Friday, 25 November 2016

Laurent Craste @ Art Gallery of Burlington

Craste’s 13 new works examine the notion of aesthetics in the decorative arts, specifically the shift from ornaments to what is now seen as the clean aesthetics of design.

About the Artist
Ceramist by trade, Laurent Craste is an internationally renowned visual artist whose practice focuses on the exploration of the multiple layers of meaning of decorative objects: ideologically, aesthetically, and through their sociological and historical dimensions. The porcelain vase, in particular, has for years been the subject of predilection of the artist’s work. Laurent Craste appropriates this archetypal figure of decorative arts, using it as matter, support and playground for his artistic interventions, in order to create striking formal and conceptual proposals.

Laurent Craste holds a Master in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM, and he was awarded numerous prizes and awards during his career. His works are on display in numerous private and public collections (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Public Collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, The Cirque du Soleil Collection, etc.).

Image: Laurent Craste, Immolation, 2016

call for submissions: NCECA Prospectus For 2018 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals

DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (EST)

52st ANNUAL NCECA CONFERENCE: CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture
Wednesday March 14 – Saturday, March 17, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The exhibition and expansion of contemporary ceramic practice will include diverse approaches to ideas and senses of materiality involving clay and process. NCECA’s annual conference is enriched by the innovation and vision that emerges from our community to present ceramic art of the highest caliber in the form of Concurrent Exhibitions (CEs). These exhibitions make ceramic art visible and accessible to communities in which the conference is based. Concurrent Exhibitions also provide a platform for participating artists to engage with the global audience of ceramic enthusiasts to expand, challenge, and celebrate critical and aesthetic horizons of art made with clay. NCECA promotes Concurrent Exhibitions through the print conference guide, app, website, Blog and social media. While NCECA makes efforts to cluster the shows within art/ cultural districts to maximize viewer attendance, it is not able to guarantee that all exhibition venues will be included on tour routes.

2018 Exhibitions Focus
NCECA seeks exhibition proposals that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have conceptual resonance with the theme of its 52nd annual conference, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture. The conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March 2018. Cross-currents within Pittsburgh’s three rivers are traversed by 446 bridges. These natural and cultural features are vibrant metaphors for the intersectionality, significance, and experience of different cultural constructs. Traditions and innovations coexist throughout the ceramic medium’s history. Our creative work with ceramic art in the 21st century can be a catalyst to generate dialog and empathy. When art grapples with change through underrepresented ideas, new models of creating, teaching, and learning, it has the capacity to crystalize experiences of diversity and notions of community. Through these exhibitions, NCECA hopes to share and promote innovative approaches to ceramic art that explore and highlight the experiences of diverse cultures within a dynamic society. 

full details here:

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

movie day: Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art

Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don't). In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a "miniature Versailles" in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere. 

Monday, 21 November 2016

must read: Habiba El-Sayed: The Ceramic Artist Moulding The Pain of Muslims

"Habiba El-Sayed is an upcoming Torontonian ceramic artist whose work focuses on exploring her identity as a biracial Guyanese-Egyptian and a Muslim womyn living in a post 9/11 world. She has secured a coveted residency at Harbourfront Craft Studios, has had her work exhibited at the Gardiner Museum and most recently (Mus)Interpreted, a group exhibition showcasing work by emerging and established young Muslim womyn artists in the Greater Toronto Area."

Read the full article by Asmaa Bacchus here:

View more of the artist's work here:

monday morning eye candy: Nancy Kubale

Sunday, 20 November 2016

call for entry: Last Call II

Handmade Ceramics for Storing, Pouring, & Sipping Fine Libations
2017 Juror: Jen Allen
Last Call is open to flasks, flights, growlers, bottles, decanters, amphora, cups, steins, goblets, martinis, shots, sake sets, tumblers, caddies, and any other designs in keeping with the spirit of the show. Collaborations and sets are also welcome. We will be printing a full color catalog and the entire exhibition will be available for sale online.

