Month in Review: February 2014

Month in Review, February 2014 at Ceramics Now

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Exhibition galleries
Jun Kaneko: Black & White at Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Lynda Benglis at Cheim & Read Gallery, New York
William O’Brien: The Lovers at Almine Rech Gallery, Paris
Şirin Koçak at Kuğulu Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey
Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, London

Exhibitions
Gunhild Rudjord and Nils Erik Gjerdevik / Copenhagen Ceramics, Denmark
Gail Goldsmith: Everyday Weapons / William Holman Gallery, New York
Klara Kristalova: Underworld / Galerie Perrotin, New York
Modern and Contemporary Ceramics: Anita Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo Collection / Boise Art Museum, Idaho
Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Rose Cabat at 100: A Retrospective Exhibition of Ceramics / Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona
EPURE by Daniela Schlagenhauf & Nathalie Jover / Les Ateliers galerie de L’Ô, Bruxelles
Johan Tahon: Albarelli for all sores / Valerie Traan Gallery, Antwerp
Jun Kaneko: Black & White / Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Best Kept Secret: The Scripps College Ceramic Collection / American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California
Lynda Benglis / Cheim & Read Gallery, New York
Dark Light: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Şirin Koçak / Kuğulu Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey
William J. O’Brien: The Lovers / Almine Rech Gallery, Paris
Anders Ruhwald and Matt Ziemke / The Clay Studio, Philadelphia
Yeesookyung: The Meaning of Time / Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
Anne Wenzel: The Opaque Palace / TENT Rotterdam
James Tower / Erskine, Hall & Coe Gallery, London
Simon Fujiwara / Contemporary Art Society, London
Sculpture 2014 / Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

Tim Rowan

Tim Rowan Ceramics

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Tim Rowan was born in 1967 in New York City and grew up in Connecticut, along the shore of Long Island Sound. His art education began during college, receiving a BFA from The State University of New York at New Paltz before journeying to Japan for 2 years to apprentice with ceramic artist Ryuichi Kakurezaki. Upon his return he worked briefly in studios in Massachusetts and New York before receiving his MFA from Pennsylvania State University.

He established his kiln and studio deep in the woods of the Hudson Valley in 2000, where he lives with his wife and son. His work has been represented in solo and group exhibitions internationally, most recently having solo shows at Yufuku Gallery in Tokyo, Japan and Cavin-Morris Gallery, in New York City. In September, 2013, Tim Rowans ceramic sculptures will be represented in a solo exhibition at Lacoste Gallery, in Concord, Massachusetts.

Rowans’ work is made, primarily, from native clay, direct from the earth and unprocessed. He works with geologists to locate local clay deposits and hand-digs selected sections of earth. The “impurities” in the clay are left to reveal themselves, upon sculpting and firing. The forms are slowly constructed from layers, built up over days and weeks, then hand-carved. They are fired for seven days and nights in a woodfueled kiln. No glaze is applied; the surface textures and colors are the result of the interaction of the clay, fly-ash, coals and fire.

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Ceramics Now Magazine announces open Call for Papers (Issue 3)

Ceramics Now Magazine announces open Call for Papers, Issue 3

Ceramics Now Magazine is pleased to announce an open Call for Papers, for consideration in Issue 3
Deadline for submissions: March 7, 2014

We welcome contemporary ceramics-related research papers that are lively and engaged with current ideas and debates. The call for papers is open to any author, and any original text involving ceramic art criticism, history or theory will be considered for publication. We would also welcome all submissions that enter the following categories: exhibition, book or project reviews, and conversations.

Submissions (.docx or .doc files) should be emailed to Vasi Hirdo, Editor-in-Chief, at vasi@ceramicsnow.org
Also include your CV and a brief biography.

Accepted articles will be published in Ceramics Now Magazine - Issue 3. All credit will be given to the writers, and the articles will be promoted to our readers through Ceramics Now’s website and social media pages. Please note that publishing with Ceramics Now is done on a voluntary basis and will not be remunerated.

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7 Ceramic Art Competitions and Fairs Where You Should Participate in 2014

Ceramics Now comprised a list of 7 ceramic art competitions and fairs where artists can apply to participate in 2014. Be quick, the deadlines are approaching fast!


1. INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS COMPETITION MINO, JAPAN

The competition is the main event of the International Ceramics Festival Mino, which is held with the aim of supporting growth of the ceramics industry and the enhancement of culture through global exchange of ceramics design and culture. The first festival was held in 1986, and this will be the 10th edition. The last edition gathered 2777 entries from 57 countries. It is considered the largest event in the world entirely dedicated to contemporary ceramics. Read more

Apply online / Download application procedures / Application form: Individual or Company

Deadline: January 10, 2014 / Dates: September 12 - October 19, 2014
Total prizes: ~ USD 130.000 / No entry fee
Entry categories: Ceramics Design, Ceramic Arts


2. INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS FAIR OLDENBURG, GERMANY

Situated around the noble Schloss in the city-center of Oldenburg, the International Ceramic Fair which includes a ceramic market, presentation of professional prizes, special exhibits and artist showcases. The fair ensures that collectors and enthusiasts alike are offered an exquisite range of works from artistic creations to high-quality tableware. Based upon strict criteria a jury of professionals within the field chooses over a hundred workshops and ceramic artists to present their current work. This event attracts more than 60.000 visitors annually. Read more

Download application procedures and terms / Application form

Deadline: January 11, 2014 / Dates: August 2-3, 2014
Entry fee: EUR 240 (includes 3x3 meters stand)


3. CLAY? V EXHIBITION, UNITED STATES

The fifth installment of Kirkland Arts Center’s biennial contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? V, is juried by University of Washington, School of Art Professors Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, and Akio Takamori. Clay? V explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Showcasing a range of sizes, scales, subject matter, and techniques, the artwork of this exhibition is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and future of the field.

Read more / Apply online

Deadline: January 17, 2014 / Dates: March 21 - May 17, 2014
Entry fee: USD 25


4. WESTERWALD PRIZE 2014 - EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GERMANY
Competition open only to European citizens.

The Westerwald Prize was first awarded in 1973 to present outstanding ceramic art and craft work in the framework of a competition and exhibition at the Keramikmuseum Westerwald (KMW). This remains a priority of the administration of the Westerwald region for the 13th Westerwald Prize in 2014. A further aim is to promote the dialogue between ceramics and art in the region and to support cultural exchange within Europe.

Download application procedures and form

Deadline: January 19, 2014 / Dates: September 26, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Total prizes: EUR 24.000 / No entry fee
Entry categories: Saltglaze (stoneware and porcelain), Design (serially produced ware), Vessel / Form / Decor, Sculpture / Installation, Talent Award (below 35 years old)


5. INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF VALLAURIS, FRANCE
Competition open only to European Union citizens.

Since 1966 the Town of Vallauris Golfe-Juan has organised a biennial with the aim of promoting and rewarding artistic creation in the field of ceramics. For this edition, it has been decided to use the expression ‘Contemporary Creation and Ceramic’ to stress its intention of making ceramic creation part of the world of contemporary art. The competition is intended to encourage and publicise European talents using the reputation of Vallauris, the town of ceramics, as a springboard facilitating their recognition around the world.

Apply online / Download application procedures / Application form

Deadline: December 30, 2013 / Dates: July - November 2014
Total prizes: EUR 25.000 / No entry fee
Note: You first have to apply online, then to send the required documents by mail (post).

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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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Ceramics Now launches Issue 2 of Ceramics Now Magazine

Ceramics Now Magazine launches Issue 2

Ceramics Now Magazine launches Issue 2

Ceramics Now has the pleasure to invite you to the launch of Ceramics Now Magazine - Issue 2, March 29, from 6 PM, at The Paintbrush Factory (First Floor), Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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 gallery. The issue also inaugurates the magazines’ new review category.

Ceramics Now’s goal is to make contemporary ceramics a more visible art field through editing publications and organizing exhibitions, workshops and lectures. The online platform and the magazine unites artists from different communities and facilitates idea exchange between them and the public.

The magazine is distributed in a network of libraries, galleries and institutions all over the world and can be bought online for $15. Ceramics Now is a non-profit organization created by a team of artists and students in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The Paintbrush Factory is a contemporary art space located at 59-61 Henri Barbusse street.

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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.)

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Month in Review: October 2012

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This month’s featured interviews (view list):

Patricia Sannit - Artist of the month
Annie Woodford - Spotlight
Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso - Spotlight
Anti-Utopias / Sabin Borş - EXTRA!

