Saturday, 31 January 2015

emerging artist: Ian Connors

Ian Connors is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Taos Clay in El Prado, NM.  He recently achieved his BFA with a concentration in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  You can find more images at or on Instagram @ianjconnors

Friday, 30 January 2015

call for applications: A.I.R Vallauris

Located in the heart of the old town Vallauris, on the French Riviera,
A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence), a non-profit Association,
welcomes artists from around the world to meet with local artists and to
research and create new works in a unique setting.

A.I.R. Vallauris accommodates several artists at a given time for a given
time period in its residence and studios. Using different mediums, artists
(ceramists, sculptors, painters, photographers, video and multimedia) work
from an equipped studio, live in individual furnished spaces and are
afforded access to a gallery where their works are displayed and
celebrated at the end of their residency period. Media involvement
encourages the interest of an invited and engaged audience. Over the
thirteen year period, from April 2002, over 200 artists of 30 different
nationalities have participated in the A.I.R. Vallauris program. We invite
you to look at Facebook photo gallery (A.I.R. Vallauris) that we regularly
update and that covers most of our activities (


We are currently accepting applications for our 2015 season. If you are
interested in applying for the 2015 season, the application form is
available at this link:

Applications for residencies are accepted throughout the year with
deadlines generally being the first Sunday of each month. The next
application deadlines are February 1, 2015 and March 1, 2015.

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 application materials can be submitted by email. Information
concerning the costs and lodging are further elaborated on the application

A.I.R. Vallauris
Place Lisnard
1, Bd des deux Vallons
06220 Vallauris

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Storytelling with Pottery - a workshop with Grace Sheese

May 31 - Jun 6
Explore how form and surface in pottery can be used to tell stories about human connection. Instruction will include how to throw pots and add sculptural elements to a basic form; use non-ceramic materials on various clay surfaces; use collage elements and easily available materials to best advantage; create and apply decals; and generate new ideas. Discuss the pros and cons of down-firing. For all levels.

Find out more about this workshop and many others with artists such as: Bob Green, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Sarah Jaeger, Lisa Houck, Mark Shapiro, Valerie Gilman, Hayne Bayless, Chandra DeBuse, Steve Theberge, Christy Knox, Tiffany Hilton, Molly Hatch, Elaine Buss, and Kyle Carpenter.

job posting: Curatorial Director Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Moose Jaw

Name: Joan Maier
Phone: 306-692-4471


March 06, 2015
The Curatorial Director brings artistic vision, leadership and museum/gallery experience to the MJM&AG, and is responsible for crafting a year-round schedule of exhibitions that are challenging, innovative, and relevant to the community. In addition they are responsible for overseeing the care and development of the collection and all aspects of the education program.

The MJM&AG operates both a history museum (3800 sq ft) dedicated to the history of Moose Jaw and area, and an public art gallery (4200 sq ft) exhibiting a variety of contemporary and historical exhibitions. The MJM&AG is in a purpose built museum/gallery adjacent to the public library in beautiful Crescent Park and welcomes over 30,000 visitors per year. Operating under the guidance of a non-profit Board of Directors the Curatorial Director and Administrative Director cooperatively guide all aspects of the organization. The MJM&AG permanent collection consists of approximately 5500 human history artifacts and 3300 pieces of art.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Curatorial Director is responsible for the performance of the following:

