Emerging or under-represented??

Don’t we all feel a bit under-represented most days… I thought that was just a normal part of being a craft artist!
Well if you truely feel that way check out the November 3rd deadline for the 2009 Lydon Emerging Artist Program Award (aka LEAP). This one is open to students and under-represented emerging craft artists.
Juror is Gail Brown.

Contact:
The Society for Contemporary Craft,
2100 Smallman St. Pittsburgh 15222
gallery@contemporarycraft.org
412.261.7003 ext 17
or through their website.

Clay & Context – Call for entry

Clay & Context is a national juried show for all you Americans out there.
Entry Deadeline is October 31st, show runs January 15 to February 6, 2009.

From their website:
“Clay & Context looks to draw new attention to clay as material with fresh significance in contemporary studio practices, while acknowledging the historical foundation from which it evolved. Whether the media takes on a utilitarian or non-functional form, the playing field has never been so level. We encourage submissions to address the vast scope of ceramic art being created in today’s context in hopes of an exhibition of exemplary works reflecting the personal vocabulary of the individual artists creating in our present cultural climate.”

Juried by Sherman Hall the editor of Ceramics Monthly.
For more information and downloadable prospectus go to their website or call 812.237.3720

Calling all teapots!

Call for entries for a functional and sculptural teapot exhibition.
Deadline is 18 October 2008.
Juror David MacDonald.

*** Note*** It must pour!

For more info contact:
Mary Cloonan,
Exhibitions Director.
Baltimore Clayworks,
5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore,
Maryland 21209.
Telephone: 410-578-1919.
Email: mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org.
Or website

If you find yourself in Edmonton…


Image Credit: Paul Leathers

Then you must check out
Florescence
New work by ceramic artist Candice Ring at the Discovery Gallery at the Alberta Craft Council.

September 6 – October 18, 2008

In her own words:

“Florescence is a new series of work that developed from my interest in the relationship between flora and the vessel, and how I relate to them. During a recent residency at the Australia National University in Canberra, Australia, I had the opportunity to closely examine flora that I had never seen before. A weekly visit to the Australian National Botanic Gardens inspired the key ideas that underpin this exhibition; form, function, nature, nurture. The style of the work also stems from my interest in historical ceramics, particularly 18th century English porcelains and creamware. Made with fine porcelain clay and fired in atmospheric kilns, I produced pieces that are of the same variety but are completely unique. My forms suggest sophistication through their sense of lift and exaggeration, in contrast to their playful gesture of stance. I played on masculine and feminine figurative qualities to add character to the form in an attempt to express the idea of their relationship to the user.

The title of the exhibition, Florescence, presents a kind of duality for me because of it’s meaning; the state or condition of being in flower and/or a great period of development. Both of these definitions ring true for me. This work is a culmination of things that inspire me but that are interpreted and translated into something new that is my own. I hope that this body of work implies an offering to the senses; touch to the hands and lips, soft colourings from cool to warm for the eyes.”