Saturday, 30 June 2012

Internationally recognized wood fired artist Peter Callas to lecture in Bakersville





Peter Calla
On July 7 at 5pm Crimson Laurel Gallery will host a lecture by internationally recognized ceramic sculptor Peter Callas at the Historic Mitchell County Courthouse in downtown Bakersville, NC. The lecture will include an overview of Peter's 40 year career, his 23 year collaboration with Peter Voulkos and a discussion of "Serendipity: An International Exhibition of Wood Fired Sculptural Ceramics" that opens on July 1. Andrew Glasgow, the retired executive director of the American Craft Council, will introduce Peter and offer opening remarks.




"Serendipity: An International Exhibition of Wood Fired Sculptural Ceramics" will feature fourteen artists from five countries and also includes a functional element that features eight exceptional wood fired ceramic artists . This exhibition is curated by Asheville NC sculptor Eric Knoche. Eric's goal for this exhibition is to present a group of artists from across the spectrum of wood fired sculptural ceramics never before seen in this part of the world. He is particularly interested in how various artists have adapted the wood fired patina to their own sculptural work.

The sculptural artists included in this exhibition include Ted Adler, Mary Bowron, Joy Brown, Peter Callas, Jason Hess, Eric Knoche, Tim Rowan, Mat Rude and Jeff Shapiro from the United States, Neil Hoffman from Australia, Nina Hole and Ann-Charlotte Ohlson from Denmark, Koichiro Isezaki from Japan and Michal Puszczynski from Poland. The functional artists include Chris Campbell, JD Jorgenson, Lucien Koonce, Simon Levin, John Martelle, Dan Murphy, Tara Wilson and Shumpei Yamaki.

Tim Rowan

The exhibition will open on July 1 and remain through August 31. Please join us for an artist's reception at 6pm on July 7th. Crimson Laurel Gallery following the Peter Callas lecture which takes place at 5pm. The exhibition can be seen and purchased online. For more information call 828-688-3599 or online at www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com. 

Friday, 29 June 2012

Rest in Peace John Reeve


John Reeve passed away yesterday.

Born in 1929 in Ontario, Canada apprenticed with Bernard Leach in England 1958 to 1961.

"I make pots, and am forever fascinated by forms in space, by the way that potters (including myself) make things with their hands, by the subsequent use of pottery in the ordinary and extraordinary ceremonies of living".


via Jon Cullum on Facebook

URBAN FOREST DESIGN STUDIO Exhibition & Sale


 
 
June 29 - July 8, 2012
10am - 5pm
 
Works by: Christian D. Barr & Enzien Kufeld


Approx. 115 km west of Edmonton on Hwy16
(9km west of Wildwood)
turn South on RR102, 250m

Urban Forest Design Studio
Box 636 - Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0 - Canada
Ph: (780) 325-2360

 

a site 2 see friday: Anthony Foo's blog


Paperclay Ceramic Sculpture: personal thoughts and philosophy, sources of inspiration, techniques. 

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Toronto’s Shary Boyle to represent Canada at Venice Biennale






Nothing like awesome ceramics representing at the Venice Biennale. 
Congrats to Shary!

Read the full article here.
See more of her amazing work here.

Objects of Desire - Upcoming Symposium



Objects of Desire
an international ceramic symposium with masters
5th - 26th July, 2012

During the three week syposium, workshop participants will create new works, share information and learn new techniques through the formal and informal sessions, discuss the advances and developments in this expanding field of ceramics through a series of presentations and lectures from all the participants. The workshop will culminate in an exhibition of the work created during the symposium in the Museum of the International Ceramics Studio.

Featured Masters:
Paul Mathieu (Canada)
His work in ceramics uses function and decoration as concepts to explore the specificity of ceramics within art and culture. Altogether art, design, media and crafts, the works contest and subvert these categories to show their irrelevancy, ultimately.

Márta Nagy (Hungary)
Márta Nagy works within themes, and her symbolically-charged art is characterized by a diversity in form and decoration. Márta Nagy uses snow-white Hungarian porcelain and red-firing chamotte clay. Almost always she combines the two. She handbuilds her sculptures. The techniques she uses to colour her works are various: metal oxide, coloured clay, lustre glaze, gold and silver leaf. The combination of hese exceptional colourings are Nagy’s signature; combined with the unpredictable forms they present a very personal and unique work.

