The week’s news in the ceramic art world – January 25, 2023
✅ The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) welcomes applications for the next round of artists-in-residence. The program provides self-directed artists time, space, and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative and supportive environment. Residencies last 9-12 months. Open to US citizens only. Applications are due January 31, 2023.
🛕 Applications are open for Common Ground, the second edition of the Indian Ceramics Triennale. Common Ground proposes to explore the ground – metaphorically and literally, on which we meet. The Triennale invites individual or collaborative proposals that push the boundaries of clay practices while exploring commonality, diversity, and engagement. As Common Ground will be firmly located within the complex urban fabric, artists are encouraged to engage with dualities of degeneration/regeneration, exclusion/inclusion, and lost and found histories, building bridges between the myriad anomalies. Applications are due February 10, 2023.
📍 There are about two weeks left to apply for the International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro, which will open in October this year. The biennale is not just an exhibition and catalog; it includes a program with seminars and conferences, activities for children and families, workshops for artists, an artistic residency, and individual exhibitions.
👌 Applications for Archie Bray Foundation’s Artist Residencies will close on February 15, 2023. For 2023, ten 1-year fellowships of $7,500 each are available to support long-term resident artists, and ten summer scholarships of $1,500 each are available to support summer resident artists. Read more about these residencies, which are open to all.
👉 The Kunststichting Perspektief vzw (Art Foundation) invites artists to apply to the International Glass and Ceramic Art Biennale 2023, which will take place October 21-28 in Haacht, Belgium. Applications are due March 15, 2023. There is no registration fee.
📙 Claire Ireland recently published Surface Decoration for Ceramics (The Crowood Press), Jo Davies recently published Electric Kilns for Ceramics (The Crowood Press), and Sue Pryke & Linda Bloomfield will soon release Design and Create Contemporary Tableware: Making Pottery You Can Use (Herbert Press)
🎓 The Department of Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics at the University of Art and Design Linz (Austria) invites applicants to their Master’s program. Open to all media and materials, the English-language program allows you to explore ceramic materials within existing artistic work. Tuition fees for non-EU citizens are around $800.
🎖 Cambridge University and Teesside University worked together on a major Lucie Rie retrospective. Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery spans six decades of Rie’s ceramic work, featuring a selection of iconic tableware, vases and tea sets finished in volcanic and metallic glazes. The show includes more than 100 objects, celebrating the singular nature of Rie’s achievement and foregrounding her as an artist who forged her own path, often at odds with dominant trends in British studio pottery. The exhibition is currently on display at MIMA, Middlesbrough, and will travel to Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, and the Holburne Museum, Bath.
🔍 What’s On View: In Search of the Perfect: Vessels by Ipek Kotan is on view at Pucker Gallery, Boston / Carmen D’Apollonio: I’m Not a Shrimp is on view at Friedman Benda, Los Angeles / 2022 Retrospective Exhibition is on view at Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy / Essence is on view at The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Ontario / Masaomi Yasunaga: In Holding Close is on view at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn / Elena Gileva: Enso (円相) – Coming in Full Circle is on view at White Conduit Projects, London / The Winter Show 2023 is on view at Joan B Mirviss LTD, New York / The 78th Scripps College Ceramic Annual is on view at The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont
Explore these ceramic exhibitions that were recently featured in Ceramics Now.
- Zizipho Poswa: uBuhle boKhokho (Beauty of Our Ancestors) at Southern Guild, Cape Town
- Brittany Mojo: The Swell (nowness, again) at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami
- Amy Lemaire & Nicolas Touron: Second Nature at SARAHCROWN, New York
- Bruno de Abreu-Grizzo: Permission at Sculpture Space NYC, New York
- Kathy Erteman: New works at Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles
- Morten Løbner Espersen: Return to Form at Jason Jacques Gallery, New York
Featured image: Masaomi Yasunaga: In Holding Close is on view at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn