Friday, 28 August 2015

ROBERTO LUGO Ghetto Garniture: Wu Tang Worcester through October 12

In this solo installation, Lugo explores eclecticism and culture by juxtaposing street graffiti, European decorative patterning, and rich symbolism drawn from his Puerto Rican heritage. He creates a hybrid of visual art traditions and stimulates new conversations around cultural tolerance. The show features Lugo’s work created during his artist residency at Project Art.

Open daily in Aug 11–5, fall 11–5 Wed–Sun.

CLAY IS HOT! | Worcester–Wu Tang, Museums as Muse
Saturday, October 3, 3pm
Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams
Join museum curators and artist Roberto Lugo in a discussion of current trends in artistic and curatorial practice involving historic reinterpretation and contemporary intervention.

Saturday, October 3, 6pm
Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams
Join us for dinner in the gallery with artist Roberto Lugo and his collaborators. Catered by Gramercy Bistro and served on handmade dinnerware by local studio potter Eric Smith with Roberto Lugo. Limited seating. $75. Click here to inquire.

Ferrin Contemporary 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

The Cup Collaboration - Exhibition and Online Event


"A handmade cup forever retains the touch of its maker. The daily ritual of choosing a cup is one that many of us enjoy. This group exhibition brings together 34  Australian, and International 'clay' sisters and brothers. The participants have been carefully matched and asked to collaborate to produce two cups together, and one of their own, for this exciting event."

Dates - Opening Wednesday October 7th
        6-8pm RSVP 03 9895 8888
        (Exhibition Closes 18th October)

Where - Box Hill Community Art Centre
        470 Station Street (&corner of Combarton St)
        Box Hill 3128

Sales -
        Opening night sales from 6-8pm
        Weekend sales 11am - 4pm
        10,11,17,18 October
Online Store -
        Opening 9am AEST  Thursday October 8th -
        closing October 18th ,12am AEST 

       The Cup Collaboration

Participants -

Ayumi Horie USA & Sophie Moran AUS
Katherine Wheeler AUS & Marina Pribaz AUS
Sandra Bowkett AUS & Janetta Kerr Grant AUS
Kathryn Mitchell IoM & Niharika Hukku AUS
Ana Maria Jensen AUS & Adriana Christianson AUS
Shannon Garson AUS & Vanessa Lucas AUS
Diana Fayt USA & Linda Fahey USA
Carole Epp CAD & Jenna Stanton CAD
Jane Sawyer  AUS & Frida Birkic AUS
Bridget Bodenham AUS & Jo Ruchel AUS
Whitney Smith USA & Erinswindow AUS
Vicki Grima AUS  & Aleida Pullar AUS
Katie Jacobs AUS & Mariko Paterson CAD
Joey Burns AUS & Zak Chalmers AUS
Yen Yen Lo AUS & Vanessa Holle AUS
Susan Frost AUS & Elaine Bradley AUS
Angela Walford AUS & Sue McFarland AUS

For all enquiries, re sales , promotion etc ,
contact -
Adriana Christianson
mobile 0488768137

currently @ Akar


Participating Artists I Katriona Drijber I Adam Field I Maggie Finlayson I Lauren Gallaspy I Andrew Gilliatt I Tom Jaszczak I Heesoo Lee I Steven Lee I Kwok Pong Tso I Bill Wilkey




New work: Kenyon Hansen  I  Featured artist: Wayne Branum


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

movie day: Gordon Baldwin Objects for a Landscape, York Art Gallery

Leading sculptural ceramicist Gordon Baldwin talks about his work in this film by Matthew Partington, Recording the Crafts, University of the West of England, Bristol. A major exhibition of Baldwin's work goes on show at York Art Gallery from 11 February - 10 June 2012. For more information go to

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

call for entry: Beyond the Brickyard

We are pleased to be holding our eighth annual international call for entries, Beyond the Brickyard. The selected works will be exhibited at the Archie Bray Foundation in January 2016. This year’s exhibition will be juried by 2015 visiting artist Peter Beasecker.

Specifications and Applying
Specifications and information about applying are listed online at
All submissions to Beyond the Brickyard will only be accepted online.
Submissions must be received online by September 15, 2015, midnight  MST.

Entry Fee
The cost of entering Beyond the Brickyard is $35 USD for up to 3 works. All major credit cards are accepted.

