save the date and register now for New Clay Conference!

Full details are found on their site, but basically it’s going to be a three-day long conference with demos by Naomi Clement, Jason Burnett and Carole Epp, alongside panel discussions, artists talks, exhibitions and social events!

Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and at their website for more details and updates leading up to the event.

Also there is a call for you to get involved with a conference studio tour and exhibitions:

Conference Tour

“One of the goals to the New Clay Conference is to strengthen our clay community and highlight all of the great clay going on already.

We are inviting local studios, galleries and artists to get involved by adding yourselves to our tour.  Leading up to and during the weekend we are encouraging our participants to tour all of the great clay in Ottawa.  We are partnering with a variety of galleries and studios that are going to host exhibitions in cooperation with the New Clay Conference.  If you have a studio or gallery in Ottawa and surrounding area and there are ceramic artists involved we want to hear from you.  You do not need to host a special exhibition, if you already have something in your gallery let us know and we can share that here.  No gallery space but you have a studio that is open to the public? Let us know that too.  We really want to create the ultimate list of studios and galleries in Ottawa that are opening their doors to visitors during the New Clay Conference.  Saturday and Sunday we are going to keep our participants pretty busy so we hope that your study/galleries are open leading up to the weekend as well.”

Please email us:

Studio/Gallery name

Address

Hours

What is going on that weekend: Do you already have scheduled exhibition we can promote? Would you like to do something special for The New Clay Conference? Perhaps this would be a great opportunity to do that ceramics show you have been thinking about for years.

Don’t have a studio or gallery but have a great idea for a themed or group exhibition? Please get in touch with us, we would love to help you find a venue to make your exhibition happen.

Don’t have an idea for an exhibition but have a space you would like to offer up for the weekend? Please contact us and we will match you up with some great art!  Does not need to be a conventional gallery space, coffee shops, restaurants, retail stores and more can make the perfect exhibition space.

Full details about participating here.

call for entry: Last Call IV

Now in its fourth year, LAST CALL has become one of the most anticipated juried ceramics exhibitions by makers and collectors alike.

LAST CALL is an annual survey of contemporary ceramics, whose intended function is geared towards storing, pouring, and drinking alcohol. The exhibition is open to every type of clay, temperature, and atmosphere. We will be looking for the very finest growlers, bottles, flasks, flights, steins, pilsners, mugs, goblets, rocks cups, liquor sets, sake sets, ice buckets, shots, etc!

Companion Gallery will be printing a full color catalog, hosting an opening gallery reception, and the entire exhibition will be available for sale online.

We look forward to seeing your entries!

The exhibition opening will be held at our new location on Friday March 1st, 2019. 

Companion Gallery 3600 East Mitchell Street, Humboldt, TN, as well as ONLINE at companiongallery.com.

A FULL COLOR 8.5 x 11 print catalog will accompany the exhibition.

Participating artists will each receive a complimentary print copy.

Entry Deadline: Friday July 20th, 2018 12 Midnight CST

  • Open to US and CANADIAN residents 21 and up. 
  • $30.00 for 3 Entries. 
  • Digital Images should be labeled with the artists last name, underscore, first letter of first name, and the entry #. (Example: Skippy McGrueber would be mcgrueber_s1.jpg, mcgrueber_s2.jpg, mcgrueber_s3.jpg, etc)
  • Images must be print ready, well lit, in focus, 300 DPI  cropped into a square sized to 1000 x 1000. Because we are printing a catalog, photography will be a determining factor during the jurying process. Please do not embed images in the body of the email. Sent them as attachments to the email.
  • one detail of each entry is welcome and should be labeled as 1B, 2B, and 3B. See above.
  • Photo TIP: To ensure your piece fits into a square format photo, shoot vertical pieces horizontally and horizontal pieces vertically before cropping. Images above are all good examples. 

 

Email 3-6 labeled images to Eric at botbylpottery@gmail.com with the subject line:  LAST CALL IV

This email IS your application.

Images will be forwarded to juror Carole Epp on January18th at midnight CST and notifications will go out the following week.

Each Application must include (Copy & Paste)

  • Artist’s Name:
  • Email address:
  • website or instagram:
  • mailing address:
  • cell phone number:
  • a description of each image including title, type of clay, cone, kiln atmosphere, dimensions, and price.

Example:

Entry #1. Rocks Cup. Porcelain with underglaze and celadon glaze. Soda fired to Cone 10.

4.5h x 3w x 3d  $85.00

All work submitted should be fully functional and all glazes must be food safe. Our customers and collectors expect and deserve the highest level of craftsmanship. Be sure that feet are smooth and work is free of any sharp burs or cracks. Pourers should pour, corks or stoppers should seal properly, etc.

The Companion Gallery celebrates ALL forms of expression. However, because of the number of children that frequent the gallery we will not be accepting any work considered to be profane or vulgar.

Basically, there’s kids around- be cool.

Application Fees are *ONLY payable online. 

*Canadian applicants will be sent an email invoice for the app fee after the application has been emailed. Invoices need to be paid by the entry deadline to be considered.

We look forward to seeing your entries! 

**Click HERE to pay the application fee

Deadline for Entries: Friday January 18th 2019, 12 Midnight CST

More info and to learn about COMPANION GALLERY here.

 

technical tuesday: Slip Displacement

Loved this simple but super helpful trick that master plaster mold maker and bone china queen Noriko Masuda posted on her Instagram feed yesturday. She ran out of casting slip part way through the cast so added the mug to displace the liquid. Seems so obvious but in my years slip casting I didn’t think of it!

Check out more of her work here.

residency opportunity: CeramAiR

Link to View Current and Past Projects Here

Applications are accepted on-line only – Apply Now

Application Process
Open to emerging and established visual artists in ceramic or overlapping interdisciplinary practices. Applications are accepted on-line only. Please Contact Us if you need assistance or experience any difficulties.

Please note: Staff are only available limited hours during weekdays. Winter Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm.

Dates/Deadlines
Please note that dates are tentative and may change slightly

  • Deadline to Apply for 2019: November 4th, 2018
  • Successful applicants will be notified November 16th, 2018
  • Residency: January 4th – April 5th (dates are flexible) 2019
  • Solo exhibition: resident will have a show during the last week of their stay.

Apply here (Applications are accepted online only)

Download the CeramAiR_GUIDELINES_March2017

NOTE TO ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please ensure that you apply far enough in advance and that you are able to travel, have visas and passports in order and are able to accept a residency for the dates specified prior to making application.

Full details here: www.caetani.org/ceramair-ceramics-residency/