Study with Walter Ostrom in China this Fall!

West Virginia
University (WVU) China Ceramics announces Walter Ostrom as one of our
Fall Semester China Ceramics Program Visiting Artists!

More Info:

Join Walter and WVU at the Pottery Workshop this Fall Semester in Jingdezhen!

Ostrom is an influential ceramic artist who has revived and modernized
the making of low-fired tin-glazed pottery in Canada. He was born in
Binghamton NY and is a graduate of Ohio University. Walter recently
retired as the Professor of Ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design (NSCAD). His work has been featured in collections and
exhibitions worldwide, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization and
the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Walter was one of the first
western artist/educators to begin traveling to Jingdezhen, to study,
teach, and research Chinese Ceramics.  Announcements for additional
Visiting Artists will be made in the near future.

Through a
unique linkage, West Virginia University and Pottery Workshop have
teamed to offer a comprehensive study and travel opportunity for
students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic
artist/potter.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us
in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen.  Participants will have
the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers
and ceramic artists.  For those who interested in undergraduate or
graduate credits, the WVU China Ceramics Program will enable you to earn
accredited WVU credits for the programs. 

Imperial Blue
& White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin’s Terra Cotta Army,
Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the hustle and bustle of
Shanghai. Join us for a experience of a lifetime!

Fall Semester 2013
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $10,900*
6-Credits Studio Ceramics
3-Credits Chinese Ceramic Art History
3-Credits Basic Language and Culture
will be expected to pay for tools not supplied by the program, brushes,
personal acquisitions, and local travel outside of the program. 
Students may also be expected to purchase their own meals during the
Xian and Beijing travel components.

This fee covers the entire
cost of International airfare, in-country travel, all program fees,
insurance, living accommodations and 12 transferable credits from West
Virginia University.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in either of the 2 programs, more information and applications are available at:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  Hope to see all of you in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake
Assistant Professor of Art
West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Center
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506

Call for artists: VII FIRA DE CERÀMICA

Fira de ceràmica


El Vendrell

From 10th to 13th October 2013



1.    All ceramists can ask for taking part of the fair.

2.    All kind of ceramics can be exposed. The work must be always self-made.

3.    In order to be exhibitor, before 15th July 2013, 5 digital photos and the CV of the author must be sent to the e-mail The following registration form

4.    In case of a group with different works, the work of each member of the group must be included.

5.    The organization will choose a maximum of twenty exhibitors.

 The exhibition place will be a white corner stand of 5 m2, with upper
illumination and electric connection. The commission of the organization
will inform the selected exhibitors about the technical

7.    The fair, as well as the different ceramics activities, will be done on the town centre of El Vendrell.

 The price of the stand is 120,00 € (taxes not included). In order to
take part of the fair, the exhibitor must have minimum one stand.

9.    The furniture and the accessories of the stand will be paid aside from the amount of the stand.

 The stands will be at exhibitor’s disposal from 9 am of 10th October
2013. The placing of the works must be ready that day at 6 pm.

 The fair opening hours will be the following one: Thursday from 6 pm
to 10 pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5
pm to 10 pm.

12.    The fair will be closed at 9 pm on Sunday
13th October 2013. From then on, the exhibitor can take his properties
away from the stand.

13.    The inner installation of the stand must be done by the exhibitor.

14.    Banners going out of the front part of the stands can not be installed.

15.    Having a stand means that at least one person must be on the fair during the opening hours.

16.    Bags of 36 x 41 cm with the motto “El Vendrell. La Ceràmica” will be at exhibitor’s disposal.

 The organization has a total coverage of third-party insurance
available. The exhibitor must take care of the security and the
protection of the exhibited objects. Theft and fire insurances must be
chargeable to each exhibitor.  

18.    The trade fair place will be watched over by a special municipal service.

 In order to guarantee some sale volume, a system of vouchers will be
established with the enterprises of the region, which will be able to
choose any work they are interested in.

20.    Taking part of
the fair means accepting the rules. The organization reserves the right
to modify or complement these rules for the good development of the

Residency Opportunity @ Noble and Greenough School


The Artist in Residence Program at Noble and Greenough School is an
eight-week residential program for visual artists.  The program seeks to
foster collaborative relationships between the artist and the school’s
community of students, faculty and parents.

The artist will live on the Nobles campus, a 187-acre property in Dedham, Mass., and have access to studio space within the visual arts department facilities. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of work at the school’s Foster Gallery. The successful candidate will receive a $2,500 stipend.
Noble and Greenough is a rigorous academic community for students in
grades 7-12.  The school is located 10 miles southwest of Boston and
serves both day and boarding students from the surrounding area.  For
more information on Nobles, its programs and facilities, please explore
the school’s website.

Click here for Artist-in-Residence Application Information and Guidelines.

technical tuesday: Mitch Lyons – Unique handbuilding without a seam

Source: via Carole on Pinterest

“In this two-part program, award-winning clay artist Mitch Lyons shares
with you some of the unuque handbuilding techniques he has developed
over the past four decades. In the first second, he shows how to apply
various textures, colored clays, and colored slips using his
“Broomstick” method for making ceramic forms without a seam. The second
section demonstrates “Handbuilding on the Wheel”.