From Functional Objects to Decorative Vases and Figurative Works: Highlights from Ceramic Art London

By Emma Park Over a hundred makers from around the world exhibited at this year's Ceramic Art London. The fair was held in Kensington Olympia West, a huge warehouse divided into white-walled display booths and a large open space for talks. Makers at CAL exhibit not with galleries but at their own individual stalls, enabling viewers to explore their oeuvre...

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Sensitive clay: at the intersection of nature and culture

By Mariane Tremblay, 2024 What would be an "experimental exercise in the cultural identity of materiality"? Summer 2023: let's look back at a provoked, if not improbable, meeting between a Quebecer and a Hungarian, from two generations of ceramists, who asked themselves this question inherent in their medium. Contamination et matérialité culturelle brings together the results of a month of...

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Of The Body, And Clay

By Soph Boobyer, Sarah Myerscough, and Lottie Hughes Rhythmic gestures and evolving figuration - to bind body and clay feels intrinsic. Yet, amongst the suggestions of a shapely Amphora, or fleshy textures of leather-hard clays, there is a yearning to expand upon ceramic practices as informed by the traces of a living body. 'Earthly Bodies' is the third major ceramic...

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Ceramics Now announces a new Call for Papers

Ceramics Now announces a new Call for Papers In honoring our commitment to showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary ceramics, Ceramics Now is launching a new call for papers and inviting essays, exhibition reviews, features on trends or major events, and insightful interviews for publication on our platform. Ceramics Now, a leading publication, is committed to showcasing the vibrancy...

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The Creation of Abstract Ceramic Objects by the artists of Shikokai in the Late 1940’s

Excerpt from the essay “The Role of Shikokai and Sodeisha in Postwar Ceramic Art Objects” by Kazuko Todate, Professor in the Faculty of Art and Design Center of Liberal Arts, Tama Art University, published on the occasion of the exhibition “Ceramic Frontiers: Sodeisha & Shikokai in Post-war Japanese Art” at Dai Ichi Arts, March 2024. During the first half of...

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Stewart Scambler’s ceramic ode to the Land, Yindjibarndi Country, won the 2023 John Stringer Prize

By Louise Rae Stewart Scambler's love for Western Australia shines through in his stunning wood-fired works in the 2023 John Stringer Prize, exhibited at the John Curtin Gallery from 3 November to 10 December 2023. The exhibition is an invitation-only non-acquisitive annual event for Western Australian contemporary artists. Scambler's win in this forum is a huge validation for ceramics within...

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Ozioma Onuzulike: Dotted Lines, 2023

Ozioma Onuzulike: Dotted Lines, 2023 Essay by Ngozi-Omeje Ezema Over the years, ceramics have transcended through generations, changing styles, functions, and structures. Closer observation revealed these changes occurring in the Nsukka art school after the assimilation of Uli and Nsibidi designs. H.C. Ngumah opined that ‘with the formalization of ‘uli’ design as an artistic language of expression in the Nsukka...

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New Stoneware: A Novel Path of Ceramic Art Creation

By Wu Haoyu I. Personal Art Experience and Exploration In university, I encountered ceramics and decided to wholeheartedly immerse myself in the world of ceramic art, which is filled with infinite possibilities. Ceramics possess unique artistic characteristics, and a thorough exploration from material craftsmanship to forming techniques constitutes an exceedingly lengthy process. The scope of knowledge involved is extensive, yet...

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Shaping Cultural Exchange: The Vibrant World of Panevėžys International Ceramic Symposium

By Aurelija Seilienė In the green city of Panevėžys, Lithuania, resides an expansive collection of contemporary ceramics. While the locals may not be entirely aware of the city's international ceramic symposiums, Panevėžys stands as a distinguished hub for global ceramists. Within the Baltic region, only three principal events underscore the realm of ceramic symposia: the Kohila Symposium in Estonia, the...

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Spotlight Australia: Merging Tradition, Community, and Activism in Ceramic Art

By Lilianne Milgrom Australia’s cities are vibrant and modern, and the country’s overwhelmingly urban population is diverse and hip. Yet this antipodal island’s geographic remoteness feels almost palpable – hence its nickname, The Land Down Under. Its vast, largely uninhabited interior feels omnipresent, host to a unique ecosystem that has forged a distinctive Australian spirit highly attuned to the natural...

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The Kinetic Nature of Ceramics

By Kristina Rutar Ceramic’s very nature as a material dictates the way we handle and interact with it, namely gently, cleanly, and never too roughly. When on view in galleries and museums, an additional sense of distance is created, often through the physical barrier of a glass case, a marked-off region beyond which it is alright to stand and look,...

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Paul Mathieu: Ceramics! The Art of the Future? A History and a Theory

By Amy Gogarty For some forty years, potter, theorist, historian, and educator Paul Mathieu has been a powerful voice in ceramics discourse. Through his teaching, writing, lectures, exhibitions—and, now, YouTube videos—Mathieu has consistently challenged conventional models for thinking about craft, particularly ceramics. His travels have taken him to China, where he participated in numerous residencies; Europe, where he now lives...

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The 5th International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM

By Kristina Rutar The fifth edition of the UNICUM Triennial, an international showcase of contemporary artistic techniques focusing on the medium of ceramics, was held in Ljubljana in 2023. UNICUM’s central exhibition ran from 15 May to 30 September. Alongside this internationally juried exhibition, which made its home in the atrium of the building shared by the Slovenian National Museum...

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Incense, Jasmine & Casuarina

By Adil Writer It felt like we were at a ceramic conference. The who’s-who of the pottery scene in Pondicherry and Auroville were present, as were Golden Bridge Pottery students, ex-students, staff & ex-staff. (Should have taken a group photo!) Only, this was at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram cemetery in Muthialpet. We had come to bid our farewells to a...

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Catching the Wave: Exploring the 4th Latvia Ceramics Biennale

In the heart of the Baltics, a remarkable event unfolds every two years, bringing together the vibrancy of contemporary ceramics. The Latvia Ceramics Biennale, a prestigious platform celebrating the legacy of ceramicist Pēteris Martinsons, is more than just a ceramics competition. Last year, I had the honor of experiencing firsthand the complexity and scope of the 4th edition of the...

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The 16th International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro is on view through January 28, 2024

The International Competition at Aveiro Museum The 16th International Biennale of Artistic Ceramics, supported by Aveiro City Council and backed by a highly committed (and very female) team, opened its doors on October 28, 2023. With 565 entries received, the event is shaping up to be a great success. It’s a record for this fast-evolving Biennale, marked by an ever-stronger...

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