- Initiate and organize exhibitions, including research, writing, selection of works, arrangements for loans, supervision of related publications, design, installation, and touring arrangements.
- Plan and schedule borrowed exhibitions, including coordinating insurance, shipping, other touring arrangements, and installation.
- Manage development of permanent exhibits and capital projects in concert with the Administrative Director.
- Plan and prepare effective and innovative interpretive programs, including artist lectures, tours, writing text and title panels, and to coordinate program delivery with the Administrative Director, Education Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.
- Manage the collections, including acquisitions, research, interpretation and exhibition of permanent collections, registration and care of the collections, and preparation and maintenance of insurance reports in concert with the Administrative Director.
- Prepare funding applications to municipal, provincial and federal agencies with the Administrative Director, and to maintain contact with those agencies and file reports as required.
- Direct and supervise the activities of the Education Coordinator, Curatorial Assistant, and paid or volunteer staff working in the areas of exhibition installation, collections care and management, and summer staff.
- Provide the necessary information and direction to enable the Administrative Director to prepare a detailed annual budget for the Board of Directors.
- Oversee Resource Centre development.
- Oversee inventory purchases and display in the Museum Shop.
- Oversee all areas of design and display, including exhibits, signage, promotional materials and all decisions that affect the image of the organization.
- Follow established Museum policy and work with the Board and Administrative Director in the development of policy and short- and long-term plans.
- Attend Board meetings, Committee meetings, as required, opening receptions and other similar functions.
- Assist other organizations in areas of expertise.

Qualifications – A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Art History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Fine Art or a related field, with recent, relevant museum/gallery experience at a level appropriate to this positions responsibilities; substantial knowledge of Saskatchewan and Canadian art history, an appreciation and commitment to programming that engages the public, fiscal management and supervisory skills, and significant grant writing experience. Desirable special skills and abilities would include: superior written communication skills, excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks, excellent aesthetic judgment abilities, and the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Candidates with experience working in both history museums and art galleries are particularly encouraged to apply. For questions or concerns please e-mail

Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experiences, complemented with a benefits package; salary range $82,021 to $102,517.

Please apply by mail with a Letter of Application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications,
Resume and contact information for three references.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
Mail to: Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, SK. S6H 0X6.

Call For Entry – CARNEGIE CRAFT 2015

Carnegie Craft 2015 call for entry 

April 3 – 26, 2015

A Premiere Showcase of Excellence in Craft

The Carnegie Craft Juried Biennial Exhibition is an event that shows a wide range of talent from Ontario-based craft practitioners.
Carnegie Craft 2015 is open to both emerging and established professional craftspeople.
Material categories that will be considered by the jury include ceramic, wood, textile, metal, glass and mixed media. This is a great opportunity to show your work, and to be considered for one of eight awards!
During the evening of the opening reception on Friday, April 10th, winners of the following awards will be announced: $1,000 for Best in Show, two $500 Awards of Excellence, and five media-specific awards.
Carnegie Craft 2015 will be juried by digital images. Please refer to the image requirements in the Entry Form.
Download an entry form: Carnegie Craft 2015 Call for Entry
Entry Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015

The Carnegie Gallery | 10 King St. West, Dundas, ON | | 905-627-4265

coming up @ Eutectic Gallery


An Exploration of Wood-fired Ceramics from Japan and the Pacific Northwest

“Stoked” investigates the similarities and differences between various wood-fired kilns in two regions of the Pacific: the Pacific Northwestern United States and the Hyogo Prefecture in Japan.

More than 15 kilns and over 50 artists will be represented in the show, including special guests Masafumi Onishi and Yuki Ogami from the Tamba Pottery in Japan. Pacific Northwest artists include:
Al Tennent, Chris Baskin, Chuck Hindes, Eric Nelson, Frank Boyden, Hiroshi Ogawa, Joe Davis, Natalie Warrens, Peter Olson, Stephen Mickey, Steve Sauer and many more. Explore all of the work and engage with many of the artists at our opening reception:
  • Friday February 6th
  • 6:00-9:00
  • Eutectic Gallery- 1930 NE Oregon Street
The pottery of Tamba, known as “Tambayaki,” has an elegant simplicity and understated beauty resonating from its calm simple lines. The hues of Tambayaki are drawn from the iron bearing clay by the flames of traditional Anagama and the Noborigama (kilns). The colors range from stunning reds, to earthen oranges and browns, and even dark sooty black. The melted ash that settles on the pottery in the process adds a glassy green highlight to the work.