How to participate
At the International Ceramics Studio we have comfortable ceramic studios and on site accommodation in single bedrooms (provided with bedding, pillows, blankets, towels etc.). The accommodation is self catering and we have large modern kitchens for preparing meals and lounges for socialising. Artists have full 24 hour access to their studios.
Cost of participating in the symposium is 210,000 HUF and includes, accommodation in single room, studio space,use of all equipment etc. Extra costs will be for the materials and firings you use.
Please email Steve at icshu@hotmail.com for details and application. 

International Ceramics Studio
H-6000 Kecskemét
Kápolna u.11
Hungary
Telephone and Fax: +36 76 486867

Mimesis: Jody Greenman-Barber


 
Opening reception presented at Medalta (Medicine Hat, Alberta) 
in the Yuill Gallery
Tuesday, July 3 at 7:00.  
Mimesis will be on display from July 3-24, 2012.  
For more info visit: medalta.org

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Job posting: Ceramics Technician AA (1230)

Institution: Pratt Institute
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Category:
  • Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art
Posted: 06/21/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY
Beginning Summer 2012, the full-time Ceramics Technician will oversee the day to day operations of the Ceramics area.

POSITION DUTIES
- Clean and maintain the Ceramics Studio to ensure a safe working environment.
- Ensure that clay, glazes and slip are always ready and available for student use (i.e., mix clay bodies and compound glazes, and periodically test new clays and glazes).
- Maintain a firing schedule which keeps work flowing through the ceramic process in a timely fashion (i.e., .program, fire and supervise the computer-controlled electric kiln; develop customized programs; train faculty and students; etc.).
- Inventory, order and receive supplies and materials (i.e., clay and glaze chemicals, equipment repair parts, safety equipment, etc.).
- Maintain and repair equipment (i.e., trobuleshoot kilns, change kiln elements, replace switches, lubricate wheels, etc.). Clean and maintain kiln furniture.
- Maintain slip casting equipment and supervise its use (i.e., run slip mixer and casting table daily, train faculty and students, etc.).
- Maintain and oversee studio safety rules and procedures to OSHA standards. (i.e., provide respirators, gloves, goggles; ensure adequate ventilation of toxic fumes and mists, etc.).
- Oversee, direct and maintain efficient operation of studio (i.e., organize space, maintain efficient flow of work and materials from forming through finished piece, etc.).
 -Manage the Ceramics area budget.
- Hire, supervise and schedule work/study students and graduate assistants (i.e., train, schedule, direct and monitor student workers on a daily basis.).
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Must have B.F.A. in ceramics or equivalent combination of education and experience; M.F.A. preferred.
Experience:
Technical knowledge of ceramics materials, processes, and equipment required
Skills:Must have ability to handle computer-operated kilns; and ability and desire to upgrade and maintain new ceramics skills as needed. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills and above average organizational and follow-up skills required.

PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.

Application Information
Contact: Pratt Institute
Online App. Form: http://pratt-edu.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jo bid=248&company_id=16145&version=1&jobboardid=101

More Information on Pratt Institute:

Canada Council increases support for international market access

via The Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that it is adding $2 million to its existing support to individual artists and arts organizations to access international markets, bringing dedicated international market access funding this year to $7 million.
The increase will expand opportunities for artists to strengthen their artistic practice and engage more members of the public with their work as part of a broader suite of market access initiatives.

"Market access is a critical component in how artists enrich the lives of Canadians," said Canada Council Director and CEO Robert Sirman. "This support is part of a broader strategy of the Canada Council to give artists the tools they need to not just make art but also reach the broadest possible public with their work."

Changes to the Council's support to market access include the following:
  • $500,000 has been added for international touring in the performing arts. The funds will be awarded to projects that were recommended by peer assessment committees in the current fiscal year.
  • The maximum grant level for international touring in the performing arts will be increased next fiscal year from $50,000 to $75,000.
  • New market access strategies will be introduced in writing and publishing by reallocating existing resources, and in media arts through targeted interventions, to strengthen competitiveness in a rapidly changing marketplace. The objective of these strategies is to help these sectors pursue new market opportunities online and adapt to the technological changes in each sector. These initiatives support both national and international access and more details will be released in coming months.
The increased support for market access comes from in-year budgetary reallocations and is expected to grow even further in 2013-14.

