CALL FOR PAPERS – New Online Journal

Launching new e-journal on
Category: Call for Papers
Posted by: artaxis
Deadline: 11/15/08 announces the inauguration of an electronic Journal of criticism and theory at The first issue will be reviewed by abstracts and the subsequently chosen will appear as full length articles in March 2009. The e-journal will be a thematic based journal published annually. Its articles will focus on art produced across the globe, from antiquity to the present/future.

The first edition seeks scholarly research, exhibition reviews, artist statements, or theoretical essays regarding kitsch and its re-emergence into the ceramic sphere.

Submit abstracts for the following:
-feature articles (1500-3000 words)-exhibition reviews (1000-3000 words)-artist statements (1000-2000 words)

Abstracts should be between 150-200 words and should include 3-5 representative images.Abstract submission should be sent as Microsoft Word documents or as pdf’s.
Email Editor at [email protected] with abstracts and questions.

Deadline for Abstracts: November 15, 2008.
Notification by December 15, 2008.
Final copy deadline: February 5, 2009. permits fair use of the images and text on this site. “Fair use” can include using the images for noncommercial, educational purposes. Any use beyond “fair use” is prohibited.

Tableware Competition


Competition / Exhibition / Seminar / Tour

Guangzhou China
Deadline Oct 31st

Jurors –
Ronald Andrew Kuchta – editor of American Ceramics Magazine
Huining Tong – professor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, College of Design.

For more info contact:
Wenzhi Zhang
[email protected]
Phone: 011 8620 3425 9051

1000 miles and back again.

Well I’ve just arrived back home from 1000 Miles Apart, which is a ceramics conference held each year in Canada at one of the Western Canadian universities or art colleges that have ceramic programs (University of Regina, University of Winnipeg, Red Deer College, Alberta College of Art and Design, and sometimes Emily Carr). Needless to say I’m still buzzing from all the events of the weekend, the talks, the artwork, all the fantastic people, the challenging ideas and conversations about craft and ceramics, the good food and great company. I’m a junkie for ceramics conferences though. I can’t get enough. I mean I work alone in the studio normally (productive? yes, quiet? yes, lonely? sometimes) and so to have the opportunity to get out and spend time surrounded by other great makers, getting inspired by their work, ideas and techniques always feeds my practice for the next few months. Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to bring it all together (Darcy you especially rock!) and to everyone who traveled so far to be there – North Dakota so nice of you guys to make the trip! See you all next year if not sooner.

And if you’re thinking of applying for either of those academic positions (Concordia or Manitoba – see other posts) maybe a quick read of Kathy King’s article “WANT TO BE A CERAMICS FACULTY MEMBER!?!” published on the Critical Ceramics website is in order. Best of luck!

Another Canadian Job Opportunity

Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Ceramics

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts invites applications for one tenure-track position in Ceramics for July 1, 2009.

Candidates for this position should possess an MFA degree or equivalent, a strong exhibition record, a minimum of two years university teaching experience, and demonstrated administrative experience and committee service. A strong, critical/theoretical background and a contemporary understanding of both extended and discipline-based approaches to ceramics practice are required. Candidates should be devoted to clay and have technical skills in one or more of the following areas: hand-building, throwing and mold-making processes, clays and glazes technology, and digital imaging technologies. Candidates will be expected to teach Ceramics at the undergraduate and graduate levels and participate in the coordination and development of the Ceramics curriculum, helping to enhance the reputation of this well-regarded program. The program is particularly interested in developing mold-making as part of its curriculum. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.

Submissions should include a covering letter; a current curriculum vitae; research documentation in slide or digital format, images of student work (if possible); a statement of teaching philosophy; a list of courses taught with course descriptions; course evaluations (if available); and a list of three referees and their contact information.

Applications with a self-addressed stamped envelope should be submitted by November 17, 2008 to:

Departmental Personnel Committee, Department of Studio Arts
Concordia University
Re: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Ceramics
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada
Fax: (514) 848-2281

Civic address:
Visual Arts Building, Sir George Williams Campus
1395 Réné Lévesque Blvd. West, VA 260, Montreal, Quebec

For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Department of Studio Arts website
MFA website
Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology website
Faculty of Fine Arts website
Academic Services for Fine Arts Faculty