deadline fast approaching for GrowlerFest 2018

Don’t miss out! Get your applications in! Have the chance to get your work seen at NCECA in Pittsburgh this March!

Read about the last Growlerfest in Ceramics Monthly by Amanda Barr

Check out the website for more details and info.

But most imporatantly – APPLY! (direct link to application)

  • About GrowlerFest At The Brew House Association
    GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association, connects artists to the craft beer movement, showcasing ties between food, beer and ceramics. It’s goal is to link craft breweries and the vitality of handmade pottery. GrowlerFest 2018 pairs invited Artists with an Open Call for beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer. Curated by Alexandra Jelleberg & Bradley Klem, the exhibition will be on view March 2-29, 2018 in the Brew House Association’s Gallery.
    During this national ceramics conference, March 14-17th, 2018, GrowlerFest will be at the Brewhouse Association, located at
    711 South 21st St., Pittsburgh, PA, 412-381-2000. Open hours will be extended during the conference: Tue-Sat 11am-2pm, Saturdays 11am-2:30pm, or by appointment (10am-5pm).
    A Public Reception will be held Friday, Mar 16, from 6-9pm, with local beer & food tasters. More details to be announced!
  • About the Brew House Association |
  • GrowlerFest 2018 Invited Artists
    Nicole Aquillano, Amanda Barr, Jessica Brandl, Tom Budzak, Ben Carter, Adriana Christianson, Blair Clemo, Carole Epp, Adam Field, Chase Gamblin, Perry Haas, Meredith Host, Michael Kline, Lorna Meaden, Didem Mert, Steve Theberge, Kyla Toomey, Mariko Paterson, Justin Rothshank, Liz Quackenbush, Gwendolyn Yoppolo
  • GrowlerFest Concept
    GrowlerFest connects artists to the craft beer movement by showcasing the ties between local food, craft beer, and ceramics. It’s goal is to create a “cross current” link between the craft brewery movement and the vitality of handmade pottery. Through the intersection of collaboration and individual aesthetic, we hope to spark investment in handmade objects among a group of people who share a common interest. The enjoyment of food and drink can be greatly enriched by the experience of using the beautiful work artists so thoughtfully produce.GrowlerFest is partnering with the Brew House Association (BHA), which provides a wide range collaborative spaces, programs, and people in order to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence. The BHA has emerged as a place where code writers mix with sculptors, artists evolve into entrepreneurs, and citizens from Pittsburgh’s South Side, Hilltop, and Mon Valley come to be creative. A former brewery located near Pittsburgh’s cultural district, it presents the perfect location for an exhibition centering on its historical purpose and contemporary identity.The exhibition will be comprised of two components, one being juried growlers from artists who answer an open call for entry, and another being growlers made by an invited list of artists. We will pair these two components in order to create a multi-faceted exhibition which fosters a particular aesthetic while sparking interest in the growler as a form. The events will feature beer tasting and local food and will be free and open to the public during the NCECA Conference.The public is invited to an exhibition and social gatherings centering on the beer growler.

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On now @ Medalta

Celebrating What Ceramics Brings to the Table

Medalta’s Annual International Exhibition: Dish, Open to the Public

Medicine Hat, AB – November 2, 2017 – This year marks the fifth annual international exhibition at Medalta. Ceramic artists from around the world were invited to submit work around the theme of “dish”. For the first iteration of our international exhibition, we celebrated the cup, then spoons, tools, and drinking vessels. This year, it’s the dish.

Commenting on the theme, exhibition juror Julia Galloway remarks, “Ahh… a dish, it is not a cup, or a pitcher or a vase, a dish, large or small, is an object to serve from or contain in a way that is often celebratory! Now of course, we can serve out of a pitcher, or container in a vase, but we would not say–pass me that dishful of gladiolas! No, a dish is a dish.” Julia Galloway is renowned in the ceramics community and brought to the table her experience as an educator, ceramic artist, and community builder.

Dish showcases over 130 works from 70 artists representing Canada, the United States, Scotland, Singapore, and South Korea. “The work was wonderfully diverse, a great display of making and surface techniques as well as ideas and concepts,” says Galloway, “there was a great deal of humor and technical mastery in the entries”.

Along with selecting the works for this exhibition, Galloway will select and announce the Grand Prize winner of a one-month Medalta residency and accommodation. The artist receiving this award will be announced at the exhibition’s opening on Thursday, November 9th from 6 – 8 pm. Medalta is delighted to host Julia Galloway for an artist talk on her practice before the opening on Thursday, November 9th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. There is no charge to attend both events and everyone is welcome.

Dish runs from October 19th until January 24th, 2018. All works in the exhibition are for sale and can be purchased online at or in person during regular business hours (TuesdaySaturday from 10 am – 4 pm). Work purchased as a Christmas gift can be made available before the show closes. Dish features a variety of work to match your unique style and aesthetic with price points for all.

Running alongside Dish is an exhibition of sculptural works recently acquisitioned into Medalta’s contemporary collection. All works were created in the last three years and represent only a small selection of the artists who have lived and worked in Medicine Hat through the Medalta International Residency Program.

Further details:

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movie day: Ramen Making by Ayumi Horie


The cooking and making of dragon and Menbachi Bozu ramen bowls by Ayumi Horie.

Special thanks to Ai Kanazawa, Chloe Horie, Janine Grant, and all the educators at the New Works session at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for their participation, support and advice.