Friday, 29 July 2016

call for entry: Upcoming events @ Clay Arts Vegas

Las Vegas Nevada's Clay Arts Vegas is pleased to host "WHAT GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT 2016" a national juried art exhibition, June 30 – August 28, 2016 in the Victor F. Keen Gallery, at Clay Arts Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. “WHAT GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT 2016” will feature works created from mostly (80%) ceramic. Work should focus on the scary, bizarre, creepy, eerie, dark, unexplained and frightening; Work can be sculptural or functional.
Application Deadline: August 26, 2016 . Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age or older living in the United States and Canada. Work submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material, must specify firing technique(s) and size, and must have been completed within the last 2 years.
Robert Lawarre III
First Prize $300
Second Prize $100

The cup maybe the most intimate of ceramic objects. We caress it in our hands, raise it to our delicate lips and imbibe the fluid of life. Be part of our first juried show of 2017 and have your cup seen in Las Vegas. Tall, small,tea bowl or handle each cup is a work of art created to entice the soul of the drinker. Guest Juror is Nolan Baumgartner with CAV's Peter Jakubowski. Entries need to be received by 12/16/2016. Best of show cash award $200. Show runs February 2 till 26 2017. entry Fee $35 for up to 3 entries $10 additional entries up to five total for prospectus application and payment

Juror Nolan Baumgartner
First Prize $200

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

technical tuesday: 23 Pottery Tips from A Year of Reading Pottery Blogs

umm there is no way to beat the wonderful compilation of links that the ever amazing Pottery Making Info put together this week so I'm just gonna send you straight over there rather then wasting your time here : )

call for entry: Set the Table @ Studio 550

Download the prospectus here:

Clay Bodies @ Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

July 23, 2016 to December 4, 2016
Curator: Sandra Alfoldy

Clay Bodies I is the first of two exhibitions which explore the complex relationship between clay and bodies, both figurative and geographical. In this exhibition, clay and its relationship to the human body is explored through a number of works. These pieces have been chosen to represent the different ways in which the body can be expressed through ceramics.

Examples by artists Teresa Bergen, Shary Boyle, Allison Britton, Michael Flynn, Alma and Ernst Lorenzen, Walter Ostrom, Krystyna Sadowska and Konrad Sadowski, and Brother Thomas point towards a deeper understanding of the relationship between the medium of clay and the body.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Clay Intersections: The Australian Design Centre

The Australian Design Centre invites you to attend the opening of our new exhibition Clay Intersections.

Curated by Cath Fogarty, Clay Intersections presents the work of eight contemporary artists exploring varied approaches to making and working with clay. 
Clay Intersections
Thursday 28 July, 6 - 8pm
101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010

The exhibition will be opened by special guest Roderick Bamford, Senior Lecturer, School of Design Studies, UNSW Art & Design.
Guests will be treated to complimentary drinks on arrival.
RSVP essential: click through to Eventbrite
Exhibition dates: 28 July to 21 September 2016

call for entry: A National Juried and Invitational Cup Show

October 1, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Presented by the Shaped Clay Society at Syracuse University and Gandee Gallery in Fabius, NY.

The Shaped Clay Society is the student run clay club at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. It provides professional development through local, national and international experiences in the field of ceramic arts. Shaped Clay is committed to giving its members the necessary tools and experiences to successfully take their art into the communities of the world.

The Gandee Gallery specializes in handmade objects and fine art, with a particular focus on sculptural and utilitarian ceramics. The gallery exhibits regionally and nationally established artists, as well as many emerging talents. The Gandee Gallery is owned and operated by Jen Gandee, an actively exhibiting ceramic artist and educator.
We are proud to announce this years juror is David MacDonald! 
David MacDonald received his degree in Art Education from Hampton University. After receiving his MFA from University of Michigan, he joined the faculty of the School of Art and Design at Syracuse University, where he taught for 37 years till his retirement in 2008. He is now a Professor Emeritus. He continues to live and work in Syracuse, NY.

Open to all residents of the United States of America.


$25 for up to 5 entries.

Cups must be made primarily of clay. The idea of cup may be interpreted freely.

Work may not exceed 12 inches in any direction.
Work may not exceed 20 pounds.

All exhibited work must be for sale.

A 50% commission will be taken on all sales.

Selected pieces must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Substitutions for accepted work will not be allowed.

Shipping and Insurance

The artist is responsible for the shipping and insurance of the work to the gallery. Gandee Gallery will be responsible for insurance during the exhibition and return shipping of unsold works.


Gandee Gallery reserves the right to photograph all works displayed in the exhibition. These images may be used for documentation, sales, promotion and publicity.


CLAYSCAPES Pottery in Syracuse, NY along with the Shaped Clay Society will be sponsoring awards of up to $500.

Important Dates

May 26: Online application available on Slideroom

August 19: Online application closes

August 30: Notification begins via e-mail

September 15: Work due to Gandee Gallery

October 1: Show opens at Gandee Gallery and Online.

November 20: Show Closes.

Contact Information:

Jen Gandee

Gandee Gallery



Maria Spiess

Shaped Clay Society

Please follow the link for more information:

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Call for Entries: Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Eligiblity: Artworks that use clay/ceramics as the main material or subject matter are eligible to be submitted.

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 (GICB2017) INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION calls for artists from October 4 to 31, 2016 via online ( The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of KRW50,000,000(approx.43,000.00USD) and will be invited to solo exhibition during the GICB2019 as well as the grand opening ceremony for the GICB2017.

Unleash your creativity and imagination at the GICB2017 International Compeititon , a window to the future of ceramics.

Korea Ceramic Foundation will be hosting the 9 th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale
Korea from April 22 (Sat) to May 28 (Sun), 2017 in Icheon, Yeoju and Gwangju.

GICB2017 is now commencing with the announcement of entry requirements for the International Competition, one of the main parts of the GICB. This competition calls for the artworks that mirror the modern trends and point to the future of the ceramic arts. It welcomes such artworks that redefine the essence of ceramics by exploring the spirit, values, forms and techniques of the traditional ceramic art.

Unleash your creativity and imagination at the International Competition, a window to the future of ceramics. GICB2017 will keep going all out for promoting the winners to the world!


emerging artist: Jihyun Kim

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

movie day: InFrame - Cristina Cordova

InFrame - Cristina Cordova from InFrame on Vimeo.

Cristina Cordova is a sculptor based in North Carolina. Originally from Puerto Rico, Cordova was studying engineering when she decided to quit her program and follow her dreams of being an artist. In her picturesque studio she creates arresting clay figures that are both personal and universal. Her work is exhibited as part of the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, and the Fuller Craft Museum, among others.
See more of Cristina’s work at, built using
For InFrame Series updates and announcements follow:
Director and Photography: Bas Berkhout
Production: Like Knows Like
Brand and Motion Design: Andrew Vucko / Roger Dario
Creative Director: Lukas Dryja
Executive Producer: Dominik Dryja
Audiomix: Peter Stoel

Sunday, 17 July 2016

workshop: THE PRINTED FIGURE: Cristina Córdova and Jason Bige Burnett

OCTOBER 3-7, 2016
8 students per session
Location: Soto-Córdova Studios, Penland, NC
We are joining forces for a third time to teach this unique combination of figurative ceramic sculpture and surface development through the use of underglaze transfers and monotypes.

Full info here:
The course will include:
  • The basics of anatomy and proportion, building a torso with slabs, and exploring different construction formats for pedestal or wall, finishing and detailing to optimize expression
  • An assortment of printing techniques for clay such as screen, monotype and plaster printing as well as tissue transfers and decals.
  • Lectures to show how artists utilize “printing” in clay and inspire conceptual investigation
  • Clay and all necessary materials for printing and developing surfaces including silkscreens, plaster, decals, transfers, slips, underglazes and glazes
  • Insider resources regarding clays, printing materials for clay, printing and anatomy books, models and specialty tools
  • 3 firings
  • A 4:1 teacher /student ratio (only 8 spaces available) to get deep into the techniques
  • A great lunch and afternoon coffee or tea
  • 8am-10pm access to the studio

Thursday, 14 July 2016

job posting: Ceramic and Print Media Studio Technician Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey, BC

Competition Number: 
Close Date: 
August 1, 2016

Kwantlen Polytechnic University seeks a highly motivated, organized individual with proven experience with technical Fine Arts support in a post-secondary education environment to join our Fine Arts Department as a Lab Technician for the Faculty of Arts.  This fulltime regular position is scheduled for five workdays per week starting September 2016. The salary is starting at $45,150.20 annually.

Qualified candidates will have completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent combination of education and experience from a publicly accredited post-secondary institution with experience and knowledge of the techniques and safety aspects involved with: print making & ceramics. Prior experience assisting in a Fine Arts department at a post-secondary institution is required. Preference will be given to applicants with active involvement in the local art community and experience in promoting and developing strong workplace communications and processes.
Please forward your résumé, including photocopies of post-secondary transcripts, quoting the competition number 16-87R by August 1, 2016 to:

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

call for entry: LEAP awards

A call for entries will begin on July 1, 2016 for the 2017 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP). LEAP is a Store feature that recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. Established in 2007 in honor of SCC Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon's 20-years of service, the program showcases one winner and six finalists. The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and have their work featured, marketed, and sold in The Store for one year, beginning January 2017. In addition to the prize-winning artist, each of the six finalists will have their work featured and sold in 2-month intervals throughout 2017. 

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented artists who are in the early stages of their careers. "Emerging" artists may have had some professional experience (i.e., exhibitions, sales, publications, etc.) but not yet have established reputations. Artists must work in craft media and are asked to submit 6 images, a resume, a statement, support materials, and a $25 application fee to SCC by September 30, 2016.
The selection review committee for LEAP will include guest juror Brigitte Martin, creator and Editor-in-Chief of crafthaus, Janet McCall, Executive Director at SCC, Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions at SCC, and Megan Crowell, Asst. Director of Retail Operations at SCC.

Monday, 11 July 2016



, 2016, 5 PM

No late entries will be consider

Wychwood Barns 
601 Christie Street,
Toronto, ON

October 14–October 16, 2016
Friday, Oct 14:
Opening Reception 7-9 pm

Saturday, Oct 15: 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 16: 11 am – 5 pm

20th Annual FUSION Clay and Glass Show

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 20th annual juried FUSION Clay & Glass Show, exhibition and sale, held at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto.  Celebrating the best and most engaging clay and glass works, FUSION’s Clay & Glass Show will be the foremost event for purchasing the finest in clay and glass.

Follow the link to download the prospectus:

monday morning eye candy: Jeanne Quinn

A thousand tiny deaths by Jeanne Quinn