Artist of the Day: Donna Herrick

(Paul Leather photo credit this image only)

I tried, I honestly tried to stay away from clay after art school. But there was no avoiding it! I am hooked on clay, and I happily spend my time in my studio handbuilding and slipcasting. Most of my work is finished by smoke firing.

You can see what I am up to by logging on to my website

K-State Ceramics Residency Program

K-State Ceramics Faculty

Dylan J. Beck
Ceramics Area Chair
Assistant Professor

Yoshiro Ikeda
University Distinguished Professor
Awarded NCECA Excellence in Teaching

Glen R. Brown
Critical Theory and Art History

Residency Information


11 month – September 1 – July31
9 month – September 1 – May 31


200+ sq/ft Private studio w/sink in K-State ceramics area

Adjunct professor status: Adjunct appointments are made for the benefit of the university to allow people from outside the university to contribute to its academic program. In recognition of their contribution to the academic community, the university extends to adjunct appointees residing in Kansas the use of university libraries; employee rates for athletic, K-State Union, and cultural events; and parking privileges.

Teaching opportunities may become available but are not guaranteed.

Exhibition opportunities on and off campus


Lab fee of $100 per semester covers all clay and glaze materials/firings
Participation in graduate critiques and serving on graduate committees
Occasional demonstrations for under graduate ceramic courses
Artist in residence is responsible for all personal living expenses


Applicant must have a MFA degree

Application Deadline

March 15, 2011

April 15th email notification date

To apply:


Completed application form –
10 images of current work
Image description list
Current resume
Artist Statement

Email applications– [email protected]

Or Mail

K-State Ceramics Residency
Dylan J Beck
111 Willard Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Talente -2011

When: 16-22 March 2011

Where: New Munich Trade Fair Centre
Visit New Munich Trade Fair Centre’s website Times: 9:00 to 18:00 daily Tickets: Day ticket: €12,50
Book tickets

11 UK makers will be exhibiting work at the highly acclaimed Talente exhibition, part of the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades in Munich. In existence since 1980 and held annually, Talente is one of Europe’s most prestigious showcases for emerging talent in the areas of design, technology and craft.

The Crafts Council has once again acted as mentor for the Talente exhibition, encouraging selected makers to apply for this prestigious competition, which reflects high quality talent put forward via a network of mentors from all over the world.

Participants showcased are selected by a European jury and are of a high standard reflecting the ideas of young people with an experimental approach to materials and craft techniques. It offers a European platform enabling new makers to launch their creative careers to the wider European market.

General Information

Since 1979 the Talente organisers have collaborated with training institutions, academies, universities and arts and crafts organisations throughout the world, who put forward their nation’s best people for the competition. The Crafts Council has once again acted as mentor, encouraging selected makers to apply to exhibit recent work at Talente 2011. The world-wide network assures a unique view of trends and questions which concern young people in arts and crafts, making visitors aware of trends and currents, and of the coming generation of designer makers and inventors. The selected UK exhibitors for 2011 are:

Farrah Al-Dujaili – Jewellery –
Abigail Brown – Silverware –
Eleanor Bolton – Jewellery –
Madeleine Harris – Jewellery –
Kathryn Hinton – Silverware –
Rosanna Martin – Ceramics –
Egle Petrauskaite – Printed Textiles –
Idun Sira – Ceramics –
Li-Chu Wu – Jewellery –
Emma Yeo – Multi Media Textiles –
Xiaorui Zhang – Jewellery –

The International Trade Fair is also home to Schmuck; the forum for contemporary jewellery which enjoys an international reputation, Exempla; a showcase of around 25 international contributors demonstrating live workshops and Meister der Moderne; a presentation of the very best in contemporary craft and design, from around the world.

For further information please contact Sarah Turner
[email protected]

Venue Information

International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades/Internationale Handwerksmesse
New Munich Trade Fair Centrevia: UK Crafts Council