apprenticeship opportunity with Rusty Wheel Pottery

The Particulars:

In exchange for 18 hours a week of work around the studio you will receive 24 hour studio access to a 1500 sq. foot, lake front studio space, assistance with materials, access to kilns, critique and guidance on work/professionalism.  Work would include general studio upkeep, building projects, loading kilns, community projects, teaching opportunities, packing and shipping work, photographing work, website upkeep and general PR, assistance in my own studio practice, gallery retail assistance, customer service, scheduling and appointment maintenance, and programming development .  Housing is not included, though I do have connections to reasonably priced housing in the area. There are restaurants, coffee shops, etc. here in town for possible employment opportunities and Syracuse is only 20-30 minutes away containing many more options for both housing and employment. The studio will have a retail crafts gallery and foot traffic in town is steady, and selling work is available and encouraged if those options are fitting.

In March of 2022, Rusty Wheel Pottery will be making a move from its current location in Tully NY to Skaneateles NY, 20 miles to the west of Syracuse, occupying the space that Imagine Handmade, a family owned Handcraft gallery of 30 years currently lives, and will become Papavero Clay Studio, opening in April. I currently have 2 wheels, with plans to expand that, and plenty of hand building space.  Extruders, Slab Roller, Pugmill, Large and small electric kilns are all located in the studio. Semi-private studio space will be provided for the apprentice, will full studio access available at all times. I consistently have a number of Ideas and plans for the year, this particular year will be jam packed, and am looking for someone out there who is interested in helping these plans grow to completion and beyond.

Ideally, the right candidate will have a BFA or MFA in ceramics or studio art, and a solid command of clay, clays properties, and processes. Teaching experience and interest is a strong plus, as running classes in the studio will be necessary, and good hand skills should be evident in your work as I will be looking for assistance in the studio with my own work. I ask for a letter of intent, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a portfolio of your current work. All of these things can be emailed to me at jeremydrandall@gmail.com or mailed to Jeremy Randall C/O Rusty Wheel Apprenticeship, PO Box 698, Tully NY 13159. This will be a revolving application process and the position is currently open until filled.  Because you will be working closely with me, as well as with my family, I am taking this application process very seriously to achieve a great fit in all of these areas.

Full details can be found HERE.

residency opportunity: Cdn Clay and Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to announce our first Ceramic Arts Residency program! We are now seeking applications from qualified emerging ceramic artists who are from or are currently based in Waterloo Region for this exciting 8-week, full-time residency based at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario.

This program will offer an emerging ceramic artist the opportunity to work in the studio at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery 35 hours per week for a period of 8 weeks, gaining critical experience, mentorship, and opportunities as they begin their career. Working in the studio from October to December 2021 (dates are flexible), the resident will:
-have access to our fully equipped ceramic studio
-participate in mentorship opportunities with the Gallery Executive Director and Chief Curator, Curator, and Public Programs Manager
-receive mentorship from up to two artists or arts administrators in the Region
-present artist talks, demonstrations, and/or workshops to the public
-have the opportunity to sell work in the Gallery Shop (standard consignment agreement applies, contact Denis Longchamps for more information)

Following completion of the Residency, a selection of the resident’s work will be presented in an exhibition at the Gallery (dates TBD).

The selected artist will receive an honorarium of $500 per week and will have access to a budget of $500 for materials and specialized tools. The Gallery Studio includes access to 2 electric kilns, a pug mill, slab roller, pottery wheels, and basic tools, as well as support from the Studio Technician and other Gallery staff.

Applications must be received no later than September 19, 2021.

Visit our website for more information.

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.

This Saturday: BEALART Year End Show!

About: Bealart is a critical mass of Visual Art instructors and students at HB Beal Secondary School that enables extraordinary life-world experiences! At Bealart, we believe that skills, technique and style should be in service of well-formed thinking and we challenge our students to develop, research and present their own ideas. Our program teaches students to consider the consequences of their creativity; to be responsible to the environment and those around them for the artifacts they create.

