To-kĕn Digital Gallery – get involved – two open calls.

To-kĕn Digital Gallery is
the launching of a nascent idea, an extension of the Graduate Certificate
Program of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, N.B.
Coming out of many discussions with the participants in the program, around
careers, studio practice, community responsibility, and much more, a desire to
converse with others in Canada came about.
This is the first annual To-kĕn
Series: Digital Gallery Review of
emerging and established artists visual-work. In this inaugural launch there
are two curated surveys in the form of two “Open calls”.
Call #1
Social Conscience
 “In this survey I would like to see what
with a social conscience other
emerging ceramic artists are creating.” (Martin Jarman)
Social Conscience; open to emerging clay artists
throughout Canada.
Call #2
The Human Condition
 “I am looking for work by artists who are
using either figurative, or non-figurative ceramics as a form of
self-exploration.”(Jennifer -Lynn McInnis-Wharton)
The Human Condition; open to emerging and established
clay artists throughout Canada
These two-curated Calls to
Show will produce two shows that will be shown and promoted digitally across
Canada. Significant work will be recognized and the opportunity for artist
statements and links to websites will be provided. At the heart of this is the
desire for the participants of the Graduate Certificate Program to reach out
and learn what else is going on in Canada on certain topics of their interest.
It is also an opportunity for the practice and development of both skills in
curating and in writing on work being made today. Your participation is
to show mid March
for submissions April 8th
paper written by late April
release/promoted by end April/early May
Selections will be conducted from
images of work, do not send original work.
Each work must be identified (use
title on slide only if accompanying with a image list)
Type of
clay and firing method 
Size H x
W x D 

A brief
artist statement of no more than 150 words describing your work and

must send professional quality JPG images for the purpose of further
Submit Microsoft Windows compatible
files only.
Submit jpg files only.
Submit files at a resolution no larger
than 150 dpi.
Submit files of a maximum of 1024 x 768
pixels (height must not exceed 768 pixels).
Submit files of 5MB maximum.
Links to
websites and FB Pages are encourage as we intend to substantially promote your
of release of photos (see below)
Photography and Permissions
Accepted artists
agree to allow the To-kĕn Digital
Gallery to use the accepted entry images for educational and publicity purposes. Images
of accepted entries will be retained for the To-kĕn Digital Gallery archives and may be reproduced and posted on
its website and in printed materials.

It is understood
that works in the exhibition may be used for telecast, and reproduced for press
and publicity purposes including but not limited to reproduction in newspapers,
periodicals, magazines, in television programs and on the internet in
connection with the exhibition and the To-kĕn Digital
Gallery. All efforts will
be made to provide information on the maker (photographer where necessary) and
the artist’s preferred social media/website.

Graduate Certificate
Program is a course of study, which offers participants a framework to refine
their studio practice skills, develops
the entrepreneurial knowledge to integrate their work into
our society and culture and to ground this with deep self-awareness. See
more at




Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 24, 2016

$1000 (CAD) + 5% GST

Registration Deadline: June 17th 2016

Enrollment limited to 12 participants

Register Now

Instructor: Robin Dupont

Join Robin Dupont as he guides you through all aspects of making pots
for the wood, salt, and soda kilns in this 10-day workshop.
Participants will bring a few bisque pieces from home to glaze and load
at the beginning of the workshop and then dive headlong into making pots
that will be fired throughout the workshop.  There will be a total of
three atmospheric firings allowing participants to explore new creative

Fee includes:

  • 24 hour studio access
  • Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
  • All firings included
  • Glaze materials in test quantities
  • Use of shop glazes

Artist responsible for:

  • Materials and clay
  • Accommodations: If you would like assistance in finding accommodations, contact [email protected]



Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, 2016

$700(CAD) + 5% GST

Registration Deadline: July 8, 2016

Enrollment limited to 12 participants

Register Now

Instructor: Clint Neufeld

Clint Neufeld will guide you through all aspects of mold making and
slip casting in this 5-day workshop. Participants will have the unique
opportunity to join Clint in creating a multi-piece mold of a piece of
machinery from Medalta’s boneyard.

Fee includes:

  • 24 hour Medalta studio access
  • Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
  • All support materials

Artist responsible for:

  • Accommodations: If you would like assistance in finding accommodations, contact [email protected]

Carole Epp Workshop: Narrative & Controversy 7 May 2016

That’s right folks, you read it right…I’m heading back to my home away from home Australia this May. I can barely wait to visit old friends, make new ones, see and experience the amazing Australian Ceramics scene again! Join me for a one day workshop in Sydney!

Narrative & Controversy

A one-day workshop 
with Carole Epp
Saturday 7 May 2016, 10am – 4pm
Square 1 Studios

32 Bowden St Alexandria NSW 2015
Cost: $85 per person ($75 TACA members)

Carole is a Canadian ceramic artist living and working in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. She received her Masters Degree in Ceramics from the
Australian National University in 2005 and has maintained a full time
studio practice since. Her ceramics branch off into two distinct bodies
of work – sculptural and functional.

Outline: Come and join Carole for a raucous day of
story telling about her ceramics. She’ll divulge her handbuilding and
throwing secrets and discuss her glazed surface treatments.
Demonstrations about how she brings narrative into functional and
sculptural work – from politics and social commentary, to humour and
whimsy – will be discussed. Participants will learn how to combine
narrative concerns alongside design and aesthetic concerns in their
work. There will be lots of demos and also some chat about social media.

You may already know Carole from her famous blog:

This is not a hands-on workshop.

Seminar Fee: $85 per person ($75 TACA members)
This fee covers the tutors and morning and afternoon tea.

Please note: Full payment is required to ensure a place.

Minimum number in the workshop: 8
Maximum number in the workshop: 15

Participants need to bring a notepad and pen, lunch and a mug for coffee and tea. The workshop fee covers morning tea and afternoon tea.

Parking: Enter via Harvey Norman car park at the
dead-end of McCauley St. Drive in and find a park. Walk along keeping
the canal on your left and look for the red square on the outside of the
warehouse. That’s the entrance to Square 1 Studios. Come upstairs to
Level 1.

Please arrive by 9.45am as we will start promptly at 10am.

Payment for the seminar:

  • Cheque (made out to The Australian Ceramics Association) & post to PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 1435
  • Direct deposit (Account name: The Australian Ceramics Association;
    BSB 032000; account no. 911118). PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR DEPOSIT WITH YOUR SURNAME, then please send an email to [email protected] giving details of your payment.
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard) – phone / mail / fax
  • Go to our online shop and purchase this workshop.


  • Payment is required to ensure a place in the workshop.
  • Payment is refunded in full if TACA cancels the workshop.
  • 90% of your payment is refunded if you cancel up to 2 weeks before the workshop date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is no refund if
    you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop, unless we can fill your
    place from a waiting list and then 90% of your payment is refunded.

BOOK ONLINE HERE, or contact TACA to book and pay over the phone.

The Australian Ceramics Association
PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 2015
T: 1300 720 124 | F: 02 8072 1804
E: [email protected]