Michal Fargo: Else, 2012, Porcelain, fired mold technique, fired to cone 6 electric, 13x15 cm. Photo by Mel Bergman.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2012, Porcelain, fired mold technique, fired to cone 6 electric, 13x15 cm. Photo by Mel Bergman.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2012, Porcelain, fired models technique, fired to cone 6 electric, 9x7 cm. (yellow) and 7x6 cm. (whites). Photo by Mel Bergman.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2012, Porcelain, fired models technique, fired to cone 6 electric, 9x7 cm. (yellow) and 7x6 cm. (whites). Photo by Mel Bergman.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2013, Porcelain, fired models technique, fired to cone 6 electric (Bronze Winner of the China Kaolin Prize 2013, part of Jingdezhen’s Ceramic Museum’s collection), 30x17 cm. Photo by Mel Bergman.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2013, Porcelain, fired models technique, fired to cone 6 electric (Bronze Winner of the China Kaolin Prize 2013, part of Jingdezhen’s Ceramic Museum’s collection), 30x17 cm. Photo by Mel Bergman.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2012, Porcelain, fired models technique, fired to cone 6 electric, 30x18 cm. (white right), 24x21 cm. (white middle), 26x16 cm. (blue). Photo by Sasha Flit.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2012, Porcelain, fired models technique, fired to cone 6 electric, 30x18 cm. (white right), 24x21 cm. (white middle), 26x16 cm. (blue). Photo by Sasha Flit.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2013, Porcelain, fired mold technique, fired to cone 6 electric, 12x11 cm. Photo by Mel Bergman.

Michal Fargo: Else, 2012, Porcelain, metal ring, fired models technique, fired to cone 6 electric, 11x7 and 13x8 cm. Photo by Mel Bergman. The second work is sold to the collection of Holon’s Design Museum.

Tim Rowan:
Untitled #12246, 2012, Wood-fired native clay, 7x15x4 inches
Untitled #12247, 2012, Wood-fired native clay, 9x10x5 inches

International Ceramic Art Symposium LANDescape / Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia

International Ceramic Art Symposium LANDescape in Daugavpils, Latvia

International Ceramic Art Symposium LANDescape / Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia
12-25 August 2013

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2013

International Ceramic Art Symposium “LANDescape” is a new joint initiative of Daugavpils Clay Art Center and Daugavpils Rothko Art Center which emerged from both partner organizations’ activities and co-operation aimed at promoting contemporary art, including contemporary ceramic processes in Latvia.

In the framework of planned ceramic symposium “LANDescape”, drawing inspiration both from Latvian nature and cultural space, as well as personal world, the participants are invited to create unique ceramic art works with their chosen materials and techniques, although there is a conjunctive theme, that indicates „spurting”, „escaping” „getting away”, „political position” etc., as well as being away from what we are used for and „coming from earth or into it” in the aspect of clay - material used.

Symposium is the place and time when artists, being freed from everyday worries and organizing their social life, can get completely drawn in the creative process. This kind of creative work, not only allows ceramists to meet colleagues from other countries and share experiences, but also to divert as much creative energy of the participants as possible towards creation, that may result in unique works of art.

Daugavpils as symposium venue is significant as it is the eastern border city of European Union, which attracts great artists’ attention with the region’s diverse ethnic, culturally historical environment, with deep cultural traditions and where different cultural and artistic links are self-evident. In addition, within Latvia, it is one of the largest border cities and provides a stimulating environment for cross-border artistic cooperation.

Symposium aims:
1. To collectively create ceramic fire sculpture ensemble, thus improving the cultural space of Daugavpils;
2. To create unique contemporary ceramic objects for Latvian art and cultural space, to create a platform for artists to exchange experiences and generate creative idea, as well as to promote contemporary ceramic processes in the society;
3. To promote high quality contemporary art availability to public, raise public interest in culture, preservation of cultural heritage, to promote the creation of new artworks and their collections.

Symposium organizers’ liabilities:
1. Artists accommodation costs in Daugavpils (hotel and meals);
2. Working studios;
3. Working materials – clay, chamotte clay, glazing, etc.
4. Opportunity to use wood-firing kiln, electric kiln up to 1300 degrees Celsius, as well as a chance to explore different types of individual firing;
5. Publicity (information in mass media, publishing of symposium catalogue);
6. Recreation possibilities: tour around the city and region, visiting educational arts establishments in Daugavpils;
7. Opportunity to present a creative work;
8. Symposium opening exhibition (opening on August 12, 2013);
9. Symposium final exhibition (opening on August 24, 2013).

Download Application form / Download Regulations

Application and other materials added should be sent by e-mail at ceramicsymposium@gmail.com
Contact: Valentins Petjko, +37120207533, valentins.petjko@gmail.com

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Month in Review: March 2013

Month in Review, March 2013 at Ceramics Now - Contemporary ceramics

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Exhibitions
In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art / Harvard Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge
Molly Hatch: REVERIE / Philadelphia Art Alliance, United States
2012 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award / The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
New Blue and White / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
NCECA 2013 National Student Juried Exhibition / Glassell School of Art, Houston
NCECA 2013 Ceramics Biennial / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, USA
Emmanuel Boos and Esben Klemann: Systematic Uncertainty / Copenhagen Ceramics
365 ceramic objects by Guillaume Bardet / Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne
Matthew Harris & Tim Rowan exhibition / Erskine, Hall & Coe, London
Object Focus: The Bowl / Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland
Ancient Southwest: Peoples, Pottery and Place / University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Three Decades of West Coast Ceramics, 1956–1986 / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
International Glass and Clay Exhibit 2013 / Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington DC

Jobs and residencies
Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency / London, UK
Studio Art Technician at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
Ceramics Faculty Position at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion
Assistant Professor - Ceramics at Western Illinois University
Assistant Professor of Art - Ceramics at Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Western New Mexico University, Silver City

Calls for applications and News
First edition of Cluj International Ceramics Biennale (CICB 2013)
Applications are open for the ceramic symposiums in Latvia

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