call for entry: Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is pleased to announce a call for entries for Fahrenheit 2018. The selected works will be exhibited at the AMOCA from March 10 – July 22, 2018

Juror: Patti Warashina
Patti Warashina was born in Spokane, Washington in l940. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in l964. While in college she studied with sculptors Robert Sperry, Harold Myers, Rudy Autio, Shoji and Shinsaku Hamada, and Ruth Penington. Early influences in Warashina’s art include California Funk, Surrealism, and experimental West Coast ceramic sculpture from the 50’s and 60’s. Her work is best known for satire, humor, and dream state figures, expressed through low fire polychrome ceramic material.

Warashina has received several awards for achievement including the Twining Humber Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 granted by Seattle’s Artist Trust, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences in 2003. She received the Governor’s Award of Special Commendation for the Arts in l980, in addition to grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in both l975, and l986. In l978, Warashina was awarded through the World Craft Council Travel Grant, the Japan/U.S. Friendship Committee, and Ford Foundation to participate at the World Craft Conference in Kyoto, Japan, with travels in SE Asia.

Her work is featured in museum collections around the world, including the Museum of Art & Design in New York City, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Ichon World Ceramic Center in South Korea, Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Ceramic Art in California.

Submissions to Fahrenheit will only be accepted online. Click here to apply!

Entry Fee
$35 USD for up to 3 works.

– The exhibition is open to ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
– Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration, and up to 2 images of each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
– Artwork may be available for sale. Artists will receive 50% of the retail price on any sales.
– The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
– Submitted artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction.
– The artwork entered should be prepared for exhibition and the artist must provide any necessary mounting fixtures. Pedestals will be provided.
– Artists are responsible for cost of shipping and insurance of selected work(s) to AMOCA.
– AMOCA will pay for return shipping and insurance for the return of any unsold work.

Exhibition Schedule
By applying to Fahrenheit, applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

– Applications due September 30, 2017.
– Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2017.
– Work to be received at AMOCA no later than February 1, 2018.
– Exhibition Dates: March 10 – July 22, 2018
– Artwork will be shipped back no later than September 30, 2018.

Ceram-A-Rama 2016 Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

a benefit for the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center
at the ASU Art Museum Brickyard

We’re getting ready for a high-energy party!s

Ceram-A-Rama 2016 will be an unforgettable night of drinks,
appetizers, silent and live auctions and music at the ASU Art Museum
Brickyard. This year’s event honors Paul J. Smith, director emeritus of
the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, on the occasion of his
new exhibition of artist portraits at the museum. The festivities also
coincide with the 15th Annual Self-Guided Ceramic Studio Tour
organized by the CRC Artists Advisory Committee, Feb. 20–21, 2016.
While you’re here, experience the full spectrum of ceramics in the
Phoenix-metro area with a special VIP package.

Ceram-A-Rama VIP Package includes:

  • Evening tour kickoff event on Feb. 17 with Ceramic Studio Tour artists;
  • Two-day bus tour of the valley led by retired
    Ceramics Research Center curator Peter Held, Feb. 18–19 – visit
    collector’s homes, artist studios, local cultural attractions and
    private receptions (detailed information for the bus tour);
  • Reserved seats for a special lecture with Paul J. Smith;
  • Exclusive dining and shopping opportunities; and
  • VIP admission and seating at the Ceram-A-Rama party
    at the ASU Art Museum Brickyard, Feb. 20, where we’re hosting live and
    silent auctions of regionally and nationally renowned artists.

Get your tickets now!

•$500 Two – Day VIP Bus Tour Package per person
Includes: VIP Ceram-A-Rama Ticket
•$650 VIP Ceram-A-Rama table of eight
•$100 VIP Ceram-A-Rama ticket per person
Includes: Ceram-A-Rama Ticket plus
Auction preview
Reserved seating for lecture by Paul J. Smith
VIP reception with Paul J. Smith
Reserved seating at Ceram-A-Rama
Pre-paid parking at the Brickyard
•$35 Ceram-A-Rama ticket per person
•$25 Ceram-A-Rama Early Bird ticket per person (end Feb. 13)
Open bar and complementary appetizers
Live music and dancing
Silent and live auctions
Free parking in Lot 20 near ASU Art Museum (Mill &10th)

To reserve your VIP package today, or to inquire about donation of
artwork and volunteer opportunities, contact Mary-Beth Buesgen at

27th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art

May 1-May 3, 2015
the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art,
celebrates its 27th year, presented by the John Natsoulas Center for the
Arts (521 First Street, Davis, CA) The conference takes place May 1-May
3, 2015.  
annual Ceramics Festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the
Arts, enters into its 27th year and continues to bring the leading
national and international ceramic artists to the Sacramento Valley for a
weekend of creative instruction and collaboration. This year’s
conference will feature captivating lectures and hands-on
demonstrations, participants will include Patti Warashina, Irina
Zayctevea, John Toki, Clayton Keyes, Chris Antemann, Beverly Mayeri, Shalene
Valenzuela, Esther Shimazu and many more. 
Artists and art lovers can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. CCACA will be a weekend of demonstrations,
lectures, and art shows.  There is no other event that delivers more
inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price.  
CCACA runs in conjunction with the annual 30 Ceramic Artists exhibition, from April 15 to May 16, 2015
weekend showings will open Friday, May 1st and will run through Sunday,
May 3rd include free exhibitions of ceramic work by art students from
40 colleges and universities, as well as exhibitions of ceramic work by
well-known local artists at ten other Davis locations. Free shuttle
service will be provided to all exhibitions.
For schedule information or to register for the conference, please go to the CCACA website at
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
521 First Street, Davis, CA 95618

Clay @ Play: Irony, Humor, & Whimsy in the Ceramic Arts

The 30th Alabama Clay Conference – February 26-28, 2015 in Birmingham

The Alabama Craft Council is pleased to announce the 30th Alabama
Clay Conference – ALCC 30 to be held in Birmingham February 26-28, 2015
at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Our ALCC 30 presenters are Nick Joerling from Penland, North Carolina, Peter Rose from Knoxville, Tennessee, and Patti Warashina from Seattle, Washington.

ALCC 30 is being held in conjunction with the 2nd Bunting
Ceramics Symposium at the Birmingham Museum of Art including ceramic
artist Kathy Butterly, Birmingham clay artist Frank Fleming and speakers Professor Glen R. Brown, Gail Andrews, Dr. Don Wood, and Dr. Graham Boettcher, Rob Hunter, Ellen Denker, and Joey Brackner. For more information about the Ceramic Symposium contact: Anne Forschler or Emily Hanna.

The Alabama Clay Conference – ALCC 30 is
sponsored by the Alabama Craft Council with partial funding from the
Alabama State Council on the Arts. Additional support provided by the
Birmingham Museum of Art, Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors
Bureau, Olympic Kilns, Potters Council, SHIMPO Ceramics, and Royal Cup

Early Registration Extended – Register Now and Save $$$

ends Jan 31 midnight

If you need more information, contact.
Paula Reynolds
ACC & ALCC 30 Interim Director
Birmingham, Alabama
(Alabama Craft Counsil