Saturday, 31 August 2013

job posting - JamFactory

JamFactory, Adelaide SA
Creative Director - Ceramics Studio
Part Time Position

JamFactory is seeking an inspiring Creative Director to lead our Ceramics Studio.

The successful applicant will provide training and mentorship for studio associates and effective management of the studio’s business operations.

The position requires an excellent knowledge of contemporary ceramics, particularly within the area of studio production, as well as an established reputation in the field.

Applicants should have well developed craft, design and communication skills and relevant studio, organisational and budget management experience.

The role is part time (approx four days per week) and includes access to studio space and facilities outside of these hours.

Applicants should address the selection criteria noted in the Position Description.

To obtain a copy of the Position Description or for further information about the role, please contact Brian Parkes Chief Executive Officer
on (08) 8410 0727 or
Applications close 5pm Monday 7 October 2013 and should be addressed to:
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 10090
Adelaide BC SA 5000

job posting: Northern Clay Center

Reports To: Sales Gallery Manager and Education and Studio Program Head
Hours: 26 - 32 hours per week on average, part-time on an occasionally flexible schedule
Preferred Start Date: September 18, 2013
Applications accepted immediately.
This is a part-time, hourly position that provides retail and NCC course registration assistance in Northern Clay Center’s Sales Gallery.  When working in the Sales Gallery, this person serves as the primary receptionist for the Center, including responding to questions about NCC programs and registering students.  The position reports directly to the Sales Gallery Manager, and supports other work of the Manager and the Education and Studio Program Head, including various special events planning. The schedule for the position will include Tuesday through Saturday shifts and occasional weekends, with other times as needed.

Customer Service/Front Desk at Northern Clay Center
  • Greet the public, orient them to NCC, direct their inquiries to the correct program staff;
  • Serve as primary receptionist and registrar, provide general information;
  • Maintain the order and communications of front desk (NCC publications, promotions, SGA binder, member lists, etc).
Retail Gallery Duties
  • Serve as primary sales clerk and provide customer assistance to shop visitors;
  • Manage staging of monthly Featured Artist inventory and other gallery artists in response to shifts and changes in inventory;
  • Maintain artist biography cards; annually audit artist bio information; 
  • Order and maintain shop supplies: stickers, ribbon, bags, tissue, boxes, magazines, etc.; track spending and report to Manager support annual budgets;
  • Maintaining the physical gallery through cleaning, staging, and various preparatory work;
  • Manage Inventory: regularly conduct physical inventories, anticipate and communicate needs to Manager, check work out of inventory, track inventory with artists;
  • Pack and ship online orders, support Manager in developing online gallery presence;
  • Track trends in ceramics (view artist websites, peer galleries, events online and local, magazines, etc.
Education Program Support
  • Serve as primary registrar. Process class and workshop registrations, maintain online class listings, create class rosters, process refunds and cancelations, initiate new memberships, and enforce NCC registration policies in conjunction with the Education and Studio Program Head;
  • Track inventory and order tools to coincide with classes.
Special Event Support
  • Support Gallery Manager in directing gallery volunteers and interns;
  • Participate in annual selection of American Pottery Festival artists.
Exhibitions Support
  • Work with Exhibitions and Gallery Managers to manage various exhibition tasks, including price lists, inventory of work, and assistance with install and de-install as necessary;
  • Provide information on current and upcoming exhibitions to visitors;
  • Provide customer assistance; sell work from the current exhibition;
  • Support front desk during exhibition openings (6 – 8 times/year). 
Other tasks as assigned
Applicant Must:
  • have a college degree, preferably a BFA or MFA in ceramics;
  • have at least two years of demonstrated successful experience and skills in retail;
  • have excellent oral communication skills and be comfortable responding to and working with a variety of individuals with diverse abilities and interests;
  • have strong writing skills;
  • be able to carry out assigned projects to their completion;
  • be able to anticipate and initiate;
  • demonstrate great attention to detail, tracking, and follow up;
  • be proficient on Mac platform and have a working knowledge of Word, Excel, and web-based applications;
  • be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
Experience in and/or knowledge of ceramics is required.
Please send a cover letter describing interests and experience, a résumé, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:
Karen McPherson, Sales Gallery and Special Events Manager
Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.

