Oxford Ceramics Fair

Oxford Ceramics Fair is – probably – the UK’s longest running ceramics event, established at least 26 years ago! It is selected and run by and for the makers, and our aim is to provide an unpretentious and affordable platform that nonetheless showcases only the finest makers working in clay today. No commission is taken on sales, and this is a chance to buy directly from the maker and support the sector.


call for proposals: Gardiner Museum Artist Residency

The Gardiner Museum is seeking proposals for the newly established Gardiner Museum Artist Residency.

About the Gardiner Museum
The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and backgrounds through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire. We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as it brings together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.
About the Gardiner Museum Artist Residency
The Gardiner Museum Artist Residency will offer public working space and access to Museum resources to a single artist or collective for the development of their work. The aim of the Residency is to offer a unique opportunity to an established or mid-career artist to pursue a larger-scale project; cultivate new directions in the field of ceramic art; elevate awareness of and appreciation for contemporary Canadian ceramics; and support diverse participation in the field of contemporary ceramics.
Artist Residency Description
The Gardiner Museum Artist Residency will provide the successful applicant with a paid residency opportunity that will last 8 – 12 weeks, between April and June 2023, during which time the resident will have primary access to the Laura Dinner and Richard Rooney Community Clay Studio. Access will be granted during building hours from Monday – Friday, with limited access possible on Saturdays, Sundays, and some evenings. The resident will have a dedicated workspace and storage, while maintaining the accessibility of other scheduled programming in the studio. The resident will be trained by Gardiner staff in object handling procedures and be granted access with supervision to the permanent collection. The resident is encouraged to use the library, archives, and other Gardiner resources as part of their project. Access will be facilitated on an as needed basis.

The Residency will include a public-facing role, with Museum patrons able to visit the resident’s studio during designated hours. Further, the resident will offer a public program at the Museum, either a talk on their project; a special short-term workshop; or a sessional class.

The resident will agree to work a minimum number of hours on site (avg. 20/week) and will schedule bi- weekly check-ins with a staff member.

The outcome of the Artist Residency will be to complete a specific project that is considered a new body of work. It is acknowledged that the project may change from the time of application to the completion of the Residency. Proposed projects should be ones that the applicant would find difficult or be unable to complete without the Residency, due to time, space, equipment, or other reasons. Projects
will ideally include a research component that builds off the Gardiner Museum collections, archives, library, or other materials. Projects should use materials and equipment compatible with existing studio activities. A final exhibition of the project is not assumed to be a component of the Residency.
The Artist Resident, be they a single artist or collective, will receive a $14,000 stipend toward accommodation, travel, as well as all cost of living, salary, and outside research costs for the time spent in Toronto at the Gardiner Museum. The Artist Resident will directly manage these funds, with distribution and accountability guidelines specified at the time of acceptance. While all situations differ and thus budget allocations can vary, the program is designed for the successful applicant to receive a living wage while in Toronto. In addition to a stipend, the Gardiner Museum will provide $5,000 towards materials, equipment, and firing costs.
The Artist Residency is designed for established and mid-career artists with a demonstrated commitment to ceramics. That is, someone who can benefit from the opportunity of dedicated work time and space, as well as the further resources of the Museum, but not someone who is at the initial stages of their work as an artist. Mid-career in this context would typically mean more than eight (8)
years of professional experience as an artist but less than thirty (30). Artists should have a clear interest in ceramics, although it does not need to be their exclusive medium. Artists will be citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, with a record of having presented original artwork in Canada. Applications will be solicited nationally, and the Gardiner encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including those from visible and invisible minority groups such as Black and Indigenous people, people of colour, and those with disabilities.

Proposal Requirements
Interested applicants are required to please submit the following:
1. CV (up to 5 pages)
2. Letter of Intent (1 page) providing a narrative description of your practice, commitment to ceramics, and current career status, emphasizing how the Artist Residency will nurture development in these areas.
3. Project Proposal (4 pages maximum) describing what the applicant intends to make, why, and how being at the Gardiner would support the realization of the project. Proposals can include sketches, diagrams, and images as part of the four-page maximum. Images of completed works by the artist should be included in the portfolio rather than proposal. Ceramics should be the dominant material of the project, but does not need to be the sole material. Not all elements of the project need to be completed at the Gardiner. Only one proposal per artist or artist team will be considered. Proposals should include a budget and timeline.
4. Portfolio (15 images total) of completed artworks by the artist or collective. Recent rather than retrospective images are preferred. Detail images are welcome, but they will contribute to the total which should not exceed 15. Please ensure artworks are clearly visible.
Please submit materials as a single digital PDF. Complete submissions must be received by the Gardiner Museum by 5 pm EST on October 28, 2022, to be considered. Incomplete submissions will be subject to disqualification. All submission materials will be retained by the Gardiner Museum.
Finalists can expect to be contacted by late November for an informational interview.
Submit complete proposals to:
[email protected]
Only packets received electronically will be reviewed.