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada's national arts funder. Its grants and payments to artists and arts organizations contribute to a vibrant arts sector. Its awards celebrate creativity by recognizing exceptional Canadians in the arts, humanities and sciences. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO operates under the general authority of the Canada Council.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

technical tuesday: how'd they do that?



From the aludean website:

 "This sculpture was hand modelled in 4 tonnes of clay and then cast in reinforced resin. During the clay modelling stage, studio lighting was tuned to match the final installation site to allow adjustment of the form and control the shadows that give Voyage its life and rhythm.

The sculpture is 14 m long, 3.6 m high and roughly 8 cm deep."

Gorgeous...incredible....but seriously how'd they do that?

technical tuesday: doesn't everyone want a studio assistant?


i often dream of studio assistants.
oh the things i could get done,
the ideas that would finally be realized.
not that i'd want someone to do all the work for me.
heavens no.
just a bit of help.
i wonder, for those of you that have studio help, 
when did you get to the point where that was actually the best decision,
financial and otherwise?
 once you've had the joy of someone else mixing your glazes for you, could you ever go back?

well for now i'll take the help i can get.
our coffee breaks sure are fun : )

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Transpire: An Installation of Porcelain Artwork by Julie Shepherd


Opens at the Logan Gallery on Friday 29th June at 6pm. All welcome.

Continues until the 4th August. 

Gallery open 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday.


Cnr. Wembley Rd and Jacaranda Ave., Logan central

Contact
3826 5519

www.logan.qld.gov.au/artgallery

artgallery@logan.qld.gov.au

Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Fabric of Clay: Alexandra McCurdy

black and white raffia box
Alexandra McCurdy
Black box with raffia, 2009
Porcelain, wire, beads, raffia
13 x 13 cm
photo: Chris Myhr

25 May - 29 July 2012
Main Gallery:
The Fabric of Clay: Alexandra McCurdy
in collaboration with Burlington Arts Centre
Curator: Gloria Hickey
This career retrospective of work by Nova Scotian ceramist Alexandra McCurdy is organised around the artist's ongoing engagement with textiles. Her work often directly reflects, not only the surface ornament, but the structural patterning of fibre media. As curator Gloria Hickey notes in her catalogue essay, McCurdy "has never made pots about pots or ceramic history," but "about textiles and autobiographical ceramics." The exhibition pairs McCurdy's ceramics with their textile and fibre companions and displays them against the backdrop of the artist's personal narrative. Saint Mary's University Art Gallery produced the full-colour exhibition catalogue in partnership with the Burlington Art Centre.

Side Gallery
Lorenzen Pottery: 50 Years in the Making
Curator: Victor Owen
The Fabric of Clay exhibition will be accompanied by a small retrospective of the ceramics of Alma and Ernst Lorenzen- a Danish immigrant and his Canadian-born wife- who were active in the Maritimes for four decades, starting in the 1940s, and helped to introduce modernist ceramics to the region. Dr. J. Victor Owen, of the Saint Mary's University Geology department, has assembled a detailed narrative of their careers and examines the chemistry of their ceramics.

For more info: http://www.smu.ca/administration/externalaffairs/artgallery/ex.html

Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
Location:
5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, B3H 1G3 (street address)
The Gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Loyola Academic Complex on the Saint Mary's University Campus, accessible from Gorsebrook Avenue or off Robie Street south of the McNally Building.

Job Posting: Ceramics Technician Red Deer College

Ceramics Technician (Full-time, Term Certain Position)
Closing Date: 07-11-2012

This is a great opportunity to work within the creative and stimulating environment and
state of the art facilities of the Red Deer College Visual Art program. As the Ceramics
Technician, you will support both the Credit and Continuing Education Visual Art programs.
You will provide full technical support for students and instructors in ceramics and minor
technical support for students and instructors in printmaking. Duties include preparation
for, and assistance with, classes; monitoring supplies; and ensuring safety standards are
met. You will achieve results through effective utilization of strong technical and
communication skills. You will consistently exhibit the ability to multi-task and prioritize
large workload demands from all areas of the department. In the credit program, you will
oversee studio processes as well as the capital and operational inventory of the Ceramics
Studio and provide some classroom, materials and studio management support in the area
of Printmaking. For Continuing Education, you will provide technical and materials support
for non-credit programming.


