Friday, 31 January 2014

Opening tonight! Ian Johnston: Reinventing Consumption @ the Dunlop Art Gallery

Image: Ian Johnston, Between the Lines (Light) (detail), 2010. silkscreened stoneware. Photo: Serge Hagemeier.

Ian Johnston: Reinventing Consumption
Organized by Dunlop Art Gallery in partnership with Access Gallery, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Esplanade Art Gallery, McMaster University Art Gallery, and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

January 31 to April 3, 2014
Curated by Wendy Peart

Artist Talk: Friday, January 31, 6:00 pm, RPL Film Theatre 
Opening Reception: Friday, January 31, 7:00 pm, Central Gallery

Reinventing Consumption is a three-room installation by sculptor Ian Johnston, whose work investigates object production while questioning the cycles that eventually see the castoffs of the material world enter sensitive biological ecospheres. The first space, The Inventor's Room, provides a glimpse into the glorious creative process of making. The Antechamber enlists the tropes of mass production and considers the scale at which we create and consume. The Chamber provides a space to contemplate the environmental impact of mass production through the forces of breath, fire, and water.

Ian Johnston is an architect-turned-sculptor based in Nelson, BC. He has exhibited his sculptural ceramic work internationally since the mid-nineties. Johnston studied architecture at Algonquin College and Carleton University in Ottawa, and with the University of Toronto at Paris, France. Prior to opening his Nelson studio in 1996, he spent five years working at the Bauhaus Academy in post-Berlin Wall East Germany. At the Bauhaus, together with two architects, he developed and facilitated a series of semester-long international, interdisciplinary workshops around themes of urban renewal and public intervention in a tumultuous time of cultural transformation. His current work examines our relationship with the environment in installations that use ceramic and mixed media and appeal to multiple senses of the viewer.

Dunlop Art Gallery
Regina Public Library
2311 12th Avenue
Regina SK
Canada S4P 3Z5

Thursday, 30 January 2014

26th Annual California Conference for the Advancement for Ceramic Arts (CCACA)

Jennifer Brazelton "Morocco" 29"x 14" x8" Multi- fired ceramic with sequins
This year's conference is going to be held April 25-27th with the big opening reception night being April 25th. The 30 Ceramic Sculpture exhibition that runs throughout the month will run April 16-May 24, 2014.

This weekend long event will include demonstrations by famous artists Esther Shimazu, (local favorite) Donna Billick, Wesley Anderegg, Tom Arie Donch, Stephen Braun, Jennifer Brazelton, Arthur Gonzalez, John Toki and Kevin Snipes. There is also city wide art exhibitions by both professional and student artists. There will be over 45 shows throughout the city of Davis all within walking distance. The opening night which will include live music and refreshments at the various openings is a can't miss event. It's a great way to see master artists and rising stars of the ceramic art world. Below is a little more information and some images from the contributing artists.

CCACA 2014 brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, California. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents. Demonstrations, lectures, and over 40 student exhibitions, no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents. Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field."

Event Title California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

April 25-27, 2014

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

521 First Street, Davis, Ca 95618

2015 Yingge Ceramics Museum Artist-in-Resident opportunity

Application guidelines for the 2015 Artist in Residence of Taiwan Yingge Ceramics Museum have been announced.

Dear Artists,
We would like to inform you that our application for the 2015 Artist in Residence of Taiwan Yingge Ceramics Museum has just begun. We sincerely hope you and your artist friends can all participate in our 3 month expense-paid international residency program (including round-trip travel subsides, daily stipend, accommodation, and NTD 30,000 material fee). For the 2015 program, our goal is to select the best artists from all the applicants who have applied for our program. The application deadline is September 30, 2014. Please make sure to send your application in time.

See the link below for residency details and application files. Please go through the files carefully to understand more about our programs. Artwork images for entering the selection process is recommended 10 art work photos. Please pass on this information to anyone who might be interested in our program!

Below is our website, you can also download the application forms from here:

Thank you for your cooperation and wish you the best of luck in your future artistic career!