job posting - Assistant Professor of Art in Sculpture

Position Title Assistant Professor of Art in Sculpture
Hire Type Tenure Track
Field Group Studio Art and Art History
Position Description Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Art in Sculpture to begin Fall 2014. The successful applicant will have an active professional practice, an in-depth knowledge of contemporary art and theory, and will demonstrate excellence in the teaching of sculpture at the undergraduate level. A course load of five courses per year will include introductory and advanced courses, independent studies and critiques as part of the Art major, and First Year Seminars. We are particularly interested in applicants who are familiar with traditional and contemporary practices, including emerging interdisciplinary media and whose art intersects with environmentalism and community engagement. Interest in and ability to teach specialized seminars in the broader social and historical dimensions of sculpture, and to contribute to the ancillary programming connected to the Pitzer Art Galleries, is a plus.
Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and or Women’s Studies.
MFA, including two or more years of full-time teaching experience beyond graduate school, and experience in supervising facilities and students in a sculpture studio.
Application Requirements

1) An application profile and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through this application site;
2) The following documentation must be uploaded via SlideRoom.
  • Letter of interest, including description of approach to teaching sculpture in an undergraduate, liberal arts college
  • Curriculum vita
  • Statement describing artistic practice
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Portfolio including 20 images of candidate’s work and 20 examples of student work;
3) Within their applications, candidates should address how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College.

Full details here:

emerging artist (hot mud edition): Marianne Chénard

With the opening of Hot Mud: Emerging Canadian Ceramists just around the corner I thought it would be nice to introduce you all to the amazing artists selected for the show. If you are in the Burlington Ontario area please make sure to check out the exhibition in person, and the symposium on the new face of Canadian Ceramics. Bound to be a great one. Today's emerging artist Marianne Chenard will be part of the round table discussion.

Here's a run down of the Symposium

Hot Mud : The Symposium  
September 7 – 10AM to 3PM

At the Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Road,
Burlington, Ontario
L7S 1A9

10AM:             Welcome

10:10 :             Emerging Artists, Changing Times, a report from the East Coast
Gloria Hickey, Independent Writer and Curator
St.John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

10:40 :             Ceramics are....
Alan Elder, Acting Director, Ethnology and Cultural Studies
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec

11:10:             Ceramics in the Expanding Field (With apologies to Rosalind Krauss)
                        Rachel Gotlieb, Interim Executive Director & Chief Curator
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario

11:50   Morning wrap up and lunch

13:00               Up and coming from the Midwest
Greg Payce, Faculty
Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgrary, Alberta
13:30               British Columbia Ceramics
Sally Michener, Retired Faculty
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia

14:00               Round Table
Moderator: Jonathan Smith
Permanent Collection Curator, Burlington Art Centre
Participating artists :
Zimra Beiner, Alysse Bowd, Marianne Chenard, Robin Lambert and  Maja Padrov           

For the conference reserve your seat with Gillian Goobie at or by telephone at 905-632-7796 ext: 326
 For information: Denis Longchamps, Director of Programs, at or by telephone at 905-632-7796 ext.: 303
Denis Longchamps
Director of Programs

Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1A9
Phone (905) 632-7796 Ext.: 303
Fax (905) 632-0278

Friday, 30 August 2013

a site 2 see friday: Copy and Paste. Decal Division @ Forage Studios

Canada has it's very own ceramic decal printer services! Can you believe it? Too exciting!
From the amazing Forage studios that have brought you such wonders as the incredible artwork of Mariko Paterson, now Canadians can now have their own artwork printed and ready to fire locally.

