call for entry: This Moment of Rupture

VisArts invites artists working in the expanded field of ceramics to apply for “This Moment of Rupture”.
“This Moment of Rupture” is a juried national survey of contemporary ceramics today. We seek a broad spectrum of works that both celebrate traditional forms and that challenge the conventional definitions of craft. During “this moment of rupture” with the related crises of the pandemic, racial uprisings, climate change, and economic decline, how are ceramic artists responding? Is there a renewed sense of emotional purpose? Is activism playing a role in contemporary ceramic practice? We are seeking artists who work in an expansive variety of media but that all incorporate ceramics in some way, be it with traditional methods, or with processes such as 3d printing, or as a part of performance art, mixed media and more. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration.

This exhibition will be juried by the founder and director of Red Dirt Studio, Margaret Boozer.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 7, 2021 before midnight*

Full details HERE.

Women in Clay 4: Gasworks NYC Zoom Workshop Series

Sundays, April 25-June 27, 2-4pm EST

This series of workshops will bring together the talents and perspectives of 10 women working in clay from around the country. Each week a different instructor will demo one of their special skills or favorite techniques online via zoom. Price is for all 10 workshops. BIPOC folks pay half.  Email for a discount code. Here’s the line up:

Week 1: Melissa Weiss will demonstrate how to handbuild large vases using coil building.

Week 2: Nala Turner from Carlynne Ceramics will discuss visual characterizations of trauma and the resilience of the black body in relation to social narrative + power; and demonstrate finding safety through the ceramic process.

Week 3: Candice Methe will demonstrate how to handbuild a lidded vessel using coiling, cutting, and darting.

Week 4: Jen Allen will demonstrate how she hand-builds teapots discussing form and texture along the way.

Week 5: Gabo Martini will demonstrate throwing in sections and large-scale sgraffito.

Week 6: Dina Nur Satti from Nur Ceramics will discuss the spiritual and communal essence of pottery and building asymmetrical vases and embellishments.

week 7: Yiyi Mendoza will demonstrate slab building and making funky plates.

week 8: Sara Morales-Morgan will demonstrate how to create illustrative surfaces using underglaze and china paint.

Week 9: Zoe Dering will discuss form and texture while demo-ing a carved and altered wheel-thrown pot.

Week 10: Tiffany Saw will demonstrate traditional carving techniques from Jing de Zhen.

Register HERE.