residency opportunity @ Tyler Deadline April 1st

The resident artist serves an important role as a mentor to both the
undergraduate and graduate programs, and compliments two full time
faculty, a full time ceramics technician, adjunct faulty, and 4-6 MFA
students. The resident artist is provided with a 150 square foot studio
space, materials, and kiln access and will be paid to teach 1-2 courses
each semester as an adjunct instructor. The ceramics studio is a
spacious, state-of-the-art facility and includes a full compliment of
ceramics tools and equipment. In addition, the program has a CNC mill
for creating plaster molds, a ceramic decal printer, vinyl cutter and
access to a laser cutter, 3d printer, 3d scanner, and a digital
embroidery machine. Additionally, Tyler is located in North
Philadelphia, less than a mile from Center City, home to numerous
cultural attractions including The Clay Studio, The Philadelphia Art
Alliance, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, the
Institute of Contemporary Art, and The Pew Foundation, among many

The ideal candidate will have a MFA, either in ceramics or with
significant experience in ceramics, a strong studio practice, and
excellent studio work (open to all types of work – functional,
figurative, sculptural, performance, installation, design, etc.).
Previous university teaching experience is preferred but not required,
and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

For questions or inquiries, please contact Chad Curtis.

Temple University
Tyler School of Art

2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

call for entry: KC Clay Guild Teabowl National

May 6, 2016 entry deadline
Missouri, Kansas City “KC Clay Guild Teabowl National” (August 26-September 16)
US Residents at least 18 years of age.  Artists are allowed 3 teabowl
entries. Traditional and non-traditional teabowls, no more than 9 inches
in any direction.  
Fee: $30. 
Juror: Jack Troy. 

job posting: Langara College Studio Technician (Fine Arts)

Permanent Full-Time

Start Date: April 1, 2016

Under general supervision, the Studio Technician provides studio
operational, program, and administrative support to the Fine Arts
Department. As a Technician, this position is responsible for preparing
and resourcing the studios which may include but not limited to:
ordering supplies, making supplies, stocking the studios, booking
models, or monitoring studio access and the use of certain equipment.
Additionally, this position provides program and administrative support
such as program promotion, student liaison, interdepartmental liaison,
and other related administrative activities that support the smooth
operation of department programs. The Technician supports multiple
instructors in various Fine Arts specialization (e.g. ceramics, drawing,
printmaking, etc.) and provides supervision to SWAPs and student aides.
Performs other related duties and or projects as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Two year diploma in Fine Arts or equivalent, with a major in ceramics, printmaking or similar specialization.
  • Two years of directly related studio experience, including but not
    exclusive to, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, design, sculpture, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Practical working experience with a broad range of equipment,
    materials, and techniques related to contemporary ceramics and
  • Administrative experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience an asset.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and MSDS safety standards that are essential in
    handling dangerous goods: lacquer thinner, solvents, clay and glaze
    chemicals, etc.
  • Experience with the use of social media and networking to promote
    program, liaise with alumni, and raise the profile of the program.

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships:
    with superiors, faculty, staff, students and members of the public.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to instruct and demonstrate the use of different equipment to the students.
  • Ability to effectively supervise, direct and lead others. 
  • Ability to meet work performance standards set by the college.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply department rules, policies and technical materials.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of initiative and responsibility. 
  • Ability to use the computer and relevant office programs such as MS Office and an integrated student program (e.g. Banner).

Working Conditions:

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position such as
    lifting weights up to 25kg, loading kilns, and standing or sitting for a
    prolonged period of time.
  • Exposure to toxic materials such as solvents or particulates
  • Exposure to conditions of noise, heat, fumes and noxious odours.

Salary Range: $1,832.36 – $2,083.99 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade 24)

Employee Group: CUPE

Hours & Days of Work: 8:30am – 4:30pm. Monday to
Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the
department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek

Application Information: To apply, please submit
your resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date.
For a copy of the position description please click here.

Closing Date: March 29, 2016

Competition No.: C013-16

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted
will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse

call for entry: The Clay Studio National

marks the second iteration of The Clay Studio National, a biannual
exhibition showcasing the best contemporary ceramic art being made in
the United States now. Through this juried exhibition we will highlight a
diverse range of work, from functional to sculptural, and from
traditional production techniques to cutting edge manufacturing

The jury will consist of Clay Studio Curator of Artistic Programs,
Jennifer Zwilling, and two guest jurors. The Clay Studio National will
be on display in our Harrison and Reed+Smith Galleries from May 6 to
June 19, 2016.

Applications are due no later than April 1, 2016. Artists will be
informed of the jury’s decisions on April 6, 2016. Artwork selected for
the exhibition must arrive at The Clay Studio no later than April 25,

All artwork must be for sale, The Clay Studio retains a 50%
commission on all sales. Costs of shipping to The Clay Studio are the
responsibility of the artist, return shipping to the origin of the work
will be covered by The Clay Studio.

