The week’s news in the ceramic world – October 4, 2022
🗓 We just published the 2023 calendar of ceramic competitions, biennales, festivals, and fairs. There are currently 15 events scheduled for 2023, including four international ceramic competitions with ongoing applications:
- 62nd Faenza Prize – International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramic Art (Faenza, Italy) – Applications are due December 12, 2022. Registration is free. Prizes up to €25,000.
- 5th International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2023 (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – Applications are due December 1, 2022. There is no registration fee.
- 2023 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize (New York, US) – Applications are due October 25, 2022. There is no entry fee. Prizes up to €10,000.
- Terralha 2023 – European Ceramic Festival (Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France). Aplications are due January 15, 2023. If selected, you must be present during the festival at your exhibition spot. Participation fee: €150.
- The 2022 International Coffee Cup Competition (New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan). Applications are due October 20, 2022. Registration is free.
- Open only to Europe-based artists: Young European Ceramics Competition 2023 (Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France). Aplications are due January 15, 2023. There is no entry or participation fee.
⭐ Virtual Clay and NCECA recently announced their 2022-23 online lecture season—a series real-time online classes that gather a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians to speak with you about important topics in ceramics. These online conversations are meant to challenge preconceptions and explore new territory, inspiring you to think about the world in fresh and different ways. Next lecture: Woody De Othello – Clay Affinities. Registration fee: $25.
👉 This October, Craft Contemporary returns in a unifying gathering of contemporary approaches to the handmade. Craft Contemporary (Australia) is Craft Victoria’s annual festival amplifying the practice of craft in a state-wide program of talks, live demonstrations, exhibitions and more. Contemporary expressions of craft are explored within gallery, retail, educational and public spaces, calling attention to its ubiquitous and engaging presence. Have a look at all the events featuring ceramics (exhibitions, virtual open studios, workshops , and lectures).
📍 The 2022 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale exhibition, Tangible World: The New Social Dynamics in Ceramics, opened last month at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan. The exhibition showcases 72 works by 47 artists from 12 countries, which are categorized into four subtopics: Tracing – The Ceramic Journey, Amorphous – Interpretation of Nature, Metamorphosis – Material Philosophy, and Taking Shape – Connections in the World, accumulating a broad scope of contemporary ceramic art.
📢 Stockholm Craft Week and Sydney Craft Week are both taking place later this week. These festivals create the opportunity for everyone to engage with contemporary craft (including ceramics), experience the benefits of making, and purchase directly from the artists. Check our their websites to discover the program.
🔍 What’s On View: Safe Horizons: Baltic Contemporary Ceramics is on view at the Gyeonggi Museum of Ceramic Design, Yeoju / Embrasser la Nature: Jacques Kaufman, Icaro Maiterena, Agnès His, Benoît Pouplard is on view at Le Don du Fel, Le Fel / Claire Partington is on view at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool / Red Earth: New works by Ogawa Machiko is on view at Joan B Mirviss Ltd, New York / The Clunes Ceramic Award 2022 exhibition is on view at the Union Bank Arts Centre, Clunes, Australia / Liz McCarthy: Monstrare is on view at Belong Gallery, Chicago / Voices, Emergence are on view at The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Ontario / Maricelle Oliver: Chiaroscuro is on view at Sabbia Gallery, Sydney / Ann Van Hoey: A Solo Exhibition of Works will open later this week at Maud & Mabel, London / Clay – Canvas is on view at Makers Guild Wales, Cardiff
Explore these ceramic exhibitions that were recently featured in Ceramics Now.
- Taste Contemporary presents Cast Aside: discarding the domestic and the everyday and Heidi Bjørgan: Yellow
- Roxanne Jackson: Nature is a Whore – A Comedy & A Tragedy at The Hole, New York
- Elisabeth von Krogh: Entanglement at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
- Kang-Hyo Lee at Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham
- Sakari Kannosto: Children of the Flood at HB381 Gallery, New York
- Ranti Bam: Common Ground at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Bucharest
- The Secret of Colours at Fondation Baur – Museum of Far Eastern Art, Geneva
- Anina Major: Inheritance at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
- Kim Simonsson: Moss cabbage people at Galerie NeC, Paris
Featured image: Safe Horizons: Baltic Contemporary Ceramics at the Gyeonggi Museum of Ceramic Design, Yeoju