From the successful entrants, three awards will be selected:
Juror’s Choice Award: $400
Director’s Choice Award: $400

People's Choice Award: $100
Sales Commission
Artists will receive 55% commission of their work sold during exhibition, while ABF will retain 45%.

Exhibition Schedule
By applying all applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

► Applications due September 15, 2015
► Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2015
► Work to be received by Archie Bray Foundation by November 18, 2015
► Work exhibited in Beyond the Brickyard,
January–March 2016
Questions about your application?
► For technical support please contact
► For questions about submission information please contact

technical tuesday: A Super Simple Analogy to Help You Understand Glaze Structure - JOHN BRITT

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Beyond Limitations - Exhibition opens!

Thanks to Vipoo for these images from the exhibition.

Kwon Miok and Kim Seungtaek two curators

Thomas Quayle
Vipoo Srivilasa

Ramesh Mairo Nithiyendran

Alison Smiles

Heysook Jeun

Find out more about the mentorship program, the exhibition and the participating artists here:

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

movie day: Woven Clay

Woven Clay from robotsinarchitecture on Vimeo.

Woven Clay
by J. Friedman, H. Kim, and O. Mesa (Harvard GSD)
The Standard definitions and models of additive manufacturing, such as those outlined by ASTM (2012), often assume a layer-by-layer deposition of a material onto a flat surface. The research presented looks to explore what alternative formal opportunities that may arise when challenging these assumptions concerning additive manufacturing. Beginning with the robotic clay coil extrusion process, the research uses a bottom-up approach that asks what types of forms and scales can be generated with this process. Prototypes incorporate techniques such as weaving as a means of fabricating panels that celebrate the inherent nature of the coil itself. The woven patterns are designed to incorporate both assembly logics and performance qualities such as light permeability across a fa├žade component. Through a series of full-scale prototypes focusing on a specific building application, this research works to resolve the seemingly conflicting nature between the inherent mutability of the clay material and the high level of control granted by robotic fabrication processes.
This clip was accepted as a video submission to Rob|Arch 2014 - the international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Monday, 17 August 2015

Marianne Huhn Masterclass @ Northcote Pottery Supplies

Marianne Huhn Masterclass
Saturday 12 September 10am-3pm
Cost $150

Northcote Pottery Supplies
142-144 Weston Street
Brunswick East 3057
Victoria, Australia

Masterclass Description

Join accomplished ceramic artist Marianne Huhn in this one-day masterclass at Northcote Pottery Supplies as she shares her making techniques and inspirations underpinning her extraordinary porcelain works. In a digital presentation Marianne will outline the development of her work and ideas, discussing her early work to the work she is currently creating. Marianne will demonstrate her method of throwing off the hump during the morning session. In the afternoon she will discuss her ideas, how she uses her sketch book and demonstrate her skills and materials for creating her unique drawings. This is a rare opportunity to get insight into how an accomplished artist has interpreted the ceramic vessel in her own signature style, whilst gathering knowledge and practical tips that could be used in your own studio practice. Lunch and coffee/tea will be provided for all participants.

Marianne Huhn Artist Statement

For some time now, I have been making functional ceramics with distinct narrative surfaces. The drawn line and text have combined to create themes and images ranging from architecture to political commentary. Initially, I drew historical architecture to refer to the similarities houses, castles, town walls, forts and dwellings have with functional ceramics. The fact that they both contain space within their walls was a visual clue to the narrative/conversation I was attempting to establish. However, in 2012 I embarked on a PhD at RMIT Melbourne – porcelain and politics in the 21st century. I began researching the Russian revolutionary ceramics which was produced as propaganda from 1917-1927. I use a European porcelain body and throw formson the wheel.  As a counterpoint to the industrialization of everyday shapes, I throw to encourage a thoughtful relationship to form. Through making individual objects of clay by hand, the sense of touch is recognized. Slight differences in variations of a shape, a thick or thin rim, the size and movement of a handle, encourage personal connections. My hand has the learned ability to judge thickness of walls when throwing and depth of line when etching on the surface. Often leaving a throwing line or a mark that establishes my touch is important in the creation of porcelain forms that often appear smooth and cold.

