Ceramics Conference – Call for Abstracts

What: International Khmer Ceramics Festival
Theme: Ancient Khmer and Southeast Asian Ceramics: New Archaeological Findings, Production and the Revival of Techniques
When: December 10-12, 2008

” This conference aims to bring together Cambodian and international scholars specialized in ancient Khmer and mainland South East Asian ceramics, with contemporary potters and craftspeople working to revive ancient production techniques. In light of illicit trading in antiquities, the objective is to raise awareness of the archaeological importance of ancient Cambodian and mainland South East Asian ceramics, and to highlight the new opportunities for sustainable economic development in the region through contemporary ceramic technology.”

For more info including ways to participate, conference schedule, list of participating artists and contact info please check out their website.

Well I’ve just shipped off a bit more work to a new gallery in Vancouver – Numen Gallery. Slowly but surely the shelves in my studio are becoming bare. Gotta find some more time somewhere to get more work done I guess! Too bad a 4 month old baby is too young to teach how to trim pots or glaze bowls, man the extra hands would be helpful! But anyway, if you find yourself in the area with a bit of time please do go and check it out! Cheers.

Numen Gallery – Suite 120, 1058 Mainland Street – Vancouver, B.C.

Call for entry – Postmodern Ceramics

The International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics
Organized by: KERAMEIKON, Croatian Ceramic Association in partnership with The City Museum of Varazdin
Deadline for submission of applications:
October, the 30 2008 (post stamp)

“Only works which embody the concept of ceramics as a means of free artistic expression will be accepted: sculptures, installation, and works serving a non-functional and functional purpose. Artists are expected to contribute by presenting distinctively personalised, original and novel ceramic art works characterised by a sincere approach, an ebullient, vivaciously creative and imaginative form of expression. A combination of various materials may be used but the work must be done primarily in ceramics.”

Croatian Ceramic Association
Krizaniceva 13
42000 Varazdin
Tel: ** 385 42 211 227
Fax: ** 385 42 210 450
e-mail: [email protected]

Or visit: www.kerameikon.com


Exhibition: Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland
Exhibition Dates: August 23, 2008 – February 28, 2009
Deadline May 23rd

The Arizona State University Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center, in an effort to define the front edge of experimental ceramic work, is looking for limited submissions for the exhibition Midstream: New Ceramics from the Heartland. Artists in the Midwestern region of the U.S. can submit up to 5 low resolution digital images and a brief resume and statement. Artists residing in the following states are eligible: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Contact: Peter Held, Curator of Ceramics at [email protected] or find more info here or here.