Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2019

Sat 17 & Sun 18 August 2019, 10am – 4pm
AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS OPEN STUDIOS 2019
Unearth your local potter here!
https://www.australianceramicscommunity.com/listing-type/acos/

Australian Ceramics Open Studios (ACOS) is an annual nationwide weekend held event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association, 170 ceramics studios – including many in and around Australia’s capital cities and regional centres – open their doors to offer insight, practical demonstrations and the chance to take home a handmade piece.

upcoming workshop: Clay Pots and Color Spots Workshop-with Mark Errol @ Morean Center for Clay

October 11 & 12, 2019
9am-4pm

Clay Pots and Color Spots is an intensive hands-on workshop focusing on the development of forms as well as learning how to produce layers and layers of decorative information. This class will create a tool box of inexpensive, readily available and low-tech methods of surface design meant to draw your audience in and reward them with bountiful color, shape and designs.

Students will need to bring:

Studio tools
X-acto knife
Soft yellow round sponge
Brushes

Member $170/Non-Member $200

Register Now

To register by phone, please call the Morean Center for Clay at 727.821.7162 ext 2311

More info HERE.

a post about places that change your life (and a request to help out Medalta in their time of need)

This is me circa 2010 during a month long residency at Medalta in Medicine Hat. Little did I know that when the director Aaron Nelson called me and asked me to pull together a group of artists for a month that I would not only have a life changing experience, but that a piece of my heart would forever belong to Medalta Artist in Residence Program. I’m sure many of you out there have had similar experiences at different places around the world, colleagues that become friends, friends that become family; and precious time in a studio with other artists that invigorates and renews your creative practice. Medalta and it’s vibrant community have been so good to me. I’ve had the opportunity to return to Medalta on a number of occasions to visit with other artists, to teach and to jury exhibitions.

So it’s with their future sustainability in my heart and mind that I’m posting today about a fundraiser they are currently doing to upgrade their Soda and Salt Kilns. These kilns are over ten years old and have seen better days in their lifetime of producing beautiful pots for international artists. Here’s me back in 2010 firing the soda kiln during my residency there.

 

And here is the state of the kilns currently…

Medalta needs to raise $12,000 in the next month in order to rebuild these kilns and have them up and running for new residents and workshop attendees. If you have the ability to do so, I encourage you to donate today and help them out. Who knows you might find yourself there as a resident someday! Or did you know you can rent the kilns as well??? (well you can rent the new ones in the future that is!)

Here’s the link to DONATE to their campaign.

And here is Medalta’s website if you want to learn more about them or get in contact.

 

call for entry: Material Hard + Soft

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists.

2020 ENTRY GUIDELINES

HOW TO ENTER
Our entry deadline for the 2020 exhibition is September 29, 2019. Please review the upcoming schedule below for more information on the next steps in the competition.  A downloadable 2020 Prospectus is available for entry guidelines and procedures questions. Entries can be submitted online or through the mail.

AWARDS
The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 7, 2020.

ELIGIBLE MEDIA
Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Works can be a collaboration piece, all collaborators must be listed in the space provided on the entry form. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2017-2019) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES + ENTRY FEE
Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

SIZE LIMITATIONS
All work must be ready for installation. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. GDAC reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex installation or assembly problems.

SALES
A 30% commission will be retained from all work sold during the exhibition. Works which are not for sale must be clearly marked as such (NFS).

PUBLICITY
The exhibition will be publicized regionally, nationally and internationally. GDAC reserves the right to use photographs or digital images of any accepted work for the purpose of publicity.

DELIVERY + RETU RN OF WORK
Artists are responsible for pre-paying all shipping charges to and from the exhibition site upon selection by the juror. Accepted works must be hand-delivered or shipped according to the instructions provided in the Artist Contract. Entries will be insured by GDAC while in its custody. Insurance value for pieces NFS should reflect fair market value. No work may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Sending an entry to this exhibition shall imply an agreement on the part of the sender to all conditions above.

DEADLINES AND EXHIBITION DATES

September 29, 2019 | Deadline for acceptance of online entry materials (by 11:59 PM)

November 15, 2019| Notification forms sent to all artists

December 6, 2019 | Artist contracts are due

January 5 – 11, 2020 | Shipped and hand-delivered artwork due at the Arts Center

February 7, 2020 | Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Award Ceremony 7:00 PM.

February 7 – May 9, 2020 | Exhibition on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

May 11 – 23, 2020 | De-installation and return of artwork

For additional questions about the competition and exhibition, contact exhibit@dentonarts.com

Find out more HERE plus view the previous years exhibitions.