Best Regards,
Samuel Hsuan-yu Shih
TEL: 886 2 2636-3999
FAX: 886 2 2636-3999
Address: No.39, Haijing 5th St., Sanjhih Township, New Taipei City 25242, Taiwan

The Clay Studio of Missoula presents: International Cup 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 5:30-9pm
Exhibition runs through February 28

We will post the online exhibition when the show opens!
International Cup 2014, sponsored by the Clay Studio of Missoula, is an exhibition showcasing ceramic work that explores the infinite possibilities of the idea of a cup. Juried by accomplished potter Tara Wilson, 38 entries from 37 artists out of the total 217 entries submitted by 116 artists from all around the world.
Selected artists include:
Norma Jean Acord, USA
Avi Arenfeld, USA
Zan Barnes, USA
Carolanne Currier, USA
Nick Danielson, USA
Katriona Drijber, Canada
Reeder Fahnestock, USA
Rebecca A. Grant, USA
Stephen Grimmer, Canada
Perry Haas, USA
Todd Hayes, USA
Fred Herbst, USA
Samantha Hostert, USA
Mitch Iburg, USA
Ben Jordan, USA
Joshua Kuensting, USA
Ian Meares, USA
Matt Mitros, USA
Ted Neal, USA
CJ Niehaus, USA
KyoungHwa Oh, USA
Debra Oliva, USA
Kevin Dean Ramler, USA
Stephen Robison, USA
Adrian Sandstrom, USA
Matt Schiemann, USA
Bob Schultz, USA
Rebekah Strickland, USA
Judi Tavill, USA
Kodi Thompson, USA
Leilani Trinka, Singapore
Tabatha Trolli, USA
Deb Williamson, USA
Scott Williamson, USA
Suzanne Wolfe, USA
Stephen Wolochowicz, USA
Adam Yungbluth, USA

Gallery events are free and open to the public.
For more information, please email us at or call us at 406-543-0509.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

2014 Educational Program @ Northcote Pottery Supplies

Northcote Pottery Supplies is excited to launch its 2014 Educational Program. With a range of short courses, workshops, masterclasses, PDs and a new School Holiday Program it looks to be a very creative year ahead.

Here is a taste of what's on offer. For more courses and workshops visit

Cost $125.00
Saturday 22 February
Create your own stylized landscape miniatures with slab construction techniques and contour plans. Using impressed textural effects with natural found materials you will learn how to enhance and contrast surfaces and populate your work with the tiny forms of buildings, people, plants or animals!

Cost $100.00
Runs over 2 weeks
Wednesday 19 March 6pm-8.30pm
Wednesday 26 March 6pm-8.30pm

In this two week course students will be introduced to basic camera theory and learn practical photography skills. Each student will have the opportunity to have one piece of their work photographed under the guidance of Chris. A wonderful chance to learn the fundamentals of documenting your own work in a straightforward manner.

Cost $125.00
Saturday 29 March

Learn about clay compatibility, how to prepare coloured clays and the best throwing techniques to maximise the marbled surface.
Cost $150.00
Saturday 29 March

Learn how to use ceramic and sculptural techniques to create a human head. Explore structure, form and facial expressions.

Northcote Pottery Supplies
142-144 Weston Street
Brunswick East 3057

Luke Syson: How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art

Luke Syson was a curator of Renaissance art, of transcendent paintings of saints and solemn Italian ladies -- serious art. And then he changed jobs, and inherited the Met's collection of ceramics -- pretty, frilly, "useless" candlesticks and vases. He didn't like it. He didn't get it. Until one day … (Filmed at TEDxMet.)

Luke Syson joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Curator in Charge of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts. This year, he co-curated the small but innovative exhibition "Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts." Before joining the Met Syson was Curator of Italian Painting before 1500 and Head of Research at the National Gallery, London. While at the National Gallery, he was curator of the exhibition "Renaissance Siena: Art for a City," and in 2011 he organized the groundbreaking "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan."