Bealart provides critical, contemporary art making experiences, culminating in a portfolio of finished and experimental works that will distinguish our students from others and help them to succeed in post-secondary environments. We endeavour to direct students toward self-motivated, concept-driven artworks which showcase the skills and techniques learned using our unique facilities. Students are encouraged to be accountable for their work, the processes of its creation, as well as its meaning, through critique, self-reflective practice and peer to peer interactions. Bealart works closely with the community to showcase the talents of the students and foster positive relationships outside of the classroom while promoting the visual arts and a sense of responsibility to that community.

Bealart’s Annual Year End Show – This exhibition is a Bealart tradition and has existed for over 40 years.

Pre-Covid: At the end of each school year (often falling on Father’s Day Weekend) we run a 3 day Show and Sale.  From Saturday at 12noon to Monday at 9pm.  Our Bealart community – staff and students work together to set up, welcome the community and operate the exhibition.   All of our studio/classroom’s are deconstructed and reconstructed, creating a total of 10 gallery spaces brimming with artwork.  Walls are erected, plinths, walls and shelves are painted and the work is installed.

Prior to covid our show and sale would draw line ups from the community – a huge public event, facilitated by our staff and students with sales at the end of three days approaching $30 000.   Our students receive 70% of the sale and 30%  goes back into the Bealart program to continue to support students. (Monies used will pay for YES materials/supplies/promotion and are used to provide additional support for exhibition opportunities, and or supplement costs for field trips.)

Last year amidst all of the changes in the world – thank you Covid,  we were able to continue this tradition and launch an online exhibition.  This year we will be successful in further extending our online exhibition to include sales. (Unfortunately work cannot be shipped, but it can be picked up on site after sales close on Tuesday, June 22nd. Sales pick up will take place on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, and Friday 25 from 10am -6pm at H.B. Beal located in London, Ontario)

This exhibition plays a crucial role in our curriculum as it nurtures our students in their understanding of professional practice, roles and responsibilities of the artist in an exhibition context including community/public relations.  Students are responsible for pricing and curating their work(supported by research and discussion with their studio instructors) Grade 9,10,11’s curate in collaboration with teachers and specialist leaders.  Specialists curate their own work and collaborate with their peers and instructors to ensure quality and connectivity within each gallery space.

Find out more: bealart.com

Lilyana Doyle

Beah Learn

Devin Kim

Elijah Robinson

Olivia Carson

Brianna Montepeque

Charlotte Kelly

Veronica Sarata Ana Sofia Silva Elizondo Kenna RobinsonIsaiah Morabito

Conflux: Alfred Ceramics MFA 2021

  

Opening Today! 

Conflux: Alfred Ceramics MFA 2021 

New Exhibition at Sculpture Space NYC

featuring works by
Uriel Caspi, Marianne Chenard, Justin Donofrio, Lukas Easton, Shauna Fahley, Erin Smith, Sami Tsang

Join us for the In-Person Opening!
Time: June 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

 SCULPTURE SPACE NYC
June 11th – July 24th , 2021
Gallery’s hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 2pm-8pm & Sunday by appointment only
info@sculpturespacenyc.com
(masks are required)

SSNYC Curatorial Program is dedicated to promoting contemporary visual art focusing on the research and exploration of three dimensional work with an emphasis towards ceramics.  Sculpture Space NYC’s mission is to stimulate creativity, new ideas and collaboration in ceramics-based investigations. Artists, designers and craftspeople of all backgrounds converge in this center to experiment, learn, make, reflect and grow artistically.

Special Thanks to the Division of Ceramic Art at Alfred University and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum for their supportive grant to the artists.

Sculpture Space NYC is Located at 47-21 35th Street, Long Island City, NY, the gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday: 2pm-8pm & Sunday: by appointment. 

To schedule an appointment please email info@sculpturespacenyc.com

(masks are required)

www.sculpturespacenyc.com/exhibitions