Kevork Cholakian: Artist’s Studio Chairs, 2012-2013

Chairs are an essential part for our every day existence,they virtually go unnoticed. Yet how we use them tells us something about the person who uses them. By creating this series of artist’s chairs in clay I transform something otherwise mundane and challenge our preconception of the use of materials and prompt a closer look at the seemingly ordinary.

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

Rose Cabat at 100: A Retrospective Exhibition of Ceramics / Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona

Rose Cabat at 100 Retrospective Exhibition of Ceramics at Tucson Museum of Art

Rose Cabat at 100: A Retrospective Exhibition of Ceramics / Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona
February 1 - September 14, 2014

Rose Cabat is considered an artistic treasure in Arizona and an important American studio ceramicist of the Mid-century Modern movement. Born Rose Katz in the Bronx, New York, in 1914, she first worked with clay as a child at the Henry Street Settlement House. In 1936, she married childhood friend Erni Cabat, who became her artistic mentor and biggest supporter. In the late 1930s, Erni studied under Vally Wieselthier, a well-known Wiener Werkstatte potter and ceramic sculptor who had immigrated to the United States from Austria. In 1938, when Erni brought home a lump of clay to use for one of his own projects, Rose fashioned it into several coiled figures and other objects. Noticing Rose’s talent, Erni bought her a membership at Greenwich House Pottery in Greenwich Village. There she taught herself to create wheel-thrown pots in earthenware and to develop her own glazes. The Cabats moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1942, when their first child developed asthma. The family grew, and Rose worked as a riveter at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In Arizona, Rose first worked with clay from the local brickyard, and threw pots on a wheel made from a converted washing machine. Eventually, Rose worked with stoneware and porcelain clays on a professional Randall wheel, which she still uses to create her celebrated forms. In the mid-1950s, Rose exhibited her work nationally, including at the Tucson Art Center, later to become the Tucson Museum of Art.

Cabat’s artistic breakthrough came in 1956 when she accompanied Erni while he attended a conference in Hawaii. Rose stayed on to take a course in glaze calculation at the University of Hawaii, and returned home with new insights into the nuances of the craft. Together, Rose and Erni developed a glaze they named “feelie glaze” for its silky smoothness. In the early 1960s, Rose elevated her signature vases from utilitarian craft objects to museum-quality works of art; iconic rounded forms with delicate, narrow necks and jewel-colored glazes. In 1966, Rose participated in the Craftsmen USA exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which established her reputation as an important Mid-century Modern ceramicist. Rose Cabat will turn 100 this summer. This exhibition is a celebration of Cabat’s illustrious life and intrepid artistic achievements.

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Month in Review: December 2013

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Featured artists
Michal Fargo - View works

Interviews
Ken Eastman - Featured now
Bente Skjottgaard - Featured now
Liliana Folta - Spotlight
Els Wenselaers - Spotlight
David D. Gilbaugh (The Tectonic Method) - Ceramic Technique

Reviews
Mungyeong Traditional Tea Bowl Festival

Exhibitions
CLASS OF 2013 / The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, UK
Betty Woodman: CONTRO VERSIES CONTRO VERSIA / Gallery Diet, Miami
Yô Akiyama exhibition / ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Uku Rere: Nga Kaihanga Uku and beyond / Whangarei Art Museum, New Zeeland
Mud and Water exhibition / Rokeby Gallery, London
HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics / Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Australia
Ceramics/Glass / Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
Esencia 2013 by Sanserif Creatius: Japanese and Valencian Craftsmanship / Valencia, Spain
Craftsmanship in Ceramics, Jewellery, Basketry and Wood / Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford, UK
Susanne Silvertant / Terra Delft Gallery, Delft, the Netherlands
Keisho-Ha - A New Materialism and the Yufuku Aesthetic / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo
Kerry Jameson: Unbounded / Marsden Woo Gallery, London
Ken Mihara: Serenity in Clay / Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

Exhibition galleries
Ceramics and Glass at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago

Calls for applications and news
7 Ceramic Art Competitions and Fairs Where You Should Participate in 2014