job posting: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics/Sculpture – U of Florida, Gainesville

Position: Full-time, nine month, faculty position, 1.5 years (3 semesters, Spring 2019, Fall-Spring 2019-2020

Date of Expected Hire: January 1, 2019

See the complete posting here: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/508254/visiting-assistant-professor-in-ceramicssculpture

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks a full-time assistant professor in studio art with expertise in ceramics to contribute to the growth of our vibrant program. We seek a forward-looking educator with strong intellectual, communication, organizational, and leadership skills to contribute to and advance the program through teaching and service. This faculty position will teach undergraduates in ceramics, sculpture and our first year studio foundation course, W.A.R.P. (Workshop in Art Research and Practice) as well as teach graduate students in Ceramics. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary art issues, methods, and technologies, and engage questions of culture and community.

Responsibilities: Teach a 3/2-course load at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Actively engage in service to the Ceramics area, the Sculpture area, the School of Art + Art History, the college and the community. The ideal candidate will have a vibrant practice engaged with contemporary ceramics and conversant with contemporary art theory and practice. We seek an innovative artist/educator who can engage students at all levels of undergraduate studio education as well as graduate students in ceramics.

arts.ufl.edu/academics/art-and-art-history/programs/ceramics/

movie day: Ceramic artist Joy Trpkovic

Joy Trpkovic is an award winning ceramic artist. She works predominantly in porcelain, creating distinctive translucent vessels, wall installations and collections of tiny sculptures inspired by sea forms, strata, fossils and funghi. http://www.createdbespoke.com/artist/Joy Joy studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College in London, Portsmouth University and University of Sussex. Her Fine Art education as a painter enriches her work as a studio ceramicist and allows her to approach using clay with aesthetic and technical freedom. After teaching Art for some years, Joy set up her own studio. Since 1979, her work has been widely exhibited in Britain, Europe and the U.S.A; in Minnesota, Zurich, Basle, New Delhi and most recently, Alcora, Spain; and she has enjoyed numerous solo exhibitions in England. Joy’s work is held in public collections at Southampton City Museum and Art gallery, Leicester County Council and the Permanent Collection at the Museum of Ceramics, Alcora, Spain. Creating with porcelain that has been aged to increase plasticity for hand building, Joy uses only the simplest tools – fingers, the palm of a hand, a scalpel, a small boxwood stick and fine paintbrushes. Joy prefers direct contact with the clay rather than casting or throwing, although her preferred process is much more time consuming. Joy aims for delicate translucency in her work and enjoys the risks inherent in using porcelain as it grows and shrinks during firing – Her thinnest vessels are made from 0.5mm sheet. Mini sculptures are assembled in bespoke acrylic box frames to enable all round viewing and light passing through. Some Shard Wall Pieces are inserted into board and then framed with museum glass to avoid reflections.

call for entry: UNWEDGED

UnWedged is Pottery Northwest’s annual national juried exhibition. Each year, the juror seeks out applicants working in clay, with either a connection to tradition or increasing innovation in the field.

Pottery Northwest hopes to produce an exhibition that reflects an excellent example of the state of contemporary ceramics. To this end, each year they select a juror with a proven career track record, who has exemplary taste, and whose work we admire. We are pleased to announce that Julia Galloway is the juror for 2018.

Full details here: potterynorthwest.org/portfolio-item/oct-2018-unwedged-2018/