Meet Masafumi Onishi and Yuki Ogami 

Don't Miss Our Mid-show Reception in March

In March we'll welcome Tsuyoshi Uenaka, also from the Tamba Pottery in Japan, to Portland for the mid-show reception. Stop by on Friday March 6th to meet him and talk about his work. Plus we'll have a new show in Eutectic's Back Room Gallery, curated by OCAC student Jordan Pieper.

Featured Artist @ Charlie Cummings Gallery

I'm super honored to be the featured artist @ Charlie Cummings Gallery this month. Please have a look. I likely won't be making as much functional work this year because I'm working on a huge new sculptural project, but these guys have a great selection of some of my favorite pieces : )


Apply for the Arts Center's world-renowned Arts/Industry residency program! Up to sixteen exceptional artists from around the world are chosen each year for two- to six-month residencies in the Pottery or Iron/Brass Foundry and Enamel shop in Kohler Co.'s Kohler, Wisconsin, plant. With the guidance of an excellent staff, artists of all disciplines can explore new ideas and technologies in order to create a body of work impossible in their own studio as well as new ways of thinking and working. Previous experience with clay or metal sculpture is not required.

Artists accepted into the program receive housing, transportation, materials, use of equipment, studio space, photography services, and a small stipend. Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and functional and sculptural forms.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 program year. Applications are accepted through the CafĂ© Call for Entry site only. Click here to begin your application. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.
Required Application Materials
  • 20 images of your strongest work
  • A resume or CV
  • Project proposal of 200 words or less accompanied by proposal images
  • List of four professional references
For more information on the application process, please contact the Arts/Industry coordinator at (920) 694-4548.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

call for artists: The British Ceramics Biennial

The British Ceramics Biennial is returning to Stoke-on-Trent for a fourth time from the 26 Sept to 8 Nov 2015.  Following the success of the last Biennial in 2013, the festival will again take over the spectacular China Hall at the original Spode factory site in Stoke town. Applications are now open for the prestigious AWARD and FRESH exhibitions.

At the heart of the British Ceramics Biennial, the AWARD exhibition will again be “It is the energetic, non-conformist, challenging spirit we need to encourage. It is the spirit which brought about Stoke-on-Trent’s success in the 18th century. And the Biennial plays an important part in reviving that culture by bringing in talent, discovering new designers, and forcing us to think on an international scale.” Tristram Hunt, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, writing in Apollo Magazine

The celebrated AWARD exhibition will sit at the centre of the fourth British Ceramics Biennial taking place in Stoke-on-Trent from 26 September to 8 November 2015.

In 2015 we will be developing AWARD, with an emphasis on new work, work with little previous exposure, work which projects ceramic practice forward to match the ambition of BCB as a national showcase.

You are invited to apply for the BCB AWARD 2015 – a prestigious exhibition that celebrates the vitality and standing of contemporary British ceramics, in the context of its long history in Stoke-on-Trent.

Deadline for applications: Monday 30 March 2015

Building on the success and growing reputation of the AWARD exhibition by siting the show at the centre of the programme of exhibitions on the Spode site. A new selection panel chaired by Alun Graves (Curator of Ceramics & Glass at the V&A) will choose 10 artists, giving each exhibitor more space, providing a platform and more focused opportunity for critical appraisal.

A single cash prize of ££5,000 will be made together with an offer to the winner to be involved in both the selection process for AWARD 2017 and the subsequent BCB 2017 exhibition programme.

Artists are asked to submit proposals, outlining what work they would seek to present if selected. It is a condition that all work proposed will be current (no more than three years old). We anticipate that many of the artists will propose to make new work for the 2015 exhibition.


“The Fresh exhibition is so much more than a collective graduate show; it is about representing our education, about being present and creating a presence in the ceramics field”

Helen Felcey
Manchester School of Art, NACHE executive
and chair of Fresh 2015 selection panel

The acclaimed FRESH show will be one of the main exhibitions at the fourth British Ceramics Biennial, taking place in Stoke-on-Trent, from 26 September to 8 November 2015.

