technical tuesday: Ann Ruel handbuilding a mug

This video is part of Ann’s Workshop Express Series. A series of FREE pottery project workshops that are condensed into 10 minute (or less) videos. This video demonstrates how Ann created her popular Frog Mug. This is an easy project that does not require a wheel and utilizes basic pottery tools. Please also check out Ann’s Video Workshop Series. These workshops are very detailed (typically 1.5 – 2 hours in length) and designed to help potters take their work to new levels of craftsmanship and artistry. https://vimeo.com/showcase/6725318

Fundraiser for The Okra Project – LAST DAY!!!

It’s Pride y’all! It’s time to shout from the rooftops that the LGBTQIA+ Pride Movement started as riot by Trans women of color!
I have teamed up with 20 other potters to raffle off a piece of my work to benefit @theokraproject, a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever they can reach them. Here’s how to enter:
1. Donate $5 or more to the @theokraproject or go to https://www.artsbusinesscollaborative.org/asp-products/the-okra-project-sponsored-project/

2. Send a screenshot of your donation along with your Instagram handle to pottersforokra@gmail.com $5 per entry. Unlimited entries. If you donate $50, you get 10 entries.

3. All receipts must be dated June 23rd or later.
4. International entries are welcome. Winners chosen at random for pieces donated.

5. Raffle ends 6/28/2020 12AM PST. Winners will be announced 6/30/2020

6. Help us spread the word! Please share this post!
Participating potters include:
@arthurhalvorsen
@ashleybevington
@barbaradonovan
@bellajoypottery
@caassey
@c_tenenholtz_ceramics
@cumulus.clay
@elanpottery
@5linespotterystudio
@jrothshank
@lauriecaffery.clay
@mac_art_ceramics
@machikoerhard
@makegoodchoices
@melissamayapottery
@musingaboutmud
@slip_in_color_ceramics
@thatadewolechick
@threetceramics
@throwandgrowceramics
@vanessamnorris

www.theokraproject.com

call for entry: The 4th “china·China” Ceramic Art Design Exhibition


“china·China” Ceramic Art Design Exhibition, hosted by the Chinese Ceramic Society and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, is a well-known competition for creation and innovation, which has been successfully held for three times and has gained a wide influence in the field of ceramic art and design both in China and abroad.

I. Content of the Exhibition
This exhibition focuses not only on the inheritance of celadon culture but also on creative and innovative design, taking into account the design and innovation of other categories of ceramic art. It highlights the ideology and originality of ceramic design, and emphasizes the combination of life and art in the design of ceramic works.

1. Selection and award ceremony of ceramic art and design
2. The 4th “china·China” Ceramic Art Design Exhibition
(1) Celadon
(2) Artistic ceramics(Ceramic Sculpture,Environmental ceramics, Ceramic painting, Ceramic calligraphy, Multi-colored glaze painting)
(3) Daily-life ceramics
3. International Symposium on China Yue Kiln Celadon

II. Organization of the Exhibition
1. Sponsors
The Chinese Ceramic Society
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute
2. Organizers
Management Committee of ShangYu Caoe-River Tourist Resort, Zhejiang Province
Caoe-River Cultural and Creative Corridor Construction Office
Shangyu Ceramic Research Center of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute

3. Co-Sponsors
Master Alliance of Art Ceramic in China
China Environmental Architecture Alliance
4. Strategic Cooperation Media
Sohu Network; Tencent Network; CCTV Network; Phoenix Network; Yachang Art Network; China Education Brand Network; Global Information Network; Education Hot Spot Network; Enterprise News Network; Ceramic Channel; Journal of Ceramics; Journal of China Ceramics; Jingdezhen Evening Paper; Jingdezhen Daily; Jingdezhen News Online; Jingdezhen Radio and Television Station; Master Alliance Network, China Ceramic Art Alliance Network, Environmental Design Alliance Network, and major media from Zhejiang Province, Shaoxing City, and ShangYu District.

III. Participants
The exhibition is open to global universities, research institutions, enterprises, ceramic artists, ceramic design artists, designers, and non ceramic cross-border design artists.

IV. Registration Time
From Oct 30th, 2019 to August 1st, 2020

V. Selection Method
1. All participants should send their works in digital forms to the email: tcyshds@163.com before August 1st, 2020.
2. The works registered for the exhibition will go through preliminary online selection conducted by The Expert Review Committee, and then authors of the shortlisted works will be notified to participate in the final selection of the exhibition.
3. All shortlisted works will be posted or sent to the designated place by authors themselves.

VI. Categories of the Review
1. Celadon (including Celadon art and design, celadon sculpture, etc.)
2. Artistic ceramics (including ceramic sculpture, environmental ceramic art, ceramic painting, ceramic calligraphy, Multi-colored glaze painting)
3. Daily-life ceramics (including household ceramics, cultural and creative ceramics, etc.)

VII. Awards
1. The winner of the whole exhibition will be awarded a bonus of CNY60,000.
2. Awards for celadon category
Two gold prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 20,000
Six silver prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 10,000
Ten bronze prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 5,000
3. Awards for art ceramics category
Two gold prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 20,000
Six silver prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 10,000
Ten bronze prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 5,000
4. Awards for daily-life ceramics category
Two gold prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 20,000
Six silver prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 10,000
Ten bronze prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 5,000
5. All the award-winning works will be presented with certificates by the sponsor.
6. All shortlisted works will be presented with qualification certificates.

VIII. Rating Principles
1. For celadon category
The rating will be based on the characteristics of celadon art. All celadon works must be independent items. They should reflect the inheritance, innovation, artistry and ideology of celadon art and design, and show the originality of techniques and materials.
2. For artistic ceramics category
The work should have strong ideological character and distinct flavor of the times, representing rich and colorful techniques of creation and forms of expression, featuring new breakthroughs in material and technology, reflecting both inheritance and innovation, and showing unique artistic personality.
3. For daily-life ceramics category
The creativity of product design should conform to the product concept in terms of function, shape, material, and technology, should have formal aesthetic feeling, should be able to connect with the consumer’s life, and should be with reasonable usability and function.

IX. Submission Requirements for the Works
1. The author should provide the electronic photos of the entries and fill in the application form to participate in the preliminary selection. It is required to send the folder entitled with “author’s name” to the designated e-mail address. The electronic photos should be in JPG format, and the photos should be no less than 1MB and no more than 5MB.
2. After receiving the e-mail or telephone notice, the finalists of the preliminary selection should mail the physical works to the address designated by the Organizing Committee of the exhibition in time. The transportation and insurance expenses shall be paid by the participant, and the physical work should be consistent with the electronic photo. Those whose works are not selected in the preliminary selection will not be notified.
3. Submission requirements for physical works
The maximum side size of the work should be within 150 cm and the weight below 50 kg. The works should be packaged by wooden cases which are required to be firm and easy to handle. Please paste the application form on the outer package.

X. Contact Information of Organizing Committee
Contact: Mr. Yingjun
Telephone / fax: 0086-798-8499958
E-mail:tcyshds@163.com

XI. Mailing Address and Contact Information for Works
Mailing address: Management Committee of Caoe-River Tourist Resort, No. 618, west section of Shungeng Avenue, Caoe Sub-District, ShangYu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, P. R. of China.
Contact: Mr. Yingjun
Cellphone: 0086-13979873326

XII. Other Issues
1. The rating results will be published on the official website of China Ceramic Society (www.ceramsoc.com), Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute (www.jci.edu.cn), and on the official government website of Shang Yu District.

2. The sponsor has the right to research, photograph, video, publish and publicize the exhibition work.
3. The works above the Bronze Award (including the Bronze Award) shall be collected by the sponsor, and the collection certificate shall be issued to the author.
4. All those involved in plagiarism will be disqualified from participating in the selection and exhibition, and the legal responsibility will be borne by authors themselves.
5. All authors who have submitted works for the exhibition should confirm and abide by the provisions of this implementation plan.
6. The Organizing Committee of the exhibition shall be responsible for the explanation and negotiation of any matter not covered in this implementation plan

“china·China” Ceramic Art Design Exhibition, hosted by the Chinese Ceramic Society and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, is a well-known competition for creation and innovation, which has been successfully held for three times and has gained a wide influence in the field of ceramic art and design both in China and abroad.

I. Content of the Exhibition
This exhibition focuses not only on the inheritance of celadon culture but also on creative and innovative design, taking into account the design and innovation of other categories of ceramic art. It highlights the ideology and originality of ceramic design, and emphasizes the combination of life and art in the design of ceramic works.

1. Selection and award ceremony of ceramic art and design
2. The 4th “china·China” Ceramic Art Design Exhibition
(1) Celadon
(2) Artistic ceramics(Ceramic Sculpture,Environmental ceramics, Ceramic painting, Ceramic calligraphy, Multi-colored glaze painting)
(3) Daily-life ceramics
3. International Symposium on China Yue Kiln Celadon

II. Organization of the Exhibition
1. Sponsors
The Chinese Ceramic Society
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute
2. Organizers
Management Committee of ShangYu Caoe-River Tourist Resort, Zhejiang Province
Caoe-River Cultural and Creative Corridor Construction Office
Shangyu Ceramic Research Center of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute

3. Co-Sponsors
Master Alliance of Art Ceramic in China
China Environmental Architecture Alliance
4. Strategic Cooperation Media
Sohu Network; Tencent Network; CCTV Network; Phoenix Network; Yachang Art Network; China Education Brand Network; Global Information Network; Education Hot Spot Network; Enterprise News Network; Ceramic Channel; Journal of Ceramics; Journal of China Ceramics; Jingdezhen Evening Paper; Jingdezhen Daily; Jingdezhen News Online; Jingdezhen Radio and Television Station; Master Alliance Network, China Ceramic Art Alliance Network, Environmental Design Alliance Network, and major media from Zhejiang Province, Shaoxing City, and ShangYu District.

