The week’s news in the ceramic art world – April 11, 2023
• Yuliya Makliuk invites you to Zero Waste Pottery: Artists Who Throw, But Don’t Throw Away, a free webinar on ceramic studio waste. If you care about sustainability and want to learn how to minimize waste in your ceramic practice, join the discussion with Yuliya Makliuk, Shashank Nimkar, and Lotte Douwes. Key topics:
- Types of waste generated in a ceramic studio and implementing the 5R principle (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle) to tackle them;
- Effective techniques for reclaiming clay and glaze scraps, minimizing waste, and saving money;
- The theory and practice behind circular ceramic enterprises, transforming ceramic shards into new ceramic bodies.
The webinar will be held online on April 14 at 8:30 am GMT, and registration is completely free.
• The 21st International Ceramics Biennial of Esplugues Angelina Alós is now accepting applications for its upcoming competition, which is set to take place in Esplugues de Llobregat, near Barcelona, from July 21, 2023 – January 24, 2024. The competition offers three prizes, with a total value of €9000. If you’re interested in participating, submit your application by May 7, 2023.
• NCECA invites artists and educators to submit presentation proposals for Coalescence, NCECA’s 2024 conference in Richmond, VA. They welcome submissions from those involved in all realms of ceramic art and education. The deadline is May 3, 2023, and there will not be any additional calls in the Fall.
• Join artists Karen Densham and Sandra Lane, with Tessa Peters acting as chair for Clay in Conversation 3: Form, the third in a series of conversations curated by artist Julia Ellen Lancaster, presenting artists working with clay and ceramics. Each conversation centers on a specific theme – acting as a lens through which the artists will present a single piece of work or project. The conversations offer the opportunity to dig deeper into a single work, exploring it formally, materially and conceptually from the artists’ perspective. A Q&A session with the audience follows the presentations. The event will be held at the University of Westminster, London, on April 14th.
• There are only a few days left to apply to The Hepworth Wakefield Ceramics Fair (open to UK-based artists). The fair brings together work by ceramic artists and potters working across the UK and provides an opportunity for you to have your work exhibited for sale in front of 4000 visitors over the June 24-25 weekend. Participation fee: £150. Applications are due April 16.
• The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Helena, MT) seeks a full-time Development Director to head ongoing fundraising and donor development needs. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 14, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.
• Join Alia Dahl in conversation with Heidi Lau, Stephanie H. Shih, and Jessica Stoller to celebrate the publication of Clay Pop. This book documents the reinvention of ceramic sculpture by a new generation of artists. The event will take place on April 14 at the Rizzoli Bookstore in New York. Clay Pop features artists first presented at the Jeffrey Deitch gallery exhibition of the same name in 2021. Many of the thirty-eight artists featured in Clay Pop are exploring issues of gender, race, and identity, using clay in novel ways to engage with social issues. Buy the book on Bookshop.org (US) or Amazon (world).
• What’s On View: Innovation and Passion: Kirk Mangus and Eva Kwong is on view at Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati / Sydnie and Haylie Jimenez: Love You To Death is on view at Lucy Lacoste Gallery, Concord / Johannes Nagel: No Beginning, No End is on view at Brutto Gusto, Berlin / Nick Weddell: To Walk Through a Field of Flowers is on view at Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris / Pol Polloniato: #pieniarendere is on view at Galleria Antonella Villanova, Florence / Kurokawa Toru: Rhythm is on view at Touch Ceramics Gallery, Hong Kong / Tony Moore: Eternal Becoming is on view at Garrison Art Center, New York / Steven Young Lee is on view at Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis / Small Works, Great Artists is on view at Erskine, Hall & Coe, London / Viktória Maróti: Modern Arachne is on view at Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy / Julia Ellen Lancaster: Rooted is on view at Poplar Union, London / Hector Mavridis: Bits and Pieces Between Two Songs is on view at Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery, Thessaloniki / Vessels (during Melbourne Now) is on view at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne / Keramik is on view at Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Discover these ceramic exhibitions that were recently featured in Ceramics Now.
- Funk You Too! Humor and Irreverence in Ceramic Sculpture at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York
- Christabel MacGreevy and Rafaela de Ascanio: Sexing the Cherry at Tristan Hoare, London
- Raven Halfmoon: Sunset in the West at Steve Turner, Los Angeles
- Melanie Sherman: Second Spring – Zweiter Frühling at Plinth Gallery, Denver
- Impression Soleil Levant at Terra Viva Gallery, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Featured image: Vessels (during Melbourne Now) at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne