#48 – A list of residencies for ceramic artists
Ceramics Now Weekly #48 features a list of US residency programs for ceramic artists, the week's news in the ceramics world, and new featured artists.
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A list of Artist Residencies for ceramic artists
Applications for Artist in Residence programs are typically accepted around February and March. Below is a compilation of programs in the United States.
🔸 The Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN) is currently accepting applications for their Early Career Artist Residency and the Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award. Applications are due March 31, 2023.
- The Early Career Artist Residency (ECAR) program is designed to provide up to four ceramic artists with the opportunity to be in residence at Northern Clay Center for one year, where they can develop their work and exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.
- The Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award provides an opportunity for students and emerging artists to continue their ceramic research and education for up to twelve consecutive months within the grant year, further expanding their professional development. Open only to US-based artists.
🔸 Red Lodge Clay Center (Red Lodge, MT) invites applications for their Long-Term Artist-in-Residence. This Residency is ideal for committed individuals interested in developing their professional artistic careers through an immersive experience as part of the Clay Center community. Applications are due April 1, 2023.
🔸 Wesleyan Potters (Middletown, CT) accepts applications for a six-month artist-in-residence program beginning May/June 2023. This residency is designed to give artists dedicated time to develop a body of work in exchange for working with their studio manager, maintaining the studio and kilns. Applications are due March 28, 2023.
Other Artist in Residence programs (applications are due at the beginning of April):
Artist in Residence at the Office for the Arts at Harvard (Boston, MA)
Artist Residency Program at Carbondale Clay Center (Carbondale, CO)
Artist in Residence program at Saratoga Clay Arts Center (Schuylerville, NY)
Artist Residency Program at The Clay Studio of Missoula (Missoula, MT)
Artists-in-Residence program at Armory Art Center (West Palm Beach, FL)
Artist Residency Program at Wellsville Creative Arts Center (Wellsville, NY)
Artist in Residence program at Morean Center for Clay (St. Petersburg, FL)
Artist in Residence program at KC Clay Guild (Kansas City, MO)
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The week’s news in the ceramic world
📍 Applications for the 2024 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale will open tomorrow, March 1. This is one of the most important ceramic competitions, attracting artists, collectors, and enthusiasts worldwide. Make sure to read the guidelines and prepare your application. The winner will receive a ~$32,500 prize and funding for a solo exhibition production with the Yingge Ceramics Museum.
👉 Applications are open for Argillà Argentona 2023, an international ceramics fair that will take place in the town of Argentona, near Barcelona, between July 7-9, 2023. Over 30.000 people visited last year's event, which included exhibitions, workshops, raku firing, pottery demonstrations, and more. Participation fee: between €120-240.
🎉 Congratulations to the ten artists selected to create new work for British Ceramics Biennial's headline exhibition AWARD, the leading platform for contemporary ceramic art practice in the UK. Their works will form the focal point of the BCB Festival in Stoke-on-Trent in September when one will be awarded £10,000 for excellence, innovation, and creative ambition.
🎖 Our congratulations also go out to Amy Duval, awarded the 2023 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. The only national award for emerging ceramic artists in Canada, the Winifred Shantz Award is a prestigious honor; winners and finalists of this award are recognized as the best and brightest of the future of Canadian ceramics.
🏖 "The sound of cicadas and lapping waves on the shore, a blue sky, salty air, carefreeness, the sliding of clay between your fingers on the potter's wheel—an active holiday or a new kind of yoga, fit for the 21st century?" Read more about the pottery holidays organized by Lončič Pottery Studio on the Croatian island of Vis.
📎 Later this week, York Ceramics Fair returns in a new and bigger space at the York Racecourse. The event will showcase the work of 61 leading UK ceramic artists.
✅ Collect 2023, the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design will also take place this weekend at the Somerset House, London. Collect is a unique opportunity for collectors and craft enthusiasts to discover outstanding work from international artists. Ceramics will be the most well-represented field, with 27 galleries (out of 39) exhibiting ceramic works.
🔍 What’s On View: Zimra Beiner: If It Holds It Grows is on view at Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles / Jack Doherty: Vocation is on view at Maud & Mabel, London / Figuring Space is on view at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia / Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas W. Commeraw is on view at New York Historical Society Museum, New York / Dupuy Thierry: Plus de 45 Ans, Déjà and Guerrier Marie-Laure: Un Peu de Silence are on view at Centre Ceramique Contemporaine de Giroussens, Giroussens / Javier Perez: Heart-Speak - Dichos De Mi Padre is on view at The Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco / Peter Biddulph: Fluid is on view at Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor / Gabriela Vainsencher: Epic, Heroic, Ordinary opens this week at Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York
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