Thursday, 23 October 2014

resident artist opportunity: The Ceramics Center


The Ceramic Center located in the beautiful NewBo area, in Cedar Rapids Iowa, is looking for a Resident Artist to begin on January 5th, 2015.  Applications are due November 5th, 2014.

The  purpose of our unique program is to provide emerging ceramic artists with an environment - the space, facilities, time and professional interaction - that will foster and further develop their ideas, skills, abilities and focus as ceramic artists.
The Ceramics Center can accommodate up to six Resident Artists. Residencies are typically for a 12 month period of time. Longer or shorter terms can be negotiated as necessary and appropriate.

 

Each Resident Artist Will Receive

•     A personal work space
•     24/7 access to the facilities
•     Free enrollment in all special workshops and seminars, space permitting
•     Access to ceramics professionals in the area for consultation and feedback
•     Clay, glazes and personal glaze chemicals at a reduced cost and unlimited use of our kilns at no cost.
•     Opportunity to teach a variety of classes at the Center
*Housing, food and travel are not provided to the Resident Artist.
To apply please provide us with the following documents:
  1. 10-20 Digital Images of recent work, formatted as individual images AND as a Powerpoint Document.
  2. Artist's Statement (Word Document or PDF) 
  3. Statement of Artistic and Personal Goals for your Residency (Word Document or PDF) 
  4. Resume
  5. 2 Letters of Recommendation, on official letterhead, MAILED to the Ceramics Center. 
If you choose to fill it out online, please email supporting documents as attachments to info@theceramicscenter.org
For mail, send this form and supporting documents to:
The Residency Review Committee
THE CERAMICS CENTER
329 10th Avenue, SE, Suite 117
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
For further information about our center or our current RA's please visit 
http://www.theceramicscenter.org/

podcast thursdays: A History of the World in 100 Objects

 Russian revolutionary plate

Decorated plate from St Petersburg. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the Russian Revolution by looking at a plate painted with propaganda for the new Communist state. The plate was made at the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, in 1901 but was decorated 20 years later in the same factory, which had become the State Porcelain Factory in the newly-named city of Petrograd. With contributions by Mikhail Piotrovsky and Eric Hobsbawn.
Here the episode here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/ahow/ahow_20101018-1000a.mp3

Find out more about the podcast here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ahow/all

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Caffeine - Robin DuPont & Sarah Pike @ the Alberta Craft Council


October 25 - November 29, 2014
The caffeine rituals we partake in as humans are many and varied. From the blend and preparation to the time of day and people we choose to share a coveted beverage with, more often than not, these habits have significance in our daily lives. Robin DuPont and Sarah Pike are both full time studio potters, recognized amongst their peers as makers of teapots, mugs, cups, creamers and more things that all shout ‘Caffeine’! They are also both avid ‘coffee enthusiasts’ and ‘ritual aficionados’. This joint exhibition, is an exploration of the ‘caffeine’ theme and an opportunity for the viewer to recognize and appreciate how both makers interpret the theme through their unique forms and aesthetic choices.

www.albertacraft.ab.ca/discovery-gallery
www.sarahpikepottery.com
www.robindupont.com

Kathryn Finnerty @ Schaller Gallery


 
KATHRYN FINNERTY

Landscape
 

 

210 State Street - Saint Joseph, Michigan 49085

technical tuesday: How To Make Terra Sigillata with Kip O'Krongly



www.kipokrongly.com

Monday, 20 October 2014

monday morning eye candy: Jessica Pezalla

 

 

job postings: The Studio Potter

TWO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY: 
(1)Bookeeper, (2)Circulation Manager

The Studio Potter, a non-profit organization that publishes The Studio Potter journal, an independent publication focused on dialog in the ceramic arts since 1972, is looking for two qualified individuals for the part-time, hourly positions of Circulation Manager and Bookkeeper for its Northampton, Massachusetts office. See each job description below. Positions are open until filled. Interested and qualified applicants please send a brief cover letter and one-page resume to: Elenor Wilson, Executive Director/Editor at editor@studiopotter.org

Position Title: Circulation Manager
Desired Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree; priority will be given to candidates with a degree or comparable experience in arts administration, non-profit administration, or marketing. 
Desired Skills: Candidates should be extremely proficient in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, and have excellent knowledge of cloud-based computing and e-commerce platforms. Organizational, research, and innovative thinking skills are mandatory, and public relations skills and experience are highly valued. Also: Attention to Detail, confidentiality, thoroughness.
Principal Accountabilities:
Manage, maintain, and develop the journal’s current and former, national and international memberships, subscription, and circulation rosters, including individual, agency, and wholesale.
Act as the primary service representative to subscribers and members of SP: field member/subscriber requests via phone, e-mail, and snail mail. 
Organize mailings; including each published issue, all promotional materials, and appeal letters. 
Manage online retail sales of back issues and other SP merchandise
Attend major SP events to assist in sales management
Manage, maintain, and organize all contact lists and records
Assist in the execution and development of marketing campaigns through both traditional and online media
Provide administrative and clerical support as needed 
Hours and Pay: 20 hours per week, hourly pay commensurate with experience


Position Title: Bookkeeper
Desired Qualifications: Associate's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience, as well as knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. Candidates should be proficient in the use of QuickBooks, or other effective accounting software. 
Desired Skills: Developing Standards, Analyzing Information, Dealing with Complexity, Reporting Research Results, Data Entry Skills, Accounting, SFAS Rules, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Thoroughness
Principal Accountabilities:
Issue & pay invoices in a timely manner; manage payroll and process in a timely manner
Monitor electronic transactions, record receipts and make bank deposits
Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
Work with the Treasurer to issue financial statements
Provide information to the external accountant who prepares and files taxes
Calculate and issue financial analysis of the financial statements
Maintain an orderly accounting filing system, chart of accounts, and annual budget
Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested
Hours and Pay: 10-20 hours per month, hourly pay commensurate with experience


Contact Information:

Elenor Wilson
Executive Director/Editor

The Studio Potter
PO Box 1365
Northampton, MA 01061

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.