Syson was also one of the curators who organized the acclaimed Enlightenment Gallery at The British Museum and was part of the team that planned the new galleries for Medieval and Renaissance Art at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists and Composers

The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios, work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio. Byrdcliffe's residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty.
Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains and just west of the Hudson River, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony is home to over 80 artists each year, fifty of whom are hosted by the Artist in Residence Program. Beyond the AIR program, the Colony is comprised of more than a dozen artist cottages, the Byrdcliffe Theater, the Byrdcliffe Barn, a tennis court and the Mt. Guardian hiking trail, as well as the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts which is located in the center of Woodstock. Byrdcliffe hosts a regular schedule of artist talks, exhibitions, concerts, theater productions and guided hikes, most of which are year-round. Public events allow artists the opportunity to connect with the community at large. At Byrdcliffe creative time is sacrosanct, and artists are given free rein to decide what activities will contribute to their residency experience. Byrdcliffe offers a unique experience in simplicity of living amid the natural beauty of a 250 acre campus of protected fields and woodland. At the same time, Byrdcliffe provides the opportunity to live in a community of creative people of all ages and backgrounds who are dedicated to honoring the creative spirit.

We have an Artist in Residence Program blog; check it out at!!

Byrdcliffe's 2014 Artist in Residence Program application is available online: apply now!! The deadline for submitting your 2014 AIR application is March 15, 2014.

More details here:


Overlooked and Overlapped by Meredith Host @ Mudfire

January 24th - February 24th, 2014

MudFire welcomes Meredith Host for a return visit to our gallery. This show, titled "Overlooked and Overlapped" is Meredith's first solo show at MudFire Gallery. Her layered content and sophisticated color schemes are a real treat for any table.

Show opens online Friday, January 24th at 12pm and is also on view in the gallery. Also in the gallery our Editor's Choice show featuring work that we didn't get a chance to feature in our bustling holiday sale.
175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

Monday, 27 January 2014

A few upcoming events @ St. Pertersburg Clay Company

The first one is a fundraiser to help raise money for the St. Pete Clay Artist in Residence trip to NCECA.  Each resident has made tumblers in he or she respective styles, the event will be held on Sat Feb 8th from 6-10 at St. Pete Clay.  The tumblers will be $20 at the event and will come with a drink, in addition to the event we are also offering the tumblers for sale from Feb 1-7th they will be 20+8 shipping.

St. Pete Clay
420 22nd Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Phone: 727-896-2529

Daniela Schlagenhauf et Nathalie Jover @ Les Ateliers galerie de L'Ô asbl

Elégantes, harmonieuses, épurées,… 
Les œuvres céramiques de Daniela Schlagenhauf et Nathalie Jover surprennent.
Défiant la matière et les lois de la gravité, elles  tracent  le vide et chorégraphient  l’espace.
Tout simplement beau, à voir absolument.

Vernissage 20.02 de 18 :00 à 20 :00
Exposition 20.02 au 20.03.2014
Ouvert du jeudi au samedi de 14 :00 à 18 :00

Les Ateliers galerie de L'Ô  asbl
Rue de L'Eau, 56a _1190 Forest  Belgique   
Tel: +32.495.28.71.74 


Funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Dear Human’s “Patchworked In Canada” is a two stage project: First, as a mural made from 1200 reworked vintage Portuguese tiles, exhibited this month at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival’s hub. Then it takes to the streets as an interactive urban art project. Throughout select areas of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, the tiles will be tagged as individual installations, to be found and taken home by lucky and observant finders. 

Dear Human <> is the creative studio of ceramic, architect, sculpture, design duo Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell. 

A flower growing in a crack of the concrete. This project is like that; finding unanticipated beauty in the urban landscape, inviting a moment of pause and response. The search for these small offerings is an open invitation to explore and play. 

