Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery
April 27 to June 14, 2012
Dunlop Art Gallery, Central Library
May 9 - May 11
Dr. Alfoldy will also be serving as one of three jurors for the SLOW CRAFT exhibition. Application deadline is May 3, 2012, please follow this link for details on how to apply.
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 pm The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada
Lecture and Book Signing
RAW Gallery, 290 McDermot Avenue
Painting, sculpture, architecture, design and craft continue to jockey for status in the artistic landscape, and one of the most coveted positions is that of public art. Materials easily classified as craft when produced on a small scale in a studio setting suddenly appear sculptural or painterly on a large scale. Since World War Two Canadian architecture has provided unique occasions to challenge and shape the field we call contemporary craft. This lecture will explore instances where Canadian architecture and craft have worked together, and sometimes at odds with each other, in an effort to demonstrate that even in the twenty-first century they remain Allied Arts.
Thursday, May 10, 9:30 am – noon
Studio Visits with MCC
Thursday, May 10, 7-9 pm
DIY Will Never Die!
Lecture and reception. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave
The DIY Movement has received much attention as a new driving force behind craft economics. This lecture will contrast historical craft pioneers with contemporary crafters to argue that in order to understand future craft economies as they are connected to the power of do-it-yourself crafting, it is essential to examine past craft economies. What ideologies keep repeating, and what are the elements that keep DIY alive and financially vital across generations?
Dr. Sandra Alfoldy is Professor of Craft History at NSCAD University, and Associate Curator of Fine Craft at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. She is the author of The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada (2012) and Crafting Identity: The Development of Professional Fine Craft in Canada (2005), editor of Neocraft: Modernity and the Crafts (2007) and co-editor of Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005(2008). She was the Chief Curator of the national Canadian exhibition at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale (2009) and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. She is currently at work on a new book on craft and popular culture.
Lectures co-sponsored by:
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
University of Manitoba Ceramics Club
Government of Manitoba
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tracks1. Designing Future Mobility 2. Design Development of Future Homes for Future Cities
3. Design and Innovation 4. MAKING TOGETHER - Open, Connected, Collaborative 5. The craft of design in design of service 6. Fashion Design for Sustainability 7. Design history as a tool for better design 8. Power to the People: Practices of Empowerment through Craft
9. Design & Craft (Crafting the Education of Design)
Full academic papersWe expect papers of 3000-5000 words. If you wish to submit a full paper to the conference, please send in a short abstract.
Important DatesRegistration of abstract: Until May 15, 2012
Submission of full paper: September 15, 2012
*Notification of acceptance or revision: November 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012
Conference date: April 17-19, 2013
*Full papers are: Accepted / Accepted with revision / Not Accepted
Submission period for full papers, 10th European Academy of Design Conference - Crafting the Future:
Start: May 15, 2012
End: September 15, 2012
Detailed mailing address：
Proposal 1 Title:
Dimensions: Material: Color
Proposal 2 Title:
Dimensions: Material: Color
Dimensions: Material: Color
photo: the Warrillow Collection
Thursday, April 26, 2012
May 3SLOW CRAFT is the theme of the MCC’s 2012 Juried Exhibition
SLOW CRAFT takes as its starting point the issues emerging from the broader Slow Movement that developed as a response to our increasingly fast-paced Western lifestyles and our unsustainable consumer culture. Slowness is often associated with craft. Craft skills take time to learn; craft processes cannot be rushed. Many makers today are developing critical positions in response to our consumer behavior, questioning modes of production through new processes, looking at issues of stewardship and sustainability as well as collective making and the reworking of everyday objects. *
*Quote credits to artist, curator, and academic Helen Carnac, from her project description at http://www.craftspace.co.uk/page.asp?fn=2&id=57&stp=1&grp=3.
SLOW CRAFT will represent approximately 15 craft artists who reside in Manitoba and whose work pushes the boundaries of their media and reflects fresh approaches to diverse cultural and material traditions. Works will be chosen based upon artistic merit (technical skill, formal effect, and conceptual success), with a particular interest in pieces that connect to our exhibition’s SLOW CRAFT theme. Original works (ie. not derived from a pattern or kit) rooted in traditional approaches to craft and those that encompass new technologies, are performative, reflect a d-i-y ethic or challenge preconceived notions of craft are equally welcome.