The Exhibition will be held at Companion Gallery 3638 East Mitchell Street, Humboldt, TN, as well as ONLINE at
A FULL COLOR print catalog will accompany the exhibition.
Participating artists will receive a complimentary print copy.

  • Entry Deadline: January 20th, 2017 12 Midnight CST
  • Open to US and CANADIAN residents 18 and up. 
  • $30.00 for 3 Entries. Canadian Friends, please use code TIPSYCANUCKS when paying your application fee to make up for the exchange rate. Just a little love from your neighbors to the South;)
  • Digital Images should be labeled with the artists last name, underscore, first letter of first name, and the entry #. (Example: Skippy McGrueber would be mcgrueber_s1.jpg, mcgrueber_s2.jpg, mcgrueber_s3.jpg, etc)
  • Images must be print ready, well lit, in focus, 300 DPI  cropped into a square sized to 1000 x 1000. Because we are printing a catalog, photography will be an essentia part of the jurying process.
  • one detail of each entry is welcome and should be labeled as 1B, 2B, and 3B. See above.

Email 3-6 images to Eric Botbyl at with the subject line: LAST CALL II
This email IS your application.

Each Application needs to include
  • Artist’s Name:
  • Email address:
  • website:
  • mailing address:
  • cell phone number:
  • a description of each image including title, type of clay, cone, kiln atmosphere, dimensions, and price.
Entry #1. Flask. Porcelain with Celadon Glaze. Soda fired to Cone 10.
5h x 3.5w x 1.5.
All work submitted should be fully functional. Pitchers should pour, corks should seal, and all glazes must be food safe. Our customers and collectors expect and deserve the highest level of craftsmanship. Be sure that feet are polished smooth and work is free of any sharp burs. 
The Companion Gallery celebrates ALL forms of expression. However, because of the number of children that frequent the gallery we will not be accepting any work considered to be profane or vulgar.
Basically, there’s kids around- be cool.

Application Fees are payable online. Visit the website to find the link to pay.
We look forward to seeing your entries! Cheers!
Deadline for Entries: Friday January 20th, 12 Midnight CST

emerging artist: Casey Hanrahan

Thursday, 17 November 2016

residency opportunity: Bonnie McComb Kreye Studio Residency

The Vancouver Island School of Art has worked in partnership with the Kreye family, to establish the Bonnie McComb Kreye Studio Residency. Residents have the use of a private garden studio for 3 months or 1 month (with accommodation), with opportunity to exhibit their work in the Slide Room Gallery.  The residency is open to artists working in all media and across disciplines.

This is the first residency of its kind in Victoria, now in its second year, and VISA is pleased to be part of this exciting new project. The residency has been created by Donald Kreye in memory of his late wife Bonnie McComb Kreye, who was an artist and educator, who devoted her life to making art and to encouraging the creative talents of all those she came in contact with. She understood the power of art to change lives and to enrich society. The family chose to partner with VISA in offering Bonnie’s studio for a short- term artist residency, because VISA, like Bonnie, was dedicated to arts education and support of the local art scene and community at large.

The Bonnie McComb Kreye Studio Residency is open all emerging and mid career artists including VISA students and alumni. Opportunities for artists to give talks and workshops at VISA can be discussed. Three applicants will be selected each year. Their final art works will be considered for an exhibition in Slide Room Gallery. The Slide Room Gallery is a professional not-for-profit independent gallery space located on the lower level of VISA.

Studio:  Residents will have the use a 30 square metre studio space in a private, self-contained garden building with a washroom, work tables, and a kitchenette.  All lighting, heat, water, insurance costs are included. The studio is walking distance to UVic, buses, grocery stores, cafés, forest and beach. The fall and winter residencies do not include housing for the three month but suggestions can be provided regarding accommodation in Victoria. The one month summer residency will include accommodation in a 32 square metre furnished apartment on site. Travel costs must be covered by the artist.

Cost:  There is no charge to residency for the studio residency. There is an administrative fee of $100 for the each selected resident to be paid to Vancouver Island School of Art.

