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

Ceramics Now
Ceramics Now launches Issue 2 of Ceramics Now Magazine

Editorial - Issue 2, 2013

Although the number of contemporary ceramic artists is relatively small, the capacity of ceramics to encompass a broad range of concepts, techniques, and materials in comparison with other arts is surprisingly big. In this issue, as well as in our first, we present artists who work with different materials and techniques, but more importantly, each of them displays a distinct idea, a little hint of what he and his passion are made of. Through the interviews and articles we have included, we want at least a part of the artists’ ideas to be ridden, passed along, and to contribute to the advancement of contemporary ceramics.

While being creative in a field as diverse as contemporary art, it is almost impossible not to draw parallels between your work and someone else’s which was probably created in a media different from the one you use. This happens inevitably, and in my opinion, it always has a purpose – either predefined or not. Even if a parallel is found, each artistic endeavor has its own origin and, at least for the creator, a unique purpose. A new level is reached when the uniqueness of the artistic initiative is recognized and supported by an entire community.

Over the past year, Ceramics Now has become the largest online art platform dedicated to contemporary ceramics, and recently we have opened promotion to artists and galleries worldwide by application. This effort resulted from the wish to offer artists a platform to express themselves, but also from the desire to establish an accessible resource for everyone wanting to research and be inspired by contemporary ceramics. Since the launch of the first issue, we have been cited as a reference by numerous universities and colleges in the United States and Europe. This step was incredibly important for us because it has proven the value of the project and has kept us working hard. Although the current issue was published later than originally planned, what is important is that all the resources we gathered through this process have already traveled the internet in the meantime, creating a powerful community around us.

Our next goal is to become even more active in promoting contemporary ceramics on an international scale. Even though we have already organized four international exhibitions, with two being prepared for this year, all of these events so far have been held in Romania. In addition to inviting foreign artists to our beautiful country, we want to visit artists in their home countries and to organize events in as many places as possible for as many artists as possible. Key to our success will be greater financial stability and transitioning to full-time staffing of this project. It is a big step that can be possible with growing support from our readers. (An act of patronage has infinitely more value than a purchase.)

Vasi Hîrdo
Editor at Ceramics Now

vasi@ceramicsnow.org

Month in Review: September 2012

Featured on Ceramics Now: Bertozzi & Casoni's Regeneration exhibition at All Visual Arts, London

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This month’s featured artists (view list):

Elizabeth Shriver (works)
David Gallagher (works)
Francesco Ardini (works)
Ellen Schön (works)

This month’s featured exhibitions:

Ceramics Now Team Exhibition / Europe Gallery, Brasov
Contemporary Ceramics / Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
Ellen Schön: Vessel Variations (x3) / Vessels Gallery
Fragile! In Transit / Traveling exhibition around Europe
Scandinavian Design / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Marek Cecuła: SEEDS / Glass and Ceramics, Wrocław
Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos / NEW MUSEUM, New York
Bharti Kher / Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Ruth Duckworth exhibition / Erskine Hall & Coe, London
Contemporary Clay Invitational / j fergeson gallery
Arina Ailincăi: In-Scripted Body / Art on the Avenue
Scandinavian Ceramics Conference 2012 / Hjørring
Clémence van Lunen exhibition / Galerie NeC, Hong Kong
MOUNTED / Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
CONCEPTION - Part Two / Canvas Galleries, Belfast
Aneta Regel Deleu / Puls Contemporary Ceramics
Liliana Folta / Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham
Reviving the light: Zsolnay Ceramic Design / ILIAD, NY
Bertozzi & Casoni: Regeneration / All Visual Arts, London

This month’s featured connections:

Daehyun Kim Illustrations
Mimicry Chairs by Japanese design studio Nendo
Martin Creed on My Modern Metropolis
Leslie David - Painting Please!
Tim Hawkinson - Mobius Ship
Robert Montgomery: Echoes of Voices in the High Towers
James Hoff: I’m Already a Has-Been / VI, VII, Oslo
Anna Von Mertens - Portraits

This month’s news on Ceramics Now:

New publishing schedule for print and digital
New magazine shop - 10% Sale ends December 31, 2012
We hit 25000 followers on Tumblr (27600 now)
Published Calendar of Ceramic Art Competitions for 2013

