call for artists: International Craft & Design Residency

The International Craft & Design Residency is open to an all
international practitioners who are not Australian residents. Discipline
areas at ANU School of Art & Design are Ceramics, Design,
Wood/Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silver, Textiles, Sculpture, Drawing
& Printmedia, Photography & Media Arts, and Painting.

The inaugural residency in 2014 was awarded to innovative mix media
artist Lauren Kalman who is a visual artist based in Detroit, USA and
whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography and
performance. In 2015 the award went to Philipp Weber, Munich, a German
based artist/designer who explores the position of craft in contemporary
society and practice by exploration and representing processes.

Expressions of Interest 2017

The School of Art & Design at the Australian National University
is pleased to announce the upcoming 2017 International Craft &
Design Residency.

The School of Art & Design seeks a craftsperson, designer or
artist to undertake an intensive residency in the second half of 2017.
We invite applications form practitioners who ideally work in a cross
disciplinary approach to encourage cross-disciplinary activity and
dialogue within our school. The duration of the residency is suggested
to be between 3-6 weeks (other durations can be negotiated). The
residency will start after 20 July 2017 and the actual dates will be
negotiated with the successful candidate.

Deadline: Monday 6 February 2017

To apply, click here

Applicants notified before the end of February 2017

Award benefits

  • Return economy-class international airfare to Canberra, Australia (up to $4,000 AUD).
  • Use of well-equipped studio space; focused time for studio engagement.
  • Supportive interaction with fellow artists and students.
  • Up to AUD$1000 in materials allowance reimbursements.
  • Accommodation in a private flat at ANU.
  • Wireless Internet, library, and bicycle access.

Award expectations 

  • Commitment as a full-time resident practitioner for the designated term;
  • Being accessible to ANU School of Art students and community;
  • Production of new works and/or engaging in explorations and collaborations across workshops;
  • Contribution to the School of Art community through a variety of
    activities, including offering a public lecture, participating in
    workshop critiques, etc.

Australian National University School of Art & Design provides
studio-based courses of study for Undergraduate through PhD
(Practice-Led Research) students majoring in each of the discipline
areas. The School of Art & Design staff are professionally and
research active, and is committed to encouraging new collaborations
between disciplines.

The ANU is situated in the nation’s capital, and is near to
Australia’s national collecting institutions providing an excellent
environment for study and research.

job posting: Senior Lecturer, Ceramics School of Art

Job no: 513306
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level C
Salary package: $113,929 to $127,025 + 17% Superannuation

Position overview

The ANU School of Art teaches and researches in the visual arts and
design, and the position involves the delivery of undergraduate and
graduate studies in the Bachelor of Visual Art, Bachelor of Design, and
Masters of Visual Arts, Masters of Design and the School of Art Higher
Degree by Research program.  The candidate will show leadership in
curriculum development and teaching methods and have the ability to
initiate and resource research projects committed to practice led
research and innovative approaches to ceramics and other disciplines.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest
single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is
structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than
20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts,
humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial
international research presence and is a major source of national policy
advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their
research, and 46 are members of the Australian Academy of the
Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both We
also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC
Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures,
concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the
public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60
nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment
opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on Enquiries

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes
employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic
background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff
equity at ANU, visit

Application information

Contact: Dr Denise Ferris, Head, School of Art. Phone: (02) 6125 5811 Email:

Full details here.

call for artists: International Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residency Craft & Design Disciplines

Reception: 04 September 2014 9:00am
Duration: Thursday, September 4, 2014 – 09:00 – Monday, September 8, 2014 – 17:00
Location: Australian National University School of Art

The Craft & Design Disciplines at Australian National
University School of Art are piloting our new International
Interdisciplinary Artist in Residency.  As a new initiative, the
timeline for the application and residency is very short for the 2014

Expression of Interest

International Interdisciplinary Artist In Residence

ANU School of Art Craft & Design Workshops

Deadline: 8 Sept 2014; Decisions to be announced 19 Sept 2014

Australian National University School of Art seeks an
Artist-in-Residence working in an interdisciplinary way across two (or
more) of the Craft & Design discipline-based workshops for a period
of 2 to 6 weeks commencing anytime beginning the 7 October 2014 and
concluding by 8 December 2014.  The individual Craft & Design
Workshops at ANU School of Art include Ceramics, Wood/Furniture, Glass,
Gold & Silver, and Textiles.  Additional Workshops at School of Art
include Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Print Media & Drawing, as
well as Foundation Studies and Art Theory.  

The International Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence is open to an
International Artist or Designer (non-Australian resident) working
across any two of the following Craft & Design disciplines
(Ceramics, Wood/Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silver, and Textiles)
(e.g.: Wood/Furniture plus Ceramics) or across one of the Craft and
Design disciplines and one of the other School of Art Workshops (E.g.:
Glass plus Photography).

The Artist-in-Residence includes: up to AUD$4000 towards
economy-class international airfare to Canberra, Australia; studio
space; up to AUD$1000 in materials allowance reimbursements;
accommodation in a private flat at ANU; and wireless access.

Australian National University School of Art provides studio-based
courses of study for Undergraduate through PhD (Practice-Led Research)
students majoring in each of the discipline areas. The School of Art
staff is professionally and research active, and is committed to
encouraging new collaborations between disciplines. The ANU is situated
in the nation’s capital, and is near to Australia’s national collecting
institutions providing an excellent environment for study and research.