Press Releases in French and English:
High Res Images: Email

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Hosted at the hub of Toronto Design Offsite Festival at:
Bosley Real Estate Ltd.
1108 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1H9
January 20th to the 26th
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 3-7pm, Sat: 12-7pm, Sun: 12-5pm

Toronto: Queen West area, January 27th-28th
Montreal: Le Plateau - Laurier area, January 30th-31st 
Vancouver: Mount Pleasant – Main Street area, February 7th-8th

monday morning eye candy: Li Yuduan


Sunday, 26 January 2014

emerging artist: Francesca D'Angelo

Artist Statement

My clay is wobbly
Sliding swiftly through my fingers
Wobbly on clay dome. Wobble on
Open. Pull up. Thin out. Slap around
Sometimes they make it
Sometimes they don’t

Toss it in the bucket
Start again
Open. Pull up. Thin out. Slap around
Pinch it off
Now it will sit
Sit. Stiffen up. Be patient

In a bucket I mix a little of this
A handful of that
The mixture is becoming binder. A texture
Score. Bind. Attach. It looks good there
And there. I grab another
Score. Bind. Attach. Step back

The process is familiar
Working as a one woman assembly line
Bisque. Glaze. Fire. Sandblast. Luster
Fire again
Each action creating a symbiotic relationship
Bisque. Glaze. Fire. Sandblast. Luster

Or I toss it in the bucket
And start again

Saturday, 25 January 2014

emerging artist: Dani Sigler

With current US politics attempting to reverse human and women’s rights, I create art to keep these rights moving forward. Much of my body of work consists of feminine-inspired forms and objects with strong female content. The colors and topics are loud but I also work to inject humor into these heavy topics. It is clear to me that Women’s and Civil Rights have come under heavy fire in the political realm. I strive to make work that is functional and domestic, attempting to keep these conversations at the ‘everyday’ level, thereby making my art more inclusive for multiple audiences, as opposed to limiting it to specific groups or sites.  Clay is my material of choice because it is a malleable material that encourages touching. I am interested in seeing how the soft becomes strong, and I am pleased with the tactile sensations of the finished projects.

Dwight M. Holland Scholarship

Dwight M. Holland Scholarship - Deadline Extended to January 31st!

In 2012 a scholarship fund was started to honor Dwight Holland, his vision, and his years of leadership for the NC Potters Conference. A limited number of scholarships will be available for students to attend the conference.
To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate studies program with a focus on ceramics.
To apply, send an email to with the following:
3 – 5 images of your work
Essay 500 words or less about why attending conference would be of benefit to your education and career.
January 1st, 2014  Deadline Extended to January 31st!

27th Annual North Carolina Potters Conference

The North Carolina Potters Conference is a premier ceramics conference.  Through its history the conference has featured the some of the best ceramics artists from around the world.  This conference centers on simultaneous demonstrations cultivating a dialogue of techniques, concepts, and experiences between the artists and the audience.  Unlike other conferences, you do not have to pick and choose with workshops to attend.  All the demonstrations and presentations are scheduled for the entire group. Potters at any skill level will come away with new ideas and inspiration to improve their work.  Even non-potters have found the weekend a worthwhile introduction into the world of ceramics.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Bethany Krull, Where are the Wild Things? @ Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University

Resurrection of Gemini 2013 Porcelain, wood 51”H x 60’W x 24”D
Runs from January 26th through May 4th, with an opening reception and artist talk from 2-4pm on January 26th. 

Where are the Wild Things?, investigates the integration of non-human animals into our own built environments, specifically the home and its surroundings. The home can be seen as a place that functions to hold nature at bay, keeping everything wild and unpredictable outside its walls. However, there are always creatures that find their way in and take up residence whether unwanted or invited. Although humans take great measures to separate themselves from nature, and to keep the “pests” away, we also cannot resist the need to be connected to that which we came from ourselves. In and around our homes the evidence of both our unease and our desire to be connected to the natural world is everywhere, however contrived and controlled it may be.  

Embedded 2013 Porcelain, wood, synthetic grass 7”H x 13”W x 9”D
Embedded 2013 Porcelain, wood, synthetic grass 7”H x 13”W x 9”D

Resurrection of Fluffy 2013 Porcelain, wood, string 24”H x 20”W x 10”D
Resurrection of Fluffy 2013 Porcelain, wood, string 24”H x 20”W x 10”D
Address: Castellani Art Museum  |  PO Box 1938  |  Niagara University, NY 14109-1938

residency opportunity: AIR Vallauris

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 2nd , 2014

We are currently accepting applications for the remaining spaces in the 2014 Residency program.

