Tuesday, 14 October 2014

technical tuesday: Double necked vase with Jemerick Art Pottery


View the tutorial here.
View their artwork here.

job posting: 3 opportunities @ Alfred University

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position: Ceramic Art

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Division of Ceramic Art at the assistant professor rank with an emphasis in functional pottery, vessel, and 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: www.alfredceramics.com.

The Division of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic artist who will participate in shaping the future of ceramic art at Alfred. The successful candidate will have an active exhibition record and growing prominence in the field; three years teaching experience or equivalent preferred; salary will be commensurate with experience. We are seeking applicants immersed in one or any combination of the genres: functional pottery, ceramic vessel, design, industrial design, or forms at the intersection of all 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 speak to contemporary practice across genres. Additionally, we encourage applications from studio artists with any of the following competencies or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; glaze chemistry/material science; digital methodologies/technologies; program conceptualizing and building. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected. We invite applicants from across the globe.

Qualifications
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 is preferred.

Alfred University
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving more than 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 examples of personal work and 20 labeled images of examples of student work in addition to contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:
Ceramics A Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802
For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Linda Sikora at sikoral@alfred.edu.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

Associate/Full Professor, Tenure Track Position: Ceramic Art

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Division of Ceramic Art at the rank of associate or full professor with an emphasis in sculpture/ceramic sculpture.

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: www.alfredceramics.com.

The Division of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic, mid-career artist who will participate in shaping the future of ceramic art at Alfred. The successful candidate will have an active exhibition record and established recognition in the field; three to five years teaching experience or equivalent is required; salary will be commensurate with experience. We are seeking applicants immersed in one or any combination of genres; ceramic sculpture, sculpture and/or installation, design, performance, or forms at the intersection of all 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 speak to contemporary practice across genres. Additionally, we encourage applications from studio artists with any of the following competencies or interests: craft/art/cultural theory; glaze chemistry/material science; digital methodologies/technologies; program conceptualizing and building. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected. We invite applicants from across the globe.

Qualifications
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 or more years previous college-level teaching experience is required.

Alfred University
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving more than 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 examples of personal work and 20 labeled images of examples of student work in addition to contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:
Ceramics B Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802
For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Walter McConnell at mcconnw@alfred.edu
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

Artist/Ceramics: The Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art

The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for The Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art. The Turner Teaching Fellow will be an emerging artist with an MFA or equivalent degree. Broad-based knowledge of contemporary art is expected. Prior teaching experience is welcome. The fellowship is non-tenure track and renewable up to three years. The fellowship is $35,000 per year, plus a stipend up to $3,000 per year for professional development.  A studio space will be provided with full access to ceramic facilities.

Established in honor of Robert Chapman Turner, distinguished Professor Emeritus at Alfred, the Turner Teaching Fellowship is a full-time faculty position within the Division of Ceramic Art. All ceramic genres are eligible for consideration. Teaching responsibilities will consist of classes at the undergraduate level. The candidate’s area of expertise will factor into the teaching assignments.
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: www.alfredceramics.com.

Qualifications
Required: MFA or equivalent degree; emerging record of scholarly/creative productivity appropriate to teaching at the college level; ability to work collaboratively within the department, the school, the university, and the community; to communicate with and mentor students on all levels. Preferred: Experience teaching and advising students.

Alfred University
The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving more than 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 examples of personal work and 20 labeled images of examples of student work in addition to contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:
Turner Teaching Fellow Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802
For further information about the position, contact Search Chair, Professor Anne Currier at curriera@alfred.edu.
Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

Monday, 13 October 2014

call for applications: Beyond limitations - Clay Mentoring

 Deadline Dec 15th 2015


Beyond Limitation, is a four-week mentoring, cultural exchange program between Australian and Korean artists.

The program consists of six ceramic artists mentoring 12 early career artists from both countries at the Gimhae Clayarch Museum in Gyeongsang, Korea between 20 July - 20 August, 2015. 
Beyond Limitations seeks to deepen the cross-cultural understanding of the art form, and establish international ties predicated on the common appreciation for the ceramics.

