job posting: Emily Carr Assistant or Associate Professor in Ceramics

Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Ceramics within the Audain Faculty of Art. Situated on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University is a world-renowned learning and research community dedicated to the education of artists and designers.

The Ceramics area at Emily Carr University focuses on developing critically engaged and contextually aware ceramic work. Situated within the interdisciplinary Visual Arts BFA in the Audain Faculty of Art, the Ceramics area fosters the development of student practice within the context of contemporary art discourse, with a strong technical and conceptual foundation, and a keen awareness of the relationship between ceramics and a range of disciplines and practices.


Candidates should be able to teach ceramics at multiple levels, from Foundation to Graduate Studies, and will be expected to contribute to developing curriculum in an institution that is committed to the interrelation of theory and practice. The successful candidate will join a rigorous and committed team of Art faculty that also includes the following curriculum areas: Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Illustration, Drawing, Print Media, Sculpture + Expanded Practices, New Media + Sound Arts, Performance, Interdisciplinary Visual Art and Praxis, as well as minors in Curatorial Practices and Art + Text. Candidates should be equally fluent in contemporary ceramics discourse and studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, aesthetic and technical demands of the discipline. Additionally, faculty are expected to participate in portfolio reviews, upper-level critiques, provide graduate student supervision, serve on administrative committees, engage in research, and to be an active member of the Emily Carr community. The successful candidate will have an active artistic research practice and a substantial exhibition and/or publication record with a solid, demonstrable foundation in ceramics. The successful candidate will have an established career profile and be active in national and international contexts.


The ideal candidate will have

    • • Master of Fine Arts degree (or terminal degree in related discipline);
      • minimum of two years of related post-secondary teaching experience that includes proven experience in curriculum development;
      • strong evidence of excellence in ceramics practice;
      • expertise in a range of traditional and contemporary methods of making; and
      • significant evidence of active engagement with discourse within contemporary ceramics practices, histories and theories of ceramics, and more broadly in contemporary art discourse.

Candidates will have:
• expertise in a range of traditional and experimental ceramics techniques, which may include non-Western and/or Indigenous approaches;
• knowledge and ability to teach a range of material processes, including substantial knowledge of ceramic materials and glaze chemistry;
• the ability and interest in developing contemporary and innovative forms of curriculum and enthusiasm for planning and the participation in area responsibilities;
• a practice that may include hybrid and/or expanded ceramics-based work intersecting with other areas such as: sculpture, site-specificity and installation, performance, socially-engaged practice, public art, and other areas of enquiry.

Expertise in the following areas will be considered an asset:
• the ability to integrate new tools, media and methods into ceramics curriculum, including new and emerging technologies, digital 3-D prototyping software and output methods;
• demonstrated ability in advanced model making and mold making, design methodologies and production methods.

Full details HERE.

call for entry: For the Love of Sandra Alfoldy: submission date extended

***Submission date extended to July 15, 2020***

Due to the current restrictions on museums and galleries, NSCAD University has decided to postpone the physical exhibition “For the Love of Sandra Alfoldy” until 2021, when we can gather together as a group and celebrate craft, art and Sandra.

However we are pleased to announce that we are now offering the opportunity for contributions to be shared in an online showcase leading up to the exhibition. If you have already submitted, you do not have to re-submit your work.

Dr. Sandra Alfoldy.

Dr. Sandra Alfoldy.

Online showcase begins: September 2020
Digital publication: Fall 2020
Exhibition: 2021 (TBD, pending restrictions)
Anna Leonowens Gallery/ @annaleonowensgallery

This series of collected works by friends, family and colleagues will celebrate the vibrant life and work of Dr. Sandra Alfoldy. Dr. Alfoldy was one of Canada’s preeminent craft historians, her work pioneered the discourse around Canadian studio craft, as well as offered important critical assessments of craft and modernity.

Sandra was also beloved professor at NSCAD University for almost 20 years. In recognition of the huge impact Sandra has had on craft communities all over the world, this community-centred group showcase invites students, colleagues, and collaborators to submit writings, craft and art work that honours Sandra’s excellent mentorship, collaboration and friendship. Originally set to open in September 2020 as a two-week exhibition, this celebration will now consist of an online showcase and digital publication of submissions that celebrate the amazing life of Sandra! A physical exhibition will open in 2021 once limitations regarding large gatherings have been lifted.

Submission guidelines:
– To be included in the online showcase and publication, work should be documented with intention for online viewing.
– Only 1 work will be accepted.
– Submissions can be objects; writings; videos; videos of self-recorded stories or readings; audio etc.

For physical exhibition:
– Only 1 work will be accepted, Multimedia will also be accepted.
– For out of town submissions, the gallery will cover shipping for works up to 20″ x 20″ 20″ and no heavier that 15lbs.

Please include a description of work and how the work connects to the project (please be specific about how this work reflects your relationship to Sandra Alfoldy). We want this to be a personal, heartfelt show.

Please complete submission form at:

movie day: Ten Digit Technology Recap – Make and Do Canadian Clay Directory



In this installment of the #10DigitTech talks, Canadian ceramicist Carole Epp discusses the development of the Make & Do Canadian Clay Directory, as well as the struggles, and what it takes to build a resource like this online.

We’re pleased to share with you our 10 Digit Technology; Understanding Virtual & Material Realities Speaker Series. These talks were recorded March 7, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as a part of our 14th National CCF/FCMA Conference. Our speakers and panelists explore new approaches, research and projects on the material and digital realities in craft.