Residency Dates for 2017:  Winter (January 3-March 31), Summer (June 3 – June 30) *includes accommodation, Fall (September 5-November 30)

Enquires: direct questions regarding Studio Residency to

job posting: Assistant Professor position in Ceramics

The Department of Art at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Ceramics beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Find the official posting here:;jsessionid=A5E3E31705F4153816E1A02FE7EC1500?JOBID=75517

Review Date: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment: August 2017

Thursday, 10 November 2016

KOBO Gallery Simple Cup Show

November 12 – December 2016Sale by lottery begins at opening, Sat Nov 12
Draw a lottery number as early as 6:30; sale starts at 7:00
at KOBO Gallery (at Higo)
604 South Jackson Street Seattle, WA 98104 (map)

North America
Matt Allison / Edmonds, WA
Mary Barringer / Shelburne Falls, MA
Rob Beishline / Bellingham, WA
Birdie Boone / Helena, MT
Eric Botbyl / Humboldt, TN
Richard Brandt / Portland, OR
Laura Brodax / Seattle, WA
Chris Chaney / Naperville, IL
Linda Christianson / Lindstrom, MN
Stephanie Craig / Berea, OH
Joe Davis / Portland, OR
Charity Davis-Woodard / Edwardsville, IL
Andrew Deem / Tacoma, WA
Marc Digeros / North Hill, CA
Carole Epp / Saskatoon, SK
Dan Finnigan / Fredericksburg, VA
Jil Franke / St.Paul, MN
Stephanie Galli / Mt.Pleasant, MI
Anthony Gaudino / Gig Harbor, WA
Carol Gouthro / Seattle, WA
Bianka Grove / Minneapolis, MN
Adam Gruetzmacher / Saint Paul, MN
Jason Hartsoe / Vale, NC
Zak Helenske / Seattle, WA
Chuck Hines / Seattle, WA
David Hollander / Longmont, CO
Isaac Howard / Seattle, WA
Matt Krousey / Harris, MN
Joshua Kuensting / Missoula, MT
Todd Leech / Berea, OH
Dick Lehman / Goshen, IN
Harrison Levenstein / Index, WA
Jeffrey Lipton / Litchfield, ME
Beth Lo / Mizzoula, MT
Jim Lorio / Boulder, CO
Coleton Lunt / Seattle, WA
Kirk Lyttle / St.Paul, MN
Rick Mahaffey / Tacoma, WA
Michael McCarthy / Williamsburg, MA
Stephen Mickey / Brush Prairie, WA
Ernest Miller / Minneapolis, MN
Takuma Murakoshi / Kyoto, Japan
Farraday Newsome / Mesa, AZ
Lucy Nilan / Tacoma, WA
Deb Oliva / Okemos, MI
Peter Olsen / Seattle, WA
Reid Ozaki / Tacoma, WA
Chris Pate / Pineville, LA
Mariko Paterson / Halifax, NS Canada
Claire Prenton / Cincinnati, OH
Inge Roberts / Langley, WA
Akira Satake / Asheville, NC
Mark Shapiro / Worthington, MA
Grace Sheese / Bloomington, IL
Juliane Shibata / Northfield, MN
Mark Strom / Seattle, WA
Miles Struxness / Gig Harbor, WA
Deborah Schwartzkopf / Seattle, WA
Dave Tarulo / La Guna Niguel, CA
Sam Taylor / Westhampton, MA
Al Tennant / Coupeville, WA
Ben Waterman / Newport Beach, CA
Betsy Williams / Dixon, NM
Shumpei Yamaki / West branch, IA
Dave Zdrazil / Eureka, CA

Ken Aoki / Shigaraki, Japan
Sumiko Aoki / Shigaraki, Japan
Isao Ashida / Shigaraki, Japan
Taro Ashida / Shigaraki, Japan
Kanae Imai / Chiba, Japan
Ayako Komaki / Shigaraki, Japan
Teppei Komaki / Shigaraki, Japan
Ken Matsuda / Gifu city, Japan
Takuma Murakoshi / Kyoto, Japan
Tetsuya Otani / Shigaraki, Japan
Yuriko Poulin / Tokyo, Japan
Hiroe Yamada / Shigaraki, Japan
Shigeki Yamada / Shigaraki, Japan
Yoji Yamada / Shigaraki, Japan
Takashi Yamashita / Tokyo, Japan
Find out more about the history of the show here.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

job posting: Craft Victoria Executive Director

Position Details
Full Time, Fixed term for 3 years
$90,500 gross per annum + 9.5% superannuation
TOTAL PACKAGE: $100,000.00