For further information, contact:
Jason Frizzell, Chairperson
Red Deer College
Phone: (403)342-3328
Email: jason.frizzell@rdc.ab.ca

employment.rdc.ab.ca/applicants/Central?quickFind=51416

Friday, 22 June 2012

2nd Anniversary Celebration!





15 East Main St.
Cartersville, GA 30120
June 22nd and 23rd, 2012
10:30am - 7pm

Check out the gallery page - Spring Place Pottery & Artists Gallery

Archie Bray Auction - Now online

Steven Godfrey
Cardinal Salt Cellar, 2011

Aaron Nelson
Bowl 1193, 2011

16th annual Bray Benefit Auction
On display June 21–July 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 6–8 pm
Bray Warehouse Gallery

Cup and silent auction bidding will begin on Thursday, June 21 at 6 pm and will end on Saturday, July 28.

Click here for information on how to bid. 
Visit their website here to see all the works up for grabs. 

A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes

KARNES Flower-Container 1997
Karen Karnes, Flower Container, 1997. 
Glazed stoneware, woodfired, 9 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. 
Collection of Abel Weinrib.

JUNE 23 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

For more than 60 years, Karen Karnes has been at the forefront of the studio-pottery movement. Her artistic output is recognized for its understated, quietly poetic surfaces, and sublime biomorphic forms. From her dramatic salt-glazed pottery of the 1960s and '70s to her most recent sculptural work, Karnes consistently has challenged herself and transformed expectations of the vessel. She remains one of the medium's most influential working makers and a mentor to several generations of studio potters. "A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes," her first major retrospective, will highlight 69 masterworks from this pioneering artist. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue edited by ceramist Mark Shapiro and ceramics historian Garth Clark.

A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes is supported in part by a grant from The Windgate Charitable Trust Foundation.

Exhibition-related programs: Open Docent Colloquium: Peter Held on Karen Karnes
Sat, June 23, 2012 - 10:30 AM

216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.808.7000
cam@crockerartmuseum.org
www.crockerartmuseum.org

a site to see friday: ceramic arts daily video archive

We all know how amazing Ceramic Arts Daily is, but it never hurts to be reminded of their wonderful resources such as their video archive, which could keep you busy from now until at least next week.  And enough inspiration to make you crave getting in the studio asap.

Enjoy!

ceramicartsdaily.org/daily/video/

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Santa Fe is where it's at....






Gallery Opening
Todd Volz - Santa Fe Clay Studio Manager

Friday, June 22, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
at New Mexico Museum of Art

Alcove 12.3 is the third rotation in a series of nine exhibitions that highlight artists working in New Mexico today. Each exhibition will feature the work of five outstanding New Mexico artists.
 
Artists Susan Dopp (Roswell), Mike Edge (Abiquiu), Miguel Gandert (Albuquerque), Rebekah Potter (Albuquerque), and Todd Volz (Santa Fe) are all exhibiting in Alcove 12.3 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This exciting exhibition includes painting, ceramic, textile and photography.

New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace
Santa Fe, NM 87501
NM Museum of Art



 
Free Slide Lecture - Tim Taunton
Wednesday, June 27
7:00 pm at Santa Fe Clay

Storyteller ceramicist Tim Taunton will give a slide lecture focused on his process and artwork. Join us for an evening of entertainment and a better understanding of Tim's work.

Tim Taunton is a Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture at LaGrange College, in LaGrange, Georgia. He joins Santa Fe Clay for a week long workshop June 25 - 29.
 
Santa Fe Clay 
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-984-1122 
www.santafeclay.com



Elements @ The Community Gallery

The exhibit Elements opens tomorrow 5 - 7 pm. 
Works by Max Lehman (above image), Elizabeth Hunt, Z Jacobson, Shel Neymark and many more.
 
The Community Gallery 
201 West Marcy Street, 
Santa Fe NM, 87501 

Etsy Featured Seller: Just Work


"Just Work is an innovative social enterprise that employs individuals who need flexible hours and special working conditions that most traditional jobs cannot offer. Throughout our various ventures, we employ individuals who have various barriers to employment: drug/alcohol addiction, mental health challenges, physical limitations, and new immigrants to the country."





