Join Ben Carter, Jill Foote-Hutton, Magda Gluszek and Myself in Florida this APRIL!!!

Gulf Coast State College will host its Second Annual Ceramics
Symposium. The theme this year is “Word and Object”. The symposium will
be held in Panama City, Florida, from April 15-17, 2016 in the Amelia
Tapper Center in the Department of Visual And Performing Arts. This is a
great opportunity for attendees to learn from a diverse group of
professional artists. The artist/presenters include Ben Carter, Carole
Epp, Magda Gluszek, and Jill Foote-Hutton.

Together they will share the ways story
impacts and informs their creative process, studio output, and their
efforts to capture the contemporary story of American Ceramics. During
the Artist Demonstrations the audience will see a variety of
construction methods while panelist will cover topics including:
narrative as a leaping off point for form and decoration, the power of
the frozen moment in sculpture, the vessel as a format for stories in
the round, and development of character iconography.

The symposium will consist of interactive
workshops, lectures, panel topic discussions, demonstrations and the
exhibition, “Raconteurs”, on display from March 7 through the end of
the symposium.

Find full details and schedule here:
Don’t delay grab your spot today!!!

See you there ~ xoxx Carole 

Call for Papers: International Ceramics Symposium

*Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers*

*International Ceramics Symposium 2011 (ICS 2011) *

*-Ceramic Arts and Design for a Sustainable Society-*

07-11 March 2011, Frölunda Culture Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

*Call for Papers*

Submissions which address one or more of the symposium themes are highly

The main theme of the symposium is:

• Ceramic art and design for a sustainable society

The symposium will address the following sub-themes:

• Research/education/practice in ceramic art and design for a sustainable

• Inter-/multi-/trans-disciplinary approaches with other fields or
cooperation towards a sustainable society

• Conservation and/or preservation of ceramics to maintain tradition

• Development, renewal or modernisation traditional craftsmanship of

• Role and importance of museum, culture centre and gallery related with
ceramic art and design for a sustainable society

• Politics, decision makers or stakeholders related with ceramic art and
design for a sustainable society

• Industry, business management and market related with ceramic art and
design for a sustainable society

• Relationship and communication with the public for a sustainable society


Contributions may take the form of written texts (Maximum 5000 words for a
scientific paper and maximum of 2500 words for a popular scientific paper).
Alternatively, you can also contribute an abstract within 300 words or an
extended abstract for an artistic presentation within 500 words. In
addition, authors are asked to submit a brief (100 words or less) personal

Submissions should be sent by email to Dr. Jeoung-Ah Kim
kjeounga gmail.comby February 10, 2011.


Participants are encouraged to present their research in form of a short
talk (20 minutes) or in poster format. The selected contributions will be
published in a symposium book (ISBN).

For further information please check the symposium webpage


Firing Into the Future | Festival in Ceramics

Firing Into the Future | Festival in Ceramics

9th Festival in Ceramics
Firing into the Future
18, 19 & 20 September, 2010

Ceramics Victoria is pleased to announce a lineup of 7 National Ceramic Artists at the Festival including Paul Aburrow, Julie Bartholomew, James Cattell. Maria Coyle, Janet De Boos, Merran Essen and Avital Sheffer.

Firing into the Future offers a full program of workshops and presentations- a chance to see the process and techniques of the 7 practicing Australian Artists whose work is highly sort after.

The Festival is a biennial event organised by Ceramics Victoria that provides a forum for interested collectors, students and practioners to get together, exchange ideas, network and learn. Tickets may be obtained by down loading from our website and participants are welcome to come for the day only.Student discount applies.

Festival Program

Registration:: 9 am Saturday 18th September
1st Floor, John Building, SMB Campus
Opening: 10:30 am — 11:30 am Saturday
(includes slide presentation)


11:30 am — 4:30 pm Saturday
9:30 am — 4 pm Sunday
9:30 am — 2 pm Monday

Demonstrators’ Exhibition

Opening: 6:30 pm Saturday 18th September
University of Ballarat Post Offi ce Gallery
Corner of Sturt and Lydiard Streets Ballarat
Work on sale

Firing Into the Future | Festival in Ceramics University Of Ballarat Ballarat Victoria Australia.
Telephone: +61 3 9899 2777


Flyer (PDF)

PROTOtype symposium windup

Way back in February (see original post here) I posted about an upcoming symposium on the idea of the Prototype (PROTOtype: Craft it the future tense) co-convened by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. Well the symposium has just winded down and thanks again to the wonder of the internet those of us that we’re able to make it in person can check out a bit about the events and talks on the CRAFT RESEARCH Blog.

Looks like yet another amazing symposium challenging contemporary notions of craft research and boundaries between different creative industries.

University of Manitoba – Ceramics Summer Session

In case you haven’t heard, the open studios are on for the summer of 2010 at University of Manitoba. They’re excited to announce the resident artist lineup for this year includes Chris Pancoe, Xanthe Isbister, and Koi Neng Liew during the month of May, and Melissa Mencini for the first two weeks of June. As always, the open studio promises to be a full schedule of serious clay work, slide presentations, cook outs, and kiln firings!

Ceramics Open Studio provide access to the School of Art studios for self-directed artistic study and practice. Participants require a working knowledge of ceramics equipment and processes, including firing. If you have less than two years of experience, permission from the Ceramics Coordinator is required (see contact information below). Fees $300.00 plus GST per 2-week session $900.00 plus GST per 6-week session Fee includes limited basic glaze materials and limited kiln firing (wood kiln firing costs are extra). Raw materials for mixing clay and plaster are available for purchase. For information and/or permission to register call 474-9560 or There will a number of visiting artists-in-residence at the open studio. In addition to working with visiting artists in the studio, each will give a formal lecture/seminar on their work. Xanthe Isbister (May 3- 21) – her current work explores the psychological significance and impact the natural environment has on human identity. Xanthe received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008, and her BFA Honors at the University of Manitoba in 2004. Koi Neng Liew (May 3-21) – the concepts of his characters are derived from the examination of fascinating individuals he has met in recent years. He transforms each aspect of their personality; exaggerated proportions, obscure objects and gestures personify each characters disposition. Koi Neng Liew, originally from Singapore, received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his BFA from Alfred University. Melisa Mencini (May 31-June11) – is a ceramic artist living and working in Helena, Montana. She has held positions at University of Washington, the Archie Bray Foundation, and was most recently a resident artist at the Ceramic Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Melissa holds degrees from Bowling Green State University (BFA, 2000) and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (MFA, 2003). Chris Pancoe (May 3-21) – born and raised in Winnipeg, Chris is a graduate of the UM School of Art (BFA) and holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota. For the past ten years, Chris has been spending summers as a wilderness guide in northern Manitoba. This close tie with nature has had a profound influence on his work, which often involves animal imagery juxtaposed with human inventions to give a humorous and sometimes dark look at the line where urban life and wildlife collide. For information on registration and fee payment, please contact: Summer Session Web: click Feature Programs Phone: (204)474-8008/6963 E-mail: