#43 – A series of free workshops for artists
Ceramics Now Weekly #43 features a series of workshops, the week's news in the ceramics world, and new featured artists.
Hello! Welcome to the 43rd edition of Ceramics Now Weekly. This is Vasi Hirdo, the founding editor of Ceramics Now.
I hope you are doing well today 👋 Let’s see what's new.
A series of free workshops for artists
The British Ceramics Biennial will host a series of free seminars designed to support artists, designers and other creatives to develop their practice and business. Sessions are delivered online and in person by practicing artists, photographers and makers, as well as experts in funding, marketing and business planning. Read more and book a slot (limited places available). Upcoming topics:
Knowing your worth: Pricing your work and time (online)
Streamline Your Client Management (online)
Making a living: Using what you have in different ways (in person)
A guide to knowing your audience (online)
New featured artists in Ceramics Now
Sponsored by the International Artistic Ceramics Biennial of Aveiro
Open Call for the 16th International Artistic Ceramics Biennial of Aveiro
Register between January 2nd and February 10th, 2023. For more information and the registration form, visit the website. National and international artists (individual or collective) are welcome to apply with a maximum of two works made in the last three years. The Biennial will award three prizes: 13.000 euros for the first prize, 8.000 euros for the second, and 4.000 euros for the third prize.
The week’s news in the ceramic world
🤏 Applications are open for The Clay Studio's Small Favors 2023 exhibition, which engages artists' creativity in new and exciting ways with the challenge of making pieces on a very small scale. International artists are welcome to apply. Deadline: January 16, 2023.
📌 Contemporary Craft announced its open call for the 2023 LEAP - Lydon Emerging Artist Program Award. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent and provides opportunities for these early-career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. LEAP is open to graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work but have yet to be represented by well-established galleries. Applications are due December 15, 2022. Open only to artists based in the US and Canada. Entry fee: $15.
👌 The Color Network recently announced the availability of two grants at $2500 for artists of color working in ceramics. TCN requests grant proposals for projects including, but not limited to: material/equipment purchases, shipping costs, travel for ceramic-engaged events, or expenses for curatorial initiatives. Applications are due December 10, 2022.
⏳ There are two weeks left to apply to the International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2023 (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and the Ceramic Market Andenne 2023 (Andenne, Belgium). Check out the 2023 calendar of ceramic competitions.
⭐ This Friday, Freeman's will host Modern and Contemporary Craft: Selections from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection — one of the most reputable and prominent collections of modern and contemporary craft in the United States. Spanning decades and media, the single-owner sale comprises studio ceramics, fiber and textile arts, glass sculptures, jewelry, and furniture by seminal artists, makers, and designers who Pfannebecker supported and befriended.
📙 We just published Natalie Baerselman le Gros' article about Christie Brown's work: Brown's ceramic figures awaken a primal notion in the viewer, conjuring empathy, curiosity, and perhaps anxiety or fear. These figures have a life of their own. [...] Perhaps, when your back is turned, these figures might move, whisper to each other, and play games when the lights are out. Brown insists they are well-behaved but even finds herself chastising them as she leaves her studio each night. Read the full article in Ceramics Now.
🎓 Penn State University is hiring an Assistant Professor of Art – Ceramics / Eastern Michigan University is hiring an Assistant Professor of Ceramics / The Australian Ceramics Association is hiring a Chief Executive Officer
❤️ Our friends at Artaxis just launched their annual fundraising sale. Over 75 members donated 100+ pieces to raise funds and help Artaxis in its mission to promote and support nearly 1000 artists worldwide.
👐 Registrations for the Spring 2023 courses at the Harvard Ceramics Program will open in the next few days. From wheel throwing to hand building, figurative and abstract sculpture to experimental photography on clay, they have courses to suit adults of all levels.
🔍 What’s On View: Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Alternative Facts of the 21st Century is on view at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York / Annette ten Cate: Wildly Sensitive is on view at Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery, Edmonton / Karen Bennicke: Special Collage is on view at Modern Shapes Gallery, Antwerp / Jin Eui Kim: Reality and Illusion is on view at Galerie de l'Ancienne Poste, Toucy / A Chair Itself is on view at JEFF MARFA, Marfa, TX / The Makings of Carbondale Clay Center: A Visual History is on view at Carbondale Clay Center / Lisa Hammond: Inner Fire is on view at Goldmark, Uppingham / Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery is on view at MIMA - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
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