To Apply:

1.      Applicant’s current contact details including address, phone number, and email address.

2.      Applicant’s citizenship and country of residence.

3.      Applicant’s one page CV

4.      Residency Project Proposal (1000 characters maximum)

5.      Proposed dates of residency (2 to 6 weeks commencing anytime beginning 7October 2014 and concluding by 8 December 2014)

6.      Artist’s Statement (1000 characters maximum)

7.      10 images (jpgs not to exceed 1MB apiece, 10 MB total)

8.      Image list (title, year of completion, materials, dimensions)

9.      List of contact details for three professional or academic referees

Completed Expressions of Interest should be sent to:

Subject Line:  International Interdisciplinary A-I-R Application

Do not include any materials other than those requested.

Inquiries may be directed to:

call for speaker and demonstrators: The Australian Ceramics Triennale

COB Friday 22 August 2014 
Stepping Up, the 2015 Australian Ceramics Triennale, is the premier event that
brings our ceramics community together. To be held in the national capital,
Canberra, an exciting and diverse program will showcase ceramics through a
series of important discourses and conversations, masterclasses and
Public programs commence Monday 6 July 2015 
Program Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 July 2015 
Guidelines for Speakers 

Speakers will deliver a presentation for ten minutes, followed by a moderated Q
and A session with conference delegates. 

A final abstract must be prepared by each speaker and submitted to the session
chair by 1 November 2014 for inclusion on the website (300 words) 

A completed final paper must be submitted for the printed program by 1 March
2015 Themes 1. 
Up- the Changing World Around 500BCE Heraclitus said “The only thing that is
constant is change”. Despite intermittent periods of relative stability, change
continues to be a central characteristic of life, particularly in the late 20th
and early 21st centuries. As a group of people who work with or are associated
with one of the world’s oldest art materials, how do we adapt to or, indeed,
drive change? Ceramics courses in universities (and those TAFEs that are still
running them) are being cut to save money, whilst community pottery groups are
booming, and international residency opportunities and mentorships are
increasing. So what will ceramics training and education look like in the
future? From the rapid prototyping of old (throwing on the potters’ wheel), 3-D
printing is being explored in ceramics – it is fast becoming commonplace in
other materials. What are the implications of this for studio pottery and
ceramic design? Will the seductive power of ‘new’ technology spell the end of
studio practice as we have known it, or will clay – the material of our current
creation – prove resistant to uptake? Laser and waterjet cutting have found
their niches in craft practice (including ceramics), as have many other
industrial processes; so is there a studio of the future that will engage with
all of this? By 2020, over one third of the world’s population will live in
China and India, and when the whole of Asia is counted, projections have more
than 50% of the world’s population living in this region. Australia is well
placed to be active in securing a seat on this express train, but what are we
doing about it now? How will this affect our practices, our output, our
livelihood and our understanding of ‘our’ culture? 
1- New technologies 
2- Asian Century 
3- Education 
Stepping Up- Your Role in the future Although there persists a romantic view of
the potter or ceramic artist working alone or in a small team – either in a
rural or urban setting, how closely does this reflect the truth? We are all
citizens of the world and, as such, have a responsibility to contribute to its
betterment and that of the ecosystems it supports. This engagement can take
many forms, and the opportunities to use the skills and understanding that we
have to useful ends are many and various. Personal concern, within our own
studios, about our impact on the environment and our own health; official aid
programs, development projects and community events, targeted at improving
health outcomes for those populations who are disadvantaged or in need of
assistance are just some of the many ways in which meaningful engagement with
the broader world can take place. 
1- Social responsibility 
2- Community 
3- Environment 
Stepping Up- Making Money In discussions at ceramic gatherings, the elephant in
the room is often money and economic survival. It is essential in today’s
connected world that we utilise all marketing resources available. But this can
mean much more than developing a website or printing business cards. The way in
which social media, industry collaborations, networking and fundraising have
become the norm rather than the exception in the commercial world demands that
we explore, as creatively as possible, all avenues for selling our work or our
skills. One all too often witnesses a slight sniffiness associated with the
whispered comment ‘commercial’ when people see selling exhibitions, marketing
strategies or advertising ploys that do not pretend to be otherwise. To what
extent are we selling our souls to the devil when we ‘make to sell’? What are
alternative and creative ways to develop commercial partnerships, and novel
ways to raise capital for ventures both inside and outside the studio? 
1- Marketing (social media, videos etc.) 
2- Collaborating (with industry e.g. architects, restaurants, etc) 
3- Initiating (innovative self-funding – rather than grants!) 
Guidelines for Demonstrators 

Demonstrations are for five hour blocks 

• An individual may only present once during the conference 

A final demonstration outline must be prepared by each demonstrator for
publication prior to the conference. This should describe the proposed
demonstration and if more than five hours is required. Demonstrators should
also list the equipment and materials they will require. 
note: Travel, accommodation and participation funds are currently not
a speaker or demonstrator You may nominate someone to be a speaker or
demonstrator. Please e-mail Mel George, Project Manager with your suggestions.

technical tuesday: Daven Hee

I studied at the Australian National University with Daven Hee who is one of the best potters I know. He’s also the best tour guide if you ever head over to Hawaii. Needless to say I was excited to find out that there’s a bunch of videos online from a workshop he presented.

So here’s one to get you started but there are many more on you tube to keep you busy this morning :

Daven Hee instructs his students on making a “bumpy pot.” Filmed at Hawaii Potter’s Guild on July 19, 2010.

Visit his website at