Find all the detail at

And everything comes to you at a low low price too! The cost for each page of full colour decals is $15!!! (plus shipping and applicable taxes of course)

So get creative folks and get decalling!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Narrative Potential of the Torso (Ceramics Workshop)

2 Day workshop: October 25 & 26, 2013
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
Taught by Kirsten Stingle, artist featured in Shadow Circus

As a vehicle for story telling there are an infinite number of ways to express and interpret the human figure. In this two-day hands-on workshop, we will explore the powerful narrative potential of the figure through the construction of a small-scale head and torso. Various hand-building techniques will be covered; including pinch and slab method, and special attention will be paid to human anatomy and proportions. Expression and gesture will be discussed in terms of narrative intent. Beginners welcome.

 Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060

call for artists: Ceramic Art London deadline fast approaching - September 2nd


Presented by The Craft Potters Association in partnership with Ceramic Review

Ceramic Art London 2014 is the major selling fair for contemporary studio ceramics at the Royal College of Art on Friday 4 – Sunday 6 April 2014.

Ceramic Art London 2014 provides a unique showcase for contemporary studio ceramics featuring work from leading national and international makers.

Discover and buy work from over 75 leading contemporary ceramic artists
Enjoy an integrated education program of talks, demonstrations and films designed to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of studio ceramics
Talent spot young emerging ceramic artists from the Royal College of Art

If you are a ceramic artist interested in exhibiting at Ceramic Art London 2014, visit our exhibitor registration page for details of how to apply.

If you are a Collector, gallery owner, potter or enthusiast and want to see the best in contemporary studio ceramics check out our visitor registration page to receive regular updates on Ceramic Art London 2014.

call for entry: Studio 550 1st Annual Cup Show & Sale

November 9-January 8
For PDF Application click here.

Studio 550 is accepting entries of functional ceramic work that is made for drinking. All work must be functional, but may include cups, steins, mugs, tumblers, sets, yunomis, tea bowls, and many more. We hope to make this an annual international exhibit of great ceramic works of art for your daily life. The show will be open just in time for the holiday rush.  All pieces must be for sale and must be functional.

Deadline: September 25, 2013

550 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

movie day: Yeesook Yung

Korean Artist Project (KAP), which comprises three-year plan spanning from 2011 to 2013, is a global online platform that presents a series of virtual exhibitions featuring artworks by Korean contemporary artists to internationally promote them, allowing them to enter into the global art arena.
Now in its second year, it is hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and organized by the Korean Art Museum Association.
Following the first year 2011 in which 21 Korean artists participated, the second year 2012 includes new more 21 Korean contemporary artists, presenting approximately more than 1500 artworks with a wide variety of genres including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, and photography as well as video and digital art.
A total of 42 participating artists were selected by a number of curators from 19 Korean art museums and then juried by Korean and international art critics. For more info, please go visit

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

technical tuesday: Graffito Underglaze Transfer Paper

Has anyone tried these?
I just ran across them. I've done the transfer trick Paul Scott teaches. I figure it's the same thing, just wondering how many uses you might get out of one of these.

Find them here.

call for entry: “Reflection International Ceramics Biannual 2013”

Swope Art Museum - Halcyon Art Gallery          

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists 18 years or older. All entries must represent original works of art or design and must have been completed in the last 3 years.

MEDIA: Clay work accepted


ENTRY DEADLINE September 13th, 2013
Dates of Exhibition: October 4th – 25th , 2013
Date of Reception & Awards: October 4th, 2013, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Awards Ceremony at 8:00 PM
E – Notification: September 20th , 2013   
Dates for Delivery of Work: September 21st – 27th  , 2013
Dates for Pickup of Work: October 29th  – November 2nd , 2013
Dates for Shipping of Work Back to The Artists: November 11th  – 19th , 2013
Halcyon Awards
Best of Show
Honorable Mentions
The Halcyon Gallery Choice Award


Ray Chen, the current Halcyon Art Gallery Executive Director, received his MFA in 1997 from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY and BFA from Ohio University. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Baltimore Clayworks in MD. Chen was an Associate Professor and the head of the Ceramics Department at the University of Southern Maine and former Assistant Professor and the head of Ceramics Program at Indiana State University, Department of Art. His ceramic works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally with numerous reviews and publications. He has been traveling and exhibiting as well as presenting lectures in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hawaii, Netherlands/Holland, Japan, Poland, Scotland, Switzerland, Taiwan and North America.