III. Participants
The exhibition is open to global universities, research institutions, enterprises, ceramic artists, ceramic design artists, designers, and non ceramic cross-border design artists.

IV. Registration Time
From Oct 30th, 2019 to August 1st, 2020

V. Selection Method
1. All participants should send their works in digital forms to the email: tcyshds@163.com before August 1st, 2020.
2. The works registered for the exhibition will go through preliminary online selection conducted by The Expert Review Committee, and then authors of the shortlisted works will be notified to participate in the final selection of the exhibition.
3. All shortlisted works will be posted or sent to the designated place by authors themselves.

VI. Categories of the Review
1. Celadon (including Celadon art and design, celadon sculpture, etc.)
2. Artistic ceramics (including ceramic sculpture, environmental ceramic art, ceramic painting, ceramic calligraphy, Multi-colored glaze painting)
3. Daily-life ceramics (including household ceramics, cultural and creative ceramics, etc.)

VII. Awards
1. The winner of the whole exhibition will be awarded a bonus of CNY60,000.
2. Awards for celadon category
Two gold prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 20,000
Six silver prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 10,000
Ten bronze prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 5,000
3. Awards for art ceramics category
Two gold prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 20,000
Six silver prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 10,000
Ten bronze prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 5,000
4. Awards for daily-life ceramics category
Two gold prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 20,000
Six silver prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 10,000
Ten bronze prize winners, each with a bonus of CNY 5,000
5. All the award-winning works will be presented with certificates by the sponsor.
6. All shortlisted works will be presented with qualification certificates.

VIII. Rating Principles
1. For celadon category
The rating will be based on the characteristics of celadon art. All celadon works must be independent items. They should reflect the inheritance, innovation, artistry and ideology of celadon art and design, and show the originality of techniques and materials.
2. For artistic ceramics category
The work should have strong ideological character and distinct flavor of the times, representing rich and colorful techniques of creation and forms of expression, featuring new breakthroughs in material and technology, reflecting both inheritance and innovation, and showing unique artistic personality.
3. For daily-life ceramics category
The creativity of product design should conform to the product concept in terms of function, shape, material, and technology, should have formal aesthetic feeling, should be able to connect with the consumer’s life, and should be with reasonable usability and function.

IX. Submission Requirements for the Works
1. The author should provide the electronic photos of the entries and fill in the application form to participate in the preliminary selection. It is required to send the folder entitled with “author’s name” to the designated e-mail address. The electronic photos should be in JPG format, and the photos should be no less than 1MB and no more than 5MB.
2. After receiving the e-mail or telephone notice, the finalists of the preliminary selection should mail the physical works to the address designated by the Organizing Committee of the exhibition in time. The transportation and insurance expenses shall be paid by the participant, and the physical work should be consistent with the electronic photo. Those whose works are not selected in the preliminary selection will not be notified.
3. Submission requirements for physical works
The maximum side size of the work should be within 150 cm and the weight below 50 kg. The works should be packaged by wooden cases which are required to be firm and easy to handle. Please paste the application form on the outer package.

X. Contact Information of Organizing Committee
Contact: Mr. Yingjun
Telephone / fax: 0086-798-8499958
E-mail:tcyshds@163.com

XI. Mailing Address and Contact Information for Works
Mailing address: Management Committee of Caoe-River Tourist Resort, No. 618, west section of Shungeng Avenue, Caoe Sub-District, ShangYu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, P. R. of China.
Contact: Mr. Yingjun
Cellphone: 0086-13979873326

XII. Other Issues
1. The rating results will be published on the official website of China Ceramic Society (www.ceramsoc.com), Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute (www.jci.edu.cn), and on the official government website of Shang Yu District.

2. The sponsor has the right to research, photograph, video, publish and publicize the exhibition work.
3. The works above the Bronze Award (including the Bronze Award) shall be collected by the sponsor, and the collection certificate shall be issued to the author.
4. All those involved in plagiarism will be disqualified from participating in the selection and exhibition, and the legal responsibility will be borne by authors themselves.
5. All authors who have submitted works for the exhibition should confirm and abide by the provisions of this implementation plan.
6. The Organizing Committee of the exhibition shall be responsible for the explanation and negotiation of any matter not covered in this implementation plan

call for entry: Unwedged @ Pottery Northwest

The deadline for submission for UnWedged, our annual juried exhibition, is coming up! Submit your entries by July 7, 2020. We are looking for submissions from artists working in functional or sculptural ceramics, both those connected to tradition, or pushing innovation in the field. We have invited Liz Quackenbush as this year’s juror due to her experience and knowledge. Liz will be tasked with selecting work that will create and exhibition that reflects the state and range of contemporary ceramics.

More info at https://potterynorthwest.org/unwedged/

Apply here https://potterynorthwest.org/unwedged-2020-application/

Awards:
$1000 Juror’s Choice Award
$500 Director’s Choice Award
$100 Honorable Mention Award