Making International Pathways. A forum @ Slow Clay Center

Join us for this informative forum panel followed by Q&A session, to hear about some exciting pathways to reach international audiences for ceramic artists. Hosted by Slow Clay Centre in collaboration with the World Crafts Council Australia and Garland Magazine, we have invited three experienced ceramic artists to discuss their international experiences and to answer your questions.The speakers Penny Byrne, Greg Daly and Dean Smith will present their pathways accompanied by visuals and we will have a full hour for Q&A afterwards with MC Dr Kevin Murray (WoCCA and Garland).

Content: There are many opportunities to present work to international audiences. The Asia Pacific region has a number of significant craft fairs and biennales. How does a craft artist break into these circuits? The World Crafts Council has an Award of Excellence program. Is it worth my while to enter? How do I find out about residencies and exchanges? What value is professionalism and presentation? In a time of putting “Australia First”, what’s the value of looking abroad?


Penny Byrne‘s sculptural works are politically charged, highly engaging and often disarmingly humorous. Byrne’s work presents an ongoing inquiry into popular culture and international politics. In 2015 Byrne exhibited in Glasstress Gotika, a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale. She is represented in the UK by Coates and Scarry and in Berlin by Michael Reid Berlin.

Greg Daly is internationally known and respected as a ceramic artist specialising in rich glaze effects and was lecturer in ceramics at ANU Canberra. His work has been included in 24 international book publications and is held in 80 national and international art galleries and museums collections, including those of the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He has also exhibited in over 200 international and national group exhibitions. He is past President of Craft Australia.

Dean Smith works with special effect high fire glazes combined with low fire enamels and precious metal lustres. Smith’s work has featured in important national and international ceramic exhibitions and has won several major awards, including the Silver Prize, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2012, Special Citation, 8th Cheongju International Craft Competition, South Korea 2013, winner, Clunes National Ceramic Award, 2013 and winner, Vase Finder International 9th Annual Exhibition, USA 2014.

Dr Kevin Murray, our MC for the event, is secretary of the World Crafts Council – Australia and editor of Garland magazine. He is a writer and curator and has held the position of Artistic Director and CEO of Craft Victoria.

This event is part of the annual Craft Cubed Festival, by Craft Victoria.

Important Info

Slow Clay Centre is located at 13 Keele Street, Collingwood. Jump off at the Keele Street stop on Tram 86.

Please choose your course carefully as we do not give refunds if you change your mind.


4th August 6PM


13 Keele Street Collingwood Victoria 3066


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Think Big 2 – Starts on Thursday – Register NOW

Molly Hatch and Ben Carter for THINK BIG 2: Mastering the Marketplace, a six
week interview series designed to propel your ceramic career to the next
Featuring interviews with successful artists, gallerists and editors.

This six-week series covers a wide range of
topics from wholesale vs. retail sales, gallery do’s and don’ts,
publishing articles to increase your audience, and generating sales from
social media. In today’s art market, artists have to be more than just
makers. We are makers, marketers, sales people, web designers, and so
much more. We designed the course to help you build the skills you need
to expand your creative business, learn tricks of the trade, and think
beyond the traditional methods of reaching your market. Sign up today
and take the next step towards a successful business.

Sign up before February 4th and receive the early bird discount of $99. After February 4th the course is just $149. Click here to sign up now – Buy Now

How does the E-course work?

Each week we will send you a link to a video interview with a new guest
around a themed topic. The go-at-your-own pace of  the series allows you
to listen to the interviews when ever you have the time. We encourage
participants to discuss the videos each week with a prompted discussion
group online, where you can connect with other members of the series and
have a community discussion about the topics that come up for you
each week. Molly and I will be watching the group discussions
and joining in. In addition to the video interviews and discussions each
week, we will include downloadable bonus material in the form of a
series of worksheets. The worksheets are for you to keep and work
through at your own pace. By the end of the six weeks, you will have new
inspiration for expanding your creative business and a clear direction
for moving forward–on to BIG THINGS!

Justin Rothshank on generating sales through social media
Naomi Cleary  on do’s and don’ts for dealing with galleries
Jessica Knapp on working with the press
Keith Kreeger on working with restaurants as clients
Nicole Aquillano on selling wholesale vs. retail
Lindsay Osteritter on Objective Clay and the online cooperative gallery

About the participants

Justin Rothshank- Studio artist based in Goshen, IN. For more information visit

Naomi Cleary- Studio artist and gallery manager (The Clay Studio) based in Philadelphia, PA. For more information visit

Jessica Knapp- Studio artist and editor of Ceramics Monthly in Columbus, OH. For more information visit

Keith Kreeger- Studio artist based in Austin, TX. For more information visit

Nicole Aquillano- Studio artist based in Boston, MA. For more information visit

Lindsay Osteritter- For more information visit

Sign up before February 4th and receive the early bird discount of $99. After February 4th the course is just $149. Buy Now

About the hosts:

To find out more about your hosts for THINK BIG 2 please visit our websites.

a site 2 see friday: pedestal

is an online meeting place for Artists, Galleries, and Collectors.  We
are interested in creating a collective, high standard of Fine Craft and
Fine Art.  Pedestal is a team of professionals that bring in three
different views concerning Art, Education, and Business.  Bringing these
worlds together is not innovative or new, however it is an idea that we
support and want to be an integral part in developing.

mission is to ‘connect Art to the World through technology.’ As an
Artist it is my job to create strength in the importance of these
connections and standards in Art.  Innovate and create, Pedestal seeks
to support artists and their visions by capturing a Studio Artist’s
career and ideas.  Pedestal is a platform for Artists to use as an
exhibition space, we seek to maintain integrity as this platform by
inviting quality professional Artists.
a Communications and Residency Coordinator at the Red Lodge Clay Center
I am involved in Education, Studio, and Business in Art, and being a
studio artist I am consistently trying to succeed and challenge my
career.  I know first hand the struggles of handling a job you love, a
studio practice, and a self-proprietorship. Pedestal is designed to
help, we are an active agent working for the studio artist through
marketing…so while you are making and thinking in the studio, let
Pedestal do your business!

Please check out to submit and begin your active artist page!