Friday, 25 September 2015

residency opportunity: Sculpture Space NYC

We are inviting artists from the United States and abroad to submit proposals for fellowship : "Studio Space & Exhibition" to be presented in early 2016. Artists selected for the Fellowship will work at SSNYC studio facility and will have one week exhibition in our SSNYC-Projects gallery. The level of production support for the exhibition will depend on the scope of work produced  and available funding.
The SSNYC-Studio Space & Exhibition Fellowship is a three-month residency in Queens/New York, from January 11, 2016 to March 11, 2016. This program is designed to promote and instill ceramic techniques within the artists practice. Applicants are not required to have extensive ceramic experience, although we encourage the artists to integrate ceramics as part of their project.
Artist will have a free workspace in the spacious studio. The culmination of a resident’s projects will be an exhibition and presentation at SSNYC. 
Applications for the 2016 Studio Space & Exhibition Fellowship will be accepted until October 10, 2015 and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of Fellowship availability by October 17, 2015.
Sculpture Space
47-21 35th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Cup XI The Intimate Object

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residency opportunity: Brockway Center for Arts and Technology’s Resident Artist Program

***The deadline for the January start would be due by November 15th

We have one opening to start on January 5th, 2016, then another in fall of 2016. 
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology’s Resident Artist Program is for developing and established professional ceramic artists. Residencies last a minimum of six months and a maximum of one year. BCAT provides shared housing and 24-hour studio access to artists in exchange for 25 hours of work each week assisting BCAT's Youth and Arts programs. Work will include teaching and mentoring high-school students, as well as studio maintenance.

Resident Artists are also given a solo exhibition in BCAT’s gallery.
Artist must have completed their MFA and or equivalent life experience to apply.
There is NO FEE to apply to BCAT’s Resident Artist Program.
You can apply to BCAT’s Resident Artist Program at any time.
BCAT will accept 2-4 Resident Artists each year (Duration: minimum of 6 months’
maximum of 1 year).

Housing: shared 2-bedroom apartment located in the same building as the center that includes all utilities, laundry, free wi-fi, and access to the building’s gym.

The ceramic studio is well equipped- fully stocked glaze lab, 14 Brent CXC potter's wheels, 1 16 cu. ft electric kiln, 40 cu. ft downdraft car kiln, 1 test kiln, slab roller, pug mill, spray booth, clay extruder, clay mixer, large working tables, and a shared private working/storage space for residents.

Resident artists are given full access to all materials and equipment as well as private storage space within the studio. The resident artists responsible for their own food and personal expenses. Resident artist will be given exhibition opportunities during their residency. Paid teaching opportunities may also be available for resident artists. All of this is available in exchange of 25 hours each week assisting with teaching of the Youth & Arts programming and general studio maintenance. An average work week breakdown of the 25 hours: 17 teaching (12 hours with the after-school program, 5 hours working in a nearby high school on a special project, and 8 hours to studio tech/maintenance.

Accepted Resident Artists must obtain ALL THREE of the following clearances at least 30 days prior to starting his/her residency at BCAT.

Child Abuse Clearance Act 151
Criminal Background check by PA State Police Act 34
FBI Fingerprint Clearance Act 114

Applications will only be accepted digitally.
Please submit your complete application to:

To apply please include the following information:

 Why would you like to be a resident artist at BCAT? (Please include your preferred start and end dates for your residency)

 What personal artistic goals would you like to explore while at BCAT?

 As a potential mentor of youth what additional information would you like us to know about you? (mentoring, experience, hobbies, skills, interests, talents)

 Resume

 Artist’s statement

 15 images of recent work

 Contact information of 3 professional references

If you have any questions, contact the Teaching Artist at,

Monday, 21 September 2015

designed + crafted 15 ceramics sale and exhibition

Michigan Pottery Tour Next Weekend


Our Artist in Residence program benefits the artist, the Center, and the local community!

We believe that our connection to the community is strengthened by supplying a venue for talented artists to integrate with, and become members of the Sonoma community. For six months our Artist in Residence provides community members and visitors with a fresh perspective on the Sonoma Valley.

One Artist in Residence will be chosen to spend six months living and working at the Sonoma Community Center. During this time, the Artist in Residence is able to concentrate on developing a cohesive body of work that is representative of their time here. 
While at Sonoma Community Center, the Artist in Residence is given employment opportunities to teach classes and workshops to community members. 

Open to all artists living within the US, the residency provides a self-directed emerging or established artist a supportive environment to explore artwork and ideas. The opportunity is designed for artists dedicated to developing a body of work with a specific purpose of end goal, culminating in a gallery exhibition at the completion of the residency.

