Friday, 27 November 2015

call for entry: 2016 International Orton Cone Box Show

Application deadline extended!!! JANUARY 1st, 2016
Entry Fee: $40 for up to 2 entries
Location: Missouri, Kansas City
Show Date: March 4 - March 31
Open to: Each piece must fit into an old Orton Cone Box (3"x3"x6"). Work completed within the last 3 years and for sale. The show will be open during NCECA in Kansas City.

Our Jurors will be Garth Clark, Greg Daly & Inge Balch.  Accepted artists will be posted online by the end of January, and the show will open at the Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City in March.

Contact details:
Hilliard Gallery
1820 McGee St.
Phone: 785-594-4537

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Mountain Standard Clay


Exhibition Dates: April 16 – June 12, 2016. 

Building on the success of over 30 previous clay exhibitions, FAC is pleased to announce the official call to artists for our 2016 Mountain Standard Clay. This exhibition replaces Foothills Art Center’s longstanding biennial exhibition, Colorado Clay. Included in this exhibition will be artists all who hail from the Mountain Standard Time Zone states. FAC’s goal is to showcase clay in a way that goes well beyond functional objects and into the realm of fine art with this exhibition. FAC has invited several highly accomplished artists who are truly doing exciting and new things with clay to participate in the exhibition. The invited artists confirmed so far include Claire McArdle (CO) and Samuel Chung (MT). The remaining objects will be selected by juror, Peter Held. Artists may enter up to 3 objects, each to be judged for inclusion in the exhibition. 

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, Colorado, 80401, United States 

Summer 2016 c.r.e.t.a rome: International Artist Residencies in Rome, Italy

Immerse yourself in the centuries of art & culture of Rome at c.r.e.t.a. rome!!

The non-profit organization  ‘c.r.e.t.a. rome’ is offering an international self-funded residency program in Rome, Italy. The Italian word for clay seemed perfect to express our commitment to creating an international reference point for ceramics and the arts in the eternal city of Rome. Moreover, taken as an acronym, it spells out our main activities: ceramics, residencies, exhibitions, teaching and the arts.  We are located in the mid 16th-century Palazzo Delfini in the historical center of Rome, just blocks from the Capitoline Hill on one side and the Pantheon on the other.
We offer artist residencies for ceramic artists, visual artists and writers for periods of 5 or 10 weeks. For Summer 2016, the residency periods are:

  • 27 May- 30 June       
  • 2 July-31 July

The residency fee covers a semi-private equipped studio, shared housing (private room) in the historical center of Rome, and technical assistance in procuring materials, firings, etc., advice on museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond.

Artists have the opportunity to focus on their art, whether it be creating a new body of work, expanding a well-established oeuvre or allowing themselves to draw inspiration from their surroundings and the centuries of culture that define the eternal city.

In addition, they will have access to the wealth of galleries and exhibitions in Rome and beyond. Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal for a final exhibition to display the work created during the residency period.

We also offer a residency in the countryside near Bracciano, with private accommodation in a 1-bedroom house with a garden and a private studio. This option is particularly attractive for collaborative projects and/or ceramic artists who work with reduction firing as well as non-ceramic artists who prefer a private studio.

A selection committee composed of artists, art critics and historians carefully evaluates applicants based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal. For more info and costs, contact Lori-Ann Touchette, or see our web-site:



To apply: please submit the following by e-mail to
  • application form
  • curriculum vitae   
  • artist statement (250 words max)
  • project proposal (500 words max)
  • preferred residency period
  • 10 images (jpeg or pdf), image list with year, materials & dimensions
  • 4 short writing samples (writers and poets)

job posting: Assitant/Associate Professor in Ceramics @ ACAD

The School of Craft + Emerging Media at ACAD invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in Ceramics.  The successful candidate will be capable of teaching all forms of Ceramic practice through core courses and studio supervision, including vessel, sculptural, figurative, installation and performance.  The candidate will possess an active studio practice that will contribute to the breadth of the program and demonstrate a critical and creative engagement with contemporary discourse on Craft and Ceramics.  In combination with a collaborative spirit and professional commitment to the field, experience in academic service, curricular innovation and Ceramics’ studio management will be considered an asset.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach in all levels of the BFA and MFA in Craft Media program; studio and lecture/seminar courses
  • Contribute actively to curriculum development in the School of Craft + Emerging Media and the strategic initiatives of ACAD’s Research and Academic Affairs
  • Maintain research/studio practice and contribute to research and scholarship in the field of contemporary craft, specifically ceramics
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing pedagogical and academic excellence
  • Provide service to the Faculty and College governance framework, including outreach activities that contribute to the academic life and profile of the College
The successful candidate will have:
  • An MFA
  • A minimum of three (3) years post-secondary teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels in studio, lecture, and seminar class formats
  • A minimum of three (3) years of research/studio practice outside of post-secondary education
  • Sound knowledge of ceramic technologies including wheel throwing, hand-building, mold-making and casting, clay and glaze technology, and kiln firing
  • Experience with object design and digital fabrication technologies
  • Experience teaching and working in interdisciplinary and/or trans-disciplinary contexts
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Ceramics history, contemporary theory and discourse in ceramics practices
  • A broad knowledge of history, theory and practice as it applies to Craft, Art and Design
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, time-management, and organizational skills
  • The ability to facilitate collaboration in studio production or research
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management/organizational skills
  • A community-minded and team oriented attitude