Enter online here. 

call for entry: Medalta’s Annual International Exhibition

It’s that time of year again, our fourth annual call for entry for
the Medalta International Exhibition.  We are still switching up the
theme each year to keep things fresh… it started with cups… then
spoons … an ode to tools and now… CHEERS! 

As we launch our call for entry on St Patricks’ Day at NCECA, the national council for ceramic arts 50th
anniversary celebration we thought the theme of CHEERS was in order.  
So, show us your celebratory drinking vessels.. cheers @medalta with the
perfect tumbler, whiskey set, coffee mug, teacup, stein, tea bowl,
growler, bottle, or flask.  If your vessel is part of a celebration,
whether it’s a perfect cup of coffee or a pint at the end of the day, we
want to see what you’re celebrating with.

Successful applicants will be a part of this celebration of
contemporary drinking vessels from around the globe in CHEERS @Medalta
on display in our Yuill Galley from September 1st –November 30th  2016.

So who’s our new Juror?! Well we are excited to have
a member of our extended Medalta family, Medalta Artist in Residence
Alum & Canadian Ceramic star Robin Dupont in as juror. Robin has
traveled the globe refining his practise & testing out a few
drinking vessels along the way in his research into functional
atmospheric fired ceramics.

“ Cheers!  It is said that the earliest origins of
‘cheers’ comes from the clanking of glasses to slosh or mix beverages to
prevent your companion from poisoning you. I prefer to think of the
action in the more contemporary custom of acknowledging an event, a
friendship, a bounty, a ritual of celebration.

The concept of celebration is at the core of handmade pots.
Making and using handmade pots is about slowing down and celebrating the
object, the ritual, the people, the food and drink.

I am excited to have been asked this year to jury the 4th
annual Medalta’s International Exhibition CHEERS!  This theme is
integral to our daily lives, in how drinking vessels can elevate a
ritual, stimulate a conversation or thought and function purely to
nourish our souls and selves.

So show us your celebratory vessels. “


Robin DuPont

We thank Robin for stepping up to the challenge & look forward to
working with him; he’ll have the difficult task of narrowing down the
entries and selecting the prize winners. You can see more of Robin’s
work at or on

Speaking of Prizes! The GRAND PRIZE is a month long residency at Medalta with accommodation! We
can’t wait to see what last year’s winner of TOOL, Valerie Zimany,
creates in Medalta’s studios during her July 2016 residency. Purchase prizes will be awarded for Medalta’s contemporary collection. Student entries are eligible for Ceramic: Technical and Ceramic: Art & Perception digital subscription. And we’re wrangling more prizes as we speak!  Awards will be announced at the opening reception & on Medalta’s Instagram. Artists do not need to be present to win.

Good luck to everyone who enters and thank you for your support! We can’t wait to see your submissions.


Jenna Stanton
Curator of Exhibitions & Collections

Enter Now!


Submissions to be completed online from March 17th to June 10th 2016. At

Entry Fee: $20 Canadian.  (for those of you in the US that’s about $15 USD)

Online Submissions include up to 5 images of your finished work (Images: 1MB each) Along with title, description, dimensions, and a retail price in Canadian $.

  • Sets are eligible. A set must be photographed together in one
    photograph and would count as 1 of your 5 entries. Sets are to be priced
    and sold as a complete set; we will not offer individual pieces from a
    set to be sold separately.
  • Front and back views are not required, but if you feel it’s
    necessary to properly convey your work using a front and back view then
    using a side by side shot as one of the entries/uploads is recommended.
  • Artwork in the photos submitted must be available for the
    exhibition. No substitutions. Medalta reserves the right to reject any
    work that that differs from the original submission.
  • All work must be created in the past 2 years, and be for sale.
    Submit retail prices in Canadian Dollars. Artists receive 60% commission
    on artwork sold and will be paid via paypal email transfer after the
    closing of the exhibition.
  • All work must be properly prepared for exhibition, be durable enough
    to survive shipping and display, and come with assemblage
    instructions/specialized hardware if applicable.
  • All selected artwork must arrive at Medalta no later than July 20th.
    Artists are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs to deliver
    the artwork to Medalta. Medalta will cover return shipping &
    insurance for unsold artwork. All unsold work will be shipped back to
    artists in January 2017. Work exceeding 18” or 10lbs in weight may not
    be eligible for free return shipping.
  • Medalta reserves the right to use photographs, write ups, and images
    and of accepted work for online and print publications and/ promotion.

Any questions regarding this exhibition can be directed to Medalta’s Curator

Jenna Stanton
Curator of Exhibitions & Collections