The week’s news in the ceramic art world – March 28, 2023
• CLAY LA 2023 is taking place this weekend, April 1-2, in Los Angeles. CLAY LA is Craft Contemporary’s annual ceramic marketplace and fundraiser that brings together dozens of emerging and established ceramic makers from the greater Los Angeles area. Join the celebration, meet, and shop from some of LA’s most dynamic and vibrant artists, celebrated for their diverse and unique approaches to art and design.
• The Cheongju Craft Biennale Organizing Committee recently announced the competition guideline for the 2023 Cheongju International Craft Competition. The grand prize winner of the Craft Competition will be awarded a prize of about $47,000. The application period starts this Friday, March 31, and ends May 7, 2023.
• The Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN) opened the applications for the McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, which recognizes and supports mid-career ceramic artists whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit. Up to three 3-month residencies will be awarded in 2023 through a competitive application process and will take place during the 2024 calendar year. Each resident artist will receive a $6,000 award (for a three-month residency), studio space provided at no cost, and a glaze and firing stipend. Applications are due May 19.
• The North-West Ceramics Foundation announced their next Speakers Series Event, a panel presentation on Zoom, on Sunday, April 2, at 2 pm (PDT). The panel consists of four BC ceramic artists of Chinese descent, Amy Li Chuan Chang, Wei Cheng, Ying-Yueh Chuang, and Evan Ting-Kwok Leung, who will discuss the influence of their language, culture and heritage on their studio practice in Canada. Registration is free.
• Join the British Ceramics Biennial’s Factory seminars, a series of free online workshops designed for artists and creative businesses struggling to identify and reach their audiences. The next events are scheduled for April 5 – Creative Business Planning and April 17 – Crafting Your Next Job Application.
• The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA) also hosts an artist talk with Christina West and Chris Rodgers on Thursday, March 30, at 1 pm (EST). Christina and Chris both reinterpreted Ancient Greek sculptures for their work exhibited in Figuring Space. Join them to talk about what it means to examine work made thousands of years ago to make something new.
• Sheffield Ceramics Festival is happening later this week at the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield, UK. Over 50 ceramic artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale.
• Have a look at these jobs that were recently posted on our Jobs Board: Curator / Associate Curator of Ceramics at Washington and Lee University, Assistant / Associate Professor of Ceramics & Expanded Media at the University of The Bahamas, Instructor of Art in Ceramics at the University of Arkansas
• What’s On View: Claiming New Ground and Through My Eyes are on view at Eutectic Gallery, Portland / Gunilla Maria Åkesson: Into the silence and Michael Geertsen: Resonance are on view at Galerie NeC, Paris / Claudi Casanovas: Matter and Origin is on view at Artur Ramon Art, Barcelona / Akiko Hirai: From Light to Dark is on view at Taste Contemporary, Geneva / Selections: The Archive and Paul S. Briggs: Knot Stories are on view at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, NY / Nick Vest: Works Made in Residence is on view at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona / Nina Salsotto Cassina: Unurgent Argilla opens today at Officine Saffi, Milan / Ted Secombe: Alchemist opens tomorrow at Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
Discover these ceramic exhibitions that were recently featured in Ceramics Now.
- Playroom / Changing room / Kinky at Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv
- CRMCS #3 – A selection of contemporary ceramics at Galerie Zwart Huis, Brussels
- I Contain Multitudes, the 2023 NCECA Annual at Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati
- Alison Britton: Plattering at Corvi-Mora, London
- Michael Dela Dika: Shaping Rhapsody at Berman Museum, Collegeville
- Kamer vol klei at Museum Albert Van Dyck, Schilde
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Featured image: Claudi Casanovas: Matter and Origin at Artur Ramon Art, Barcelona
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