Graduates (BA, MA) of UK higher education universities and colleges who graduated in 2014 or 2015 are invited to apply for the BCB FRESH 2015 – a prestigious exhibition that celebrates the emerging talent in contemporary British ceramics, in the context of its long history in Stoke-on-Trent.

Deadline for applications: Monday 6 July 2015

What is FRESH?

A curated survey exhibition of new ceramic work by recent graduates from UK Higher Education programmes. Organised by the British Ceramics Biennial BCB and the National Association of Ceramics in Higher Education (NACHE).

Venue: BCB Exhibition Space the original Spode factory site, Stoke Town, Stoke-on-Trent

FRESH will:
Promote the high quality work of graduates to a professional and public audience through a combination of visitors to the show, symposium, journal articles and reviews.
Represent the range of practice of graduates within the field, which is anticipated to include work from across the ceramic spectrum: studio pottery, tableware and industrial design, figurative and abstract sculpture and installation.

Provide an invaluable launch pad for the exhibitors as they embark on their professional careers.
Award commendations for three exhibitors demonstrating talent and professional potential in the disciplines of craft, design and fine art.

Find all the details here:

Greenscapes: Of/In/From the Garden

An exhibition of work inspired by the garden and its accoutrements

January 31- March 14, 2015

Opening reception: Saturday, January 31, 6-8pm
Gallery talk with the curator 7pm

Participating Artists: Joan Bruneau, Sunshine Cobb, Sally Aldrich, Keiko Ashida, Posey Bacopoulos, Parviz Batliwala, Deb Bedwell, Robert Bello, Dalia Berman, Monique Brooks, Cory Brown, Julie Buyon, Jeanne Carreau, Ben Carter, Rebecca Chappell, Jennifer Cherpock, Blair Clemo, Jane Cohen, Chandra DeBuse, Susan Dewsnap, Kim Dickey, Kelley Donahue, Paul Donnelly, Lindsey Francis, Ron Geibel, Carol Gouthro, Mel Griffin, Ursula Hargens, Robin Henschel, Beth Herod, Debra Holiber, Rebecca Hutchinson, Reena Kashyap, Sarah Koster, Martina Lantin, Denis Licul, Loren Maron, Deborah Mawhinney, Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Lori Mills, Bob Miranti, Rimmie Mosley, Sally Ng, Matt Nolen, Helen Otterson, Joe Pintz, Brenda Quinn, Don Reynolds, Marilyn Richeda, Harriet Ross, Lily Schor, Roberta Shapiro, Gabrielle Sia, Hal Silverman, Tamar Sobol, Hatsumi Suyama, Brian Taylor, Georgia Tenore, Holly Walker, Adero Willard and Susan Wortman

Clay Art Center is pleased to present Greenscapes: Of/In/From the Garden, a national invitational exhibition of functional and sculptural objects of and for the garden by over 60 artists curated by Caitlin Brown. This exhibition will highlight the relationship between ceramics and the garden and will keep the memory of spring alive in the gallery though temperatures might drop in the snowy northeast.

The garden draws nature into relationship with people. It is no longer a wild thing but tamed, nurtured and cultivated for harvest. Just as ceramics are global, so is agriculture. Agrarian societies and ceramics share technology, materials and objects, their histories are intertwined. From agriculture to English gardens to houseplants, artists will explore nature and its taming. Artists will describe the tenacious nature of weeds, the implements of urban gardening, food that grows in gardens and its presentation once harvested, composting, and cut flowers. This exhibition will feature functional objects by over 60 contemporary ceramic artists with which to display the harvest of flowers, ceramic garden furniture, fountains, rain barrels, water filters, bird baths, bird houses, watering cans, buckets, baskets and things with which to collect the harvest as well as garden sculptures.