Please visit the website for full details and application process. 
www.claymentoring.com

monday morning eye candy: Martha Grover







www.marthagrover.com

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

movie day: Céramique Contemporaine - Helvètes Vulcains



Le mudac consacre l'ensemble de ses espaces d'expositions temporaires à la céramique contemporaine, et ceci en deux volets.
D'une part, le musée accueille au premier étage la IVème Biennale de céramique dans l'art contemporain d'Albisola en Italie, sur le thème du vase à fleur ; d'autre part, le mudac présente au rez-de-chaussée, et dans une salle du premier étage, une sélection de sa collection de céramique, ciblée sur la création contemporaine suisse, complétée de créations récentes.
Un catalogue quadrilingue (français, italien, anglais et espagnol) accompagne l'exposition.

Du 6 juillet au 25 septembre 2011 - mudac - Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains - Place de la Cathédrale 6 - CH-1005 Lausanne - www.mudac.ch - Réalisation du Teaser : Mandarine Films Marc Devaud www.mandarinefilms.ch.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Lorna Meaden workshop @ the University of Manitoba




































umanitoba.ca/schools/art

ceramics symposium and souvenirs from the future @ Lawrence Arts Center


Every two years, the Lawrence Arts Center hosts six nationally recognized ceramicists in a symposium on topics central to the contemporary ceramics art world. This rare opportunity offers a chance to interact and observe ceramic artists working in the top of the field. Over the course of two days, this select group of artists are active in studios at the Lawrence Arts Center demonstrating sculpting processes, wheel throwing, surface decoration and glazing, representing a diverse range of techniques and approaches to ceramic art.  The six artists are paired up in three studios at the Arts Center, to demonstrate their techniques and encourage dialogue with the audience. Attendees are encouraged to visit each of the three studios throughout the two day symposium on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 from 9:30am to 4:30pm.


This years artists are:

Sunshine Cobb
Gerit Grimm
Chris Gustin
Akio Takamori
Patti Warashina
Stan Welsh

http://lawrenceartscenter.org/ceramics-symposium/

souvenirs from the future

A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS
Curated by Ben Ahlvers
October 10 – November 22
RECEPTION OCTOBER 10 | 7 to 9pm INSIGHT
Art Talk with Ben Ahlvers OCTOBER 23 | 7pm

This group exhibition explores juxtapositions whether they be visual or conceptual as well as the connections that can be formed in the context of a group exhibition. The works included in this exhibit looks to the future in order to acknowledge the past. They make connections and blur definitions of ceramic materials, processes. The exhibit delectably and mysteriously explores tensions between nature and the synthetic, the hand and the machine, history and the future. This exhibit brings together nearly 40 artists working in North America, each working with ceramic material and processes.

Adam Shiverdecker   Adam Welch   Amanda Salov   Angela Carbone   Brett Kern  
Brian Harper   Carole Epp   Colleen Toledano   David Bogus   Elenor Wilson  
Eric Mirabito   Ian F. Thomas   Israel Davis   Jess Riva Cooper   Joe Pintz 
John Zimmerman   Jon McMillan   Kala SteinKate MacDowell   Kelly Schnorr  
Kyle Bauer   Kyungmin Park   Linda Lopez   Lindsay Pichaske   Matt Ziemke  
Michaelene Walsh   Molly Ann Bishop   Rain Harris   Roberto Lugo   Sarah Gross
Scott Bennett   Shalene Valenzuela   Stephanie Craig   Tim Berg/Rebekah Myers  
Tim Rowan   Valerie Zimany
http://lawrenceartscenter.org/souvenirs/

Sunday, 5 October 2014

emerging artist: Kathleen McGiveron




Artist’s Statement: I am a ceramicist and I am openly addicted to clay. I produce work that has a strong connection to popular culture and embrace traditions in ceramics. The sculptures I create are inspired by kitsch figurines, especially Red Rose’s Wade figurines and miniatures, and include cultural icons and reference popular movements to create a narrative within my work. It is important to me that I include humor in my work and it is often impish or sarcastic and is sometimes politically charged. I also like to make things creepy and disturbing. Each series I do is very different from the previous and each explores a topic which is influenced by my passions or movements in contemporary culture which I feel I need to make a comment on.

