#39 – A call for entries with a €50,000 prize
Ceramics Now Weekly #39 features a call for entries, the week's news in the ceramics world, and new featured artists.
Hello! Welcome to the 39th edition of Ceramics Now Weekly. This is Vasi Hirdo, the founding editor of Ceramics Now.
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A call for entries with a €50,000 prize
Applications are open for the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2023. The Loewe Foundation seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision and will to innovate set new standards for the future of craft.
The Prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The shortlisted and winning works will feature in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue in New York in Spring 2023. For the 2022 prize, seven ceramic artists have been selected as Finalists by the expert panel. Read more and apply.
New artists featured in Ceramics Now
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The week’s news in the ceramic world
📌 The rules for participating in the XVI International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro 2023 (Portugal) have been published, but registration begins only next year on January 2nd. Three awards will be given, totalling €25,000. The exhibition will open in October 2023.
In the next edition of this newsletter (October 4th) we’ll publish the 2023 Calendar of ceramic competitions.
🏅 There are a few more weeks left to apply for AWARD, the British Ceramics Biennial's headline exhibition, open to UK-based artists. AWARD is the leading exhibition of contemporary ceramic art in the UK. It celebrates ground-breaking, progressive practice and allows artists to challenge themselves and the ceramics status quo.
✨ Bling-Bling ? — The exhibition of the winners of the 18th International Ceramics Competition of the City of Carouge (Geneva, Switzerland) is on view through December 11 at the Musée de Carouge. Both technically and metaphorically, alchemy and ceramics have always been closely related. But the practice of alchemy, which once aimed to transmute lead into gold, today calls into question the notions of success, wealth and the provenance of precious materials. Bling-Bling? It is this process of questioning, in the form of onomatopoeia evoking the sound of gold chains rubbing together, which was addressed by numerous artists in the context of the competition.
👌 Materia prima: The 17 edition of Parcours Céramique Carougeois is on view this week at different venues around Carouge (Geneva, Switzerland). The biennial includes exhibitions, guided tours, demonstrations, and workshops.
👌 CERCO - International Festival of Contemporary Ceramics starts tomorrow in Zaragoza, Spain. The festival includes several exhibitions, lectures, concerts, and performances.
👌 Over 40 ceramic artists and potters will show and sell their work at the Independent Ceramics Market. The event will take place on Sunday, September 25, at the Big Penny Social, in London.
📢 Thrown Contemporary, a UK-based gallery, announced an open call for submissions for their online Winter Exhibition. This call is open to all mediums, artists/makers at any career level and based anywhere in the world and you can submit one single piece or a whole collection.
🗨 A-B Projects New York invites you to a new State of Ceramics online discussion: Ceramics in Relationship to the Bodily Record, led by Magdolene Dykstra and prompted by her specific, unanswered questions about the shifting dynamics of contemporary ceramics. These collective conversations are geared towards evaluating the current state of the field, expanding possibilities, and building community as we move through this process. The talk will take place on Friday, September 30. Registration is free.
🔍 What’s On View: Elena Gileva & Jeltje Borneman is on view at Centre Ceramique Contemporaine La Borne, Henrichemont / Charles Snowden: Senescent Stone is on view at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angales / Plant crA-Zed is on view at the Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge / EX-tend EX-cess: Metamorphosis in Clay is on view at the Center for the Arts Gallery, University of Towson / Adam Miller: If you get lost, I will find you is on view at Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris / The 19th Annual Ceramics Invitational is on view at Abel Contemporary, Stoughton / Diversity of Sensitivity and Expression is on view at Galateea Contemporary Art, Bucharest / Stories from Earth and Heaven is on view at Valcke Art Gallery, Ghent / Maxwell Mustardo: The Substance of Style is on view at Culture Object, New York / Matthew O’Reilly: Procession of the Self is on view at Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery, Edmonton / Dirty Work is on view at Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York
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