Our Saturday Drop-in classes will feature garden themed projects for the duration of the exhibition.

Each year, CAC hosts a themed national invitational that showcases the breadth and depth of what is happening in the realm of functional and decorative ceramics. This year the theme allows for the idea that sculpture is in and of itself functional in a garden setting. This year the garden theme expands to include sculptural objects as well, for what is a garden without the fantasy, whim or the narrative aspects that representational work can convey? Greenscapes and its concurrent events combines familiar forms and artistic voices with the results of those who branched out. Simultaneous events will allow participants and community members to become immersed in the narrative of the garden.

technical tuesday: methods of fixing cracks, from greenware to fired clay

Monday, 26 January 2015

Clay @ Play: Irony, Humor, & Whimsy in the Ceramic Arts

The 30th Alabama Clay Conference – February 26-28, 2015 in Birmingham

The Alabama Craft Council is pleased to announce the 30th Alabama Clay Conference – ALCC 30 to be held in Birmingham February 26-28, 2015 at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Our ALCC 30 presenters are Nick Joerling from Penland, North Carolina, Peter Rose from Knoxville, Tennessee, and Patti Warashina from Seattle, Washington.

ALCC 30 is being held in conjunction with the 2nd Bunting Ceramics Symposium at the Birmingham Museum of Art including ceramic artist Kathy Butterly, Birmingham clay artist Frank Fleming and speakers Professor Glen R. Brown, Gail Andrews, Dr. Don Wood, and Dr. Graham Boettcher, Rob Hunter, Ellen Denker, and Joey Brackner. For more information about the Ceramic Symposium contact: Anne Forschler or Emily Hanna.

The Alabama Clay Conference – ALCC 30 is sponsored by the Alabama Craft Council with partial funding from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Additional support provided by the Birmingham Museum of Art, Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Olympic Kilns, Potters Council, SHIMPO Ceramics, and Royal Cup Coffee.

Early Registration Extended – Register Now and Save $$$

ends Jan 31 midnight

If you need more information, contact.
Paula Reynolds
ACC & ALCC 30 Interim Director
Birmingham, Alabama
(Alabama Craft Counsil

new works by Carole Epp (oh that's me!) opening at @ Jonathon Bancrof-Snell

 Opening February 2nd 2015

Dig This: Exploring BC Clay

monday morning eye candy: Camille Schpilberg



Through the Awards Program, FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association
•  recognizes ceramics and glass community volunteers through the FUSION Volunteer Appreciation Program and through nominations of individuals for the Ontario Crafts Council John Mather Award for outstanding service to the crafts community •  supports ceramic and glass education in the province of Ontario by recognizing graduating students enrolled in a ceramics or glass program at an accredited Ontario college or university through Student Awards
•  nominates outstanding individuals demonstrating excellence in their field for national awards
•  encourages excellence by supporting member guild exhibitions through its Design Award
•  assists those in financial need seeking to pursue further education in the field of ceramics or glass by bursaries provided through the FUSION Scholarship Fund.
Award applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Awards are announced or presented at the FUSION Annual General Meeting in May, and are listed in the Annual Report. For additional information please call the FUSION office.
Applicants must apply for awards by writing the FUSION Awards Committee, outlining the award for which they would like to be considered. All required documentation must be included in the letter of application as described below.
In all cases the decisions of the awards committee are final. The committee reserves the right not to give an award if, in its judgement, there are no suitable candidates.

