Domestic Mysteries: Ceramics Group Exhibition @ New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum


Family is romanticized and kitschified. It is a paradox at the same time being the most ubiquitous and private institution in the world. While details change from family to family, we all have stories that everyone knows and no one talks about, such as bond between mother and child or the shared burden between spouses or partners. There are even mysteries that people keep to themselves. These mysteries can be sophisticated or primal; ugly or beautiful, and serious or banal.

10 artists, representing 4 countries contributed work to Domestic Mysteries. The interaction of their work reflects this paradox of family dynamics being both universal and intensely personal. The stories are very similar. They deal with intimacy and isolation; identity and community; connections and loss.

Through this exhibition we hope to connect the audience and their personal experience to at least one of the artists’. The intent is to break down the illusion of cultural difference and to consider that the idiosyncratic feelings for life, family or nationality are ubiquitous. Every family experiences these mysteries. Yet, good or bad, they are rarely expressed outside of the family unit. So the secrets, which we all imagine distinguish us from everyone else, paradoxically link us to everyone else.

Curator: Nel Bannier, Anthony Merino

Artists: Alex Kraft, Alfredo Eandrade, Joseph Kowalczyk, Malcolm Smith, Monica Van der Dool, Nel Bannier, Ray Chen, Shao Ting-ju, Tiffany Schmierer, Virginia Scotchie

More here.

upcoming @ Sask Craft Council: Jack Sures 82

The Saskatchewan Craft Council is pleased to present 82  an exhibition of 82 distinct ceramic works in recognition of the Jack Sures’ eighty-second year!

Jack Sures is one of Canada’s most distinguished ceramic artists. His work is rich, organic, technically refined — yet whimsical at the same time. Sures’ distinct style is best seen in the surface treatment of the clay: whipped into dynamic marks, or painted gesturally with broad and curling strokes. His work varies from small vessels to massive plates and monumental murals. One of these murals is visible in Saskatoon, a 2,900 square foot mural at the Sturdy Stone Centre.

Jack Sures is renowned as a ceramic artist, a member of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of many awards and commendations, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. He taught two generations of Saskatchewan ceramicists and established the ceramics and printmaking department at the University of Saskatchewan’s Regina campus (now the University of Regina). During this time, ceramics in Saskatchewan flourished. Sures worked with other notable and influential artists, such as Victor Cicansky, David Gilhooly, Ann James, and Marilyn Levine contributing to and supporting an ongoing legacy of Saskatchewan fine craft.

The Saskatchewan Craft Council is delighted to be hosting this monumental exhibition at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery on Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon. Be sure not to miss this celebration of Jack Sures’ 82 years!

A public Reception will be held at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery on Friday, August 11th from 7 to 9 pm. All are welcome!

A public Artist Talk will be held Saturday, August 12th at 2 pm. Sures will discuss his artistic process, the creation of these 82 works, and his history in the Saskatchewan fine craft world.

Works from 82 can be purchased in person at the SCC Gallery or through our Online Gallery Shop.

call for entry: Fusions Clay and Glass Show 2017

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 21st annual juried FUSION Clay & Glass Show, exhibition and sale, held at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto.  Celebrating the best and most engaging clay and glass works, FUSION’s Clay & Glass Show will be the foremost event for purchasing the finest in clay and glass.

This year’s show will have $2000 in awards available!

DOWNLOAD: FUSION Clay and Glass Show 2017 CALL FOR ENTRY.pdf

, 2017, 5 PM

No late entries will be considered

Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street,
Toronto, ON

October 13–October 15, 2017

Friday, Oct 13:
Opening Reception 7-9 pm

Saturday, Oct 14: 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday, Oct 15: 11 am – 5 pm