ENTRY DEADLINE : September 13th  , 2013

Open to all artists 18 years or older
25 South 7th Street Terre Haute IN 47807
Phone: (207) 807-8799                                                                                                                                                  

Monday, 26 August 2013

call for entry: Craft Forms 2013 at the Wayne Art Center

The 19th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft. December 6 - January 25, 2014
Craft Forms is an international juried exhibition dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms is open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or mixed media crafts. Artists are juried on-line and upon acceptance, can exhibit multiples of their work in the Wayne Art Center Gallery Shop (in addition to the accepted works in the exhibition).

Call for entries prospectus and online entry:
Online submissions from March 1 - September 30, 2013

Contact details:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave.
Phone: 610-688-3553

Paper Clay Workshop with Rebecca Hutchinson



Please contact for full workshop details: 
La Rambla, 24
43700 El Vendrell
Tel. 977 66 56 84

call for entry: Sixth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function

Gulf Coast State College, Amelia Center Gallery is hosting a juried exhibition that explores the idea of the drinking vessel. The exhibition will focus on the function and concept of the drinking vessel, including its relation to history, politics, craft, technology, utility, and narrative. The goal is to offer a survey of the wide array of approaches to contemporary ceramics through the lens of the most intimate and accessible vessel, the cup.

Ben Carter is a studio potter, educator, curator, and an avid podcaster. He received his BFA from Appalachian State University, and MFA for the University of Florida. Over the years he has been a resident artist at The Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Archie Bray Foundation, and the Danish Ceramic Research Center at Guldagergaard. He has worked as a production potter at Black Mountain Studios, Asheville, NC, and most recently as Educational Director at Pottery Workshop Shanghai, Shanghai, China. In 2004 Ben opened Carter Pottery and has since been exhibiting widely across the US and abroad. As an educator Ben has taught at a number of institutions around the world including the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Shanghai, P.R.C. Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fl, and Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. In 2012 Ben started his podcast Tales of The Red Clay Rambler Podcast, which features insightful conversations about art, studio practice, and culture with artists around the world.

The exhibition is open to both functional and sculptural work that addresses the idea of “the cup”. Please submit only original work that has been completed in the last three (3) years. Amelia Center Gallery reserves the right to reject any work that is not suitably prepared for exhibition or that differs from the original submission.

Entries and Fees
Please submit your entries online at Each artist may submit up to three (3) entries. All images must be of high quality saved in the JPEG format, at 72dpi. Files must be 1920 pixels on the longest side, and file size must not exceed 4 MB. The files should be titled with the artist’s first and last name and entry number (example: Steve_Smith_1.jpg). File numbers must correspond to the entry numbers on your entry form. Please do not submit any other materials (CV, resume, statement, etc.). For tips on how to shoot, resize and submit images see the Help link online at

Entry Fee.
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25. Fees must be paid through Payments may be made through PayPal or by any major credit card.

Email notification will begin on September 26, 2013.

Shipment of Work
All artwork must arrive at the Amelia Center Gallery no later than October 10, 2013. All shipping and insurance fees to the exhibition will be the responsibility of the artist. Please pack cups in a well-secured package (double boxed), with any special handling/packaging instructions clearly visible. Packaging will be reused for return shipment. The Amelia Center Gallery will pay for return shipping and insurance of all unsold work. Our mailing address is Gulf Coast State College, Visual and Performing Arts, Attn: Pavel Amromin, 5230 West U.S. Hwy 98, Panama City, FL 32401-1041

Amelia Center Gallery will receive commission of 30% on all sales.

Amelia Center Gallery reserves the right to photograph works, and use submitted photo materials of accepted pieces for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity, promotion and future grant proposals.