Fusion Scholarships
The FUSION Scholarship Fund provides funding for clay or glass artists wishing to further their education. Workshops, summer courses, formal education programs through universities and colleges, travel assistance and research projects are all formats that may be included for consideration. The jury will have the final decision as to how many recipients will receive a scholarship each year, and how much money each shall receive based on merit and funds available.
 Application guidelines:
•  Apply by writing a letter to the FUSION Awards Committee. Applicants are required to provide details of the educational program they wish to pursue and what they hope to gain from the program.
•  Applications must be accompanied by 5 high quality digital Jpeg images of recent work, an artist’s statement describing the kind of work you do and your philosophy in making of not more than 200 words, and a current resumĂ©.
•  Applications may be forwarded to the FUSION office at any time during the year. However, to be considered for selection by jurors, applications must be received by January 31 in any given year. Award notifications to be sent by March 31st. FUSION is interested in supporting innovative artists who excel in their chosen medium – clay or glass. The jury is asked to evaluate (1) design excellence, (2) quality and workmanship, and (3) originality in the work submitted. The applicant should also (4) be able to articulate how the educational program will advance their long-term artistic practice, the dissemination of their work, or their career development.

 Each member Guild (affiliated) or Association is entitled to give one FUSION Design Award to a participant in the guild’s juried exhibition to honour excellence in design. The award consists of admission to a FUSION Conference, and a one year FUSION membership.
Application guidelines:
•  A letter of request for the award, including names of the juror(s) must be forwarded to the FUSION office.
•  The guild must provide FUSION with the name and address of the recipient within 30 days of the award presentation.
•  To be considered for publication, images and copy regarding the exhibition and award winners should be forwarded to the editor of FUSION Magazine.

 Each year individuals who have volunteered outstanding service to FUSION are recognized at the FUSION Annual Conference. The Award consists of a certificate, gift, and recognition of the activity in FUSION NEWS. Nominees for the award may be proposed by FUSION Board members, guild executives, or individual members. A letter from either guilds or individuals describing their rationale for proposing a volunteer for the award is due at the FUSION office April 30. Maximum length for nominations is two pages.

 Students enrolled in ceramics and glass departments at accredited Ontario universities and colleges are eligible for FUSION Student Awards. Each year, students nominated by faculty are eligible to receive awards.These awards are based on technical achievement,community involvement and merit. Faculty should request award packages for presentation at their awards ceremony from the FUSION office. Students must notify the FUSION office of their current address to receive the award.

 Since 1981, to honour a founding member and former treasurer John Mather, the Ontario Crafts Council presents three awards annually for service to crafts over an extended period. The OCC award consists of a medal and a life-time membership in the Crafts Council. As an affiliate of the OCC, FUSION is eligible to make nominations.
 Application guidelines:
•  Nominees must be residents of Ontario
•  Nominees need not be craftspeople.
•  Each nominee must be proposed and seconded by the nominating group
•  Application must be accompanied by the nominee’s resume
•  Applications must be accompanied with nominator’s rationale for proposing the individual for the award.
•  Maximum length for nominations is two pages.
•  Nominations are due at the FUSION office March 31 and will be forwarded to the OCC by the published deadline in any given year.

Mail letters of application to:
The FUSION Awards Committee
1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4L 1E1
Or e-mail applications to:
FUSION gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario

To download a PDF of awards information, please click on this link:
FUSIONAwardsProgram 2015 draft.pdf

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Adult Pottery @ Medalta

Winter/Spring 2015

Medalta's winter 2015 pottery classes are now open for registration. Have a look at the lineup on their website and register as space is limited for these popular programs.

By phone at 403.529.1070
Email to

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Upcoming deadlines for Arrowmont

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The School offers weekend, one- and two-week workshops for the beginner to advanced artist, taught by national and international practicing studio artists and university faculty. Students work and learn in professionally equipped studios on a 14-acre residential campus in Gatlinburg, TN. A series of weekly classes are also offered for residents of the local community. Workshops and classes are offered in ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, mixed media, books and paper.

Our Artists-in-Residence Program provides a supportive, stimulating work and learning environment for five early-career artists during a year-long residency. Conferences and symposia bring together artists, art educators, collectors and others to work in the studios, engage in dialogue about making art and to discuss issues and trends in the field.