www.kmcgiveron-art.com

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

job opportunity: The Clay Studio

Curator of Artistic Programs

The Clay Studio, a nonprofit organization with a focus on the ceramic arts, seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable Curator of Artistic Programs to lead our residency, visiting artist, and exhibitions programs. The Curator of Artistic Programs plays a leadership role in formulating strategies that support The Clay Studio’s artistic and community engagement goals as well as the expansion of the organization’s reputation in the ceramic field, within our local community, and within international craft circles. As the member of a small staff, the Curator of Artistic Programming will be a strong team player who is willing to roll up their sleeves and manage details and execution of all programming, communicating among departments, and pitching in with the very real labor involved in exhibitions, artist talks, and special events.
The Curator of Artistic Programs is a vital senior-level staff member of The Clay Studio who reports to the President of The Clay Studio. S/he is responsible for oversight of support staff, achieving annual income goals, contributing to fundraising activities, working with the Board and Artistic Committee, and must be a highly visible member of The Clay Studio community. S/he collaborates with the President, Senior Staff and Board members to create, communicate and implement an array of artistic programming.
The Clay Studio has recently adopted a new strategic plan that outlines an extended period of growth and community partnerships. The Curator of Artistic Programs will play a key role in executing this plan by strengthening relationships with the Board & staff, local & national artists, collectors, customers, and varied members of the community.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a broad understanding of contemporary ceramics, curatorial practice, and the needs of practicing artists. Furthermore, this position requires a bold vision of community engagement, a collaborative working style, and the ability to create exciting programs and meaningful partnerships. Applicants must have at least 5 years experience in a senior-level curatorial or artistic director role. An advanced degree in ceramics or curatorial practice is preferred.

Essential Skills:

The Clay Studio is seeking a creative thinker who also knows how to get things done independently, but is a highly functioning member of a team. Physically, the position requires climbing ladders, stairs, and lifting of 50 – 100 pounds is regularly required. The successful candidate will have experience and strengths in the following areas:

Gallery & Exhibition Programming

  • Conceptualize and direct the installation of major exhibitions
  • Identify and cultivate lasting and ad hoc partnerships to meet artistic goals
  • Attract buyers, supporters, and collectors to all artistic programs
  • Ensure that revenue goals are met or exceeded each year
  • Develop cross-over educational programming & lectures internally and externally
  • Contract with guest curators as necessary
  • Experience with shipping, crating, packaging of artwork
  • Help install, strike, and be an active member of the opening preparation team.

Resident and Visiting Artist Programs

  • Attract and retain the best artists for the Resident and Guest Artist Programs
  • Select and orient artists to Philadelphia and its creative community
  • Collaborate with each artist to define the goals of their participation
  • Communicate across departments with regard to residency details and materials needs
  • Make Resident Artists aware of professional opportunities
  • Work to attract Artistic Program Sponsor(s)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage an Artistic Programs Committee
  • Provide timely and detailed reports for Executive Committee and the full Board
  • Maintain a customer-first focus by interacting directly with collectors and buyers
  • Assure all web pages specific to Artistic Programs are maintained
  • Deliver lectures and other presentations on behalf of The Clay Studio
  • Create narratives for publications, grant materials and budgets, press releases and visual branding oversight
  • Develop and adhere to annual budgets in each Artistic Program area
  • Attend, as directed, various local, national and international conferences
  • Support goals as outlined in The Clay Studio’s strategic plan
  • Train and mentor all shop & gallery staff
  • Other duties as assigned

How to Apply:

In order to be considered, please submit the following information:
  • Cover letter outlining qualifications, curatorial methods, and salary expectations
  • Professional resume
  • Three relevant references
  • Relevant support materials and/or publications from a recent exhibition where you were the lead curator or artistic staff member
Submit to Charity Thackston. charity@theclaystudio.org No phone calls, please.

Deadline:

Please submit materials via email on or before 5:00 PM, October 15, 2014
www.theclaystudio.org/about/employment.php

movie day: Conceptualism VS Reality