Next month’s news: Ceramics Now Exhibition - 3rd edition

Patricia Sannit: Ely glacier, 2012, 6”x12”x11”, cast, carved and incised found and reclaimed clays, slip and stain

Patricia Sannit: Ely glacier, 2012, 6”x12”x11”, cast, carved and incised found and reclaimed clays, slip and stain

Patricia Sannit: Earth Orbit, 2010, 10”x9”x11”, cast, carved and incised found and reclaimed clays, slip and stain

Patricia Sannit: Earth Orbit, 2010, 10”x9”x11”, cast, carved and incised found and reclaimed clays, slip and stain

Patricia Sannit: Cone Guard, 2010, 7”x11”x7”, cast, carved and incised found and reclaimed clays, slip and stain

Patricia Sannit: Cone Guard, 2010, 7”x11”x7”, cast, carved and incised found and reclaimed clays, slip and stain

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/ Digital Cover: Romana Cucu Mateiaş, Signs between Heaven and Earth. Media: Earthenware, Metalic oxides, 64.2 x 6.7 inches, 75.2 x 6.7 inches / 163 x 17 cm, 191 x 17 cm.
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Digital Issue Two - Ceramics Now Magazine

Ceramics Now Magazine’s Issue Two introduces the work of over 35 international artists, beginning with Ken Eastman, Kimberly Cook, Patricia Sannit, Marianne McGrath, Annie Woodford, Suzanne Stumpf or Ruth Power, and continuing with a special feature on Romanian ceramic artists, and a preview feature for Copenhagen Ceramics. The issue also inaugurates Ceramics Now’s new Review category.

/ Digital Cover: Romana Cucu Mateiaş, Signs between Heaven and Earth. Media: Earthenware, Metalic oxides, 64.2 x 6.7 inches, 75.2 x 6.7 inches / 163 x 17 cm, 191 x 17 cm.

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FULL CONTENT
Ken Eastman, Brian Kakas, Patricia Sannit, Steve Belz, Kimberly Cook, Annie Woodford, Jenni Ward, Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso, Liliana Folta, Deborah Britt, Cindy Billingsley, Paula Bellacera, Teresa & Helena Jané, Virginie Besengez, Els Wenselaers, Walter B. Stephen (review by Jill Beute Koverman), Cybele Rowe and Lauren Ari (review by Daniel Fleischmann), Allison Luce (review by James Romaine), Tom Hubbard (review by Roxana Ciobanu), Ceramics Now Exhibition (review by Vasi Hîrdo), Max Cheprack, Suzanne Stumpf, Marianne McGrath, Kathy Pallie, Debra Fleury, Bente Skjøttgaard, Bodil Manz, Arina Ailincăi, Marta Jakobovits, Romana Cucu Mateiaş, Aniela Ovadiuc, Oriana Pelladi, Eugenia Pop, Cristina Popescu Russu, Simona Tănăsescu, Bogdan Teodorescu, Anti-Utopias / Sabin Borş.

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Steve Belz: Pulse, 2011, Ceramic, glaze, bronze and powder coating, 9H x 14W x 10D inches

Steve Belz: Pulse, 2011, Ceramic, glaze, bronze and powder coating, 9H x 14W x 10D inches

Steve Belz: In the Balance (detail), 2011, Low fire ceramic, glazes, washes, slips, stainless steel, rubber and wood, 13H x 13W x 7D inches

Steve Belz: In the Balance (detail), 2011, Low fire ceramic, glazes, washes, slips, stainless steel, rubber and wood, 13H x 13W x 7D inches

Ruth Power: Vulva 1 (Cephalophilia), 2010, 43cm wide x 37cm long x 14cm deep; 2011, porcelain, LED light, cord, plug, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior

Ruth Power: Vulva 1 (Cephalophilia), 2010, 43cm wide x 37cm long x 14cm deep; 2011, porcelain, LED light, cord, plug, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior

Ruth Power: Bound breast (Cephalophilia), 2011, 43cm wide x 37cm long x 14cm deep; porcelain, LED light, cord, plug, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior.

Ruth Power: Bound breast (Cephalophilia), 2011, 43cm wide x 37cm long x 14cm deep; porcelain, LED light, cord, plug, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior.

Jenni Ward: Branch Series IV, 2011, ceramic & high temperature, wire, 54” x 8” x 8”

Jenni Ward: Branch Series IV, 2011, ceramic & high temperature, wire, 54” x 8” x 8”