Marianne Huhn Profile

Marianne Huhn was born in 1969, Melbourne, Australia. She began her studies in 1988 at RMIT University and finished her Master of Ceramics in 1998. She has lectured and taught Ceramics at Universities and schools throughout Australia. Marianne has held several solo shows in Australia and exhibited in more than 30 group exhibitions in Australia, America, and Hong Kong. She has been acquired by the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and several Regional Galleries in Australia. Marianne is represented in Australia in New South Wales and the ACT. Marianne lives in Melbourne, Australia with her partner and two children.

monday morning eye candy: Ryan J. Greenheck

Friday, 14 August 2015

Workshop with Phil Rogers Oct 4th

Internationally renowned potter Phil Rogers will be visiting from Rhayader, Wales to present a full day workshop coinciding with the opening of his solo exhibition at Schaller Gallery.

A full-time studio potter since 1978, Rogers is a fellow and past Chair of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain. He has written respected books on ash glazes, throwing techniques and salt glazing. He has run workshops and lectured around the world, including South Korea and throughout the United Kingdom. His work is held in more than 50 museums worldwide.

The workshop will be Sunday, October 4 at the Box Factory in lovely downtown Saint Joseph, Michigan, less than half a mile from the gallery. Attendees are invited to a private gallery visit following the workshop.

Cost is $125 per person; $85 student/group rate
Refreshments and pizza & salad lunch will be provided.
To register, please give us a call at 269.983.7404

The opening reception for the exhibition will be Saturday, October 3, 5-7pm at Schaller Gallery (210 State Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085)

Workshop details here.

upcoming @ Medalta: Greg Payce and Tool



Opening Saturday, Aug 22
Opening Thursday, Sept 3. 6-8pm
Yuill Family Gallery @Medalta

Greg Payce's Continuum is an exciting new experience for Medalta. In addition to his early work in our gallery, projections and other experimental works of his will be found throughout Medalta's historic spaces.

Artist Statement
This exhibition presents works from the first thirty-five or so years of my practice.  It shows chronologically, how I began making ceramics as a kid and continued on making them through my K-12 education, my post- secondary education, and my early teaching career. Greg Payce -continuum is a prequel to the work being shown concurrently in Greg Payce -Palimpsest  at the Esplanade Gallery, which showcases the last fifteen or so years of my fifty-plus years in the medium.
The fact that I was able to actually start making and developing my ceramics at an early age is a testament to strong dedication, education and mentoring from a range of people including my family, friends, teachers, professors, colleagues, and community mentors.


Reception & Opening
Thursday, September 3. 6-8pm
Yuill Family Gallery @Medalta

this weekend @ Ferrin Contemporary

Sunday, August 16, 3–5pm

Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

Artist Talk with Robert Silverman
Artist Robert Silverman will talk about his inspiration for "Tirana" (shown above and below), a featured work in the GLAZED & DIFFUSED exhibition. Edi Rama, artist and mayor of Tirana, Albania, who transformed the city with color, was Silverman's inspiration for this piece. After the talk, join us for the closing reception of GLAZED & DIFFUSED.

Closing Reception for GLAZED & DIFFUSED

This survey exhibition focuses on a select group of international artists chosen for their use of fired clay and glaze pigment to convey abstract content. Their sculpture, vessels, tile, and site-specific installations reveal intended, abstract results using fluidity, abstraction, & color theory.

Artists: Raymon Elozua, Peter Christian Johnson, Jun Kaneko, Jae Yong Kim, Steven Young Lee, Lauren Mabry, Sara Moorhouse, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Peter Pincus, Robert Silverman, Linda Sormin, Toshiko Takaezu, Beatrice Wood, and Betty Woodman.

Porcelain e-courses with Antoinette Badenhorst

Topics include: 
Understanding Porcelain
Porcelain Handbuilding
Handbuilding Porcelain Dinnerware
Wheel Thrown Porcelain Dinnerware
Find more details and register here:

Thursday, 6 August 2015

IOWA Clay Conference

October 2-4, 2015


Linda Christianson and Joe Pintz

October 1-2, 2015

Pre-Conference Workshop with:

Gerit Grimm


2015 Iowa Clay Conference Features:

  • Keynote Event with Linda Christianson, Joe Pintz, and Gerit Grimm

  • Simultaneous Demonstrations

  • Break-out Discussions

  • Hands-on Clay Experiences

  • Pre-Conference Workshop

Area Ceramics Exhibitions:

  • The Ceramics Center

  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

  • Coe College

    River2River National Juried Show