📆 We recently launched a calendar of major ceramic art competitions, biennales, ceramics festivals and fairs that will take place in 2022. If you have any suggestions, just contact us.
🔥 There are about 10 days left to apply at the Ceramics Monthly 2022 Emerging Artist Contest. If you’ve been working with ceramics for 10 years or less, you can win this title and have your work published in the May 2022 issue of Ceramics Monthly.
🤲 The Making Waves ceramic trust is accepting applications from UK-based artists until February 28. This charitable trust supports up-and-coming artists who show an innovative creativity in the world of ceramics.
📙 A few months ago, the Sainsbury Center published Encounters with Ceramic: The Writings of Tony Birks. Edited by Paul Greenhalgh, the book gathers together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Tony Birks’s writing, including articles on artists such as Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Claudi Casanovas, Tony Hepburn, Andrew Lord, Ruth Duckworth, or Takeshi Yasuda. Taken as a whole, the book is a window on the world of ceramic art at a crucial time in its growth – the issues and the personalities – opened for us by one of its most significant critical voices.
📌 If you’re a young artist living in Germany, the KERAMION Foundation invites you to apply to the Frechen Ceramics Prize, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Applications are open to German artists only.
💸 Did you know that the average individual student debt in the US is $37,000? With her installation Forever in Your Debt at MASS MoCA, kelli rae adams converts this abstract burden into a tangible volume. She has crafted hundreds of wheel-thrown vessels, sized to collectively hold the debt in the form of coins. Each bowl holds coins worth about $40; this is also the value she assigns to the labor embodied in each vessel. You can also contribute to this project online.
✨ The Expressive Computation Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara is hosting an experimental clay residency, in collaboration with the Hand and Machine Lab at the University of New Mexico. Their goal is to explore integrations of ceramic craft with new technologies. The residency is open to California-based artists only.
🐦 The Waiclay National Ceramics Award in New Zealand just announced its winner: Margaret MacDonald, who won the Premier Award with an artwork about climate change in Antarctica. The Waiclay exhibition is on view through April 10 at the Waikato Museum in Hamilton, New Zealand.
🔍 Ashwini Bhat: IMPRINTED, Assembling California is on view at the American Museum of Ceramic Art / Florence Thomassin is on view at Galerie Grès, Paris / Farnham is on view at the Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford / Narumi Nekpenekpen: Sugar2 is on view at Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris / ‘No Third’, ‘Split’ and ‘Textilism are on view at the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv / The Makings of Carbondale Clay Center: Our Residents 2000 – Now is on view in Carbondale, CO / Pernille Braun is on view at PULS Ceramics, Brussels / Alexander Tallén: Running Towards Nothing is on view at Cecilia Hillstrom Gallery, Stockholm
Have a look at these ceramic exhibitions that were recently featured on our website.
- John Gill: Occurrence is on view at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami
- Jane Margarette: A Honey of a Tangle is on view at Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles
- Nitsa Meletopoulos: Grotto-Modo is on view at She BAM! Gallery, Leipzig
- Keizo Sugitani: Silent Shadows is on view at A Lighthouse called Kanata, Tokyo
- Waistel Cooper: 1921-2003 is on view at The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh and London
- Richard Deacon: Like You Know – Ceramic Works is on view at New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire
Featured image: Caption from online artist talk – Ashwini Bhat: IMPRINTED, Assembling California at the American Museum of Ceramic Art