The Head in Clay with Cristina Cordova – online course.

Registrations are open for the 2016/2017 Winter Cycle of THE
HEAD IN CLAY! There are 30 spaces available and the school will stay
open through February 28, 2017 or until enrollment is full.The course
will re-open in summer 2017.

In this course you will learn key techniques to develop and finish a
clay head suitable for firing. We will cover sourcing reference
materials, the best tools, hollow construction techniques and how to
develop and finish features for a strong composition.

Think Big – online course

Think Big! Is a six-week interview series designed to get you and your
ceramic career launched! Co-hosted by Ben Carter of Tales of a Red Clay
Rambler Podcast and artist-designer Molly Hatch.


The Series:

In today’s art market, artist’s
have to be more than just makers. We are makers, marketers, sales
people, web designers, and a so much more. Think Big! is a six week
series of interviews with successful ceramic artists, art agents, dream
clients and book editors. This series of interviews are designed to help
you build the skills you need to expand your creative business, learn
some tricks of the trade and think beyond the traditional methods of
reaching your market.

Have you ever wanted to publish a
book? Collaborate with a big company like Anthropologie? Sell more of
your work? Well, you are in the right place! 

Find all the details here.


MFA in CRAFT @ Oregon College of Art and Craft

MFA in CraftMFA in Craft]]MFA in Craft

Application Deadline: March 1st for priority funding. Positions open until filled.

College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has a long tradition of educating
entrepreneurial, critical thinkers and creative makers who innovate
through engagement with materials. The MFA is an advanced Craft studies
program which emphasizes problem solving through the manipulation of
materials and the vigorous exchange across disciplines and media. With
an expansive and versatile approach, the MFA is an intellectual
investigation of process, purpose, and communication distinguished by
its methodology as much as its outcome. The 60 credit program combines
courses in studio creative practice, cross media studies, theoretical
seminars, and electives. The program has been designed as a full-time
immersion, with two full academic years (fall and spring) and one
mid-sequence summer term of study.

Key Areas of Studies

Creative Practice – 30 credits
studio work comprises half of the student’s required MFA credits, and
it is expected to be an ongoing practice throughout their course of
study, including the summer. Each graduate student will meet regularly
with a committee to discuss and evaluate their progress. The committee
consists of three members with at least one being an OCAC faculty
member. Fall and spring semesters require enrollment in a minimum of six
credits, and the summer session requires enrollment in a minimum of
three credits.

Integrated Practice (critique seminar) – 12 credits, 4 classes
semester a distinguished MFA Instructor-in-Residence will lead a
seminar-based critique course focused on assisting graduate students in
understanding and articulating the substance of their work. This course
provides the structure for understanding the critical issues of craft
within the context of the student’s studio practice. The course is
augmented with discussions prompted by various outside academic and
professional guests, assigned readings, as well as trips off-campus to
area resources and exhibitions.

Critical Inquiry (Chair’s seminar) – 12 credits, 4 classes
by the MFA Chair, this course explores the contemporary, cultural,
critical, methodological and economic aspects of making art. OCAC
faculty, guest artists, writers, curators, and other relevant
professionals will assist in providing diverse competencies and
perspectives. The course will also address professional development
issues such as internships, grant writing, and pedagogical strategies.
This course is open to all first – and second-year MFA students and is
offered during the fall and spring terms only. Four semesters enrollment
in this three credit offering is required.

Exploratory Focus (electives) – 6 credits, 2 classes

curriculum provides 6 credits for graduate students to engage in
studies that investigate topics, techniques, or materials that are
specific to an individual student’s interest. In consultation with their
advisor, students may select elective offerings in the areas of
academic studies, book arts, ceramics, drawing and painting, fibers,
metals, photography and wood, as well as internships and independent

Job Posting: SODA Resident Workshop Co-ordinator

Call for applications and/or recommendations
SODA is currently seeking applications for an emerging ceramic artist to join SODA for a 12 month period as the new workshop administrator and facilitator commencing May 2013 .

With the success of SODA studios and The SODA International Ceramic Residency program in Western Australia, SODA is moving to larger premises. In June 2013 SODA will be relocating its studios, onsite accommodation apartments and workshop facility to new premises in North Fremantle – next door at the former Perth Galleries building. With the philosophy that generosity enhances education, SODA is launching a new weekly workshop program to nurture the ceramics arts in the Western Australian community.

Along with the successful rolling International Visiting Artist program, SODA is now able to host a new permanent position for a qualified emerging Ceramic Artist for a period of 12 months. SODA is currently seeking applications for an emerging ceramic artist to join SODA for a 12 month period as the new workshop administrator and facilitator commencing May 2013. The successful applicant should be aligned with our principles that the skills and ideas learnt at SODA become building blocks to be sourced and utilised into life beyond the clay studio. The successful applicant is encouraged and will be supported in the development of their own studio practice while at SODA.

Resident Workshop Co -coordinator Role
Teaching 8 week wet clay program – Two hour after school classes for children three times per week. Saturday 3 hour theme based Workshops for Adults running for 8 weeks Special one off events – private functions, corporate events etc Holiday clay programmes

Maintain materials and equipment for each class Organise the storage, drying, loading and firing of kilns for each program prepare and maintain the communal workshop space in an ordered and tidy condition before and after each workshop

Administrating Receive, record and file all payment and enrolments of students from each program
Administration and Co-ordination Support International Visiting artist workshop program

Qualifications required
SODA is seeking a studio artist who has graduated from a ceramic degree program in the last 2 – 10 years who has excellent teaching skills. The successful applicant must be cable of administrating and teaching a broad range of Children’s and Adult theme based clay courses on a weekly basis. Applicants should reflect a willingness to be generous with information, possess strong technical skills, convey exceptional interpersonal skills and importantly exude great enthusiasm for clay. Remaining organised and reliable is essential in this role.

Income and expenses
The successful studio artist will receive a percentage of the profits generated from the workshop program as their income. They will also be required to cover their own living expenses

Accommodation and studio rent
The successful applicant will be provided with their own private onsite living suite. They will share kitchen/dining and studio facilities with the International Visiting Artists and the Directors of SODA.
The successful applicant is required to pay $2500.00 per term for the duration of four 13 week terms to cover their accommodation, studio rent and equipment costs.

Application Specifications Please provide a detailed description of classes/ community events that you would be willing to offer. Show examples of previous teaching experience. Indicate your teaching philosophies and strategies.

Please provide a personal statement: Describe your ceramic practice accompanied by 10 recent images of works, and the direction of your studio practice while at SODA
Please provide a 1 page Resumé
Two letters of recommendation
Name, address (current and permanent), phone number, email address.
Please address digital applications only to
Applications close 1st November 2012
For more information go to and

Upcoming workshops @ Gaya Ceramic and Design

texture and textile

Hillary Kane

Januari, 22-31, TEXTURES and TEXTILES
Instructors: Hillary Kane

Hillary Kane

February 12-25, TEXTURES and TEXTILES: Focus on Surface
Instructors: Hillary Kane

culinary clay

Hillary Kane and guest Culinary Expert: Mary Jane Edleson

April 8-21, CULINARY CLAY: Food and Design
Instructors: Hillary Kane

wood firing

Barbara Campbell Allen

May 6-19, Baligama Wood-Firing
Instructors: Barbara Campbell Allern & Hillary Kane


Gyan Daniel Wall

Instructors: Gyan Daniel Wall


Gyan Daniel Wall & Hillary Kane

July 8-21, INAUGURATION by FIRE: A Deep Study in Wood Firing
Instructors: Gyan Daniel Wall and Hillary Kane


Candone Wharton

Sept 2-15, RAKU FIRING
Instructors: Candone Wharton with guest demonstration by Michaela Foppiani

tea pot

Fong Choo

Instructors: Fong Choo

Find full workshop details here
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