Ceramic Artist Residency at Core Clay, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Core Clay is a privately owned clay studio with 40+ artists sharing space. We house a sculpting studio for a mannequin prototype sculptor and a retail space for clay supply. We host workshops with nationally known andlocal artists. Each of these areas interacts with the artists in residence. The Clay supply business offers a line of tools, clay and glaze materials available at most clay supplies, as well as our own in-house designed glazes and tools exclusive to Core Clay. This area involves formulating and mixing glazes for sale, creating plaster forms, and keeping inventory levels accurate. The mannequin sculpting involves the creation of full-size human forms, then mold-making and casting of those forms. A major part of this business involves learning to photograph work, as well as safely packing and shipping finished prototypes. The public studio houses 40 artists who share ideas and interact with each other artistically. One of the most valuable parts of sharing space with other artists is to see an idea work its way through the group, changing with each incarnation. This area involves general studio maintenance, kiln loading, clay pugging, teaching beginners, and glaze mixing Workshops are an important opportunity to learn from outside artists and they require extensive preparation. Artists in Residence working in this area will learn the details of putting together a multi-day event, from searching for presenters and arranging to feed and house a large group of people, to following up afterwards. This job involves developing publicity and computer skills. The Goal of the Artist in Residence Program:
We provide an opportunity in an artists community for clay artists at the beginning of their careers to get a start as full time professional artists. Our dream is to create a community of artists that fosters creativity and practicality in the arts, and grows a long term group of contacts for artists long after their program has ended. We offer a working relationship with professional artists–wheel throwers, and full-time figurative sculptors. Artist in Residence Required Activities

  • Maintain professional journal for future artists in residence
  • Participate in monthly critique
  • Create 2’x2’ tile for artist in residence wall or design a personal cone 6 or lowfire glaze
  • minimum 5 hours per week on creation of work or clay study/research
  • participate in one or more juried exhibitions or art fairs throughout residency
  • Attend or teach studio classes
  • 5 hours labor each week

Artist in Residence Opportunities

  • Monthly Clay outings
  • Clay supplies at cost during residency
  • Firing at cost during residency
  • Free attendance at visiting artist workshops in exchange for labor at workshop
  • Free workspace during residency
  • Opportunities to participate in sales at Core Clay
  • Free housing in exchange for labor (quantity of labor depends on housing situation)
  • Opportunities for additional income in exchange for labor beyond the original contract hours

So, how do you apply? Deadlines:

  • January 1st
  • April 1st
  • July 1st
  • October 1st

Artist in Residence Application:

  • A portfolio of 20 shots of work (printed, on disc, or slide, we’re not picky)
  • Recommendations from 3 ceramic artists or instructors
  • A brief statement of goals and objectives to work toward during residency. What do you expect from your experience?
  • Fill out this application
  • Put all these into an envelope and send it to:

Core Clay Attn: Laura Davis 2533 Gilbert Ave Cincinnati, OH 45206 Artist in Residence Formats:

  • One year, 3 positions
  • Six month, 1 position
  • Three month, 1 position

Jeff Oestreich @ Akar

This Friday we will be showing Jeff Oestreich. Jeff is a full-time studio potter who followed his formal education at Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota with an apprenticeship with Bernard Leach. His utilitarian pottery has strong visual ties to Art Deco Architecture. Soda fired with minimal use of colored glaze, Jeff’s work is thrown and altered, either by faceting, stretching, or cutting and rejoining. The main subject matter of his work is function and he is concerned with how his pottery will work in a domestic setting.
Accompanying Jeff we’ll be showing New Work by Susan Dewsnap and Jim Gottuso.
The show opens this Friday, January 27, at 9:30 AM CST in the Iowa City gallery and online at 10:00 AM CST.

AKAR. 257 E. Iowa Avenue. Iowa City. IA 52240. T: 3193511227. WWW.AKARDESIGN.COM

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS – residency and exhibition opportunity

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC), Dawson City, Yukon



1. EXHIBITION PROPOSALS – ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon
We invite professional artists and curators of all experience to submit proposals for exhibitions of contemporary visual art. The ODD Gallery is housed in the main Klondike Institute of Art & Culture building. We are accepting proposals for general exhibitions in 2013 as well as proposals towards our yearly thematic project The Natural & The Manufactured. The ODD Gallery supports CARFAC-recommended exhibition and artist talk fee rates, and offers shipping support. Please visit http://www.kiac.ca/oddgallery/submissions/ for more information.

2. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City, Yukon
We invite artists of all experience to submit proposals for a work-creation, development or research tenure of 4 to 12 weeks in our Macaulay House residence in 2013. The residence accommodates two artists at a time, and features private studios and bedrooms, as well as a shared living space and kitchen. We are accepting proposals for general residencies, as well as two specific residencies: our Dawson City International Short Film Festival Residency and our yearly thematic The Natural & The Manufactured Residency. Please visit: http://www.kiac.ca/artistinresidence/ for more information.

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Box 8000, Dawson City, YT, Y0B 1G0
[email protected]
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Contact: Tara Rudnickas, ODD Gallery and Residency Program Director
[email protected]
(867) 993 5005

Andy Brayman and Jason Green @ Harvey / Meadows Gallery

Andy Brayman: New Work
Jason Green: Recovered Geometries
Opening Reception
Thursday, January 26th, 4 to 7pm
Artists’ Gallery Talk: 6pm
Exhibition: January 26th to February 23rd
Harvey / Meadows Gallery is open from 11AM to 5PM, Tuesday through Sunday, and all other times by appointment. Please call 970-920-7721 or visit their website: www.harveymeadows.com to view the exhibition online and to view the other artists they represent.

New Issue of Interpreting Ceramics now online!

Find it here.
Welcome to Issue 13 of Interpreting Ceramics. We are pleased to publish two articles that focus on aspects of ceramics in Wales. The first of these is entitled ‘Llanelly Pottery – A Welsh Metonym’. The author, Kathy Talbot, discusses the ways that the pottery manufactured in this South Wales town during the nineteenth and early twentieth century came to stand not just for the town itself, but also for a particular kind of Welsh identity which drew on a strong sense of nostalgia for its past. The second article on ‘Gaudy Welsh China’, draws on textual and visual evidence to explore aspects of the history, technology, design, decoration and interpretation of a ware that is also known as ‘Swansea Cottage’. Lewis’ account makes a major contribution to an understanding of a distinctive type of ceramics that is still better known and more widely collected in the USA than in the UK. The third article in this Issue is by Laura Gray and is an exploration of the ways that contemporary ceramicists have made and displayed work in response to what the author calls ‘the distinctive hybrid domestic-museum environment offered by former homes such as Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, High Cross House in Devon and Blackwell Arts and Craft House in the Lake District.

Articles & Reviews
Cockerel plate, 23cm. Carmarthen Museum Abergwili Llanelly Pottery: A Welsh Metonym by Kathy Talbot
‘Drape’ patterned jug showing lustre appearing as copper when painted on blue and pink when painted on white. Gaudy Welsh China:
History, Technology, Design and Decoration
by Jennifer Lewis
Edmund de Waal, ‘Cupboard Cargo’, High Cross House Modern Home: An intervention by Edmund de Waal, 1999. Museums and the ‘Interstices of Domestic Life’:
Re-articulating Domestic Space in Contemporary Ceramics Practice
by Laura Gray
Makers: a history of American studio craft Book Review by Martina Margetts Makers: a history of American studio craft
Author: Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf
A Chosen Path, the Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes Book Reviews by Moira Vincentelli A Chosen Path, the Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes
Editors: Mark Shapiro with foreword by Garth Clark and

contributions by Peter Held, Christopher Benfey, Jody Clowes, Janet Koplos,

Edward Lebow and Karen Karnes In the Language of Silence, the Art of Toshiko Takaezu

Editor: Peter Held with foreword by Jack Larsen and contributions by Paul Smith, Janet Koplos, Donal Fletcher, Jeff Schlanger