Pottery holidays in Malawi

“Dedza is the highest town in Malawi and Dedza mountain, reaching up to nearly 7,000 feet, forms the backdrop to Dedza Pottery. The slopes of the mountain are covered with a well managed pine forest that supplies timber and firewood to a wide region. It is a beautiful and unspoilt environment in which to create, and great care is taken not to cause any environmental damage in the pottery operations. The pottery was started, as a private business, in 1987 by Chris and Charity Stevens.”

For more information about the 2 or 3 week workshops check out their website.


“The greatest and most important ceramic manifestation in Croatia will take place from March 6 to April 4 2009 in the City Museum of Varazdin.

The title of the exhibition: NATURE AS ADVENTURE

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.”

Deadline for submission of applications:
October, the 30 2008 (post stamp)

Check out website for more info.

CRAFT USA: National Craft Triennial

Juror: Gretchen Keyworth, Director and Chief Curator, Fuller Craft Museum
Media: U.S. artists 18+; basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood
Entry Deadline: August 15, 2008
Restrictions: Any craft artist in the US
Entry Fee: : $30 entry fee for up to 3 works (1 detail of each is allowable)
Awards: 1st Prize $1000 plus
Check out Silvermine Guild Arts Center Website for more.