We recommend you submit your application as early as possible as your submission date may be taken into consideration for time-slot selection priority.

The applications can be submitted by email.

To receive an application form please email us at :

For more information on the program please visit:
(Photo: Atelier Madoura - Vallauris)


APPEL DE CANDIDATURE : ARTISANS ET DESIGNERSDate limite d`inscription : 1er Mars 2014

Aimeriez-vous faire connaître vos oeuvres auprès de l'industrie du Design en 2014  ?

Pour son exposition AVENUE DE LA CULTURE , le SIDIM recherche des artisans et designers toutes disciplines proposant des oeuvres pouvant intéresser une clientèle de designers ou d'entreprise.

L'exposition a pour but de mettre de l'avant votre contribution auprès d'un réseau de plus de 20 000 professionels du design, médias spécialisés, acheteurs corporatifs et amateurs d'art.

Suivez ce lien pour envoyer votre candidature

Selon un sondage en 2013, 93% des visiteurs du SIDIM ont un intérêt marqué pour les produits faits à la main et le design d'ici.

Voici quelques objectifs que le SIDIM peux vous permettre d'atteindre :

  1. Accéder au réseau des acheteurs corporatifs, des designers et de leurs clients.
  2. Vous faire voir des principaux médias spécialisés (plus de 400 médias sur place! )
  3. Vous positionner dans une niche de consommateurs intéressées à votre produit.

  • Dates : 22-23-24 et 25 Mai 2014
  • 2 jours industrie du design / 2 jours grand public
  • Lieu : Place Bonaventure, centre ville de Montréal
  • Nombre de visiteurs : +/- 20 000 (industrie du design, médias et grand public)
  • Plus de 400 médias locaux et internationaux sur place.
  • Statistiques : 32% des visiteurs ont un revenu annuel supérieur à 100K avec un intérêt marqué pour investir dans l’art et le Design.
  • Les ventes sont permises sur place. Aucune commission exigée.
Suivez ce lien pour envoyer votre candidature
Pour toute demande de renseignements ou pour envoyer votre candidature, veuillez nous contacter aux coordonnées suivantes :

Richard Deslys
Chargé de projet, Exposition du SIDIM 2014

Hélène Leblanc
Chargée de projet, Exposition du SIDIM 2014

En collaboration avec le SIDIM 2014Agence Artxterra et Agence PID
Google's Translation:
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS : ARTISANS AND DESIGNERS` Registration deadline : 1 March 2014
Would you like to share your work with the Design Industry in 2014 ?
For his AVENUE DE LA CULTURE exhibition SIDIM search craftsmen and designers all disciplines offering works that may interest a customer or company designers .
The forward to your contribution to a network of over 20,000 professionals in the design , specialized media , corporate buyers and art lovers exhibition aims .

Follow this link to send your application

According to a survey in 2013 , 93 % of visitors SIDIM have a strong interest in handmade products and design here.
Here are some goals SIDIM can help you achieve :

Access to the network of corporate buyers , designers and their clients.
Do you see the main specialized media (more than 400 media on site !)
Position yourself in a niche of consumers interested in your product.


Dates: 22-23-24 and 25 May 2014
2 days design / industry 2 days public
Location: Place Bonaventure, Montreal downtown
Number of visitors: + / - 20,000 ( design industry , media and the general public)
Over 400 local and international media on site.
Statistics: 32 % of visitors have an annual income greater than 100K with a strong interest in investing in art and Design .
Sales are permitted on site. No commission charged .

Follow this link to send your application

For any inquiries or to submit your application, please contact us at the following address :
Richard DeslysProject Manager, Exhibition SIDIM 2014r.deslys @ artxterra.com514-660-9417
Hélène LeblancProject Manager, Exhibition SIDIM 2014hleblanc@sidim.com514-830-2347
In collaboration with the SIDIM 2014 , Agency and Agency Artxterra PID