residency opportunity: Lux Center for the Arts

2018-2019 Year Long Residencies: Applications due April 1, 2018 for residencies beginning August of 2018. Three positions available: two for ceramics, and one for painting, drawing, metals, fibers, or mixed media. Artists with more than one area of expertise and a strong desire to teach are preferred. This residency can be extended an additional year if both the LUX and the artist agree.


MFA or BFA in studio art. Residencies are granted based on quality of work, community-mindedness, and experience. Residents teach a variety of classes to all age levels, so experience teaching is preferred.

Residency Benefits

Studio Access – All residents are entitled to a free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available), 24-hour access to the building, and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied. Ceramics residents have access to regularly stocked clay and glaze materials and use of kilns in exchange for studio maintenance duties. All residents can buy materials from the LUX at cost.

Exhibition Opportunities – All residents are offered exclusive representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency. Residents of a year or longer are also given a solo exhibition during one of the final months of their residency. There are also one large and one small experimental gallery where residents can try their hand at curating group exhibitions as well as students and community shows.

Teaching Experience – Residents have priority for paid teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, metals or ceramics may have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX.

Materials Stipend – Residents receive an $80 a month stipend that is intended to help purchase art supplies.

Additional Benefits – Residents also receive 30% off artwork and 50% off classes and workshops. Weekly open figure drawing sessions are free for artists-in-residents.

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call for artists: “Ceramic Laboratory” – 6th International Ceramic Art Symposium

Ceramic Laboratory symposium

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre and Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics invite artists to participate in the 6th International Ceramic Art Symposium CERAMIC LABORATORY.

15 artists (10 international and 5 Latvian) are invited to participate in the Symposium. Within the framework of the CERAMIC LABORATORY, inspired by Latvian nature, cultural space and personal experience, participants will create unique ceramic artworks. The Symposium’s program will be supplemented by lectures and workshops, so we invite artists to propose a lecture and / or workshop while applying for the Symposium. While selecting Symposium participants, preference will be given to those applicants who, along with the creative work, have a lecture and / or workshop proposal.

Aim of the Symposium: To create unique contemporary ceramic artworks, developing an international communication platform in the field of ceramic art.

Place and time of the symposium: July 20 – August 3, 2018, Daugavpils, Latvia


Māris Čačka – artist, art-director at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre
Ray Chen – artist, Taiwan/USA;
Dorothea Nold – artist, Germany;
Christa Steinmetz – artist, Germany;
Viviane Diehl – artist, Brazil;
Christina Bunk – artist, Germany;
Rosana Tagliari Bortolin – artist, Brazil;
Annakatrin Kraus – artist, Germany/USA;
Jacomijn Steen – artist, The Netherlands;
Snježana Pokos-Vujec – artist, Croatia.


  • Residency expenses in Daugavpils (catering, accommodation);
  • Working place;
  • Basic materials and tools for work;
  • Publicity;
  • Recreation, tours around the city and surroundings, visits to art and culture institutions of Daugavpils;
  • Symposium opening exhibition;
  • Final symposium exhibition.


  • Covering of the travel expenses to and from Daugavpils;
  • Specific materials and tools for work;
  • Donation of an artwork from the opening exhibition to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre;
  • Donation of at least two ceramic artworks created during the symposium.


To apply for Symposium, applicant has to complete ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM until April 15, 2018.


The Symposium Jury will consider the applications, and selected artists will receive invitations to participate in the 6th International Ceramic Art Symposium after May 15, 2018. The invited participants should confirm their participation within 5 days after receiving the invitation.

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call for entries: Artist In Residence opportunity at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard


The Artist in Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, offers dedicated artists the opportunity to involve themselves in research and growth, pushing their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio connected to the Harvard community. Individuals will have the opportunity to build relevant skills in research, professional development, technical ability, creative problem solving, teaching and community involvement through our Artist in Residence Program.

The Artist in Residence Program offers:

Personal studio space (60 sq. ft.) in addition to use of common studio space
7 day studio access
Free access to materials – clay, glaze and use of kilns (electric, saggar, wood fire, soda and gas) up to excess
Opportunities to take classes and firing workshops within the program
Paid teaching opportunities within the program for both community and academic based classes.
Solo exhibition in Gallery 224 of work completed during residency
Attend visiting artist workshops and symposium offered within the program
Exhibition/sales opportunities in two annual Show and Sales
Access to studio equipment including slab roller, extruder, spray booth, plaster mold-making room and glaze mixing area
Access to studio lighting and background material for documenting work
Website visibility
Access to Harvard University Library and Museums with provided ID
Opportunities for participation in academic collaborations with the Harvard community

Expectations of Artist in Residence:

One year commitment
Must spend 20 hours/week of time dedicated to personal work
Must spend 5 hours/week dedicated to work within the program
One public workshop presentation
Provide presentations to classes
Participation in program events and special projects with the Harvard Community
Artist is asked to leave one work for the permanent collection
Responsible for own housing

Please visit our website for more information and application requirements:


call for entries: Carbondale Clay National XIII.

“Out of the Mold” Carbondale Clay National XIII is a national juried and invitational exhibition of ceramic art held annually at the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery in Carbondale, CO. It is open to ceramic artists throughout the United States. It will be juried by Andrea and John Gill.

Exhibition Dates: August 3 – 31, 2018
Opening Reception: August 3, 2018
Application must be received by: May 18, 2018 by 5 PM MST
Notification of acceptance by email: June 8, 2018
Accepted work delivered to CCC Gallery: July 25 – 30, 2018

Best in Show: $500
Staff Selection: $250
Local’s Favorite: $100

technical tuesday: Plainsman Wax Emulsion

Last week at NCECA I had the absolute thrill of being one of Amaco Brent‘s demonstrating artists at their booth in the NCECA expo. While there I demonstrated how I use their underglazes for both my functional and sculptural lines of work. One thing that I found myself repeating over and over again was the name of the wax emulsion I use so I thought I’d share it here today. I carve those little black lines in my functional work through a thin coat of Plainmans Clay LTD.’s Wax emulsion R. I don’t water it down. I don’t let it sit for more then 24 hrs to dry. It works great for this process for me because it doesn’t gum up or stay tacky like a latex or rubber based wax would – thus allowing me to draw very tiny details and thin lines. I’m not sure if there is an American exquivalent, or international one for other countries. But this one is available through Plainsman Clay.  Their webiste lists all of thier distributors in Canada and the USA. Or give them a call to place an order.

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