Korean Onggi and Wheel Throwing Master Class in Icheon

“A fascination with large Onggi vessels and the rough simplicity of Korean slipware led Kwak Kyung-tae to develop his own voice in clay. He works exclusively in Onggi and Buncheong, taking his inspiration from the traditions of the Korean peninsula of his birth, particularly during the Joseon dynasty, and applying them in a modern context. His work is resonant of nature’s forms and structures through wheel-thrown and altered work, often including spontaneous marks and gestural brushwork on large pots. His works evoke a balance of the crude and the sublime power of nature’s imperfection, in large and small scale work. The austerity of his style is born from an honest, tacit relationship with clay developed and mastered over a lifetime. He has held solo and group exhibitions throughout East Asia and Europe. His pieces are sold in galleries and shops in Europe, Asia, and the USA.”

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call for entry: Lip Service

A cup is one of the most intimate objects that we interact with on a daily basis. When we sit with our tea, coffee or beverage of choice, we are in communion with this drinking vessel through its touch to our lips and its feel in our hands. Furthermore, when we drink with a handmade object, we are also connecting with the maker of the object, one pair of hands to another.  Selected through a jurying process by nationally renowned Massachusetts-based potter Mary Barringer, this exhibition will feature 100 drinking vessels by artists from across the country– cups, mugs, teabowls, yunomi, shot cups, martini cups, bourbon cups, wine goblets, espresso mugs, tumblers and more. We seek a diverse array of objects that invite use and handling, and are made for different hands, different aesthetics and different liquids. A feast for the eyes, each object is meant to be taken home and enjoyed one beverage at a time.

Mary Barringer received a BA in art from Bennington College and has been a studio artist since 1973, making both sculpture and functional pottery. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she has taught widely at universities, art schools, and craft centers and including Ohio University, Hartford Art School, and Anderson Ranch. In addition to her studio work she has written and lectured on the history of ceramics, and from 2004 until 2014 she served as editor of The Studio Potter journal. She lives in western Massachusetts.

A Juror’s Choice Award ($300) and a Director’s Choice Award ($100) will be determined from the actual works and will be announced during the Opening Reception.

Lip Service
is open to all artists over 18 residing within the United States and Canada.

$30 per entry (for up to 5 works)

Applications will be accepted online only; www.callforentry.com 
Submission begins September 1, 2019 and ends January 15, 2020

No more than 5 pieces of artwork may be submitted. Jurying will be conducted from images of actual works available for the exhibition. No substitutions allowed. Submissions that include more than 5 works or more than one detail image per work may be excluded from adjudication.


call for entry: FUNCTION: LUNCHEON

call for entry: Identity in Clay

On display September 4 – 26, 2020
Juried by Raven Halfmoon
Entries due December 30, 2019

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for “Identity in Clay,” a juried group exhibition of ceramic work that investigates the existential question of “Who am I?” This exhibition will be on display September 4 – 26, 2020 in the Clay Center’s gallery space in the heart of New Orleans.

“Identity in Clay” is open to any type of ceramic work that addresses the concept of identity, which is commonly described as a sense of who people are, including how they think about themselves, the way they are viewed by the world, and the characteristics that define them.

Entries due December 30, 2019
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