Help support the next stage of @potsinaction

via: Garland Magazine

“Ayumi Horie reflects on the groundbreaking Instagram project, Pots in Action—why she started it and why she has decided to finish it.”

@potsinaction has run its course; I’ve changed and so has Instagram. After 2,400 posts covering a vast range of clay and ceramics globally, @potsinaction will be archived as a website so it can remain a functional resource for the field. @potsinaction expanded a liminal space between pop culture and academia. It turned on people outside the field of ceramics to ceramics by introducing them to a world beyond Paint Your Own Pottery and stuffy museum cases. It became a staple resource for students doing research and for professionals in the field, it dug deeply into what we thought we knew well. For four years, this collaborative project consistently created new content and tried to show not only the best work, but also the unexpected and ubiquitous ways that clay touches lives.”

Read more and DONATE to the archiving of this incredible resource HERE.

job posting: Assistant Professor of Art – Ceramics Full-Time – Tenure-Track, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Art – Ceramics – Full-Time Tenure-Track (Job ID 332969) faculty position to begin fall semester 2020 (08/31/2020). The Department of Art seeks an artist with contemporary ceramic arts expertise to join our renowned Sculpture and Ceramics practice area. We welcome artists open to cross-disciplinary practices that will offer students a dynamic learning environment and a significant depth of competencies in traditional and non-traditional approaches to ceramic arts. To learn more and apply, visit: University of Minnesota’s Find a Job site:

The Department of Art is committed to building an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and academically diverse community of exceptional faculty. The teaching load is two courses each semester and salary and benefits are highly competitive. Finalists will be eligible for travel-related expense reimbursement. Appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor will depend on qualifications and experience consistent with collegiate and University policy. This is a 100% appointment distributed over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May).

call for artists: 2019 International Juried Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey

EXHIBITION DATES: November 8 – December 21, 2019
Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: Friday, November 8 from 6 – 8 p.m.

JUROR: Garth Johnson

ABOUT THE JUROR: Writer, curator, and educator Garth Johnson is the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Johnson is known for his irreverent wit, which can be explored through his weblog, He has also exhibited his work and published his writing nationally and internationally, including contributions to the books Handmade Nation, Craftivity, Craft Corps, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nation Building. His book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, was published by Quarry. He is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century.

Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 15th at 11:59 p.m. MT
Artist Notification: Friday, October 11th (by email)
In Person Delivery: October 29 – November 2nd during office hours
Deadline to Receive Shipped Artwork: November 1st
Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m.
Pre-paid Artwork Return and In-Person Pick-Up: January 2 – 10 during office hours

$35 for up to three entries
$25 for Members of The Center and art educators
Entry fees are non-refundable

The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older

The exhibition will consist of three-dimensional ceramics work. Wall-mounted pieces must be prepared and ready for hanging and no larger than 36″ X 36″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 48″ or weigh more than 75 lbs. including box or crate. Work across a variety of display solutions is encouraged including video or film related to clay. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Please contact The Center with questions about oversize pieces or other shipping concerns before you apply.

Submit up to three JPEG/JPG digital images. Upload options for image files:
File format: JPEG or JPG only
File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side
File size: 5 MB maximum
Information on how to resize your file can be found here.

File Type: MOV, MP4, WMV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MPG, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
File Size: Under 100 MB.
Currently, linked media from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. is not accepted.

2019 entries should be submitted through starting June 1.
You must set up an account to enter.
If you run across a problem while applying or have questions, please contact at

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from The Center for Contemporary Art using Fed-X or DHL. A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from The Center for Contemporary Art on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times.

All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through January 10, 2020 while it is on the premises. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit.
The Center for Contemporary Art receives a 30% commission on all exhibition sales.

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS: The Center for Contemporary Art reserves the right to use digital images of exhibited artwork for media, website, PR and advertising.

residency opportunity: Sister Dennis Frandrup Artist Residency

A call for artist in residence for 6 weeks, beginning in February 2020

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2019

Application criteria:

Emerging to mid-career artists who would benefit from a focused period of time to concentrate on work within the context of an educational environment in a rural bucolic setting.

Sister Dennis Frandrup Artist Residency residency image


Portfolio, 10 images, CV, statement and proposal of how work time will benefit artistic practice.

Included in the Residency are: Six weeks of focused work time; stipend of $2,500; accommodations: studio space, access to studio-specific equipment (including access to photo and video cameras and editing lab), and some studio supplies.

Artist is responsible for: Transportation to/from site of residency as well as any other miscellaneous travel and meals.

Artist responsibilities:

Six-week studio practice, limited interaction with public via open studio, artist talk, and interaction with students to include either workshop or critique. Details to be finalized upon acceptance.

Studios include: papermaking, printmaking, darkrooms (silver and handmade), Mac lab (including scanners, inkjet printers), video editing lab, photo studio, ceramics studio, woodshop, book arts studio, and sculpture located on both both campuses of College of St. Benedict and Saint John’s University.


Visiting artists will be housed in an apartment at the Collegeville Institute near the campus of Saint John’s University.

