call for entry: By Hand

December 1, 2017 entry deadline

(January 19–March 3, 2018) open to all artists and artists working in pottery. Original work, no previous works, size limited to doorway, and must be for sale. By Hand is an international biennial fine craft competition. Handcrafted items include everything from furniture, elegant vases and jewelry boxes to wall hangings, pottery and sculpture made by hand from glass, clay, wood, metal and fiber.

Work selected by December 19th.

Fee: 40 for three entries.

Juror: Brigitte Martin. Contact Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St. #100, Roseville, California;; 916-783-4117.

Must have new publication: Humor in Craft

About Humor in Craft…

What happens when professional craft artists are allowed to let loose, when they get to explore their mischievous and irreverent sides? Find out in this groundbreaking book, which, for the very first time, reveals an entirely different side of serious craft. Hundreds of images and essays from all over the world allow you to gain insight into the creative minds of contemporary artists like never before.

A variety of traditional craft media are shown in this book, such as furniture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, and metal, as well as a number of unique, nontraditional techniques. Even a bus shelter in London gets a creative make-over that’s sure to make you smile!

The topics range from the playful to the serious, but the message is always most enjoyable. Humor in Craft is a treasure trove for craft aficionados and humor enthusiasts alike.

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • 260+ contributing artists
  • 460+ full color images and artist commentary
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (April 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076434059X

With a foreword by Andrew Wagner.

Gail M. Brown: “You must be kidding…”,
Garth Johnson: “Funk’s Not Dead”,
Kathryn A. Lichti-Harriman: “Taking the Piss: Mistakes and Irony in Scottish Craft Groups”,
Marjorie Simon: “Wandering Thoughts: What’s so funny?”

Fun for all!

Purchase this book from the author directly. Request a dedication along with the author’s signature during checkout! $50 plus s/h plus taxes (USA and Canada only.)

Find our more about the book and the author, and purchase your copy here.