Selection Process
Applications will be assessed based on merit; a demonstrated commitment to the field of ceramics; benefit to the candidate; feasibility and originality of the project; and ability of the candidate/project to engage the full resources of the Museum. Proposals will be measured also on their potential to be realized within the budget and time allotments. We hope that any applicant would bring a fresh perspective on ceramics and Gardiner’s collection, while enriching the diverse dialogue that helps the Gardiner build community with clay. The Gardiner Museum Artist Residency is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Pamela Goodwin.


Matthew O’Reilly artist talk @ Craft Alberta

Join the Alberta Craft Council for a virtual Artist Talk and Closing Reception of Procession of the Self on Monday October 17, at 7pm MDT,
Procession of the Self is an Alberta Craft Council solo exhibition by 2022 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics winner Matthew O’Reilly. The figural ceramic works in Matthew’s show were developed during his year-long residency at Medalta in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Through the iterative making and exhibiting process, Matthew’s work has evolved from gallery white, distorted public statuary to richly expressive, towering figures. Using the sculpted figure as a launch pad for conversation about the human condition and making reflexive work that pushes, pulls, and complicates dialogues around identity, Matthew’s work conveys a personal narrative while simultaneously being a larger cultural time capsule.
Learn more about this FREE virtual event and register: http://ow.ly/7Y1350KQMnc
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call for submissions: NCECA Fellowship Opportunities

NCECA’s purpose is to promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, research and creative practice. The following Fellowships are one of the means by which we accomplish this goal.
2023 Fellowship opportunities:

call for entry: Hang Up’s – Prospectus Good Habit Pottery Co

Please review the exhibition Prospectus. (copied below)

Follow the link below to application form where you can upload your images and details.

Application Form

Hang Up’s – Prospectus

Exhibition Title:  Hang Up’s

Juror: Soojin Choi

Exhibition Location: www.goodhabitpottery.com

Dates for Exhibition: January 30, 2023 – April 2, 2023

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2022

Ship work by: December 15, 2022

Fee: $10 USD, up to 3 works

Hang Up’s ­is an exhibition of wall mounted/hanging ceramic works, hosted online by Good Habit Pottery Co.


Open to all artists living in North America, 18 years of age or older. Works must wall hanging, have a ceramic component(s) and be no larger than 18 inches in the largest dimension. All works must be ready to hang. Please provide any special hardware or hanging instructions as needed.


Soojin Choi was born and raised in South Korea, and she has worked as an artist in the United States since 2010. Soojin earned her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 with a double major in Craft/ Material Studies and Painting/ Printmaking. She continued her studies at Alfred University to pursue a MFA degree in ceramics in 2018. After graduate school, she accepted a residency at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN with funding by Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship, and a long-term resident artist at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. Currently, she is a long-term resident artist at Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. Her work transforms objects, figures and spaces into visual language by repeatedly layering flat and spatial surfaces.


Artists may submit up to three works. Images must be formatted JPEG, a minimum of 1200px on the small dimension.  Artists may submit up to 3 views of each piece.

Name files in the following format “lastname_firstname_title_view(A,B,C).jpg”



Artists may submit up to three submissions for a fee of $10 USD. Fee must be paid with credit card through the Good Habit Pottery Co. website ‘Open Call’ page.


All work must be for sale, Artist will be paid 55% of the retail price, Good Habit Pottery Co. will retain 35%, and 10% will be donated to one of our three beneficiary organizations.


Selected artists are responsible for shipping costs to Good Habit Pottery Co. and must include a prepaid return shipping label. All works must be shipped by December 10, 2022.

About Good Habit Pottery Co.

Good Habit Pottery Company is an aspiration to focus more time on the good things in life – to celebrate our good habits. The craft of pottery is one of humanity’s earliest inventions and is, at it’s root, about nourishing our family and community.

As craftspeople and artists, we know it is a luxury to pursue our passion through a life in the studio; as collectors of pottery, we know it is a luxury to adorn our homes with thoughtfully crafted wares.

We hope to inspire our customers to slow down, appreciate the small things, and take care of one another. To that end, we at Good Habit Pottery Company donate 10% of every sale to community building organizations.

Currently, we are supporting Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, Days for Girls, and Crafting the Future.


Any and all questions can be submitted to [email protected]