based work submitted.

For more information on submissions please contact us at:

Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre
21 Queen St, Kingston ON K7K 1A1
Phone: (613) 548-4883

Call for proposals: Alternator Art Galley

The Alternator accepts exhibition proposals from artists and curators.
Selections are based on:
• Compatibility with the Alternator's mandate
• Quality of the proposal
• Quality of work submitted by the artist
• Availability of space

SUBMISSIONS ARE REVIEWED ON AN ONGOING BASIS. CAR/FAC fees are paid. Submissions from both individual artists and groups will be considered with an emphasis on an experimental approach.

In 2011/2012 the Alternator is inviting exhibiting artists to create an extension of their work for public space. Please include a short proposal for this secondary component along with your submission. For example this might include a banner, posters, public performance or outdoor projection. A separate production fee will be paid.

Please include all of the following when submitting your proposal:
• A brief description (maximum 300 words) clearly outlining the exhibition you are proposing
• Artist statement - maximum 500 words
• Curriculum vitae
• 15-20 images with name and title. Video artists may submit a video no longer than 5 minutes
• Image list detailing medium and size
• Self addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope (for return only)

Please submit images in jpeg format. Label jpg images with number and title, for example: 01_title.jpg, 02_title.jpg etc. Jpg images must be 72 dpi, maximum 1024 x 768 pixels. 500 KB (0.5MB). Applications submitted by e-mail are not accepted.

Send proposals to:
Attn: Programming Committee
The Alternator Gallery
421 Cawtson Ave, Unit 103
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6Z1

Visit their website for more details

Monday, 12 April 2010

Call for Papers for CRITICAL Santa Fe - Deadine Extended!

new logo

Due to extensive discussion and interest in participating in CRITICAL Santa Fe expressed during the Philadelphia NCECA Conference, the Call for Papers deadline is extended to April 23, 2010.
Please see the NCECA webpage for details on submission.

CRITICAL Santa Fe Registrations are filling up. Register Now!
The record attendance at the NCECA Philadelphia Conference brought considerable attention to NCECA's regional symposium, CRITICAL Santa Fe, October 27-30, 2010. This Symposium will address criticism in ceramics.
CLICK HERE to register for CRITICAL Santa Fe! (You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document) After you print and fill out the form, you can fax it to us:
(303) 828-0911 or mail it to us: 77 Erie Village Sq. Suite 280 Erie, CO 80516
We look forward to your participation in this important event for the Ceramics field!

Contact Information
NCECA Office
phone: 866-266-2322

Sunday, 11 April 2010

2011 Saidye Bronfman Award Nomination

Deadline: June 1

The Saidye Bronfman Award is Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the fine crafts. “Fine Craft” is the term used to define an area of activity in the crafts that is frequently directed towards exhibition and/or sale in a gallery-like setting. This activity involves high levels of technical expertise as well as knowledge of the historical tradition and development of the craft. Through their work, fine crafts practitioners demonstrate new concepts and innovations that expand the boundaries of the medium and its techniques.

In addition, works by the recipient are acquired by the Canadian Museum of Civilization for its permanent collection. Nominees must be professional artists who have created an outstanding body of work, made a substantial contribution to the development of fine crafts in Canada and have been exhibited nationally and internationally. The Canada Council defines a professional artist as someone who has specialized training in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions), who is recognized as such by her or his peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition) and who has been a history of public presentation.

Follow this link to download a PDF of the 2011 GGVMA Nomination Form
For more information on this award visit:

Friday, 9 April 2010

Akar: Yunomi Invitational.

I'm sure you've already checked out the show, but in case you haven't you'd better get over there, pots are selling fast.

Here's a few of my faves (but really there's not one in the bunch I'd toss out of the cupboard)

Munemitsu Taguchi
Kurt Weiser

Brenda Quinn

Thursday, 8 April 2010

More for those interested in digital ceramic printing...

via designboom
"l'artisan electronique is a virtual potting wheel and ceramic printer created by the belgian design studio unfold with tim knapen. the installation was commissioned by Z33 art centre in hasselt, belgium for their current exhibition, design by performance which is on show until may 30, 2010. the installation enables exhibit visitors to make their own forms using the device. some of the forms are printed out at regular intervals and showcased as a part of the exhibit. the virtual pottery wheel utilizes a 3d scanner and digital software to generate a form. the intent is to refer to the tradition of traditional ceramic making, while using the latest digital technology. the ceramic printer also makes this point by printing the clay forms using the traditional coil technique."