Every precaution will be taken in handling the work. The gallery reserves the right not to exhibit work that is deemed too fragile or not suitably prepared for presentation. Amelia Center Gallery will insure all works for the duration of the show, and return shipping. Artists will be responsible for insuring work in transit to the galley. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement to conditions set forth in this prospectus and permission to reproduce work for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity and promotion.

Application Due September 20, 2013
Notification Begins September 26, 2013
Accepted Work Due October 10, 2013
Opening Reception October 18, 2013
Show Closes November 7, 2013
Unsold Work Shipped November 14, 2013

For full details and prospectus:

monday morning eye candy: historical ceramics via pinterest

Plum Blossom Vase (maebyeong) with Painted Decoration - Korean, Goryeo dynasty, early 13th century. Celadon glazed stoneware.

Song dynasty (960–1279) china

Bowl | Origin: Iran | Period: late 13th century Il-Khanid period | Details: Not Available | Type: Stone-paste painted under glaze | Size: H: 8.3 W: 17.7 cm | Museum Code: F1909.316 | Photograph and description taken from Freer and the Sackler (Smithsonian) Museums.


Vase with Waves China (Southern Song or Yuan Dynasty) The Cleveland Museum of Art

All images via Pinterest thanks to JoAnn Axford and her wonderful ceramic boards which you can follow here or take a visit of her work at

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Expressions of Self @ Skepsi

Next weekend Expressions of Self, Skepsi's latest exhibition, opens at Montsalvat in Eltham. It's a brilliant line-up of 51 Ceramic Artists from around Australia. On Saturday 7th September, there will be demonstrations, a raku firing demo by Kevin and Tim Boyd, wheel throwing demos by Brian Keyte and Ted Secombe and a wood firing workshop in progress by Owen Rye. 

For more details check out
There is a beautiful catalogue to accompany the exhibition, pictured here. 

Hope to see you there!
Expressions of Self, Skepsi@Montsalvat
August 31 to September 15
The Barn Gallery, Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham, Victoria.

emerging artist: Shaun Hayes

Want to be featured as an emerging artist on musing? All you have to do is send me some images, a brief write up if you'd like, and a website if you have it to If you could put emerging artist in the subject header of the email so it doesn't get lost in my spam folder that would be great. Thanks!  

Saturday, 24 August 2013

emerging artist: Alex Zablocki

Alex Zablocki was born in Denver Colorado and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and is currently a ceramic artist residing in Fort Collins, Colorado.  He received his BFA from Finlandia University and also studied ceramic design in Kuopio Finland.  He spent two years working and studying as a Post-Baccalaureate student at both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Colorado State University. He has shown work both nationally and internationally.

I build pieces using the vernacular of pottery to talk about process, celebrating all the qualities, which exploit my participation in the making.  I throw and alter cylinders while dividing and dissecting certain areas with the use of lines.  These lines then create seams, which accentuate subtle aspects within the forms. I am constantly engaged by the manipulation of clay to create works that are both functionally sound and aesthetically pleasing.  My work exhibits a variety of subtle changes in the direction of form to create luscious and full shapes, which directly talks about their ability to contain, display, and disperse.   I find wood and soda firing to be the most appropriate means of firing my work.  These processes allow for the activation of surface that compliments the way in which I work with clay.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Hot Mud: A National Survey of Contemporary Canadian Emerging Ceramists


Elisa Au (British Columbia), Twist, 2013

Opening at the Burlington Art Centre on September 7

Hot Mud: A National Survey of Contemporary Canadian Emerging Ceramists

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the Burlington Art Centre (BAC) present a national juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian ceramics by emerging artists. The BAC is uniquely positioned to host this exhibition as it houses the country's largest, permanent collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics.

