Ash + Barrell 2019

ASH + BARREL is an Invitational Exhibition featuring the celebrated craft of contemporary ceramic artists and makers from Southern Ontario. Organized by Andrew Kellner and Heather Smit, The show is a nod to our mentors and to raising a glass in the spirit of celebration. Opening Party hosted by Amsterdam Brewery. Join us in celebration Friday, May 3rd (6-10pm)
Make a toast, meet the artists and get first dibs on their newest work.

Line up: Lauren Blakey, Naomi Clement, Bruce Cochrane, Jennifer Drysdale, Marc Egan, Andrew Kellner, Lesley McInally, Michelle Mendlowitz, Jeannie Pappas, Mary Philpott, Heather Smit, Chandler Swain, Amber Zuber.

Website: https://ashandbarrel.com
Instagram: Ashandbarrel_invitational

call for entry: Pitcher Perfect

Call for Entries! To celebrate our 50 years of existence, and to shake things up a bit, we’re inviting residents of the US and Canada to apply for a juried show of pitchers! Ceramics Monthly’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Deborah Schwartzkopf, will do the jurying for “Pitcher Perfect” and select our $300 prize winner. The show will also include pitchers by invited artists Linda Christianson, Adam Field and Simon Levin. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.

More details HERE.

job posting: Ceramic Designer & Studio Manager (Ottawa, Ontario)

LOAM Clay Studio is accepting applications for the position of ‘Ceramic Designer & Studio Manager’. This is a 35-40hrs. per week paid position.

LOAM Clay studio is a growing ceramic centre in Hintonburg, an Ottawa neighbourhood known for its vibrant arts community. The studio offers all levels of pottery classes and studio space for independent work. We design and produce dinnerware for restaurants as well as sell our own brand of pottery. We also carry pottery supplies which are available in the studio and online.

LOAM is currently growing its production capacity for in-house designs and custom work for restaurants and individuals.

Applicants must have a solid foundation in the ceramic arts, experience managing a ceramic studio and an eagerness to be an integral part of a growing pottery studio. As the business is growing rapidly, all employees have a broad range of responsibilities. The successful applicant will have a significant roll in defining the future direction of the business.

This position requires a physically strong and motivated individual. Specific duties will include, efficiently managing the studio, teaching classes & workshops, designing and making tableware.

Successful applicants must have a passion for working with clay.

The following skills are assets for applicants in order of priority.

  • Very strong throwing abilities
  • Handbuilding
  • Design
  • Teaching
  • Firing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Studio Management
  • Cost/Profit Awareness
  • Customer Relations
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • CAD
  • Mold making
  • Slip casting
  • Glaze development
  • Retail
  • Bilingual

Interested applicants should send their CV and digital portfolio or website to info@loamclaystudio.ca by April 30th, 2019 . The salary will be commensurate with experience.

https://loamclaystudio.ca/blogs/news/we-are-hiring-ceramic-designer-studio-manager

call for entry: Plenty

Canadian artists are invited to submit their interpretation of the cup. Functional and sculptural entries welcome! ‘Plenty’ will be an online exhibition, launching in the fall of 2019. Our amazing sponsors have offered up some tantalizing prize action and we’re so honored to have their support!

DEADLINE July 1st, 2019

Juried by Brendan Tang

Grand Prize: Workshop fee for any 2020 Medalta 2020 Summer Workshop, Sponsored by Medalta
Best in Function: $250 Sponsored by Tucker’s Pottery Supplies
Best in Sculpture: $250 Sponsored by Pottery Supply House
Best Emerging Work: $350 Sponsored by Plainsman Clay
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Submissions open: April 15th
Deadline to submit: July 1st
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Works will be juried from digital. Work must be primarily ceramic, original and made within the past 2 years. For members of the Canadian Clay Directory, the entry fee is $20 for up to 3 entries. $35 for non-members/3 entries.
Open to all artists living in Canada, and Canadian artists living abroad.

Full details can be found HERE.