Exhibition dates and venues
June 2012, Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg
Rural venue TBA
Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, curator and professor in Craft History at NSCAD University. Alan Lacovestsky, ceramics artist and educator. Jennifre Gibson, curator at Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg.
Works will be selected based on artistic merit, skill, design, innovation and relationship to the exhibition’s theme. Original work (functional, decorative, conceptual) in any craft-based media are welcome (e.g.ceramic, fibre, metal, paper, recycled material, stone, glass and wood). In addition, mixed media and interdisciplinary works that are primarily craft-based in material and/or technique are welcome. Eligible works must have ben completed after July 2009 and may not have been exhibited in previous Manitoba Craft Council exhibitions. Three entries per person, maximum. Entrants must be current Manitoba Craft Council members. See www.manitobacraft.ca/join/
The jurors will select work based on digital images with the final selection subject to viewing actual work. MCC urges applicants to consider using a professional photographer to document your work. Please submit images by email or on one CD marked with your name. Use jpeg files with a resolution of 300 dpi, with images’ size approximately 4 x 6″. For each work, submit one image with a full view of the work and one or two detail views. Please title each image file as follows: artist’s last name_title_full/detail (eg. Poirier_Moonscape_detail2) The maximum number of images allowed is nine (9). Discs will not be returned.
Please include the following information along with your images:
- Your name, mailing address, phone number and email address
- Image list including the title, date, media, dimensions and price/value of each work submitted (3 works max.)
- Artist statement (100 words max.) Please include 2-3 sentences about how your work relates to the exhibition’s theme.
All applicants will be notified of initial results by May 15, 2012. Final selection will be based on viewing the actual work. Artist fees will be paid for works selected for the exhibition.
Applications will be accepted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline of May 3. Please put “SLOWCRAFT Application-Your Last Name” in the subject line and attach images. Applications may be mailed (in protective mailer) or hand delivered during business hours (M-F, 9-5) to the Manitoba Craft Council, c/o ACI (Arts & Cultural Industries Assoc of MB), 501–62 Albert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1E9. Please include images on CD.
Questions about the exhibition or MCC membership?
Contact MCC’s Programme Coordinator at 927-2787 or email@example.com.
TRÀILER DOCUMENTAL "ENCAIX" 2A PART (english) from Eva Rodriguez and Ignasi Llobet on Vimeo.
This is part two of the trailer of the documentary made by Eva Rodriguez and Ignasi Llobet on a work of art Contemporary artists Jordi Marcet and Rosa Vila-Abadal.
To view the first part please see the previous post here.
"The pieces fit. Tones attract. Not all fit in harmony, some accept the company, others turn away. Place the right piece, but you know that this piece marks the direction of the end . the fragments escape, slip, fall down and many are broken. one by one. one plus one. lace. lace. lace. Feel the pleasure of the fit, agile and fast. a magic moment: everything fits. Everything flows. "
You can see more works of the artists on their web: www.terracroma.net
May 4 to June 30, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 7:00pm
Three artists explore their personal relationships with the traditional notions of masculinity and how this identity can be a fluid one. The Croatian-born Srdjan Segan’s 40-foot elongated clay site-specific sculpture and 30-foot long drawings of the ‘every-human’ pulls from his war experiences while a refugee during the Serbo-Croatian war. Meanwhile, Clint Neufeld’s series of slip-cast ceramic auto transmissions and parts are decorated with delicate Rococo filigree and ornamentation. Finally, the infamous ceramic sculptor, Léopold L. Foulem unveils his latest works, Bibelots in which the figurine—a trivial cultural object—powerfully challenges the status quo.
Clay & Glass Website
25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 2Y5
Telephone: (519) 746-1882
Fax: (519) 746-6396
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
"Working with clay slabs offers more opportunities than any other forming process. From small dishes and plates to architectural installments, slabs can be used to create any form, any size. When Daryl E. Baird took notice of all the work being done with this technique, he decided to explore it in depth then open the doors for others to enjoy. In From a Slab of Clay you’ll learn about what it takes to start out on a journey that’s sure to last a lifetime. From setting up a proper working space to selecting the right tools and equipment—including complete instructions for building your own slab roller—Daryl doesn’t miss any details for you to consider to assure your success."
