New Ownership: The first NFT backed ceramics exhibition in Portland, Oregon

By Ashley Gifford Are Non-Fungible-Tokens (NFTs) the newest collectible? Yes, no, maybe? Depending on who you ask, you will get a different answer. One exhibition, New Ownership at Eutectic Gallery, a contemporary ceramics gallery and studio in Portland, Oregon, challenges the concept of how we can collect ceramics, with NFTs taking center stage. How would this recently-developed blockchain/financial technology be...

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The 2021 Ceramics & Glass class at Konstfack, Stockholm

A presentation about the 2021 Ceramics & Glass bachelor's class at Konstfack, Stockholm Artists: Hanna Hjalmarsson, Christian Håkansson, Cornelia Dahlin, Emma Nygård Stare, Isabel Tegström, Johanna Bylén, Mio Elias Halvarsson, Tilde Hansen, Olle Wärme, Malin Pierre Konstfack - University of Arts, Crafts and Design is a university college for higher education in the area of art, crafts and design in...

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Ceramic art at Liste Art Fair, 2021

Ceramic art at Liste Art Fair, 2021 Ceramic art is more and more present at contemporary art fairs around the world. One example is Liste Art Fair, taking place between September 20-16, 2021, in Basel, Switzerland. Under the premise of promoting young international art, the Liste Committee selected 81 galleries from 33 countries to participate at the fair. Their artists...

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Sculptural Values in Clay: Thoughts on Criminal Craft Community

By Melinda Farkasdy In the Summer of 2020, an extraordinary ceramics exhibition took place at the FISE Gallery in BudapestCriminal Craft alkotói közösség kiállítása (Exhibition of Criminal Craft community – translated by author). 21 July – 7 August 2020. Budapest, FISE Gallery.. The event was the debut of a recently formed community of young Hungarian ceramicists, Criminal CraftMembers: FARKAS, Gabriella...

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A visit to the studio of Jono Pandolfi. Photography essay by Spencer Wells

Spencer Wells, a New York City-based photographer, filmmaker and writer, visited and photographed Jono Pandolfi's ceramics studio a few months ago. This photography essay is an incursion into a very beautiful and functional studio located across the Hudson River in Union City, New Jersey. Text by Spencer Wells Walking into the Pandolfi studio felt like walking into a familiar family...

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Following Lost Memory in Matter: on Roy Maayan’s No Added Preservatives

Article by Erez Maayan Five Formica tables, the kind found in almost every (Israeli) kitchen through the mid-1980s, on top of which are what appear to be fossilized meals. Twenty-one porcelain dishes filled with gastromorphic (food-resembling) matter that is completely and undeniably inedible while not completely identifiable. Platters crammed with what could resemble rotten patties with congealed gravy, putrid porridge...

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Drawing Through Clay

By Rachel Dickson It is no coincidence that we refer to the ‘making’ of a drawing. To draw is to make and to make is to draw. To draw on skills, experience, material qualities, the past, a glimpse of the future and the influence of others. Others who have taught us, told us their stories, showed us their secrets and...

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Contemporary Ceramics of British Columbia

Article by Debra Sloan In the province of British Columbia, on the far western edge of Canada, the ceramic culture was initiated through international immigration during the 20th Century. BC is one of the few places in the world where the indigenous people did not develop a ceramic technology.Instead, the First Nations were and remained masters of wood—their source of...

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The Dance of Infinity

By Hagai Segev, 2014“Up until two years ago, my father, Yaakov, had an agricultural mechanization workshop. Every time I visited the workshop, I found myself entranced by the power of the iron boards and the pile of black and rust colored iron pipes of different diameters, waiting to be used”, Simcha Even-Chen reminisces. “When I saw the call for entries...

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Mungyeong Traditional Tea Bowl Festival

By Shamai Sam Gibsh & Stephanie Young A movie set, created in the style of a sixth century village, within forests and farmland, cherry blossom and azaleas, in valleys and mountains centrally located in South Korea, is the stage for this amazing Mungyeong Tea Bowl Festival. The City of Mungyeong and the South Korean government sponsor the festival, now in...

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Residence of Growth, Allison Luce at the Zentrum für Keramik-Berlin

By James Romaine Since its inception in 2005, the Zentrum für Keramik-Berlin has been an oasis of cultural exchange for ceramic artists in one of Europe’s principal artistic centers. Founded by Thomas Hirschler and Kaja Witt, the residency program provides a creative sanctuary in the midst of an exhilarating city where artists from around the world can create artwork stimulated...

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