Application Instructions:
Applications should be addressed to the Interim CEO: Ms. Jane Smith. Email: or post to: 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000. For inquiries, please call Jane on (03) 96507775 or 0417 662648.

Applications close on 18 November 2016. Ideally, the successful applicant would be available to take up the position by 1 February 2017.

Answering to the Board, the Executive Director will oversee the smooth and successful running of all of Craft Victoria’s activities and businesses. You will provide excellent leadership in accordance with our values.

Together with the Board, you will develop and implement strategic and business plans designed to deliver on mission. This will include the all-important creative programme that will be developed in conjunction with the Creative Director, and will support Craft Victoria’s members, while promoting craft to a broad audience at the same time.

Craft Victoria is a NFP reliant on funding. The Executive Director will build strong and effective relationships with key funding bodies – Australia Council, Creative Victoria and the Melbourne City Council and manage funding applications, reporting and acquittal processes.
To enhance Craft Victoria’s overall sustainability, the Executive Director must develop and implement a creative entrepreneurial business programme, manage extensive fundraising activities, grow the membership and manage and grow Craft Victoria’s commercial and retail enterprises.
You will be responsible for all financial management, achievement of budget targets and the preparation of regular reports for the Board.

The Executive Director will manage all marketing and communications activities, both on and off-line and be responsible for technical and financial support systems.
You will represent and advocate Craft Victoria in the public arena including the media, public affairs and with government.

You will operate an effective and efficient organisational structure and a collegial and inspiring work environment that attracts and retains high quality professional staff, contractors and volunteers.
You will operate effective risk management systems to ensure the security and safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and assets, and compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Working closely with the Chair and the Board of Directors and its sub-committees, you will assist with good governance and the provision of all necessary executive support and advice; this will include the provision of Board Papers, the preparation of the Annual Report and the audited financial accounts.

Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 7775

Sunday, 6 November 2016


WINTER 2017 (January - April)

NSCAD Ceramics continues its dynamic role internationally for progressive approaches to BFA and MFA studies. The Ceramics Department is respected for its programming in pottery and contemporary sculpture issues and more recently its architectural and design investigations, recognizing the complex relationship between the built environment and contemporary social and ecological issues.

We are inviting new and returning students to come to NSCAD for the Winter 2017 semester to try out our new courses in our incredibly equipped studios.

  • You are a student from one of our partner schools studying through our Mobility or Exchange program.
  • You are a current ceramics student at a non-exchange-partner school transfering our courses back to your program.
  • You are a ceramic artist enrolling as a special student for professional development purposes.

We welcome you to apply for this special Winter 2017 semester (January - April) of ceramics study by November 15.


The newly revised Ceramics Program offers three streams: throwing/pottery, hand-building/sculpture and design/mold/digital fabrication, in order to direct your learning to more particular outcomes. An expanded offering allows interdisciplinary students to build a portfolio of ideas in the Ceramics studios. Our topic workshops offer in-depth approaches on graphic, narrative and technical approaches to the ceramic surface, figuration, installation, architecture and tableware.
The program emphasizes craft theory, history and discourse. As such, NSCAD is committed to researching technologies to support new ceramic practices combining developments in materials and computer interface 3D fabricating technologies. Ceramics has mold making facilities, a large RAM press, extruders, clay mixing facilities, spray booth, fully equipped glaze lab and 15 kilns, including three state-of-the-art Blaauw computer controlled gas kilns.

NSCAD ceramics graduates have successfully entered MFA programs such as Alfred University, University of Florida and RISD, and have become professors in institutions such as Alberta College of Art and Design, Alfred University, MICA and Sheridan College.


