Call for Entry: Craft at Harbourfront Centre Artist-In-Residence program

Application Deadline: March 12

Founded in 1974 The Craft Studio is a unique Canadian institution that assists recent graduates and emerging craftspeople to establish professional careers; and exposes the public to the world of contemporary craft through residencies, exhibitions, and events.

Full time openings in Metal, Ceramics, Glass, and Textiles.
Summer openings in Metal, Textiles and Glass (June -August)
Openings will be available as of June 1 & September 1 (for ceramics)

Download Craft Department Artist-In-Residence application:
The Craft Department is an OAC Exhibition Assistance recommender for craft media. Download these guidelines and application form:

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Job Posting – Editor Ceramics Review


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CERAMIC REVIEW Ceramic Review Publishing is looking to appoint an editor (part-time) following the retirement of the current editor. Experience of working in a senior editorial role for an arts-based publication is essential. Offices in Central London. Closing date: 12 March 2010

Pike Studios Pottery Sale, High River

Feb 27-28 and March 6-7

Connie and Bob pike are hosting their first studio sale of the year. Featuring new work such as Connie’s imprinted trays made by carving lino block tiles and imprinting in the clay and Bob’s digitally enhanced photographs. Pike Studios is located on 70-9th Ave SE, in High River, Alberta.
For samples of their work visit
Pike Studio newsletter is available for download at

21st Century Porcelain with Aaron Nelson

So it’s completely unfair that I can’t go to this workshop even though it’s close by. Of all weekends i happen to be in Quebec that one. Too bad. Hopefully some of you guys can make it and feel free to take notes for me and email me all of his secrets. I just can’t get over that low temp porcelain…

Edmonton Potters’ Guild Workshop
April 16 & 17, 2010
21st Century Porcelain with Aaron Nelson

This workshop with Aaron Nelson, artistic Director of the Medalta International Artists in
Residence Program in Medicine Hat will demonstrate techniques related to making finely
crafted porcelain vessels. Starting on Friday night Aaron will demonstrate using molds on
the wheel, throwing and altering, and manipulating porcelain into fluid, translucent shapes.
Saturday will continue with piecing together thrown pieces. Saturday Aaron will also give a
visual presentation on his work and the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program.

Aaron is currently the Artistic Director at the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary
Ceramics in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Before taking this job, Aaron worked for two years as a
consultant with The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Currently Aaron is work-
ing with experimental, highly translucent soft paste porcelain that matures at an extremely low
temperature. His interest in this new material, for which there are few historical precedents,
grows out of a concern for the environment and reducing the carbon footprint of his practice.
With his new porcelain body, he is able to marry the gesture, spontaneity and aesthetics of
hand-thrown ceramics with a material generally associated with industrial ceramics.
Register by March 26, 2010
When: Friday April 16 from 6 to 9 pm
& Saturday April 17 from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: The Edmonton Potters Guild, in the basement
of Victoria Composite High School, 10280 – 108 Avenue
Cost: $50 per person

RSVP Alethea Adair at 780-637-6706
or email:
& mail or drop of a cheque to the guild


CBC News

Individuals gave about $101 million to arts and culture organizations in 2007, but these donors represent a very small percentage of Canadians who make charitable donations, according to a new report. A study by Hill Strategies Research found that of the Canadians who give, only 3.3 per cent give to the arts. The report is based on figures from 2007, when the recession had not yet hurt donation practices.

Donations to non-profits
Religious organizations $4.6 billion
Health organizations $1.5 billion
Social service organizations $915 million
Law, advocacy and politics $130 million
Arts and culture $101 million
Source: Hill Strategies Research

“Some cultural attendees and participants may not realize that a large portion of the revenues of arts and culture organizations is not covered by admission fees, other earned revenues or government funding,” the report said. There were an estimated 759,000 cultural donors, but they were relatively generous — with an average donation of $132 each. Canadians over age 45 and with university education are more likely to give than younger Canadians or those with just a high school education. The report estimates there are roughly 14,000 arts and culture organizations in Canada, but they get less from government than other non-profit groups — about 28 per cent of their revenue, compared with 49 per cent for other non-profits. Arts groups raised an average of half their revenue through ticket sales. There is a lot of competition for donations by Canadians, and arts groups were often given low priority in charitable giving, behind religious and health organizations. Residents of B.C. and Ontario are the most generous with arts groups, followed by the Prairies and Quebec. Individual Donors to Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2007 is based on Statistics Canada figures and surveys analyzed by Hamilton, Ont.-based Hill Strategies Research.Read more:

***Okay am I the only one creeped out by the fact that religious donations was at the top above health and social services?