The week’s news in the ceramic world
🔥 Naomi Cohn’s splendid ceramic work is featured in The Stubborn Influence of Painting, on view at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA). The exhibition explores how the history of painting acts as a silent collaborator in the work of artists who create in other mediums.
🌬 At New Designers Awards, Ellie Perry has won The John Lewis & Partners Award for Design and Innovation for her sustainable alternative to household fridges, and Cicely Peers has won the Thrown Contemporary Ceramic Award for her innovative machine processes can be used to re-interpret and re-invent clay.
🌍 The 28th edition of the Contemporary Ceramic Competition – Premio Grottaglie is on view through September 30, in the Italian “city of ceramics”. This year’s winners are Fabio Fuerra (Premio XXVIII Concorso di Ceramica Contemporanea) and Edoardo Battaglia (Personal Exhibition Prize. Sara Dario and Sabino De Nichilo received Honorary Mentions.
👌 Majolika Manufaktur celebrates its 120th anniversary this year and invites artists to apply for the Majolika Karlsruhe Award for Contemporary Ceramic Art 2021. Applications deadline: August 15.
🗨 Join Artaxis + The Color Network on July 27 for a panel discussion with artists Gerald A. Brown, Aisha Chantal Bryant, Leonor Marion-Landais, Donte Moore, and Daniel Alejandro Trejo. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Speaking with Precision online exhibition.
📍 The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, just opened three new exhibitions:
- Heavy Shine – a collaboration between Dianne Lee and Robyn LeRoy-Evans where they investigate their relationship to materials and their bodies, using their hands to throw pots and to drape and thread fabrics.
- The Sheridan Graduate Show: Audax 8. Meet the next generation of ceramic artists in this exhibition showcasing the work of Ceramics graduates from the Bachelor of Craft and Design program at Sheridan College.
- Garniture Remix, which captures the spirit of the historical garniture as a free, yet carefully orchestrated assemblage of objects. A garniture is an ensemble of matching vases and other vessels made for display, or to “garnish” a specific location.
🔍 Wehrmühle Biesenthal (in Germany) presents Shapes of Comfort, an exhibition featuring the work of 8 artists / Elisa D’Arrigo: Materializing Recent Ceramics is on view at Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York / Olga Blokh, a Finnish ceramic artists working in Puumala, presents an online exhibition./ Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery presents Anonymous – Reframed, a solo exhibition featuring sculptural works by Paige O’Toole./ Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection is on view until the end of August at The Metropolitan Museum, New York
Have a look at these exhibitions that were recently featured on Ceramics Now.
- She’s Clay, sculptures from the Estate of Ruth Duckworth at Salon 94, New York
- Sam Bakewell: Things you take, things you take too far at Corvi-Mora, London
- Beautés Equivoques is on view at Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges
- Marit Tingleff: Earthen Things at Keramikmuseum Westerwald
- Pioneers: 101 years of the Leach Pottery is on view at Court Barn
- Mitsuho Tsuri: Knitted Kitchen at Touch Gallery, Hong Kong
- Formed From Instinct by Nina Casson McGarva at Vessel Gallery, London
Featured image: The Stubborn Influence of Painting exhibition on view at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA)