call for entry: Plate & Platter: National Juried Ceramics Exhibition Prospectus

Entry deadline is Saturday, December 1, by Midnight Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time (HST).

Carbondale Community Arts will host Plate & Platter: National Juried Ceramics Exhibition from January 16 through February 22, 2019 at Carbondale Community Arts Artspace 304, located in downtown Carbondale, in collaboration with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Art and Design Ceramics area.

Plate & Platter 2019 will be the first in a biennial national juried exhibition showcasing functional and sculptural ceramic plates and platters with innovative surface, form, function, and/or concept. This inaugural exhibition will be juried by ceramic artist Chandra DeBuse.

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18+ living within the United States. Works must measure no more than 20” in any direction or weigh more than 50 lbs and must be ready for display. Work must be 70% ceramic, completed within the last three years, and address the theme of plate and/or platter. Please indicate on image list any installation instructions. Specialty hardware or accessories such as plate hangers must be provided by the artist.

Fee: Artists may submit images of up to three works for a non-refundable $30 fee. Selected exhibitors are responsible for shipping costs; pre-paid return-shipping labels must be sent along with accepted work. Submissions will not be considered complete until both the entry submission and the entry fee have been received by Carbondale Community Arts. Plate & Platter: National Juried Ceramics Exhibition Application Fee is payable to Carbondale Community Arts via PayPal link HERE

Submission Guidelines: Images must be formatted JPEG or JPG, under 5MB with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. File names should include your name and the title of the artwork in the following format: “Lastname_Firstname_Title.jpg”. All images should accurately reflect the work submitted. Substitutions for accepted works are not allowed. By submitting an entry application, the artist agrees to gallery’s use of images for advertisement purposes.

Juror:  Chandra DeBuse is a studio potter in Kansas City. She received her MFA from the University of Florida in 2010. Her illustrated pottery has been featured in several magazines and publications including the books Humor in Craft, Graphic Clay and New Ceramic Surface Design. DeBuse has presented her work as a 2012 NCECA Emerging Artist, at SOFA Chicago, at the 2016 Utilitarian Clay Symposium at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and at the 2018 Alabama Clay Conference. She is a founding member of Kansas City Urban Potters. She has led over 50 workshops on designing illustrated pottery at art centers nationwide. For more about Chandra see

Events & Awards: Cash and ceramics vendor awards will be selected by the Juror Chandra DeBuse. A reception including an award presentation and Artist Lecture by Chandra Debuse will be held on Friday, January 25, from 5 – 7 PM. On Saturday, January 26, the juror will give an artist demonstration from 9 AM – 3 PM at Artspace 304. The public is welcome to attend.

Sales: Carbondale Community Arts retains a 30% commission on works sold during the exhibition. List on the entry form if it work not for sale (NSF) under retail sale price. Payment to artists for artwork sales will be issued by Carbondale Community Arts 2-4 weeks after the close of the exhibit.

Shipping: Exhibitors are responsible for shipping costs; pre-paid return-shipping label must be sent along with accepted work. All work must be double boxed (pack each item with ample padding in a small inner box and pack small box(es) surrounded by tightly packed padding with 2 inches of “float space” within the outer shipping box). Carbondale Community Arts is not responsible to damage that occurs during shipping. Items must be ship and arrive at the gallery no later than Thursday, January 10, 2019.  Mail to:

Plate & Platter: NJCE

℅ Carbondale Community Arts

304 W Walnut Street

Carbondale, IL 62901

Delivery of Accepted Works: Once artists have been notified regarding accepted pieces (December 15, 2018), A signed exhibition contract is required with shipment or delivery of work.  A pre-paid return-shipping labels must be sent along with accepted work. Accepted works may be shipped via UPS, FEDEX, USPS or hand-delivered, but must arrive no later than Friday, January 10, 2019. Works may be hand-delivered to the Carbondale Community Arts, 304 W Walnut Street, Carbondale, IL 62901 during gallery hours Wednesday & Friday 11 – 5 PM, Thursday 11 – 7 PM or by appointment. All works must be display ready, any hanging devices or special hardware needed for installation are the responsibility of the artist.

Gallery Info: Carbondale Community Arts Artspace 304 is located at 304 W Walnut Street, in downtown Carbondale, IL. Artspace 304 is a multi-functioning community artspace with room for exhibits, small performances, and educational programming. Additionally, Artspace 304 houses the Mary Ellen Dillard Media & Performance Gallery and Carbondale Community Arts administrative offices. For more information visit or Facebook or Instagram @carbondalecommunityarts.

Contact: Stephanie Dukat, Carbondale Community Arts Exhibit Curator at


Entry deadline: Midnight (Hawaii Aleutian Standard), December 1, 2018

Acceptance notifications: December 15, 2018

Works received by: January 10, 2019

Exhibition dates: January 16 through February 22, 2019

Juror Lecture & Award Announcements, Public Reception: January 25, 2019  5 – 7 PM at Artspace 304

Juror Demonstration: January, 26, 2019,  9AM – 3PM at Artspace 304

Return Shipped: March 2, 2019


movie day: Harlan House RCA – Canadian potter at the throwing wheel.

Harlan House RCA – Canadian potter at the throwing wheel. from Harlan House on Vimeo.

This is a video of Harlan House throwing a large porcelain platter in
his studio in Lonsdale, Ontario, Canada. Harlan House is potter who has
been making porcelain for over forty years. Harlan’s works of art can
be found in museum and art gallery collections throughout the world.
Visit his website at for more information.

Hartwick’s Rozene to Launch Year-Long Ceramic Installation

ONEONTA, NY – Stephanie Rozene,
assistant professor of art at Hartwick College, will soon be included
in a community-wide, multi-venue biennial exhibition to be held at the
Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY. The project aims to highlight the rich
talent of artists across Upstate New York, with a special focus on
Central New York and the surrounding counties.

The exhibition, titled: “The Other New York (TONY): 2012” is
scheduled to open on September 22, 2012. Running from September, 2012
through early January, 2013, the exhibit will include a work from Rozene
entitled: 270: The Corrosive Use of Money in Politics. Rozene’s
installation, however, will be on display within the museum for the
entire year, per the request of Museum Director Steven Kern.

This project, comprised of 270 plates mounted on the wall, continues
Rozene’s investigation into tableware and American politics, and in
particular how European tableware was used as currency during the second
half of the 18th century by French Kings and Queens who wished to
demonstrate their wealth and power to other developed nations.

This work builds off of Rozene’s previous installation, The Politics
of Porcelain, (2011) which used porcelain tableware, and a border of
porcelain forms recalling rococo plasterwork to create place settings.
When hung on the wall, they created three vertical tables. This act of
hanging the china elevated its importance and status to that of a
painting. The work sought to begin a conversation about the importance
of china and its ability hold with it immense power.

270: The Corrosive Use of Money in Politics continues the
investigation of French influences on American china and politics. By
taking patterns and forms from two different china services, Rozene
alludes to the two main political parties in the US, their relationship
to money, power, and role in the upcoming presidential election (270
electoral votes are needed to elect a president), the increase of
Congress’ wealth from insider trading deals, and the glaring disparity
between the wealthiest and poorest in our economy. Through symbolism and
history, Rozene raises the question of money’s influence in politics
and how it affects the American people.

This body of work was supported by the Winifred D. Wandersee Scholar
in Residence Award at Hartwick College, The Milne Family Fund and the
Hartwick College Faculty Research Grant program. Assisting Rozene
throughout the course of this project were Hartwick College students Alexandra Forst ‘13, Elliot Henry ‘13 and Samantha McFarland ‘12.

In addition to the display, there will be an alumni reception hosted
by Hartwick at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, on November 20, 2012
beginning at 6:30 p.m. At the reception, Rozene will give a gallery
talk and will speak about her installation.

For more details on “The Other New York (TONY): 2012” and the Everson Museum, visit exhibitions/details.php?id=600 .

For additional information on the upcoming Alumni Reception at the Museum, contact Director of Alumni Engagement Duncan McDonald at 607-431-4032 or at

For additional information on the installation at the Museum, contact Rozene at 607-431-4833 or at

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and
sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the
northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive
curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal
arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique
January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad
opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world
ahead. A Three Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid
and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Call for entry: 5th Annual Lillstreet International: The Perfect Plate

Juried by Sandy Simon
August 17 – September 14, 2012
Entry Deadline: June 1 This juried exhibition is open to all clay artists who are residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico. All work, both functional and sculptural, will be considered. Any submitted work must have been made in the past 2 years. The juror will be Sandy Simon. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Resume/CV
  • Artist Statement
  • 1-3 images of proposed work

AWARDS: First Place………..$500
Second Place…….$200
Juror’s Purchase Award….Purchase price
Lillstreet Gallery Award……Exhibition opportunity at Lillstreet Entries must be submitted through (please note there is a non-refundable entry fee of $35 per artist). Successful applicants will be notified by July 1. Final work is due to Lillstreet Gallery no later than August 1, 2012. Lillstreet Gallery encourages the sale of all work submitted for the exhibition and will retain 50% commission on all sales. Lillstreet does not provide materials for artists and will not reimburse for shipping and installation costs. Any unsold work will be returned to the artist within two weeks of the exhibition closing date.