Momoko Usami Workshop @ Lillstreet

For those of you unfamiliar with Momoko’s ceramic works, she creates sculpturally functional ceramics that are clever, kinetic and playful. Her work ranges from cups, mugs and vases to large scale sculptural work. Momoko’s approach to clay is truly unique and the works speak to that.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to translate personal narratives to your forms and surfaces. Momoko will demonstrate basic building techniques and surface techniques such as slip inlay and sgraffito to create your narrative wares.

All levels are welcome in this workshop. Plus, there’s one week left for early bird pricing. Register now through August 1, and save $50 on the workshop cost.

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job posting: Fusion Magazine Editor

Application deadline: June 5, 2017 by 9:00 am

Please submit your applications to: fusioncg.jobs@gmail.com

FUSION grew out of the Ontario Potters’ Association, which was incorporated in 1975, and evolved into the Ontario Clay and Glass Association (1985).

Historically, FUSION has focused on the promotion of hand-crafted clay and glass.

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, it is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The mission of the association is to encourage and promote excellence and quality in clay and glass, provide opportunities for fellowship and a sense of community involvement. Fusion provides opportunities for continuing education for members and people interested in clay and glass. Fusion is committed to reaching out by demonstrating tolerance, caring, and acceptance for the diverse aspects of expression in clay and glass.

Fusion is the only Ontario arts organization dedicated solely to makers and collectors of handmade clay and glass. It is comprised of a diverse membership of artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, libraries, hobbyists, businesses from, not only, Ontario but around the world.

FUSION acts as both local and global voice of the Ontario clay and glass community to government, business and the general public, using an increasing variety of well-managed, innovative and cooperative activities to accomplish its mandate.

FUSION MAGAZINE is published digitally three time a year in full colour with timely, informative articles on clay and glass, new and established practical techniques, personal profiles, philosophies and methods, exhibition reviews and listings, book and video reviews, calls for entry and grant information of a national scope are featured.

The digital edition is currently emailed as a PDF document to FUSION members including artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, colleges and businesses, suppliers, galleries. We estimate our readership at over 3,000 across Canada.

Editor Duties

  • Coordinate online publishing cycle and manage content areas.
  • Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations.
  • Determine which articles will be published.
  • Assign selected topics to roster of writers.
  • Participate in selecting which artists will be featured in the “Featured Artist Column.”
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors.
  • Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces.
  • Cooperate and liaise with designers, photographers, advertising reps, writers, artists etc.

    Requirements

  • Proven working experience as an editor.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio.
  • Hands on experience with MS Office or Pages.
  • Excellent written skills in English.
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking.
  • Familiarity with the not for profit and the arts sector would be an asset.
  • The magazine is published three times a year: January, May and September. Although there is some flexibility the expectation is that the editor will be available during these periods to ensure that the magazine is published in a timely manner.
  • The magazine needs to be rejuvenated. Hence, in addition to the above responsibilities, we are looking for an editor that can bring to it some fresh and innovative ideas to increase the value to subscribers. We are open to hearing these ideas during the selection process

    Remuneration

    We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience. The compensation is paid per issue/project. Please provide your compensation expectations.

    To view recent copies of the magazine, please go to https://www.clayandglass.on.ca/page- 1863415

    Application deadline is June 5, 2017 by 9:00 am. Please submit your applications to: fusioncg.jobs@gmail.com.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

call for entry: CANADIAN CRAFT BIENNIAL EMERGING EXHIBITION: NOTHING IS NEWER THAN TRADITION

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017, 11:59 EST
EXHIBITION DATES: AUGUST 19 – OCTOBER 29, 2017
LOCATION: ART GALLERY OF BURLINGTON ~ 1333 LAKESHORE ROAD, BURLINGTON

The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is pleased to announce the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial, August 19 to October 29, 2017. As part of Biennial pro-gramming, Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present the work of emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. The exhibition will explore how craft materials, tools and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers.

As a celebratory year, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of both Canada and Ontario, and
Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present work that opens up an experience of craft history, where the making of objects critically intersects with both our past and present cultural, social and political ways of being in the world. Craft traditions of making are deeply rooted in identities and cultures that extend beyond current national boundaries and con-ventions, and remain critical in presenting work that enriches and reflects our lives today.

Craft Ontario welcomes emerging craftspeople throughout Ontario to submit their work to Nothing is Newer than Tradition. Please see the exhibition information below for more details, and contact us at gallery@craftotnario.com with any questions.

For more information on the Canadian Craft Biennial, please see: canadiancraftbiennial.ca