BBC 4 – Handmade In Britain – Ceramics: A Fragile History. 10 October 2011 at 9.00pm

Ceramics: A Fragile History There are three episodes to this one hour BBC4 programme: on Mondays 10, 17 and 24 October 2011. Episode 1 is looking at domestic pottery from the Tudor period onwards. It traces the evolution of different techniques and styles involved in the art of pottery and examines in intimate detail what British pots can tell us about how generations before us lived and how they saw themselves. Episode 2. Focuses on Stoke on Trent including those responsible for the dominance of British Ceramics from Josiah Wedgewood and Josiah Spode to Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper. Episode 3. From the mass produced pots of the industrial revolution to the Arts and Crafts Movement to the rebirth of handmade pots by Bernard Leach to the imaginative and exciting ceramics of the current period. See more detail on the BBC site: If you are interested in the story of British Ceramics this is a series not to be missed.via

Call for entry: Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2012

Deadline: 26 September 2011 Artists are invited to submit work for the 2012 Daiwa Foundation Art Prize Following the success of its inaugural year, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce the second Daiwa Foundation Art Prize. The selection panel will include: Martin Gayford, Art Critic and author
Mami Kataoka, Senior curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Grayson Perry, Artist and 2003 Turner Prize winner
Masami Shiraishi, Director, Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo
Jonathan Watkins (Chair), Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham The Daiwa Foundation Art Prize is an open submission prize which offers a British artist a first solo exhibition in Japan. In its inaugural year, the prize resulted in a solo show at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo for Marcus Coates. Scai the Bathhouse in Tokyo will be the partner organisation for the 2012 exhibition. In addition, the winner will be awarded a £5,000 participation fee plus travel and accommodation costs for a 7 day period in Japan to coincide with the opening of the exhibition in Autumn 2012. The Prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have neither had nor are planning a solo exhibition in Japan. The Prize is open to artists working in any medium including painting, photography, print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation and moving image. Deadline for applications: Monday 26 September 2011 Artists must submit a current CV, personal statement, documentation and images of four recent works and a completed entry form, downloadable from: For further information and to apply contact the project coordinators, Parker Harris: T. 01372 462190