Sandra J. Blain GalleryThe public is welcome year-round to visit the campus and view artwork by local, national and international artists in the School's five galleries, which offer a full schedule of changing exhibitions, attend evening presentations, and visit the Artists-in-Residence studios. The Marian Heard Library and Resource Center includes print and electronic materials for research, and displays work from the School's permanent collection. The Artist Outfitters Store offers tools and supplies for students on campus and artists in the community, as well as offering for sale selected artwork from past Artists-in-Residence.
ArtReach, a collaboration with the Sevier County Schools, provides nearly 1,200 students, grades 4-12, with an in-depth, full day art workshop at Arrowmont each year.

Early registration ends FEB 1st!

for more info and to apply:

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

movie day: Clay & Ink

Clay & Ink from Crafts Council on Vimeo.

Ceramist Heidi Harrington discusses finding inspiration in the movement and stillness in nature. Each of her pieces is individually screen printed - the clay and image stretch during the making process until finally freezing into the forms of plates, bowls and wall pieces.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

technical tuesday: sketches by Galia Bernstein

I'm not much of a sketcher. Not much of a planner, well not on paper at least. My sketches are often just stuck in my head. But I love to see behind the scenes of others thought process and planning for projects. So I loved this one by Galia Bernstein, whose an illustrator as well as a clay artist.

See more of her work on her blog Dancing Kangaroo.

Got some illustrations or sketches of your own projects you'd like to share?  Drop me a line at

Monday, 19 January 2015

call for entry: Ceramic Shots Photo Competition

Our next Ceramic Shots Photo Competition has the theme of knolling.
Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organisation. Click here for examples of knolling.
So, gather together your ceramic creations or collection, align or square all objects on a surface in your studio and take a photo.
Please share this call for entries with your friends and colleagues.
Submit your image to The Journal of Australian Ceramics.
The Prize: publication of your image (full page) in Issue 54/1 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics (JAC) AND books to the value of $200 from our online shop OR membership of The Australian Ceramics Association to the value of $200. The choice will be yours.
Conditions of Entry:
One image per photographer.
A selection of the best images will be featured in Issue 54/1 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics (JAC) to be published on 1 April 2015.
Image format: 300 dpi jpg file, minimum size 1MB, maximum size 4MB. PLEASE DO NOT email tiff files.
Portrait and landscape formats are acceptable, although portrait images (24.5cm X 17cm) suit JAC’s format the best.
All photos must be accompanied by the following information: photographers name, potters name, location and date of image.
Photos must have been taken in the last 12 months.
By entering the competition, you give The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) license to publish the photograph in The JAC (print & digital) and on our website, and TACA’s Facebook page.
Deadline for images: Wed 18 February 2015.
Images can be emailed to: with the subject heading CERAMIC SHOTS: KNOLLING.
Vicki Grima
Editor, The Journal of Australian Ceramics

Beyond the Brickyard 2015 @ The Archie Bray

Carol Snyder

Beyond the Brickyard—Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition
January 16–March 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16, 6–8 pm
Bray North Gallery

Featuring artwork by
Eliza Hang Yee Au, Posey Bacopoulos, Jess Benjamin, Renee Brown, Tom Budzak, Carolanne Currier, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Seth Green, Nathan A. Haney, Jennifer Hansen Gard, Margaret K. Haydon, Robbie Heidinger, Lauren Kearns, Robert Kolhouse, Justin Lambert, Clay Leonard, Chris Lively, Chaz Martinsen, Tim Ian Mitchell, Matthew Mitros, Nick Moen and Kathryn Adams, Stephanie Osser, Vince Palacios, Becky Pinnick, Lora Rust, Amy Santoferraro, Thomas Schmidt and Jeffrey Stephen Miller, Carol Snyder, Rebekah Strickland, John Utgaard, Carolyn Watkins, Eliza Weber andWilliam Wright.

Archie Bray Website

monday morning eye candy: Jennifer Allen