As resident artists are given a number of opportunities, they are expected, in turn, to provide up to 15 hours a week in work trade. Work trade responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: studio clean-up and maintenance; kiln loading, firing and maintenance; mixing glazes; and other studio-related duties as assigned by management.
    • Alpine updraft gas kiln, 20 cu.ft.
    • Skutt electric kiln, 11.6 cu.ft. programmable, cone 10
    • Skutt electric kiln, 6.4 cu.ft., programmable 
    • Olympic electric kiln, 12 cu.ft., programmable 
    • 11 electric potters wheels
    • Peter Pugger pugger-mixer
    • 30" Northstar slab roller
    • Northstar extruder
    • Spray booth 40" x 30" x 18"
    • Raw materials lab

Winter/Spring Residency: Jan 4 - June 30, 2016
Apply by: 
November 20, 2015

Summer/Fall Residency: July 7 - Dec 30, 2016
Apply by: May 2, 2016




monday morning eye candy: Nick Moen

You can also vote for Nick in Martha Stewart's American Made Awards:

Sunday, 20 September 2015

September at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery: Julie Oakes and Paul Mathieu

Julie Oakes: Awestruck Calendar of Ecology  
Paul Mathieu: Flower Vases with Flowers in a Vase
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 20
Join us this Sunday to celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions. Julie Oakes will present an Artist Talk at 1:30pm followed by the Opening Reception at 2:30pm. Members receive 20% off in the Shop all day.
Following her hugely successful Swounds exhibition in 2012, Julie Oakes returns to the Gallery with her new exhibition of sculptures and installations, Awestruck Calendar of Ecology. Her work explores themes of spirituality found in nature while addressing ecological concerns about the sustainability of the planet.
Awestruck Calendar of Ecology is made possible in part by a contribution from the The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation - The Musagetes Fund.

In Flower Vases with Flowers in a Vase, Paul Mathieu has created multiples of Matisse’s 1927 sculpture head “Henriette.” Here, he flips the heads over and repurposes them as vases onto which he creates various reproductions of famous still-life paintings of ceramic vases with a bouquet of flowers.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Ben Carter and Molly Hatch present: Think Big!

If you missed it last time make sure to join for this fall's course!

Think Big! Is a six-week interview series designed to get you and your ceramic career launched! Co-hosted by Ben Carter of Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast and artist-designer Molly Hatch this six week series covers a wide range of topics to help you develop an audience and market both online and in galleries and craft fairs. Learn about good ways to market your work, listen to Anthropologie buyer discuss working with larger companies, hear all about getting a book published as well as a discussion about what licensing is!

Have you ever wanted to collaborate with a big company like Anthropologie? Publish a book? Sell more of your work? Well you are in the right place. Join us for THINK BIG! 
In today's art market, artists have to be more than just makers. We are makers, marketers, sales people, web designers, and so much more. Think Big! is a six week series of interviews with successful ceramic artists, art agents, dream clients and book editors. This series of interviews is designed to help you build the skills you need to expand your creative business, learn some tricks of the trade and think beyond the traditional methods of reaching your market.


CLICK HERE to watch the Think Big! Video Trailer on Vimeo

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

upcoming exhibitions @ c.r.e.t.a


job posting: Assistant Professor of Ceramics - Georgia State University

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Ceramics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. Pending budgetary approval, salary is dependent upon a candidate’s professional and academic experience and accomplishments. We seek an exceptional artist and educator who will join our team of vibrant, creative professionals that includes 30+ full-time faculty in art, design, and art history serving over 1000 art & design majors across nine separate disciplines. Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. (Any applications received after the deadline will only be reviewed in the event there are no viable candidates in the first round)

Position Summary
We seek a candidate who is an outstanding artist and an enthusiastic educator, with a strong desire to enhance the program and to foster excellence in our students. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, program/curriculum planning and development, and must value working with diverse student populations and cultural perspectives in teaching and research.

Necessary Qualifications: MFA in ceramics by the time of appointment; ability to teach hand building and throwing techniques; professional work that reflects a high level of technical ability and an understanding of and interest in contemporary issues in the field of ceramics and/or the broader field of art; a research and/or exhibition record reflecting a commitment to professional development appropriate to a tenure track position.

Preferred Qualifications: evidence of quality teaching at the university level; ability to fire and maintain gas and electric kilns; knowledge of glaze technology appropriate for instructing undergraduate and graduate students; good writing and speaking skills; interest in and ability to utilize new and emerging digital technologies in the field.

Georgia State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is contingent upon background verification.

Application Process: Please email as a single PDF document a letter of application, current vita, artist statement, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, names of three professional references (phone numbers and e-mail), 20 labeled images of personal work and 20 labeled images of student work to .

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Associate Professor Christina West at

Sandy Brown’s Temple in Beyond Limits The Landscape of British Sculpture 1950-2015

a Sotheby’s selling exhibition at Chatsworth 14th September to 25th October 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

movie day: 2100° / 451°

2100° / 451° is a short film capturing how Etsuko Ichikawa creates her signature series "Glass Pyrograph", drawings made from the fire and smoke of hot, molten glass, in the glass studio.
The title of the film refers to Ichikawa's working temperature with molten glass; 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, and the autoignition point of paper; 451 degrees Fahrenheit.
Featured Artist: Etsuko Ichikawa
Directed by Alistair Banks Griffin
Music by Saunder Jurriaans & Daniel Bensi
Produced by the Anthropologist
4 min 15 sec
Filmed at Wheaton Arts in Millville, NJ