How to Apply

>>>Please submit applications by clicking on the Apply Now tab at the bottom of this page. The application must include a current cover letter, a current CV, and the following:
  • Evidence of research, professional practice, creative activities, publications and /or exhibitions, including a digital portfolio of recent studio work containing twenty (20) images accompanied by a corresponding numbered list including titles, medium and size
  • A statement outlining philosophies and practices regarding teaching and studio practice
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional referees
Applications must be submitted in a single PDF document.
Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
The preferred method to submit your application is the “Upload Resume” option.  When uploading your file, combine all required material into a single PDF document. Include all required support material in your PDF document – incomplete submissions may not be considered.  Please visit ACAD’s How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.
Further information about the College is available on our website at
ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
The collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact Human Resources at or (403)284-7683.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

At the Edge of Time by Crystal Morey @ Antler Gallery

Antler Gallery is excited to bring you a new series of works by Crystal Morey. Crystal first showed with our gallery in 2014 when her ceramic sculptures of human figures within animals received an overwhelming response. Since then she has graduated to making her pieces in porcelain and expanded her concept.

There will be an opening reception on November 27th, as one of three shows commencing on the same night, from 6pm-9pm and Crystal will be in attendance.

Here is the artist’s interpretation of her newest works:
Humankind has become the driving influence and force behind natural evolution. We are able to alter life from a single cell all the way up to entire ecosystems. Intentionally or unintentionally, we are rapidly affecting changes to the environment that would have taken natural processes millennia. Through these actions we are leaving many vulnerable species and habitats frantic, facing disruptions and uncertain outcomes. In my work I investigate these actions while also creating an evocative and mysterious narrative that shows our interdependence with the land and animals around us.
As a species, we sit “At the Edge of Time”, faced with monumental questions leading to difficult, uncertain answers. My figures exist on this frontier, absorbed in their own feelings of stress, anxiety and ambivalence. Sculpted from the silken white earth of porcelain, I see these delicate figures as containing power – as modern talismans and precious telling objects. They are here to remind us of our current trajectory and potential for destruction and downfall.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

movie day: CaCo

CaCo from dinis&gustavo on Vimeo.

Mother and daughter, Teresa Vaz and Maria Ramalho, are the designers and producers of CaCo, the handmade pottery, based on the traditional knowledge of the Barcelos region artisans.
A film by Dinis Sottomayor and Gustavo Imigrante.
More info at

Thursday, 19 November 2015

30 X 5: Americano Invitational OPENS TOMORROW

Americano is bigger than Demitasse but smaller than mug, with a handle and room for cream and sweetener. Like a Yunomi for informal tea drinking, the Americano is made for daily informal coffee drinking at home and work.

Participating Artists: Posey Bacopoulos, Ben Bates, Karl Borgeson, Robert Briscoe, Billy Cho, Bede Clarke, David Crane, Josh DeWeese, Mark Digeros, Carole Epp, Mike Gesiakowski, Bruce Gholson, Steve Hansen, Samantha Henneke, Autumn Higgins, Meredith Host, Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish, Matt Kelleher, Kristen Kieffer, Michael Kline, Justin Lambert, Simon Levin, Brenda Lichman, Lorna Meaden, Matthew Metz, Jeff Oestreich, Shoko Teruyama, Bill Wilkey, Tara Wilson.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

movie day: Twilight of the Masters

Twilight of the Masters from Rogan Productions on Vimeo.

Rogan Productions presents a short film directed by John Gutierrez.
Twilight of the Masters offers a moving portrait of three of the world's most dedicated craftsmen in the twilight hours of their careers. The film follows these craftsmen as they grapple with their legacies and consider how their craft might be passed onto the next generation.
Twilight of the Masters travels to Minnesota to hear the story of the legendary potter Warren Mackenzie, to Japan to follow the knife & samurai sword master Kazuo Myojin, and finally to Scotland to hear from the longest serving malt-master in the Scottish whisky industry, David Stewart from the Balvenie distillery in Dufftown.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

technical tuesday: Tips for Making Graceful Refined Handles Without Much Pulling - PAUL DONNELLY

via Ceramic Arts Daily

Save the Date for Objective Clay's Online Exhibition! Live: November 20th @ 12 Noon EST



Wahooo!  Guest Artists!

We know you will enjoy everyone of our selected guest artists.

It is a pleasure for us to share their work with you!  The Holiday Sale goes live November 20th @ 12 Noon EST!

As our collective of potters continues to work together I am touched by the amount of thought and effort each member gives to the group! It has been a great first few years defining and growing Objective Clay.  We look forward to sharing more with you and each other as we develop our work and our strength as a group.  We hope you enjoy the informative articles on our blog, music play lists, and regular featuring of objective clay potters!