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Sep 30

Job opening -

Assistant/Associate Professor - Ceramics Department

Cleveland Institute of Art

The Cleveland Institute of Art is seeking a qualified individual to fill a full-time ranked position as Assistant / Associate Professor in the Ceramics Department. The position offers the opportunity to join a vibrant and experienced faculty, to provide vision and innovation toward ceramic, art, and design education, and to collaborate and to teach across disciplines in the Craft and Design Environment.

The Ceramics Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art is known internationally by its faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. Ceramics is one of three majors in the Craft + Design Environment, and offers a comprehensive program that includes sculpture, utilitarian, ceramic design work, and a curriculum to afford a breadth of opportunities across contemporary art and design.

Position begins August 2015. Review of applications is scheduled to begin November, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Vitor Reis: Perverting tradition, 2012-2014

Vitor Reis: These works relate to some popular Portuguese native customs. The aim is to appropriate those customs and refresh them by creating new relations. Those new relations intend to create experiences and criticism of our present time.

Vitor Reis Ceramics, Mountain

Mountain
This work is based in the traditional representation of the Caldas da Rainha phallus. The piece is composed by many little representations of crammed phalluses. In a first look, they look like candies, but after a closer look the shapes start to define themselves.

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Jamie Bates Slone -

Jamie Bates Slone is a ceramic artist known for her figurative work in clay paired with with projected imagery as surface, as well as her experimental work in the casting of ceramic glazes. Her most recent work addresses the fragility of the human spirit in the midst of illness and loss in relation to her family’s history with cancer.

FEATURED WORK

Jamie Bates Slone Ceramics, Phenotypes

– Phenotypes, 2014

Constance McBride -

Constance McBride draws her inspiration from nature, dreams, family and personal experiences.

Art critic Brian Sherwin commented on her sculptures, remarking, “McBride’s sculptures remind us of the connection we share with nature. One could suggest that said connection has been distorted by technological advances - but it still exists. We need to ‘listen’ now more than ever." Sherwin adds, "McBride’s work allows viewers to reflect on that connection - her work invites viewers to think beyond human-made constructs.

FEATURED WORK

Constance McBride Ceramics, The Lonely Girls

– The Lonely Girls, 2013

Brett Freund -

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Brett Freund has studied and traveled in a variety of areas in the United States. After a residency at St. Petersburg Clay Company in Florida Brett received his MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and later was awarded the Lormina Salter Fellowship from Baltimore Clayworks. He exhibits nationally and was chosen as 2012 Emergency Artist by Ceramics Monthly.

FEATURED WORK

Brett Freund Ceramics, Bliss Point

– Bliss Point, 2013-2014

Sarah Purvey -

Sarah Purvey gained both her BA and MA qualifications at Bath Spa some twenty years apart receiving her MA in ceramics in 2009.

Sarah’s ceramic Landscape Series have been exhibited nationally and internationally including private collections in Tokyo and New York. Her ceramic work also forms part of the Bath Spa University collection at Corsham Court.

Sarah Purvey Ceramics, Landscape Series

– Landscape Series, 2010-2014

Susan Phillips -

Susan Phillips (b. 1978) studied a BA (hons) in studio ceramics at Falmouth College of Arts between 1996-1999. She is now based in rural Herefordshire where she lives with her partner and 2 children on the Welsh/English border.

FEATURED WORK

Susan Phillips Ceramics Sculpture

– Untitled, 2013

Kevork Cholakian -

Born in New York City Kevork Cholakian attended classes at the Art Students League and the Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and Art before earning a Bachelor of fine arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

After graduation he began working in broadcast television as a graphic designer and later moved to Los Angeles to take a senior design director position in that field. After leaving television in 2010 to pursue his art fulltime Kevork also developed an interest in ceramics. His work focuses on sculpture related to his still life painting.

FEATURED WORK

Kevork Cholakian Ceramics, Artists Studio Chairs

– Artist’s Studio Chairs, 2012-2013

Eszter Imre -

Eszter Imre was born in 1985 in Hungary. Growing up in a historical town in the heart of Hungary she discovered her great interest towards the arts and crafts and started her artistic education at the age of 14.

Getting to know ceramics during the high school years had significant influence on Eszter and she have been working with clay ever since. She earned her Master in fine arts (2010) and an MFA degree in design (2014) from the School of Design and Crafts (HDK, University of Gothenburg), Sweden.

FEATURED WORK

Eszter Imre Ceramics, Must-produced

– Must-produced, 2012