Easthampton, Massachusetts—Studio Potter seeks a Membership Director responsible for circulation management and strategic membership development. Studio Potter journal is a nationally and internationally recognized publication in its 45th year. It is the leading independent, non-profit ceramics publication in print and digital formats.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree. Priority will be given to candidates with a degree in art, crafts, or design, knowledge of and experience in the ceramics field, and experience in non-profit administration or marketing and public relations.

Desired Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel), cloud-based computing, content management systems, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and e-commerce platforms; graphic design and photo editing; organizational, research, and innovative thinking; public relations and social media.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage, maintain, and develop circulation, membership, and donor rosters
  • Act as the primary service representative to members of SP
  • Organize mailings and all promotional materials, both physical and electronic
  • Manage online retail sales of back issues and other SP merchandise
  • Attend major SP events to assist in sales management
  • Manage, maintain, and organize all contact lists and records
  • Assist in the development and execution of marketing campaigns in all media
  • Provide administrative and clerical support as needed
  • Be generally awesome

Hours and Pay: Up to 25 hours per week, flexible schedule, pay commensurate with experience

Contact: Interested and qualified applicants please send a brief cover letter and one-page resume to: Elenor Wilson, Executive Director/Editor at editor@studiopotter.org. Position is open until filled.

call for entry: 6th Central Time Ceramics Juried Exhibition

This exhibitions is open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the Central Time Zone.  Central Time Zone states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin;  however not all counties within these states are within the Central Time Zone.  Artists who reside in areas of Canada and Mexico that are within the Central Time Zone are also eligible.  Artwork submitted must have been completed within the last three years.  All forms of ceramic expression are encouraged.  Entry fee of $35 for up to three entries or $50 for five entries

Juror: Gail Kendall

Awards: 1st Place – $1,000, 2nd Place – $500.00, 3rd Place – $250.00

To enter and for more information, please visit:


Call for Entries: The Cup

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is proud to announce a call for entries for its second annual cup exhibition featuring functional drinking vessels from all over the country: The Cup. This juried show’s mission is to celebrate the diversity of the cup while providing the opportunity for visitors to become owners of handmade ceramics. Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit each individual artist along with helping to support Ceramics at GoggleWorks.

About the Juror / Kurt Anderson

Originally from California, Kurt currently resides in western North Carolina. His inspiration comes from a lifetime of consuming graphic imagery from such sources as comic books, cartoons, and advertising logos. He hopes that by combining his visual iconography with functional forms, he can create something unique, yet truly universal. As GoggleWorks’ Fall 2017 visiting artist, Anderson will be on hand for the opening reception of The Cup., where he will be presenting an artist talk at 5:30pm on November 3rd. Anderson will teach a 2-day workshop, Fauxk: Unique and Inventive Surfaces at GoggleWorks on November 4th & 5th.

Entry Guidelines

  • Open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.
  • All works must be primarily ceramic; mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. The juror will make final determinations.
  • Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed.

Entry Fee

$25 for up to three entries. Artists may submit up to three entries with two images of each entry (including one detail). Submissions cannot exceed six images.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: September 20th
  • Acceptance notifications: starting Monday, October 2nd
  • Delivery of accepted work to GoggleWorks: by Friday, October 20th
  • Exhibition on view: Monday, October 30th through Tuesday, November 21st
  • Opening reception: Friday, November 3rd
  • Return of unsold work: starting Monday, December 4th


movie day: Cecilia Kraitz – Raku

“Cecilia Kraitz has been working with the raku technique for more than 20 years and is deeply fascinated by this unrestrained method with its origins in 16th century Japan. The raku pieces are created in a kiln that is fired with wood until the temperature has risen to 900 or 1000° C. The glaze melts in a relatively quick process and the red-hot wares are put into a container with damp sawdust or leaves where they are treated to a post fire reduction phase. This makes the glaze crackle and gives the raku piece its very special character.”