For the full list of courses offered during the Winter 2017 semester, search our online registration system, WebAdvisor.

CERM 3512 Architecture + Ceramics - Neil Forrest

This course examines the intersection of architecture and ceramics. Ceramics has historically been essential to functional and narrative capacities of architecture. This course will examine new artistic and technical potentials for ceramics in contemporary architecture, and provide a conceptual and theoretical framework to articulate new relationships Students will work with structured and self-directed projects and be presented with a range of architectural parameters in which to develop a responsive practice in a truly interdisciplinary context. In addition to tiles and other envelope/sheathing forms of ceramic, students will be challenged to find new environmental applications and artistic narratives. Architects and designers will present the contemporary issues of architecture in regards to social, artistic and engineering needs.

CERM 3513 Art of the Table - Joan Bruneau

The table is the context in which ceramics will define social space. This course will examine historical and contemporary approaches to function as it relates to food, society and ceramics.  What and how we eat is never static and this course will dissect social interaction through objects in the environment of the dinner table. The organization, display and relationships among ceramic objects create and define social spaces. Historical form will be part of an equation to find contemporary form, and tableware will be seen as a tool of social interaction. Examples from contemporary design and craft will inform processes in moldmaking, handbuilding and throwing as primary construction techniques.

CERM 3110 Intermediate moldmaking and digital fabrication- RoryMacDonald

This course develops techniques of slip casting and complex mold-making for students with prior experience in ceramics. Moldmaking stands alone as a method of fabrication, but is widely used as a supportive technique within a studio oeuvre. Molds apply equally to the typologies of pottery, sculpture and architecture within the medium of casting slip (liquid clay). Conventional and experimental methods will help students develop a range of indirect fabrication methods to produce unique vocabularies. This course exploits the process of slip casting to amplify design and production methods for all ceramic genres. Students work in small teams to organize and gas reduction and electric kilns at midrange using semi porcelains and whitewares.

AHIS 2657 Folk Art - Sandra Alfoldy

This course will explore the complicated history of folk art, its relationship to main street art, and the importance of folk art to Nova Scotia's cultural identity. Folk art is generally understood as utilitarian, decorative art created in cultural isolation by anonymous, untrained artists. We will question the role of folk art in our globalized world and how it compares to outsider art while examining the extraordinary objects created by ordinary people.

AHIS 4513 Senior Seminar: Craft and Food - Sandra Alfoldy

Craft and food have always been intimately connected. From early artisanal production out of sheer necessity to the extravagances of the table in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to today's resurgence of artisanal foods, this course will explore the morals, manners and materials of craft and food. The seminar will culminate in a dinner party.



If you are a mobility or exchange student at one of our partner schools, you may apply through your on-campus mobility or exchange office. We are extending the deadline for application for Ceramics studies for Winter 2017. Application details are found here. Please contact: for more information.


If you are currently studying at another art college or university or you have recently graduated, but wish to enrol for further studies in our Special Semester of Ceramics, apply as an Advanced Standing student with your program specialization in Ceramics. Application details are found here. Please contact: for more information.


If you are a graduate of a ceramics program or a professional ceramic artist and wish to join our courses to further your professional development, apply as an Advanced Standing student with your program specialization in Ceramics. Application details are found here. Please contact: for more information.

job posting: Senior Lecturer, Ceramics School of Art

Job no: 513306
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level C
Salary package: $113,929 to $127,025 + 17% Superannuation

Position overview

The ANU School of Art teaches and researches in the visual arts and design, and the position involves the delivery of undergraduate and graduate studies in the Bachelor of Visual Art, Bachelor of Design, and Masters of Visual Arts, Masters of Design and the School of Art Higher Degree by Research program.  The candidate will show leadership in curriculum development and teaching methods and have the ability to initiate and resource research projects committed to practice led research and innovative approaches to ceramics and other disciplines.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 46 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on Enquiries
ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

Contact: Dr Denise Ferris, Head, School of Art. Phone: (02) 6125 5811 Email:

Full details here.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

STUDIO ASSISTANT - Takeawei Studio

Takeawei Studio Torquay is looking for a part-time studio assistant with experience in hand building and wheel throwing. Serious applicants with experience and/or training in ceramics please email with a short resume and cover letter. Takeawei studio is based in Torquay. Please only apply if you are local or willing to commute.

