technical tuesday: Slip Displacement

Loved this simple but super helpful trick that master plaster mold maker and bone china queen Noriko Masuda posted on her Instagram feed yesturday. She ran out of casting slip part way through the cast so added the mug to displace the liquid. Seems so obvious but in my years slip casting I didn’t think of it!

Check out more of her work here.

call for artists: FLEX @ Medalta

2 – 8 months, between September 5th, 2018 to July 31st, 2019
$515/month (CDN)
Application Deadline: April 1st, 2018 and September 1st, 2018
APPLY NOW

Fee includes:

  • 24 hour studio access
  • Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
  • Glaze materials in test quantities
  • Use of shop glazes
  • Teaching and employment opportunities

Artist responsible for:

  • Materials, clay, personal tools
  • firings costs at reduced rate
  • Accommodations:

Medalta helps to facilitate accommodations within the Medicine Hat community. We have a core group of interested community members who rent space to our artists on a regular basis. Cost varies: approx. $550/month (CDN)

Employment Opportunities Available for Long-Term Resident Artists:

  • Part-Time Event Staff
  • Production Assistant
  • Museum Front-Desk Reception
  • Instructor – Adult Pottery Courses
  • Instructor – Children’s Pottery Courses

Upon acceptance as a Long-Term Artist in Residence, individuals will receive detailed job descriptions and further information regarding the application process of these positions.

For more information contact residencies@medalta.org

http://medalta.org/flex/

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 medalta.org/dish 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: www.medalta.org/dish

For updates see: www.facebook.com/Medalta/

call for entry: Medalta’s Annual Juried Exhibition

‘dish’: Celebrating what ceramics brings to the table

We are also very excited to announce the talented Julia Galloway as our juror for this year’s exhibition (http://juliagalloway.com/). We couldn’t think of anyone else we’d rather have on board for this year’s theme, as Julia brings a lot to the ceramics table as an educator, ceramic artist and community builder.  Julia will be selecting the pieces for the exhibition and our Grand Prize winner, of a 1 month Medalta residency + accommodation.

Apply online at www.medalta.org/dish from April1st to June 10th 2017.  Please click for DISH SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.Successful Applicants will be notified in July 2017.

Exhibition runs from October 2017 to January 2018.