Read more and order your copy here on the Ceramic Arts Bookstore website.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I love the blog Vitrified Studio so I was thrilled to see that Shelley has been given the honor of being Etsy's Featured Seller this week. Shelley's work is ever so lovely so please take some time to read the interview, check out her blog and maybe even pick up a piece or two for your home. I know I'd love some of these canisters for my kitchen!
Mallory Ryan and Jessica Hodgson will be unveiling their Honours show this
weekend at The Edge Gallery, 611 N. Main, Winnipeg.
Opening Reception is Friday April 27th at 7pm.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
This exhibition presents work produced by 5 experienced ceramic artists who decided to put together a show in honour of International Migratory Bird Day. The exhibition runs from May 3-26 with opening night May 3 at 6:30. It takes place at the Community Arts Council Main Gallery at the Old Courthouse in Kamloops, B.C.
The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in a range of traditional and non-traditional visual arts practices. A monthly stipend of $500 is granted to residents, dependent upon length of stay. Housing and studio space are provided. Residencies may range from two weeks up to two months, between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.
Applications are reviewed and selected on a rolling monthly basis until the program is full.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://theyeiser.org/residency.html.
The Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible through funding from a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Paducah Renaissance Alliance.
Contact: Michael Crouse, Director
Yeiser Art Center
Paducah, KY 42001
Join us in Prince George for our third Northern BC Clayfest, August 9, 10 & 11, 2012! This exciting event offers you the opportunity to learn about advanced clay techniques from some of the world's renowned potters. You can network with your fellow artists and meet our exciting workshop presenters. We are hosting four acclaimed clay artists to present two days of techniques. Presenters will also provide a 45 minute slide show or video along with their demonstrations for the benefit of the participants.
2012 Clayfest includes an evening social event, co-hosted by Two Rivers Gallery. At the Wine and Cheese Reception you will get to meet our presenters and view work from members of the Prince George Potters' Guild. Two Rivers Gallery will be hosting a juried show of members' work for the month of August based on the theme "Profiles". Both functional and non-functional pottery will be featured.
To help with the costs of this event, we will have a "Mug Wall" where you can purchase mugs from your fellow potters. Please be sure to bring your own mug to contribute to this fundraiser.
During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to browse and purchase from the works of the visiting presenters and your fellow artisans.
Other displays will include:
- Pottery suppliers
- Clayfest Mug Wall
- Silent Auction
- Souvenir items
- The Clayfest Marketplace will also have an small selection of beverages and snacks for purchase.
To learn more about the Northern BC Clayfest, visit our website.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Dates: January 26 - March 1, 2013
The ACGA National Clay & Glass Exhibition will take place January 26 – March 1, 2013 near Los Angeles at the City of Brea Art Gallery. The exhibition will showcase a wide range of handmade ceramic and glass artwork from across the United States.
The juror is Carol Sauvion, Executive Director of Craft in America, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting the history, practitioners and techniques of craft in the United States, and their impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. The centerpiece of the Craft in America effort is its production of a nationally broadcast documentary series celebrating American craft and the artists who bring it to life. The Peabody Award winning Craft in America series airs nationwide on PBS.
The competition is open to all forms of handmade clay and glass: functional, decorative and sculptural. The deadline for submission is October 31th. The entry fee is $30 for three pieces of artwork. Awards will be given. The online entry form is available at www.acga.net.
The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) is a non-profit membership organization begun in 1945. It is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass.
This competition is open to artists residing in the United States, 18 years or older. Artwork must be composed of at least 75% clay, glass, or a combination of the two, and may be functional or sculptural. All entries must be original and executed by the artist within the past two years. Works may not have been previously shown at the City of Brea Art Gallery.
Awards: First Place $500, Second Place $300, Third Place $200, People’s Choice $100
The non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to three artworks. Current ACGA members and Brea residents pay $25 for three artworks.
Brea Art Gallery
One Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
Above: Kelly Berning, The Proportionist, 2009, 23” x 28” x 9”, Handbuilt Ceramic, Cone 04.