GUEST ARTIST in RESIDENCE: Northcote Pottery Supplies

An ideal opportunity for an emerging or established ceramic artist to apply for a 3-month residency providing a private studio space, rent-free, at their Brunswick location.
Applications due 7 December, 2016.

Aims of the Guest Artist in Residence Program
To support and encourage an emerging or established artist in their ceramics practice
To strengthen and add diversity to our Resident Artists Program
To offer a unique workshop and Meet The Artist opportunities to our students and local community

Northcote Pottery Supplies will offer the Guest Artist in Residence
The opportunity to work in an active ceramics centre, alongside other practicing artists
3 months private studio space (3.5m x 3.4m) at Northcote Pottery Supplies, rent free
Studio space, equipped with wheel, work desk and shelving
24 hour studio access
10% retail discount on selected materials sold at Northcote Pottery Supplies

Responsibilities of Guest Artist in Residence
A commitment to work regularly in the studio
To develop and run a one-day workshop in consultation with NPS staff (time volunteered)
Be available for a Meet the Artist Day, where the public can view the Guest Artist in Residence at work (time volunteered)
Present a floor talk about their work and practice (time volunteered)
If the residency period falls on Open Day (late August) to open their studio to the public, alongside other resident artists
Donate a piece of artwork to the Northcote Pottery Supplies Collection at the conclusion of the residency period

Selection Criteria
* Clarity and planning of proposed project and outcomes
* Committment to work regularly in the studio
* Clear outline of proposed workshop, including materials and equipment required
* Quality images of artwork
* Overall professionalism of application
* Ability to work positively within a group environment

Important Information
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by January 2017, with shortlisted applicants invited for interview
Our Guest Artist in Residence program is for studio space only, we are unable to provide accommodation
We are not taking applications from full-time students

2017 Guest Artist in Residence Application Form

For more information email

RAIN SHADOWS Ceramics by Jane Sawyer with words by Carolyn Leach-Paholski.




Ceramics by Jane Sawyer with words by Carolyn Leach-Paholski.
Following a successful showing at Mansfield Ceramics Gallery in Sydney, Rain Shadows (mark 2) comes to Melbourne. 

Showing at Tacit Contemporary Art
30 November - 18 December
Opening Wednesday 30 November 6.30-8pm

Tacit Contemporary Art
312 Johnston St, Abbotsford

Jane Sawyer is a director of Slow Clay Centre


international art award | free theme | open to all

The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. It includes the categories: Painting, Sculpture and Installation, Photographic Art, Video Art and Performance, Virtual Art and Digital Graphics, Land Art.
The contest stands out in the global art scene for the growing variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real springboard for the artists' career.
An international jury will select 125 finalist artists for:
6 cash prizes of € 42,000
a major Exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice
5 exhibitions in international Art Galleries
5 collaborations with Companies
Prize Sustainability and Art
9 Art Residencies
3 International Festivals
publication of the catalogue

tel. +39 041 5937242

Sip III - Invitational Cup Show November 9th - December 4th

Reception Saturday, November 12th 5 - 7p
Karl Borgeson, Peter Beasecker, Julia Galloway, Justin Rothshank, Robert Brady, Sandy Simon,
Sunshine Cobb, Steve Lee, Karl McDade, Beth Lo, Stacy Snyder, with Kevin Snipes and Birdie Boone (not pictured)
1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Wednesday - Sunday 12 - 5:30

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The Wood-Fired Kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration – Springfield Art Museum

Wood-Fired Kiln features the work of seven well known local, regional, national and international ceramicists whose work incorporates, to varying degrees, wood-firing techniques and aesthetics: Kenneth Baskin, Keith Ekstam, Rick Hirsch, Nina Hole, Jeff Johnston, Scott Meyer, and Priscilla Mouritzen. This exhibit focuses specifically on work that has been created using a wood-fire kiln and will investigate the character and dynamic of the collaborations that have resulted from this very communal and social process.