A jury of senior curators and artists selected the participants in five regions across Canada – the Atlantic Provinces, Québec, Ontario, the Prairies and the Territories, and British Columbia. The jurors have a long view of history and a vision of our future. They are Gloria Hickey (Atlantic Provinces), Alan Elder (Quebec), Rachel Gotlieb (Ontario), Greg Payce (Prairies & the Territories) and Sally Michener (British Columbia)

The selected artists are: Eliza Au and Tanya Doody, British Columbia; E. M. Alysse Bowd and Robin Lambert, Alberta; Robin DuPont, Manitoba; Carole Epp Saskatchewan; Zimra Beiner, Magdalene Dykstra, Janet MacPherson, Mary McKenzie, Lindsay Montgomery, and Denise Smith, Ontario; Marianne Chenard, and Amelie Proulx, Québec; Maaike Charron,Newfoundland and Maja Padrov, New Brunswick.

The symposium Saturday September 7 from 10 AM to 3 PM

As an educational component, we will hold a one-day symposium on Saturday September 7. Each juror will contextualise their regional choices within a national and international discourse. It will be followed by a round table discussion with selected artists moderated by Jonathan Smith, Curator of the Collection, Burlington Art Centre.

Both the exhibition and the conference are open to the general public, free of charge.

For the conference reserve your seat with Gillian Goobie at or by telephone at 905-632-7796 ext:326

Carole Epp (Saskatchewan), To the Best of their Knowledge, 2013


Burlington Art Centre

1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1A9



The exhibit opens at Thornhill Gallery, Avila University
11901 Wornall, Kansas City, Missouri, 5-8 pm with awards at 6.
Juror, Doug Jeppesen will be in attendance
ALL TEABOWLS ARE FOR SALE and range from $25.oo to $200.oo

a site 2 see friday: pedestal

Pedestal is an online meeting place for Artists, Galleries, and Collectors.  We are interested in creating a collective, high standard of Fine Craft and Fine Art.  Pedestal is a team of professionals that bring in three different views concerning Art, Education, and Business.  Bringing these worlds together is not innovative or new, however it is an idea that we support and want to be an integral part in developing.

Pedestal’s mission is to ‘connect Art to the World through technology.’ As an Artist it is my job to create strength in the importance of these connections and standards in Art.  Innovate and create, Pedestal seeks to support artists and their visions by capturing a Studio Artist’s career and ideas.  Pedestal is a platform for Artists to use as an exhibition space, we seek to maintain integrity as this platform by inviting quality professional Artists.

As a Communications and Residency Coordinator at the Red Lodge Clay Center I am involved in Education, Studio, and Business in Art, and being a studio artist I am consistently trying to succeed and challenge my career.  I know first hand the struggles of handling a job you love, a studio practice, and a self-proprietorship. Pedestal is designed to help, we are an active agent working for the studio artist through marketing…so while you are making and thinking in the studio, let Pedestal do your business!

Please check out to submit and begin your active artist page!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Help Greenwich House Pottery build a gallery

call for submissions: NCECA playlist

Don't miss your opportunity to have your video included in the next Watch NCECA playlist! Visit for all the details

upcoming at the Gardiner



September 7 - November 11, 2013
For MONO NO MA acclaimed artist An Te Liu is creating a new body of sculptures which explore the spaces around things. While mono is Japanese for ‘object’, ma is a more elusive term referring to ‘space’ or ‘gap’, but one which is simultaneously aware of form and non-form.
Drawing inspiration from artefacts found in the Gardiner's Ancient Americas collection, Liu works with the remains from our contemporary consumer milieu, conjuring new forms borne out of emptiness - entities poised between the familiar and the enigmatic, material and immaterial, thing and no-thing.
ABOVE: An Te Liu, Aphros, 2013. Press moulded earthenware with sawdust additions, copper oxide slip, and pigmentation, 42 x 45 x 13.5 cm. Plaster Base / mold segment, 28 x 44.5 x 10 cm.

