2 shows of atmospheric pots.

Armstrong’s announces the solo show of
Jeff Whyman “Vitrified Existence”

From their website:
“Jeff Whyman’s work displays a variety of sculptural forms completed with wood-fired, glazing surface techniques. His work is about the beauty, wonder and majesty of our daily life. The clay, the earth, the sun, the minerals, the colors of our transitions and the eternal process of our existence is all a part of his galactic expressions in the permanency of fired ceramic vessels. Whyman is also a diver and his ceramic creations are reminiscent of the treasures found on the ocean floor.”

October 7 – November 29, 2008
Armstrong Gallery
150 East 3rd Street
Pomona California 91766

Saskatchewan Flame opens this Friday at the Saskatchewan Craft Council. The touring exhibition boast works by Nick Sarota, Peter Rupchan, Randy Woolsey, Ron Froese, Zach Dietrich, Wendy Parsons, ROn & Rusty Kurenda, Zane Wilcox, Bonnie Gilmour, Deb Vereschagin, Judy Tryon, Robert Jackson, Diane Koshgarian, Teresa Gagne, June Jacobs, Jody Greenman-Barber, Sue Robertson, Jeff Stewart, Paula Cooley, Jeff Martens, Dee Funk and Martin Tagseth.

Contact the Craft Council for more info.

Call for papers – Online Design Philosophy Publication

Design Philosophy Papers, which is an online journal (subscription also available for purchase which grants access to previous articles plus an annual print publication and disk of articles)has a call out for papers. There are numerous themes to be explored, and submissions are requested by artists, designers and writers from any relevant background. Check out their website for more information, submission requirements and themes.

Can hardly wait….

This year’s 1000 Miles Apart Conference is right around the corner – October 3-5, held this year at the University of Regina. Presenters are yours truly, Carmela Laganse, Brendan Tang, Rory MacDonald and Keynote speaker Charles Mason (Head Curator of the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.

Hope to see you all there!

Why Clay?

Hmmm, I’ve got a list of awnsers to that question…beginning with why not?
But if your interested in a more thorough and indepth discussion check out the Symposium: Why Clay? hosted by the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY.
It’l be a full day – October 26th – dedicated to looking at historical and contemporary passions for the beloved material.
Speaker line up includes:
Reena Kashyap, Executive Director, Clay Art Center
Janet Langsam, Executive Director, Westchester Arts Council
Judith Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor, NYU, Dept. of Art and Art
Chris Staley, potter and educator
Ulysses Grant Dietz, Senior Curator, and Curator of Decorative Arts, The Newark Museum
Lois Hetland, Associate Professor of Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art
John Perreault, art critic, curator, artist, poet and founder of Artopia
Anat Shiftan, Associate Professor of Ceramics, SUNY, New Paltz
And artist talks by:
Judy Moonelis, Julia Galloway, Jeff Shapiro

You’ll find more information on line here, including a breif about all the talks to be presented, looks like quite the thought provoking day!