​November 5, 2016 - March 5, 2017
​Reception: November 4, 2016, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
​Artist Panel: March 4, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Sign up now - Ceramic Materials Workshop

Ceramic Materials Workshop is a place online to understand and explore how and why our Clay and Glazes work (and don't work).

Our materials speak for us in the kitchen and gallery, it benefits us to learn about how to speak through our materials. 

Mastering the skills of clay and glaze performance helps every ceramicists, become their best self in the studio. 

Ceramicists at all levels can now learn how Clay and Glazes function, online.
Here at Ceramic Materials Workshop.

About the instructors:  
Rose Katz
Has worked in the tile industry as a clay and glaze engineer for 10 years.
Rose has B.F.A from Alfred in ceramic art and spent many years as an independent artist and production potter.
Rose took her materials expertise to a mid-sized tile company many years ago, where she used her knowledge of ceramic materials and revolutionized the company's materials and process. Winning awards and developing hundreds of glazes and clays in the process.
Rose's experiences as a studio potter and tile maker, make her experience and knowledge truly special.
Matt Katz
Has taught ceramic materials for artists at Alfred University for over 15 years.
He is a working ceramic artist with a B.F.A from Alfred and M.F.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder
He has worked as a Ceramic Engineer and researcher for almost 20 years.
Katz uses his knowledge of Art and Engineering to make ceramic science understandable for people of all experience levels.
Matt is an experienced online educator, who has crafted an online version of material studies, accessible and understandable for everyone.

movie day: Terry Davies

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Artist Spotlight @ Alberta Craft Council with Connie Cooper

As time goes on, I find that it is important to slow down, to simplify and keep to what is important to me. As my life is reflected in what I make, the pieces are simple, with less surface decoration and more attention to form, texture, colour and material interaction in firing.

A trip to Iceland, where the landscape is igneous, textural and pristine, has renewed my interest in geology and landscape. Mined from the earth and transformed by fire and heat, clay and glaze minerals were the first materials synthesized by man. Drawn in part by this interest to work with clay, my intent is to reference and reflect this inspiration
. - Connie Cooper (Calgary)

job posting- Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position: Ceramic Art – Alfred University

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position, at the assistant professor rank, whose practice integrates with the expanding field of ceramic design.

The Division of Ceramic Art, within the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, has a distinguished history as a premier institution for education in the arts and fosters a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary environment for research and practice. The Division of Ceramic Art is comprised of six full time faculty, a teaching fellowship, a rotating international chair, and three full time technicians. The scope of the Division of Ceramic Art is wide-ranging, embracing history and innovation, tradition and emerging forms of visual art. The material intensive curriculum develops skill and intellect through theory, technological research, and creative practice. Undergraduate and graduate programs are strongly intertwined. In our two-year MFA program, graduate students navigate wide-ranging practices in the visual arts. More information about the program can be viewed at:

The Division of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic artist who will participate in shaping the future of ceramic art and design at Alfred. The successful candidate will have an active exhibition record and growing prominence in their field. We are seeking applicants immersed in one or any combination of the genres: ceramic design, design for industry, digital design, architectural ceramics or forms at the intersection of these. While the applicant’s relationship to material specificity or plurality may be open and variable, interested candidates should possess a strong background in ceramic methodology, with an ability to address contemporary practice across genres. Additionally, we encourage applications from studio artists and/or designer-makers with any of the following competencies or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; glaze chemistry/material science; digital methodologies/technologies. The position includes program conceptualizing and building. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected. We invite applicants from across the globe.

Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or its equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a record of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level. Three years previous college-level teaching experience or equivalent is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Alfred University
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 34 full-time faculty serving approximately 500 students. The School is unique among institutions of higher education with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University’s community of 2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Process
Email your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20 labeled images of personal work and labeled images of student work, in addition to contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to

For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Walter McConnell at

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and remain open until the position is filled.

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