Call for entries for new book “Ceramic Art for Beginners-with electrical kilns”, by Guangzhen Zhou

About the book project “Ceramic Art for Beginners: With Electrical Kilns”.
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2017.
The electric kiln with its automatically controlled firing function is one of the most innovative pieces of technology to have appeared in the ceramic field over the past few decades. “Ceramic Art for Beginners” is a book that introduces its reader to the basics of ceramic technology usage. This book is for those who are starting from zero experience and no ceramic educational background, and it is written to suit all kinds of ceramic art lovers as well as artists of painting and other art media. The book is also designed for ceramic popular education and to help art students in establishing their ceramic studio, or even a ceramic school, using electrical kilns.
This book focuses on the most basic, common-knowledge aspects of ceramic materials, craft, electric kiln control, and information about the creation of and safety issues surrounding ceramic studios, as well as practical difficulties that may be encountered in ceramic art creation, teaching to solve problems, and introductions to the most practical needs. The book will be published in China in Chinese language only, and each accepted artist will received three copies of the book.
Qualification: All electrically fired, innovative ceramic pieces are welcome, including painting on sculptures, layering-glazed vessels, installations, and ceramic murals.
Please send images of your work (maximum 3 pieces / images) with captions to me at
Thank very much for your support!

Guangzhen Zhou

a couple calls for entry for The Journal of Australian Ceramics


Here’s a challenge!

Enter our CERAMIC SHOTS photographic competition for the April 2014 issue of The Journal of Australian Ceramics.
The best entries will be published, with the winner receiving a prize to the value of $200.
To participate in the #clayselfie competition:
1. Snap a selfie with one of your ceramic works, then post it to Instagram tagged #clayselfie.
2. Email the image to; subject: #clayselfie;
attach the largest file you have of the same image along with your full
contact details, the photographer’s name (your name if it’s a true
selfie!), where and when the photo was taken.
… then wait and see if you win!
Entry deadline: Monday 17 February 2014

Calling “emerging” potters, ceramic artists, writers and photographers …
The July issue of The Journal of Australian Ceramics (issue 53/2) has
of course!).
I would love to hear from you if you would like to be
involved. Be as creative as you wish your ideas then email me
Now is YOUR time to be featured in The JAC!

Vicki Grima
Editor, The Journal of Australian Ceramics
T: 1300 720 124

FUSION Magazine Feature Artist Column – Student Applications

FUSION invites submissions for the magazine column that will feature
one student clay artist and one student glass artist in the winter
issue. Applicants should be currently enrolled in a post secondary
institution for ceramics or glass or have graduated in 2013.
Submissions must include an artist statement and/or biography that is no more
than 300 words in length, along with two professional quality images of
recent work (within 12 months). The images must be minimum 1200 pixels
(4 inches) x 1500 pixels (5 inches) at 300 dpi, JPEG Format. The images
should be of professional quality. Poor quality images will not be used.
Featured artists will be selected by the Magazine Committee.

Submissions must be sent electronically to the FUSION Office at Please use “FUSION Magazine, Feature Artist
Column – Student” as the subject heading of your emailed submission.
Applications due: Nov 10, 2013

art publication opportunity – KAPSULA


KAPSULA Magazine is launching and calling for submissions

a listserv dedicated to engaged and evaluative art criticism, KAPSULA
Magazine promotes art criticism that dares to be critical, even if that
means publishing a negative review. Championing strong opinions and even
stronger writing, KAPSULA aims to enliven Canadian art criticism for a
new generation of readers.


months of rigorous preparation and hard work, KAPSULA Magazine will
release its first publication—CRISIS 1/3. This first instalment of the
CRISIS theme will be sent out on Monday, July 15th.

a subscriber, you’ll receive an interactive PDF file containing three
feature articles as well as some TBA content to keep you on your toes.
The authors of July’s works are Kerr Houston, Ebony L. Haynes and Ellyn
Walker. Their works are fascinating, beautifully written, and tackle the
notion of CRISIS from three different, engaging prisms. So, dear
KAPSULA subscribers, stay tuned for our first official release!

If you haven’t yet subscribed to receive KAPSULA’s monthly issues, please visit our website and do so for free:


KAPSULA is already on its second round for our call for submissions!
will be addressed in the months of July, August and September, a new
topic presents itself, ready to be further explored by KAPSULA’s authors
in October! The new call for submissions addresses the issue of Aesthetics within contemporary art.

the 1960s, post-structuralist and postmodern theories have influenced
artists and writers to move towards complacent relativism. The classical
discourse of aesthetics—the pleasure of looking at something, or the
appreciation of the concept of beauty through regarding it— has been
replaced by a discourse of images as references. Often in contemporary
art, the work is little more than a signifier for a chain of ‘absent’
images that it’s referencing—those seen in the mind and not in the
gallery. In other words: the art is in the room, and the image is
somewhere else.

But are these disavowals of honed skill and
technical virtuosity entirely accurate anymore? To grapple with this
question, KAPSULA welcomes submissions that seek to explore the notion
of aesthetics in contemporary art, and writers who are interested in the
vital role of visual pleasure in producing critical moments and
paradigm shifts within art.

Although the theme of aesthetics can be taken broadly, some directions could include:

  • Returns to formalism
  • The problem of aesthetics in architecture (Bauhaus vs. Bilbao)
    Aesthetics & public opinion—the challenges of making public art
  • The nouveau bourgeois
  • Gender in aesthetics
  • Anti-aesthetic art
  • Aesthetics as a means of control, or the ‘mainstream aesthetic’
  • Money and aesthetics (social class/global and local economy)
  • The
    politics of ornamentation (see Adolf Loos’ argument that ornament
    betrays function and does nothing to further the culture that creates
  • Net aesthetics

For further submission details please visit:

August 30th, at midnight

KAPSULA Magazine is always on the look for exhibition reviews and cover images!


mid-July, KAPSULA will begin releasing bi-weekly exhibition reviews.
This means that our call for exhibition review submissions will be
ongoing, with no deadlines!
This will give you the opportunity to write about a current show that
you feel passionate about. It will also give KAPSULA’s subscribers the
opportunity to read your work and see the art exhibition that provoked
your critique!

Since there are no set themes, the exhibition and topic you choose to write on are entirely up to you, regardless of location. Our only requirement is that you make it spicy and intelligent.

For more details regarding submission guidelines, please visit our website at:


Great news for artists!

to an overwhelming amount of artwork submissions, the KAPSULA team
found it appropriate to incorporate contemporary artists and their work
to the monthly feature publications. We are looking for one new cover
image each month. This image should thematically relate to the current
call for feature articles that is posted on our official website. The
topic is completely open to your conceptual and visual interpretation.
The call for image submissions is ongoing.
For information on image guidelines and submissions, visit:
To submit an image, e-mail us at:

For any further inquiries, please contact Yoli Terziyska at