The Collegeville Institute was designed by the world-class architect Marcel Breuer, and consists of a lakeside cluster of ten apartments and an administrative center. The apartments vary in size from one to three bedrooms and are assigned according to family needs. The apartments are fully furnished, with central heating, air conditioning, brick fireplace, and wireless Internet. A community kitchen, lounge, library, chapel, and laundry are also available.

Artist Studio

Visiting artists will be able to work in a spacious loft studio at the Art Center, Saint John’s University, where they will have access to art studio classrooms and labs for printmaking, video, sculpture, and photography. The 918 sq. ft. studio has a high ceiling, excellent natural lighting, movable furnishings for working and storage, adjustable spotlights, a sitting area, a sink, wi-fi and Internet access, restrooms nearby, and 24/7 access. A 4.8′ x 6.6′ barn door into the adjacent gallery does permit transporting larger work into the space by a portable lift, but because the studio is upstairs and otherwise accessible only by a spiral staircase, there is limited access.

Learn more and apply at

job posting: Center for Craft

Applications due July 1, 2019


The Center for Craft is looking for a full-time Craft Research and Innovation Manager to develop and support the Center’s national field building programs, which seek to increase the value and relevance of craft to society through awarding grants and fellowships, convening thought leaders, documenting and disseminating research, and creating leadership initiatives in the field.

The Craft Research and Innovation Manager will oversee the Center’s ambitious annual grant and fellowship program, including the management of data, counseling of applicants, coordination of the selection processes, and evaluation of grant impacts. They will organize and produce an annual convening of grant recipients to ensure their continued professional development, and provide key project support for the Center’s other national convenings including an annual Craft Think Tank and conference. The successful candidate will plan and develop dissemination strategies for the Center’s national field building programs, including overseeing the Craft Research Collection housed in the Center’s downtown Asheville gallery.

The Craft Research Manager is responsible for maintaining financial and administrative grant records with accuracy and timeliness as well as expenditures within budget. They will provide key support in grant writing and reporting for field building projects.

This position is full-time and exempt with occasional evenings/weekends and reports to the Assistant Director and Curator. The position will supervise contractual support and/or interns. Starting salary is $42,000 with full benefits to include Medical/Dental, Life Insurance, LTD and STD, and 401K as well as 3 weeks paid leave and recognized federal holidays.


The ideal candidate will have an MA in Art History, Design History, Decorative Arts, Material Culture, American Studies, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  A working knowledge of the American craft field is highly preferred. The following skills, qualities and experiences are also a priority:

  • Organized, self-motivated planner that may work independently;
  • Solid understanding of grant-making processes and reporting requirements;
  • Strong communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills with the intent to develop and maintain positive relationships;
  • Proven expertise in written communication, including texts developed for both general and specialist/scholarly audiences (social media, blogs, articles, reports, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in systems used to track, evaluate, and monitor grants and projects;
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail; and
  • Advanced computer knowledge to include Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Suite.



  • Manage grants and fellowship programs, including call for applications/nominations, developing the online application and review process (Slideroom), counseling applicants to ensure deadlines and requirements are met, preparing for the selection committee process, processing grant payments, and evaluating program outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with grant recipients and key external program partners; create content and storytelling related to grantees for marketing and social media; maintain grant archive on the Center’s website; oversee and plan annual Fellows Connect;
  • Increase the impact of the Center’s field building program by creating and implementing documentation and dissemination strategies for craft research, including overseeing the Center’s Craft Research Collection and organizing craft research related exhibits and events; keeping grant and project archive up to date; ensuring database contacts are current and relevant; evaluating grant database and content systems for effectiveness and updates.
  • Project planning and support for national field building programs, including the Craft Think Tank and national conferences; manage and track project timelines and budgets;  work with speakers, partners and other program constituents to develop content, asses and coordinate set-up needs, and meet marketing deadlines; conduct post-event evaluation and reports.
  • Support the organization’s grant-writing activities, including researching, preparing, and tracking grant proposals and reports; monitor grant prospects with a master schedule including deadlines for renewals and reports, archive previous grants; Collaborate with Development Director on the drafting of grant proposals and reports; Manage the grant application process by drafting and editing proposals and reports with input from the Development Director, solicit and/or draft letters of support and other documents .

The Center for Craft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. The Center encourages applications from traditionally under-represented minority populations. Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.


This position will be regularly scheduled to work Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Occasional nights and weekend hours are required.


All application materials are due by July 1, 2019. Please send the completed employment application, cover letter, C.V., and 2 writing samples (up to 500 words each) to Marilyn Zapf at

Offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a background check.


Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft (formerly The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design) is the leading organization in the United States identifying and convening craft makers, curators, and researchers, and matching them with resources, tools, and networks to advance their careers. Over the years, the Center has become a vital community resource, serving thousands of visitors annually. As a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft, the Center administers more than $300,000 in grants to those working in the craft field. Follow the Center at, and on Facebook and Instagram.

See job posting HERE.