The week’s news in the ceramic art world – August 1, 2023
• Thirty years of ceramic creativity in Ringebu (Norway), captured in one inspiring exhibition. Discover Torbjørn Kvasbø’s story, from initiating the Winter Olympics Workshop in 1993 to founding the Centre for Ceramic Art in Ringebu in 2019. Read the interview and learn more about the current exhibition, Ceramics Ringebu 1993-2023.
• There are only two weeks left to apply for The Journey of Ceramics: 2023 Jingdezhen International Ceramic Art Biennale. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2023, with 260 works set to be selected for exhibition. This prestigious event will be held in the renowned city of Jingdezhen, China, from December 15, 2023, to June 15, 2024. Artists will have the chance to compete for prizes totaling over $270,000.
• The National Sculpture Factory in Cork hosts CLAY : holding / transforming / performing between August 25-27, 2023. The festival celebrates clay as a fundamental and complex material through live practice and keynote live conversations featuring artists Linda Sormin, Florence Peake, William Cobbing, Simon Kidd, Kate O’Kelly, Bernadette Tuite, and Nuala O’Donovan. The festival is curated by Clare Twomey, Nuala O’Donovan, and NSF curator Dobz O’Brien.
• CERCO International Prize announced the selected artists for this year’s competition. The winners of the XVIII edition will be announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on September 21 at the Centro de Artesanía de Aragón in Zaragoza, Spain.
• The International Ceramics Fair Oldenburg is taking place later this week in the historic city of Oldenburg, Germany. Over 100 artists will show & sell their work.
• Applications are now open for several NCECA Fellowships: the 2024 NCECA Emerging Artist Fellowships, the 10th Annual NCECA Multicultural Fellowships, and the 20th Annual NCECA Graduate Student Fellowships. NCECA membership is required to apply for the Emerging Artist & Graduate Student Fellowships. Deadline: September 13, 2023.
• AMOCA is hosting a virtual artist talk with Artist in Residence Breana Ferreira to celebrate her residency in the AMOCA Studios. Ferreira will share about her practice, past work, and future directions. The artist talk will take place online on August 22 at 10 PM EEST.
• The Clay Studio (Philadelphia) recently opened registration for their Fall classes, taking place from September 20 to December 4.
• What’s On View: The Sodeisha Group: An Era Born Out of Avant-garde Ceramics is on view at The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto / Grace Sachi Troxell: Cosmic Daikon is on view at Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space, New York / Roxanne Jackson: Candle Holders for the Underworld is on view at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago / Lisa Hammond: Soda Alchemy is on view at Leach Pottery, St Ives / Rokubey Kiyomizu VIII: CERAMIC SIGHT is on view at Nonaka Hill, Los Angeles / The Complexity of Touch – An Installation by Madi Boyd is on view at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham / Morten Klitgaard: Rotations is on view at Heller Gallery, New York
Discover these ceramic exhibitions that were recently featured in Ceramics Now.
- Clay in Motion: Women Artists in Japanese Ceramics at Dai Ichi Arts, New York
- Franz Josef Altenburg: The “Overstacker” at Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen
- Sealed Earth Gallery: A Celebration of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Greece
- Dina Perlasca: Campos de Fuerza / Force Fields at Roswell Museum, Roswell
- Inventing the Rest: New Adventures in Clay at Maximillian William, London
- Blumenfield Projects presents Akihide Nakao: Hakeme at Atelier Éditions, Los Angeles
- Claire Lindner: Still Motion at Théodore Deck Museum, Guebwiller
Featured image: Grace Sachi Troxell: Cosmic Daikon at Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space, New York