This month’s special feature (ongoing - interviews):

Romanian Contemporary Ceramics
Eugenia Pop - In memoriam
Arina Ailincăi
Marta Jakobovits
Cristina Popescu Russu
Bogdan Teodorescu

This month’s featured exhibitions:

Ceramics Now Exhibition 3rd / Galateea Gallery, Bucharest
Francesca DiMattio / Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
The Open West 2012 Award Winners exhibition / England
Caroline Andrin & Francois Ruegg / Puls Ceramics, Brussels
Melissa Stern: The Talking Cure / Smart Clothes, New York
Anne Tophøj and Marianne Nielsen / Copenhagen Ceramics
Cynthia Lahti exhibition / Zentrum für Keramik, Berlin
Kim Simonsson / Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris
Mark Goudy & Liza Riddle / SMAart Gallery, San Francisco
When I Woke / Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales
Three exhibitions at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
German Op-Art Ceramics / University of Arizona Museum

This month’s featured connections:

Jannis Kounellis / Parasol unit foundation, London
Olaf Breuning: Human Nature / Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Yin&Yang Parisienne Mix for Ceramics Now, October 2012
The reopening of Fabrica de Pensule 2012 / Cluj-Napoca
Carsten Nicolai - Unidisplay projection wall installation

Yin&Yang Parisienne Mix for Ceramics Now, November 2012

"This Time…" is the title of the second mix in a series of specially crafted mixes for Ceramics Now Magazine readers. Made by Yin&Yang Parisienne, the sets are available to listen in our Connections page and on her Mixcloud page. Enjoy it.

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Tracklist:
1. Scrimshire - Alignment (00:00)
2. Delta - Moonove (LTR Remix) (05:20)
3. Tom Day - Echoes (09:04)
4. Bonobo - Ketto (15:45)
5. The XX - Fiction (Druid Cloak Blood Magick Remix) (20:46)
6. Mayer Hawthorne - A Long Time (Silly Pilly Edit) (26:05)
7. Woolfy vs. Projections - Nina (33:35)
8. Spleen United - Euphoria (featuring Sharin Foo) (38:34)
9. Trixie Whitley - Breathe You In My Dreams (42:44)
10. Yann Tiersen - Dark Stuff (Murdok Dubstep’s Remix) (46:56)
11. ID3 - Alone (featuring Jett) (49:44)
12. Purity Ring - Belispeak (Nacey Remix) (54:43)

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GET IT FOR FREE or name a fair price.

Digital Issue One - Ceramics Now Magazine, is the first issue of our beloved magazine, featuring over forty contemporary ceramic artists in exactly 100 pages. Get it just like that or you can think of a sum to pay for it (yes, there is a maximum of $1000, so please don’t magnify all the thing).

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Digital Issue Two (Pre-Order) - Ceramics Now Magazine

Digital Issue Two - Ceramics Now Magazine (to be published in December - available for pre-order), is our second magnificent printed issue, this time made with more care and attention to detail. This issue sees the inauguration of our new Reviews category.

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Yin&Yang Parisienne Mix for Ceramics Now, October 2012

Fragile As Porcelain is the title of the first from a series of specially crafted mixes for Ceramics Now readers. Made by Yin&Yang Parisienne, the sets will be available to listen in our Connections page and on her Mixcloud page. One every month.

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✖ Tracklist:
01. Hiatus - Foreigner (00:00 - 02:41)
02. Mazzy Star - Into Dust (Inertia Remix) (02:41 - 08:10)
03. Lamb - Angelica (08:10 - 11:37)
04. Bon Iver - Skinny Love (Das Kapital Rerub) (11:37 - 16:20)
05. BoyChild - Counting What Ifs (featuring Soundmouse) (16:20 - 20:27)
06. Baths - Iniuria Palace (20:27 - 24:44)
07. Jamie Woon - Wayfaring Stranger (Stitch Mix) (24:44 - 28:35)
08. Monarchy - You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (featuring Britt Love) (28:35 - 32:03)
09. Dusky - Grain (32:03 - 36:06)
10. Moby - Porcelain (36:06 - 40:04)
11. Cujo - Fatass Joint (40:04 - 45:48)
12. Jun Miyake - Lillies Of The Valley (45:48 - 51:15)

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