Call for Papers: International Ceramics Symposium

*Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers*

*International Ceramics Symposium 2011 (ICS 2011) *

*-Ceramic Arts and Design for a Sustainable Society-*

07-11 March 2011, Frölunda Culture Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

*Call for Papers*

Submissions which address one or more of the symposium themes are highly

The main theme of the symposium is:

• Ceramic art and design for a sustainable society

The symposium will address the following sub-themes:

• Research/education/practice in ceramic art and design for a sustainable

• Inter-/multi-/trans-disciplinary approaches with other fields or
cooperation towards a sustainable society

• Conservation and/or preservation of ceramics to maintain tradition

• Development, renewal or modernisation traditional craftsmanship of

• Role and importance of museum, culture centre and gallery related with
ceramic art and design for a sustainable society

• Politics, decision makers or stakeholders related with ceramic art and
design for a sustainable society

• Industry, business management and market related with ceramic art and
design for a sustainable society

• Relationship and communication with the public for a sustainable society


Contributions may take the form of written texts (Maximum 5000 words for a
scientific paper and maximum of 2500 words for a popular scientific paper).
Alternatively, you can also contribute an abstract within 300 words or an
extended abstract for an artistic presentation within 500 words. In
addition, authors are asked to submit a brief (100 words or less) personal

Submissions should be sent by email to Dr. Jeoung-Ah Kim
kjeounga gmail.comby February 10, 2011.


Participants are encouraged to present their research in form of a short
talk (20 minutes) or in poster format. The selected contributions will be
published in a symposium book (ISBN).

For further information please check the symposium webpage


Visiting Artists Workshop: The Elusive Tea Bowl–Office for the Arts at Harvard

harvard-edu March 14, 2011, Monday 10 am – 4 pm Japanese master artists, Tsujimura Shiro and Suzuki Goro along with American artists Richard Milgrim and Jeff Shapiro, will demonstrate throwing the teabowl while discussing its aesthetic and philosophical relevance to the tea ceremony. This event is one feature of a weekend of events celebrating the tea bowl (March 12 – 14th) in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Japan Society – Boston and the Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA. About the Weekend: Historically, the tea bowl has been a symbol for the aesthetic that pervades the tea ceremony within Eastern culture exhibiting unpretentious beauty, humility and dignity within this simple ceramic form. Since the appreciation of the world of tea has grown and the number of American ceramicists making tea bowls has increased, this comprehensive series of events address the role of the tea bowl as both a ceremonial vessel and three-dimensional art form in the wake of the artistic exchange between East and West. The weekend begins with an exhibition of tea bowls at the Lacoste Gallery on Saturday, March 12th featuring 12 Japanese artists and 14 American artists. On Sunday, March 13th, the Museum of Fine Arts will invite international scholars and artists to discuss the history and philosophy of tea and utensils and their place within contemporary society, addressing specifically the aesthetic translation of Japanese sensibilities by American ceramicists. The weekend will conclude at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard with a day of demonstrations and lectures by two Japanese master artists, Tsujimura Shiro and Suzuki Goro, joined by American ceramic artist Richard Milgrim and event organizer and American ceramic artist Jeff Shapiro. Participants will engage first hand in viewing the tea bowls being created on the wheel or carved by hand, while hearing each artist discuss the influences and progression of their own artwork. Fees: Free for Harvard Undergraduates and Graduate students, $45 for first time general public, $35 for all others. Click here for more information on this workshop.
VIA Vicki Hardin @ Clay Art Web Guide