Small Favors opens tonight @ The Clay Studio in Philadelphia

opens tonight: April 18 | 6 – 8 pm

Over 300 pocket-sized wonders are being mounted on our gallery walls — a dazzling “Who’s Who” of artists who stepped up and delivered! Come promptly for the best picks, stay and enjoy the crowd. With such a wide variety at so many price points, these small masterpieces by your favorite artists are the perfect way to start or add to your collection. Small Favors will also be available for sale online tomorrow in our Shop Special Collections section.
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movie day: CT-scan of a colossal pre-Columbian goddess

Until the early 1950s, the Classic Veracruz ceramics were few, little understood, and generally without provenance. Since then, the recovery of thousands of figurines and pottery pieces — from sites such as Remojadas — has expanded our understanding and filled many museum shelves. This Tlazolteotl Veracruz figure (800 to 1200 CE) is quite large and in exceptionally good condition despite a few restorations, as revealed by the CT-scan.

call for entry: Pitcher Perfect

Call for Entries! To celebrate our 50 years of existence, and to shake things up a bit, we’re inviting residents of the US and Canada to apply for a juried show of pitchers! Ceramics Monthly’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Deborah Schwartzkopf, will do the jurying for “Pitcher Perfect” and select our $300 prize winner. The show will also include pitchers by invited artists Linda Christianson, Adam Field and Simon Levin. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.

More details HERE.

job posting: Ceramic Designer & Studio Manager (Ottawa, Ontario)

LOAM Clay Studio is accepting applications for the position of ‘Ceramic Designer & Studio Manager’. This is a 35-40hrs. per week paid position.

LOAM Clay studio is a growing ceramic centre in Hintonburg, an Ottawa neighbourhood known for its vibrant arts community. The studio offers all levels of pottery classes and studio space for independent work. We design and produce dinnerware for restaurants as well as sell our own brand of pottery. We also carry pottery supplies which are available in the studio and online.

LOAM is currently growing its production capacity for in-house designs and custom work for restaurants and individuals.

Applicants must have a solid foundation in the ceramic arts, experience managing a ceramic studio and an eagerness to be an integral part of a growing pottery studio. As the business is growing rapidly, all employees have a broad range of responsibilities. The successful applicant will have a significant roll in defining the future direction of the business.

This position requires a physically strong and motivated individual. Specific duties will include, efficiently managing the studio, teaching classes & workshops, designing and making tableware.

Successful applicants must have a passion for working with clay.

The following skills are assets for applicants in order of priority.

  • Very strong throwing abilities
  • Handbuilding
  • Design
  • Teaching
  • Firing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Studio Management
  • Cost/Profit Awareness
  • Customer Relations
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • CAD
  • Mold making
  • Slip casting
  • Glaze development
  • Retail
  • Bilingual

Interested applicants should send their CV and digital portfolio or website to by April 30th, 2019 . The salary will be commensurate with experience.

call for entry: Plenty

Canadian artists are invited to submit their interpretation of the cup. Functional and sculptural entries welcome! ‘Plenty’ will be an online exhibition, launching in the fall of 2019. Our amazing sponsors have offered up some tantalizing prize action and we’re so honored to have their support!

DEADLINE July 1st, 2019

Juried by Brendan Tang

Grand Prize: Workshop fee for any 2020 Medalta 2020 Summer Workshop, Sponsored by Medalta
Best in Function: $250 Sponsored by Tucker’s Pottery Supplies
Best in Sculpture: $250 Sponsored by Pottery Supply House
Best Emerging Work: $350 Sponsored by Plainsman Clay
Submissions open: April 15th
Deadline to submit: July 1st
Works will be juried from digital. Work must be primarily ceramic, original and made within the past 2 years. For members of the Canadian Clay Directory, the entry fee is $20 for up to 3 entries. $35 for non-members/3 entries.
Open to all artists living in Canada, and Canadian artists living abroad.

Full details can be found HERE.

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