movie day: Mary Borgstrom

Mary grew up on a small farm and raised her two children… it wasn’t until after her kids were grown she found her passion for art. Little did Mary know it would come to define her… A life lesson to not judge a book by its cover, and to follow your dreams no matter what age.

artist in residence opportunity @ Harvard

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Notification of Residency: April 15, 2019
Residency Dates: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020

The Artist in Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, offers dedicated artists the opportunity to involve themselves in research and growth, pushing their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio connected to the Harvard community. Individuals will have the opportunity to build relevant skills in research, professional development, technical ability, creative problem solving, teaching and community involvement through our Artist in Residence Program.

The Artist in Residence Program offers

  • Personal studio space (60 sq. ft.) in addition to use of common studio space
  • 7 day studio access
  • Free access to materials – clay, glaze and use of kilns (electric, saggar, wood fire, soda and gas) up to excess
  • Opportunities to take classes and firing workshops within the program
  • Paid teaching opportunities within the program for both community and academic based classes.
  • Solo exhibition in Gallery 224 of work completed during residency
  • Attend visiting artist workshops and symposium offered within the program
  • Exhibition/sales opportunities in two annual Show and Sales
  • Access to studio equipment including slab roller, extruder, spray booth, plaster mold-making room and glaze mixing area
  • Access to studio lighting and background material for documenting work
  • Website visibility
  • Access to Harvard University Library and Museums with provided ID
  • Opportunities for participation in academic collaborations with the Harvard community

Expectations of Artist in Residence

  • One year commitment
  • Must spend 20 hours/week of time dedicated to personal work
  • Must spend 5 hours/week dedicated to work within the program
  • One public workshop presentation
  • Provide presentations to classes
  • Participation in program events and special projects with the Harvard Community
  • Artist is asked to leave one work for the permanent collection
  • Responsible for own housing

Application Process

Application can be submitted via hardcopy or provide us with a link to files in a folder labeled with your name on Dropbox or Google Docs to

  • Resume with personal contact information
  • Artist statement
  • Personal statement that reflects your reason for applying to the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard residency program
  • 10 digital images, plus one optional detail per image. Files in jpeg format at 300 dpi, with images’ longest dimensions approximately 7 inches/2100 pixels. Each image should be labeled with the following format:
    image number_first initial_last name (example: 1_j_smith.jpg, 2_j_smith.jpg, etc.). Images will be used for promotional purposes upon acceptance to the program.
  • Corresponding image list. List should address each image by number in terms of: title, year, size of work, medium/techniques used.
  • Work should be current and completed within the last 2 years
  • List of 3 references – please provide, name, title, mailing and email address and telephone.
  • Notification will be made via email

Send invitation to online, downloadable file storage site (Google Docs or Dropbox preferred):
Kathy King, Director, at

Important Dates

April 1, 2019 – Application materials must be submitted
April 1 – April 7, 2019 – Finalists will be notified to arrange a phone/Skype interview with Ceramics Program Director, Kathy King
April 15, 2019  – Notification will be made via email.
April 30, 2019 – Selected artist must accept or decline the residency.

All interested individuals are welcome to visit the Ceramics Program prior to application and or acceptance. To arrange a visit and receive more information, contact Kathy King, Director or call 617-496-4751.

More info HERE.

job posting: Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Req #177
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The School of Craft + Emerging Media at Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD) welcomes applications for the following limited term faculty appointment commencing end of August 2019 until April 30, 2020

Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

Why AUArts?

A leading centre of education and research since 1926, AUArts energizes art and design in Canada and internationally. We engage the world, create possibilities, and connect with brilliant minds in all corners of the globe.

Above all, we are passionate about creativity and innovation through Art, Craft and Design, and the people who create it.

Calgary is our home base – a vibrant, cosmopolitan urban centre, a safe and friendly atmosphere, and outstanding potential for adventure in nearby mountain parks.

We hope you will join us at AUArts (where creativity matters).

About the School of Craft + Emerging Media, Ceramics Program

Ceramics faculty are a diverse, engaged group of notable teachers and practitioners connected to the field at home and abroad. Each year, a new visiting artist complements the energy and expertise of ceramics faculty, teaching and working alongside students in the studio. The visiting artist contributes a fresh and diverse perspective, enhancing the learning experience and serving as a catalyst for critical dialogue within the University.

In the Ceramics program students explore both functional and sculptural approaches to the discipline. A comprehensive, studio-based, and theoretical program of study is supported by access to emerging technologies as well as the integration of historical precedents with contemporary practice.

>>Click here to find out more about SC+EM, Ceramics Program

The Opportunity0

(Competition # 1819-FE-FT-26) To complement existing instructional resources, this position will instruct four (4) 4.5 hour-long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. In addition, the successful candidate will be provided with two (2) course releases towards research and studio practice. They will be required to report and present on research activities as well as mount an exhibition of their research during their appointment at the University.

The successful candidate will be capable of teaching all forms of Ceramic practice through core courses and studio supervision. The candidate will possess an active studio practice that will contribute to the breadth of the program and demonstrate a critical and creative engagement with contemporary discourse on Craft and Ceramics.  In combination with a collaborative spirit and professional commitment to the field, experience in academic service, curricular innovation, and Ceramics studio management will be considered an asset.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching two (2) studio courses per semester at all levels of AUArts’ Ceramics program
  • Maintaining a research/studio practice, and contributing to research and scholarship in the field of contemporary Craft, specifically Ceramics
  • Creating and exhibiting a new body of work
  • Reporting and presenting on research activities in the form of artist talks and/or workshops
  • Demonstrating a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence
  • Participating in academic service, curricular program development, and the management of the Ceramics studio environment (as appropriate)

The successful candidate will have:

  • An MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in Ceramics
  • Previous post-secondary teaching experience
  • A professional exhibition record as a Ceramist
  • Excellent technical skills
  • A wide knowledge of all aspects of the discipline, with a particular regard for international practice in Ceramics
  • A community-oriented disposition: comfortable interacting with students, faculty, artists, and the public; able to balance research, practice, and pedagogy

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong studio practice rooted in pottery or the vessel making tradition.

How to Apply

>>>Please submit applications by clicking on the Apply Now tab at the bottom of this page. The application must include a cover letter, a current CV, and the following:

  • two statements: one outlining teaching philosophy and the other studio practice
  • a digital portfolio of recent studio work containing twenty (20) images accompanied by a corresponding numbered list including titles, medium, and size
  • A Research Statement on the topic you intend to pursue (topics can include explorations in creative practice, technical process, content development, etc.)

Letters of recommendation are not required but will be requested at a later stage if application is successful.

Academic transcripts are not required with application, however certified transcripts are required before an offer of employment is made in accordance with the University’s Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Applications must be submitted in a single PDF document.

Once you have created an account, choose the “Upload Resume” option. You will only be able to upload one file, so make sure all required material is combined into a single PDF document. Incomplete submissions may not be considered. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make changes or add additional documents. Please visit AUArts’ How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Further information about the University is available on our websites at and

AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the University. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact our FOIP Coordinator at

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.