Friday September 6, 2013
6 - 10 pm
Join An Te Liu at the AN TE SOCIAL, the opening party for MONO NO MA. Get an exclusive sneak peak at the exhibition then enjoy the art party with beer from Steam Whistle Brewery, bubbly from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, mouthwatering bites from à la Carte Kitchen, and beats and vibes by DJ John Kong (Do Right! Music). A full cash bar will also be available.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

call for submissions: Working Art Grant/Purchase Awards

We offer small monthly art purchase awards to help serious artists keep working.
Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, mixed media,
film/video from all countries.
Deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant / Purchase Award is August 31, 2013

The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is a meager one-time purchase award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist's ongoing art making process.

The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is available to all domestic and international artists working in all media. As a stipulation for eligibility to receive the Working Art Grant/Purchase Award, we ask that each prospective recipient be willing to exchange one of their works of our later mutual agreement in return. We reimburse the artist's shipping costs.

If you are interested in being considered for one of these awards, please send 5 digital images/files of recent available work (total mail size no larger than 2 MB please) via email. No written proposals or CV's are required unless the artist would like to include them. Instead, please simply include in the body of your email current contact information and a link to an artist's website if available, and send to: There is no application form.

For application guidelines please see:

Deadline: August 31, 2013

residency opportunity: NCECA and Kohler Arts Center

NCECA has partnered with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Arts/Industry residency program to offer a 2-3 month ceramics residency for one Emerging Artist applicant! This opportunity arose from the concurrent timing of our 2014 conference in Milwaukee, WI and the Arts Center’s 40th anniversary for their Arts/Industry residency program in Sheboygen, WI.  What better way to celebrate than to bring our organizations together and create this amazing opportunity for the best and brightest in our field!

The application for the Arts Center’s Arts/Industry residency will be incorporated into the Emerging Artist application. All 2014 Emerging Artist applicants are eligible but must indicate on the application form if they want to be considered for this opportunity. A 250-word (or less) project proposal will be required so you can begin thinking about that now. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center will make the final selection, and their selection process is independent of NCECA’s Emerging Artist selection process. This means that while one may not be selected as an NCECA Emerging Artist, one could still be selected by the Arts Center for this residency.

The lucky artist selected for this honor will do a 2-3 month residency during 2014, which will be coordinated between the artist and the Arts Center.  The Arts Center will provide housing, studio space with 24-hour access, materials, firing, technical assistance and a modest weekly stipend for food. NCECA will provide up to $1500 to defer costs for traveling and shipping expenses.  We’re so happy to have The John Michael Kohler Arts Center on board for this partnership during their milestone year and our 2014 NCECA conference in Milwaukee. This is a golden opportunity for our NCECA Emerging Artist applicants and one that is not to be missed!

movie day: Porcelainia

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Open Studio Sophie Moran

Our mailing address is:
Sophie Moran
PO Box 2481 Fitzroy
Melbourne, Vic3065


Monday, 19 August 2013

monday morning eye candy: Gillian Parke

Got a suggestion for monday morning eye candy? I'm always up for suggestions : )
Drop me a line at with "monday morning eye candy" in the subject line. Thanks!

call for entry: The Cup: An interpreted object

The Cup: An interpreted object is an exhibition featured on the idea of the cup. This term
can be loaded and includes several ideas, can deny function, be sculptural, be
functional…etc. Juror, Dick Lehman, is a renowned potter known best for his utilitarian
ware and has also delved extensively into the possibilities of the cup as a vessel for
conveying messages, as well as beverages.

When sending submissions, please send them via e-mail to with
your 2 entries for $20 or 3 entries for $25, your name, title of each piece, medium, and
date created. Payments for your entry may also be sent via PayPal to:
Or via mail to: 211 S. 5th St. Goshen, Indiana 46528

All entries sent after September 1 will be rejected.

For any questions or concerns, please e-mail

Find the application form here:

Sunday, 18 August 2013

emerging artist: Jamie Bardsley

Want to be featured as an emerging artist on musing? All you have to do is send me some images, a brief write up if you'd like, and a website if you have it to If you could put emerging artist in the subject header of the email so it doesn't get lost in my spam folder that would be great. Thanks!