Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale: Épisode

• Phoebe Cummings, Benjamin DeMott, Janet Macpherson, Meghan Smythe. Curator: Linda Swanson
Vernissage : Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6 pm
Exhibition : October 28 to November 26
Artists and Curator Exchange: Friday, October 28 at 7 pm

Épisode is curated by invited artist/curator Linda Swanson.
The exhibition features four artists whose works speak not only to
excellence and innovation in ceramics, but to its relevance as a
discipline that allows for a specifically corporeal, embodied
articulation of contemporary human experience. Swanson’s choice of
artists — Phoebe Cummings (Stafford, UK), Benjamin DeMott (Chicago,
U.S.), Janet Macpherson (Toronto, Canada) and Meghan Smythe (Los
Angeles, U.S.) — has resulted in an inspiring, materially seductive
exhibition. Indeed, there is something collectively subversive about
their work – subversive in the sense of undermining staid narratives,
restrictive tropes, or assumptions about our perceived reality. Each
artist recognizes the historical heritage of ceramics, yet offers a
highly original and imaginatively provocative vision. Épisode is the second of five biennales taking place between 2014 and 2022.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm

Taiwan Ceramics Biennale – call for entries

Closing date: 15 April 2011

Applications are now open for the 2012 Taiwan Ceramic Biennale. International entries are invited from ceramic artists and works must consist of one – half or more of clay and no single side of the work must exceed 150cm and height after installation may not exceed 250cm.

For full competition details please visit their website.

21st Century Porcelain with Aaron Nelson

So it’s completely unfair that I can’t go to this workshop even though it’s close by. Of all weekends i happen to be in Quebec that one. Too bad. Hopefully some of you guys can make it and feel free to take notes for me and email me all of his secrets. I just can’t get over that low temp porcelain…

Edmonton Potters’ Guild Workshop
April 16 & 17, 2010
21st Century Porcelain with Aaron Nelson

This workshop with Aaron Nelson, artistic Director of the Medalta International Artists in
Residence Program in Medicine Hat will demonstrate techniques related to making finely
crafted porcelain vessels. Starting on Friday night Aaron will demonstrate using molds on
the wheel, throwing and altering, and manipulating porcelain into fluid, translucent shapes.
Saturday will continue with piecing together thrown pieces. Saturday Aaron will also give a
visual presentation on his work and the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program.

Aaron is currently the Artistic Director at the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary
Ceramics in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Before taking this job, Aaron worked for two years as a
consultant with The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Currently Aaron is work-
ing with experimental, highly translucent soft paste porcelain that matures at an extremely low
temperature. His interest in this new material, for which there are few historical precedents,
grows out of a concern for the environment and reducing the carbon footprint of his practice.
With his new porcelain body, he is able to marry the gesture, spontaneity and aesthetics of
hand-thrown ceramics with a material generally associated with industrial ceramics.
Register by March 26, 2010
When: Friday April 16 from 6 to 9 pm
& Saturday April 17 from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: The Edmonton Potters Guild, in the basement
of Victoria Composite High School, 10280 – 108 Avenue
Cost: $50 per person

RSVP Alethea Adair at 780-637-6706
or email:
& mail or drop of a cheque to the guild

Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale – Check it out – on right now!

From their Website:
There is dynamic development of contemporary art in South-east Asia countries for the past decade, and it opens artistic spectrum widely for medium exploration. The boundaries of fine art categorizations are no longer distinct, thus, it gives place to the forms of fine art outside paintings and sculpting, and even blurring the lines between art and craft in the context of Western fine art. The form of art with ceramic as the medium is the one that appeals to art society with the emerging contemporary artists bringing their works and their concepts. Their works could not even be distinguished in the arena of contemporary art in the present. Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale #1 held in North Art Space (NAS), Pasar Seni Ancol, is an attempt to map the practice of contemporary art, not only in Indonesia but also in South-east Asia countries and worldwide. In its first event—the initiation—there are prominent figures in art world, teaming up as a curator team that would do the selection namely Asmujo J. Irianto and Rifky Effendy. They both sort out the talented ceramic artists. From Indonesia, the artists who participate in the event are F. Widayanto, Nurdian Ichsan, Nia Gautama, Lie Fhung, Albert Yonathan, and many more; Mirjam Veldhuis from the Netherlands and Jason Lim from Singapore; also the ones from Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines. The artworks are showing various techniques and artistic values, based on pottery, sculpture, and concepts, including artists with the background of sculpting such as Wiyoga Muhardanto and Handiwirman Saputra. Adding public appreciation towards the art of ceramic, there will be sessions of lecture about the development of art and the practice of ceramic and workshop of Japanese Raku technique; also the one open for public is shaping ceramic on potter’s wheel. It is a high hope that this contemporary ceramic biennale, organized by NAS, bring the development of both national’ and international’s ceramic practice.
Mrs. Farida Kusuma / Mr. Anom
North Art Space
Pasar Seni Ancol.

Jl. Lodan Timur No: 7
Jakarta 14430
Ph: +62 21 64710319 Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale 2009 Initiated by Rifky Effendy and Asmujo J. Irianto Organised and supported by Jaya Ancol – Jakarta

Check out their website for all the details, lists of participating artists, etc.