The week’s news in the ceramic art world
👌 The Connecticut Ceramics Circle is pleased to announce their 2021-2022 lecture year speakers and topics. Upcoming lectures include “China, Korea and Japan: Separate but Overlapping Ceramic Traditions,” by Robert Mowry (October 11), “White Flowers – Blue Beasts: Blue and White Ceramics from the Islamic World, 9th – 17th Centuries,” by Deniz Beyazıt (December 13), or “Betty Woodman: Interrogating Form,” by Jo Lauria (March 14).
🔥 For the 18th year, Abel Contemporary Gallery (Stoughton, Wisconsin) presents an invitational exhibition of new works by ceramicists from across the United States. One of their most anticipated exhibits, this year the show is available in person and online, including pieces by Jamie Bates Slone, Mary Fischer, Marlene Miller, Kyungmin Park, Patricia Sannit, and many others.
👀 The 49th Congress and General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) started online earlier today. If you’re a participant and want to chat, I’ll be there tomorrow all day. Also, the virtual members exhibition is online here.
🙌 This month, the North-West Ceramics Foundation is hosting “That Pottery Thing”, an online fundraiser that includes a ceramics auction and a webinar. All funds raised will support the projects of the foundation. The NWCF acts as the charitable voice of ceramists in British Columbia, Canada.
📍 Vienna Design Week, Austria’s largest curated design festival, starts later this week and will feature ceramic installations and multiple exhibitions of ceramic design.
🎉 It’s the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s 20th anniversary! Join them for a virtual panel discussion that brings together a group of locally and nationally distinguished artists and thinkers to reflect on how HCCC has grown over the past 20 years and what the future of craft as a field looks like.
📍 Saint-Sulpice Céramique takes place later this week. 110 ceramic artists will show their work in the beautiful setting of Place Saint Sulpice, Paris. The organizers will also host free workshops, artist lectures, a specialized books stand and more.
🔍 Kathy Butterly: Out of one, many — Headscapes is on view at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis / Richard & Martha Shaw is on view at Anglim|Trimble, San Francisco / Classical Dignity, Contemporary Beauty: Itō Hidehito and Hori Ichirō is on view at Joan B Mirviss Ltd / Se Fleurir: Sculptures céramiques et dessins is on view at Galerie Grès, Paris / Pedro Queirós: ?Queer Prehistories is on view at the Archaeology Museum of Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal / Yoonjee Kwak: Unnatural Nature is on view at Vetri Gallery, Seattle / Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection is on view at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Have a look at these exhibitions that were recently featured on Ceramics Now.
- Odd and Even – A Collection is on view at Maison Louis Carré, Paris
- A Proper Send-Off is on view at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia
- Rob Barnard, Robert Burnier and Julian Stair is on view at Corvi-Mora, London
- Honor Freeman: lave is on view at Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
- Kathy Le Vavasseur: Stratum Super Stratum is on view at Musée de la faïence de Quimper
- Lynda Benglis: Nœuds et nus is on view at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
- The Ceramic House and the Powell-Cotton Museum present No Interdependent Origins
- Solo exhibition by Donna Green is on view at Hostler Burrows, New York
- Jim Melchert: Rethink, Revisit, Reassess, Reenter is on view at Gallery 16, San Francisco
- Heidi Kippenberg 80 is on view at Brutto Gusto, Berlin
- Julie Monot: Possibly Maybe is on view at Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris
Featured image: Kathy Butterly at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis