Studio Tech position @ Medalta

If you’re a ceramic artist who is looking for their dream job, you’ve found it. Medalta is the best place to work! Ok, we may be a little biased, but if you know what quartz inversion is, you should definitely send in your application. Like fixing kilns? Then you’re who we’re looking for – a full time Studio Technician for the Medalta International Artists in Residence program.
To apply, send your cover letter & resume to Laurie@medalta.org with the subject line Studio Technician before January 14, 2022.
See the full job description at https://medalta.org/employment-opportunities/

job posting: NSCAD Faculty Position

NSCAD University is pleased to announce a cohort hiring initiative of six faculty members who identify as Black, Indigenous or racialized. We seek applicants whose practice, research-creation and teaching will support programmatic missions of equity, inclusion, social justice, decolonization, anti-racism, human development, belonging and well-being.

Please visit nscad.ca/2022Cohort for more information about each position, including how to apply.

Kristy Moreno workshop this Sunday!

Kristy Moreno’s work is so incredible! We’re so lucky to have the chance to learn from her this weekend through The Ceramic School! Come hang out and learn all about creating fabulous figures with Kristy!

“Hello my name is Kristy Moreno and in this workshop I will be showing you how I create one of my characters out of clay! The way I like to build my characters is by building them solid, hollowing them out in sections and then reattaching them back together. This process allows me the freedom to draw with the clay and I love being able to improvise each figure. Before I begin, I just want to say thank you in advance for wanting to see my workshop! I hope you enjoy learning about my building process and please let me know if you try this method out for yourself in the future. Now, let’s get started!”

When you buy this workshop, you get:

  • Watch my Live Online Workshop
    • The workshop is taking place on 16th January 2022 at 10 AM PST, 1 PM EST, 7 PM CET
    • The workshop will be around 1 hour long.
  • Bonus Q&A
    • Join my bonus Live Q&A where I answer questions about my process face-to-face
  • Lifetime Access to the Replays
    • The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time

About Kristy: “My current body of work examines the systems and bonds between social, political, and personal narratives. These narratives intersect to embody forms of relativity, healing and resilience. By producing these physically paused moments, I introduce a space for reflection which investigates the journey of my personal point of view, individual habits and character.

My sculptures and prints are my thoughts made physical from studying the human condition and my reactions to the injustices brought to light in the recent months. As I thought about the I.C.E. raids, concentration camps, and prisons that directly affect Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities today, I began experimenting with combining personal photographs, screen printed elements, and lyrics in order to tell a story that others could possibly relate to. In the way that Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen often depicted the residents of San Francisco, I chose to portray Chico organizers along with my own fictional characters to actively visualize a future abundant in mutual aid. When combining ceramics and printmaking, I participate in recording historical events, spreading awareness and thus manifesting brighter futures based in science fiction such as writer adrienne maree brown does when explaining that all activism is a form of science fiction. In overcrowding these physical spaces with overlapping details, I acknowledge the clutter that inevitably distracts us from practicing empathy and acknowledging our own humanity.

Kristy Moreno was born in the city of Inglewood, California and often found herself creating doodles of her favorite cartoons. Moving to Orange County inspired her to become involved in the art communities of Santa Ana, leading her to collaborate with group collectives including We Are Rodents and Konsept. She then attended Santa Ana College where she found an interest in ceramics that led her to transfer to California State University, Chico to pursue a BFA degree. Her work now spans across mediums from ceramics, illustrations and printmaking to bring awareness and visibility to an abundant future where mutual aid is possible.

ISO: Canadian Woodfirers

Ceramic educator and woodfirer Robin DuPont is putting together an inventory of Canadian woodfirers and kilns across Canada. “In my travels, I am often asked about the contemporary Canadian wood firing scene. An inventory of kilns and ceramic artists firing with wood would be a great resource for ceramic students, institutions and the broader ceramics community.”

Seeking the following info:

  • Contact Info (email, phone)
  • Website/Social media
  • Physical Location
  • Type of Kiln (photo if possible)

Please send an email to robindupontceramics@gmail.com

job posting: Executive Director @ The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

Position Summary

Reporting to the board of directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the overall leadership and administration of The Bray, including artistic direction, strategic programming, business operations, financial management, fundraising, community engagement, and equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. The Executive Director will oversee the daily operations of the organization, providing leadership in the areas of program compliance, quality assurance, program efficiency, and fiscal integrity. They will manage staff and be responsible for the direction and execution of all programs, including artists in residence, visiting artists, education, exhibitions, sales gallery, and ceramic supplies.

The Executive Director will be actively in engaged in the world of contemporary ceramic art and will work to attract top artists. This person will activate their broad knowledge of and passion for ceramics and contemporary art to deepen the Bray’s global impact and build on its more than 70 years of success. Serving as The Bray’s primary ambassador to the local, national, and international clay community, the Executive Director will inspire excellence and provide leadership to ensure the resources, systems, and structures are in place to meet The Bray’s strategic goals and community needs. The Executive Director will value and prioritize equity and diversity, creating an environment that is sustainably inclusive, while working creatively and collaboratively to build strong external relationships with individuals and institutions.

Read full job posting HERE.