Read the full interview and see the gorgeous pots here.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

ClayFest 2012

 
June 23 and 24, 12noon-6pm
At the School of Art and Craft,
457 Rt 123, Sharon, NH

A two-day celebration of clay featuring live demos, hands-on activities for both children and adults, food, music, works for sale by Master Artisans, and bonfire fun. Learn about the Anagama Kiln Project, how it will benefit the local arts community, and how artists and the public can get involved.

**SPECIAL EVENT**
Sayon Camara Drumming Performance and Dance!
4-6pm on saturday, the 23rd

Free and open to the public. 

movie day: Slip Casting at the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-On-Trent, England



I wish I could get this many casts produced in a day...

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Upcoming workshops @ Gaya Ceramic and Design



texture and textile
Hillary Kane
Januari, 22-31, TEXTURES and TEXTILES
Instructors: Hillary Kane

Hillary Kane
February 12-25, TEXTURES and TEXTILES: Focus on Surface
Instructors: Hillary Kane
culinary clay
Hillary Kane and guest Culinary Expert: Mary Jane Edleson
April 8-21, CULINARY CLAY: Food and Design
Instructors: Hillary Kane
wood firing
Barbara Campbell Allen
May 6-19, Baligama Wood-Firing
Instructors: Barbara Campbell Allern & Hillary Kane
anagama
Gyan Daniel Wall
July 1-7, ANAGAMA (WOOD KILN) BUILD
Instructors: Gyan Daniel Wall
inauguration
Gyan Daniel Wall & Hillary Kane
July 8-21, INAUGURATION by FIRE: A Deep Study in Wood Firing
Instructors: Gyan Daniel Wall and Hillary Kane
raku-firing
Candone Wharton
Sept 2-15, RAKU FIRING
Instructors: Candone Wharton with guest demonstration by Michaela Foppiani

tea pot
Fong Choo
Sept 23-Oct 6 , PROPORTION OF THE TEAPOT
Instructors: Fong Choo

Find full workshop details here

Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud
Bali, Indonesia 80571
Phone: +62 (0)361 7451413 / 976220
Fax: +62 (0)361 976220
Email: info@gayaceramic.com

Call for entry: Decal Specialists Ceramic Award




$2,000 Acquisitive Ceramics Award
Joint award
begins 2012
Click here for details & entry

Entries Close
14 September 2012



JUDGES ANNOUNCED
Ms Leanne Willis
Mr Garry Bish
Mr Godwin Bradbeer

Click here for profiles 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Call for entries: Julia Terr Annual: A Juried Exhibition of Functional Ceramics




The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA), The Sonoma Community Center, and the Julia Terr Fund for Ceramic Arts announce an open call for all ceramic artists to submit work to The Julia Terr Annual: A Juried Exhibition of Functional Ceramic Arts.
The judge of the competition will be Forrest Lesch-Middleton of Petaluma, California. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Sonoma Community Center and the Julia Terr Fund for Ceramic Arts.
The deadline for submission is July 25, 2012. Artists will be notified by August 5th.  Selected work must be received by August 25th.
The exhibition will be held in the gallery of the Sonoma Community Center on September 3rd to September 26, 2012.
Julia Terr was a ceramic artist from Cloverdale, California who died in a car accident in 2009. Her family and friends established a fund in her memory to support those institutions which provide continuing education in ceramic arts in the United States. The Julia Terr Fund for Ceramic Arts has donated money and kilns to Penland School of Crafts; Ruby’s Clay Studio in San Francisco; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine; and the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana.
Founded in 1953, the Sonoma Community Center has been meeting the cultural and recreational needs of Sonoma Valley for more than 50 years. Currently, the Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that sponsors programs in drawing, painting, pottery and ceramics, theater, music and more.
The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass with over 500 members including clay and glass artists, students, patrons and supporters, galleries, network organizations and corporate sponsors throughout California.
Forrest Lesch-Middleton is an accomplished ceramic artist whose work has been show at The Northern Clay Center, Baltimore Clayworks, Trax Gallery, AKAR Gallery among many others. He has a B.A from Alfred University in Ceramics and an MFA in ceramics from Utah State University.
For an event prospectus and to enter, please visit   www.sonomacommunitycenter.org

Residency opportunities @ Red Lodge Clay Center

In order to suit the needs of a variety of artists and maintain an atmosphere of momentum and diversity, the Red Lodge Clay Center offers two residency options. Year-long residencies run from September 1st through August 15th. Short-term, proposal based residencies ranging from one to eight weeks, are considered from September 1st through May 31st. Please submit separate applications if applying for both residency options.

