job posting: Montgomery College – Ceramics (full-time faculty)

Montgomery College (Maryland), Rockville Campus, is seeking a full-time Art faculty member to fill an Art Ceramics position beginning Spring 2018. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstrates the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach 3 studio courses in Ceramics per semester, including Ceramics I; Ceramics II; Studio Practicum-Ceramics; Individualized Art Workshop-Ceramics.
  • Coordinate and manage the Ceramics studio facility, oversee the supply and equipment budget, order and inventory supplies, and hire and oversee adjunct faculty in the Ceramics area. These responsibilities will include weekend hours during peak kiln firing schedules.
  • Design, fabricate, install, maintain, and repair equipment for the Ceramics studio, including 3 kilns.
  • Oversee and insure that required studio safety protocols are followed and maintain required records to comply with State and Federal safety guidelines
  • Teach 30 semester hours per academic year of courses related to the discipline.
  • Teach a varied schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, weekend and/or accelerated sections, or possibly be asked to teach on another campus if needed. Opportunities may exist for teaching summer classes.
  • Serve on, or lead, department, discipline, campus and college committees, and take an active role in advising students and supporting Art department promotional initiatives.
  • Maintain an active program of professional development and participate in professional organizations and activities.

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call for entry: Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is pleased to announce a call for entries for Fahrenheit 2018. The selected works will be exhibited at the AMOCA from March 10 – July 22, 2018

Juror: Patti Warashina
Patti Warashina was born in Spokane, Washington in l940. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in l964. While in college she studied with sculptors Robert Sperry, Harold Myers, Rudy Autio, Shoji and Shinsaku Hamada, and Ruth Penington. Early influences in Warashina’s art include California Funk, Surrealism, and experimental West Coast ceramic sculpture from the 50’s and 60’s. Her work is best known for satire, humor, and dream state figures, expressed through low fire polychrome ceramic material.

Warashina has received several awards for achievement including the Twining Humber Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 granted by Seattle’s Artist Trust, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences in 2003. She received the Governor’s Award of Special Commendation for the Arts in l980, in addition to grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in both l975, and l986. In l978, Warashina was awarded through the World Craft Council Travel Grant, the Japan/U.S. Friendship Committee, and Ford Foundation to participate at the World Craft Conference in Kyoto, Japan, with travels in SE Asia.

Her work is featured in museum collections around the world, including the Museum of Art & Design in New York City, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Ichon World Ceramic Center in South Korea, Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Ceramic Art in California.

Submissions to Fahrenheit will only be accepted online. Click here to apply!

Entry Fee
$35 USD for up to 3 works.

– The exhibition is open to ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
– Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration, and up to 2 images of each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
– Artwork may be available for sale. Artists will receive 50% of the retail price on any sales.
– The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
– Submitted artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction.
– The artwork entered should be prepared for exhibition and the artist must provide any necessary mounting fixtures. Pedestals will be provided.
– Artists are responsible for cost of shipping and insurance of selected work(s) to AMOCA.
– AMOCA will pay for return shipping and insurance for the return of any unsold work.

Exhibition Schedule
By applying to Fahrenheit, applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

– Applications due September 30, 2017.
– Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2017.
– Work to be received at AMOCA no later than February 1, 2018.
– Exhibition Dates: March 10 – July 22, 2018
– Artwork will be shipped back no later than September 30, 2018.

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