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The Crafted Dish is a project brought to you as part of National Clay Week. Each October join NCW in a celebration of Clay in all its forms. Lindsay Oesterritter and Stephen Creech, began in 2015 to outline what would become the annual, National Clay Week. NCW started with the ambition of uniting and supporting communities and celebrating ceramics in all its forms.
Partnering with talented artists and thinkers has allowed NCW to accomplish more than originally imagined. With the initiative of the teams and partnerships, NCW has funded scholarship projects, raised money for charity, provided a resource for educators, brought more attention to what is happening with clay in local communities, and connected those local, grass-roots clay communities to global conversations.
All the artwork, recipes, essays, jurying, graphic design, marketing and support of The Crafted Dish has been donated by the many artists and organizations involved.It is our pleasure to offer this publication as a means to give back to the community. Proceeds from the sale of The Crafted Dish are being donated to The Stop Community Food Centre.
Mission: The Stop strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. For over 30 years, The Stop Community Food Centre has been at the forefront of dignified, innovative programs that provide access to healthy food; build skills, health, hope, and community; and confront the underlying issues that lead to poverty and hunger. Our wide range of programs include drop-in meals, a food bank, community kitchens and gardens, perinatal and family support, civic engagement, and children and youth engagement.

www.thecrafteddish.com

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monday morning eye candy: The Crafted Dish

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Okay so this isn’t a typical Monday Morning Eye Candy for musing about mud, but hopefully you can forgive me this week. I’ve been working with National Clay Week over the last year on this amazing publication that showcases a range of ceramic eye candy and talent from across Canada. We’ve paired up gorgeous pots with mouth watering recipes to entice you to pull those beautiful pots in your collection out of the cupboard and use on a daily basis.

Sixty one artists are showcased in the publication, and we’ve included an essay by Julia and Yolande Krueger. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to The Stop, our community partner in Toronto, ON. From their site:

The Stop strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. For over 30 years, The Stop Community Food Centre has been at the forefront of dignified, innovative programs that provide access to healthy food; build skills, health, hope, and community; and confront the underlying issues that lead to poverty and hunger. Our wide range of programs include drop-in meals, a food bank, community kitchens and gardens, perinatal and family support, civic engagement, and children and youth engagement.”

Below are some of the gorgeous spreads from the publication. I’m really proud of what we’ve accomplished on a zero budget, with the support of some seriously amazing folks in our creative community. Please consider adding this publication to your book collection. Support exposure for #canadianceramics and financially support The Stop and their programming.

Find out more about this project and links to the 61 artists: www.thecrafteddish.com

Buy the book here: www.blurb.ca/b/8196010-the-crafted-dish

 

National Clay Week starts OCT 9th!!!

Here’s a quick last minute rundown:

Monday: Using Handmade with The Crafted Dish

  • Purchase a copy of The Crafted Dish.

  • Follow @Thecrafteddish and @nationalclayweek on Instagram

  • Join in the fun by sharing your own recipes and images on your instagram feed using #thecrafteddish #NCW2017 and tagging @thecrafteddish for the opportunity to be showcased during the Monday of NCW. While the publication was limited to #canadianceramics – this call for online participation is open to everyone! Celebrate your culture, your art, and your food through sharing recipes and stories of how handmade craft and homemade food go hand in hand.

Tuesday: Clay Conversations with Artaxis

Artaxis is hosting 24 conversations by our members streaming live from 16 countries over 12 hours on our Artaxis Facebook page. Each artist will spend 30 minutes answering questions submitted via the form on this page. The event begins at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time on October 10th, 2017.

Wednesday: Collaborations with Clementine Porcelain and Manchester Crafts Guild Youth and Arts Program

  • Visit nationalclayweek.org for a how-to guide on how to plan your own Plate Project and plan one for the near future.

  • Or if you are feeling ambitious- get in touch with Clementine Porcelain now and they will help you organize an event to coincide with their live stream on Oct. 11th.  Let’s make it the biggest Plate Project workshop yet!

  • Participate in the live auction hosted by Clementine Porcelain, clementineporcelain.com. The auction of plates is to raise money for the National BackPack program. Including a plate from Jeff Bridges!!

  • Visit MCG’s live stream instagram 4-5pm EST to view and participate in their class collaboration –  https://www.instagram.com/mcgyouthandarts/

Thursday: Nuts and Bolts with The Pottery Workshop

  • LIVE Simultaneous Roundtable discussion and demonstration with live Q&A starting at 9pm with: Dryden Wells, Luca Li, Huang Fei, Rain Harris, Birdie Boone, Ekrem Yazici, and more!

  • Every three hours, starting at 9am EST, we will release a new youtube video that highlights The Pottery Workshop in China and their surrounding area. Videos will explore Historic Jingdezhen, Artists Interviews, The Pottery Workshop, and many other topics!

  • Post your own photos of your time at The Pottery Workshop on Instagram – #thepotteryworkshop #NCW2017

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Open Studios with YOU!

  • Visit a studio who is hosting an Open Studio and bring students, family and or  friends. Support your local community just by being there. Our website has a map and links of studios in your area. Find one and mark your calendar. We hope to see you there! 

  • Post photos of studios you visit and #NCWOS #openstudio #NCW2017 and we will repost on our feed.

Call for entry The Crafted Dish – A Canadian Ceramics Cookbook

 

 

 

As part of National Clay Week 2017 we are looking for Canadian makers to share their pottery and favorite recipe to be showcased in a print publication that will be launched this October. Our aim is to highlight not only the wide variety of skills by Canadian Artists but also the wealth of culture and experience that makes Canada unique. Beyond highlighting the ceramic talent that exists across Canada, the proceeds from this cookbook will be donated to food based charities in Canada.

National Clay Week in its second year, is focusing on Community,  and we are aiming to push for a dramatic Canadian presence as part of the event. We are partnering with them to create a publication that will be available for online order in October 2017, and a subsequent website and social media accounts will be established to promote all of the artists involved. Please check out their website for more information and additional ways to get involved.

Jurors:

Julia and Yolande Krueger: Sisters Julia and Yolande Krueger come as a pair. They both attended the Alberta College of Art + Design and have collaboratively published essays on Canadian glass. Their love for baking, sweets and ceramic plates have led them to explore a new recipe on a weekly basis. The baked results are paired with a ceramic work from their collection and subsequently shared with their friends, co-workers and family.

Christopher Reid Flock: Reid is often known for his installation work that draws heavily from his ceramic education in Japan for nine years.  He has exhibited internationally and is the 2014 recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award in Canada. He is also highly active and community minded as seen in his involvement as the Director of the FUSION Clay and Glass Show, the Director of Programs at the Hamilton Potters Guild and Chair of the Art Gallery of Burlington Acquisition Committee. Through a pure love for food, Reid enjoys preparing dishes for others as much as devouring every last plated morsel.

Carole Epp: Epp is known for her long standing blog Musing about Mud. She has exhibited her ceramic art internationally, and has significant experience as a writer, workshop presenter, and is an all around ceramic addict who lives and breathes art to an unhealthy extent. As for a love of good food, well that goes without saying, especially if she doesn’t have to cook it herself.

Deadline to get your images and info in is June 10th at Midnight.

Please fill out the following Application Form. Have all your text and images ready to go when you begin this process to avoid any complications.

Applications will consist of the following:

1 – Artist’s name:

2 – Email address:

3 – Website:

4 – Social media/Instagram account:

5 – Four images:

  1. Image of your work.
  2. Image of your pot in use with recipe.
  3. Image of studio or work in process.
  4. Portrait of the artist – art work or casual.

Title each image with under this format: SmithJohn01.jpg and so forth.

Image quality – Minimum size is 300dpi (6in x 6in). These images must be print quality and thus applications with images that don’t meet this requirement cannot be considered.

6 – Family Recipe with directions (you must have permission to share this recipe).

Please use Imperial measurements (cups, teaspoons, etc.).

7 – Up to 60 words about the family recipe (this might get edited for length).

8 – Up to 60 words about you and your work (inspiration/process etc.).

Images l-r top: Mariko Paterson, Christopher Reid Flock, Carole Epp

Images l-r bottom: Carole Epp, Friederike Rahn

 

Please contact us at canadianceramics@gmail.com prior to that deadline with any questions or concerns.

And follow us on instagram @TheCraftedDish