The year-long residency is ideal for committed individuals in transition from post baccalaureate studies to graduate school, as well as those pursuing the development of professional artistic careers. Self-directed ceramic artists searching for the time, space and resources needed to explore new ideas and create new work will enjoy the rural mountainous setting. Accepted residents will be provided with studio space, housing, utilities, and a monthly stipend in exchange for twenty hours of work per week at the Clay Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in the retail operation of the gallery, teaching community clay classes, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the studio and gallery. Residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses. The application deadline is February 1st.

The short-term residency is ideal for the ceramic artist who is working to complete a special project requiring one to eight weeks' time. Accepted short-term residents are provided with studio space and 24 hour access to the studio. Fully furnished apartments are available for $450.00 per month or a prorated basis congruent with the scheduled residency. Short-term residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses. The application deadline is July 13, 2012 for residency proposals occurring between September 1st through May 31st.
The Red Lodge Clay Center welcomes applications from ceramic artists who will thrive working as a team, in a community minded atmosphere.

Apply Online

PO Box 1527 Red Lodge, MT 59068 Ph. 406.446.3993
http://redlodgeclaycenter.com/residency-info.php

Upcoming Exhibition and Workshop with Rachelle Chinnery

 

Exhibition:

Portrait of an Ocean: A Body of Words is an exhibition of sculptural vessels and written word. Rachelle's sculptural work is informed by the physical nature and emotional effects of the ocean environment. A chapbook of poetry and photography will accompany the exhibition.


Where: Campbell River Art Gallery, Vancouver Island, BC
When: July 6 - August 17, 2012
Sponsored by the Hornby Island Arts Council




Workshop:


The workshop will will run for two days at the Campbell River Community Center (July 7 & 8 from 10 – 4) and will include demonstrations as well as hands-on work. ”Finding an Aesthetic” is the topic and will involve a little expressive writing, a lot of talk about clay, and much more hands on clay. There will be a slide show and, if there's time, a short tour of the show, which is a block away from the community center hosting the workshop. To register, call: 250-286-1161     
-- 

Rachelle Chinnery Porcelain &

Friday, 15 June 2012

Call To Emerging Artists: Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramists


The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Successful candidates have a history of professional public presentations and publications, seek payment for their work, and actively practice their art. All applicants have maintained an independent professional practice for at least three to a maximum of ten years prior to their application.

Please click on the link here for more information about how to apply for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics

Deadline is June 30th

Opening this weekend!!! Glass and Ceramics 2012



16 June - 22 June 2012
University of Sunderland BA (Hons) Students

University of Sunderland students present Glass and Ceramics 2012, an exhibition of 21 artists from Saturday the 16th to Friday the 22nd of June 2012 at the National Glass Centre.

The students have been creating their final pieces since the beginning of this academic year, thoroughly testing materials and concepts.

Each project reflects the individual student’s interests and approach; developed over the previous two years of the Glass and Ceramics degree course.

Some students use traditional craft techniques, while others favour cutting-edge manufacturing processes. Glass and Ceramics 2012 will showcase the region’s best glass and ceramics practitioners of the future.

The exhibition will give students a real-world task; working to deadlines, presenting their work professionally, and forging media contacts to promote themselves. Glass and Ceramics 2012 is more than just an academic exercise, it is a launch pad for tomorrow’s designers and makers – and an opportunity to showcase themselves that is becoming increasingly rare in today’s market.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the pleasure of supporting the work of up-and-coming artists, and be giving the opportunity to buy any pieces that catch their eye.

For further information regarding the Glass and Ceramics 2012 show contact:

Lily Daniels, Student exhibition coordinator
·      lilydaniels@hotmail.co.uk
·      0751782587

For further information regarding the Glass and Ceramics BA course at the University of Sunderland please contact:

Colin Rennie, Glass and Ceramics Course Leader,
·      colin.rennie@sunderland.ac.uk

For more information about the National Glass Centre please contact:

·      0191 515 5555
·      The National Glass Centre
Liberty Way
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear SR6 0GL

Gallery Information
Admission: Free
Opening Hours:
Monday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Last admission 4:45pm

Glass and Ceramics 2012
Private viewing: 15th June 2012
Open to the public: 16 June - 22 June 2012