technical tuesday/movie day: forgive me my head is not in the game this week.

So i missed technical tuesday, which can happen…but now i’ve almost missed movie day as well. It’s been one of those weeks where motivation is lacking, brain is elsewhere and things are pilling up on my desk/workbench. So here you go a technical video i shot in the studio earlier today showing my process of painting in the underglaze for my drawings. On bone dry greenware i sketch in pencil, then cover with a thin layer of wax emulsion (no latex), then i carve the lines through the wax with a sewing needle. Paint on the black underglaze, wipe back and voila – ready for the bisque!

Process. Adding black underglaze (@amacobrent) to the carved lines. #canadianceramics #pottery #ceramics

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job posting: Fusion Magazine Editor

Application deadline: June 5, 2017 by 9:00 am

Please submit your applications to: [email protected]

FUSION grew out of the Ontario Potters’ Association, which was incorporated in 1975, and evolved into the Ontario Clay and Glass Association (1985).

Historically, FUSION has focused on the promotion of hand-crafted clay and glass.

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, it is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The mission of the association is to encourage and promote excellence and quality in clay and glass, provide opportunities for fellowship and a sense of community involvement. Fusion provides opportunities for continuing education for members and people interested in clay and glass. Fusion is committed to reaching out by demonstrating tolerance, caring, and acceptance for the diverse aspects of expression in clay and glass.

Fusion is the only Ontario arts organization dedicated solely to makers and collectors of handmade clay and glass. It is comprised of a diverse membership of artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, libraries, hobbyists, businesses from, not only, Ontario but around the world.

FUSION acts as both local and global voice of the Ontario clay and glass community to government, business and the general public, using an increasing variety of well-managed, innovative and cooperative activities to accomplish its mandate.

FUSION MAGAZINE is published digitally three time a year in full colour with timely, informative articles on clay and glass, new and established practical techniques, personal profiles, philosophies and methods, exhibition reviews and listings, book and video reviews, calls for entry and grant information of a national scope are featured.

The digital edition is currently emailed as a PDF document to FUSION members including artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, colleges and businesses, suppliers, galleries. We estimate our readership at over 3,000 across Canada.

Editor Duties

  • Coordinate online publishing cycle and manage content areas.
  • Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations.
  • Determine which articles will be published.
  • Assign selected topics to roster of writers.
  • Participate in selecting which artists will be featured in the “Featured Artist Column.”
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors.
  • Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces.
  • Cooperate and liaise with designers, photographers, advertising reps, writers, artists etc.


  • Proven working experience as an editor.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio.
  • Hands on experience with MS Office or Pages.
  • Excellent written skills in English.
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking.
  • Familiarity with the not for profit and the arts sector would be an asset.
  • The magazine is published three times a year: January, May and September. Although there is some flexibility the expectation is that the editor will be available during these periods to ensure that the magazine is published in a timely manner.
  • The magazine needs to be rejuvenated. Hence, in addition to the above responsibilities, we are looking for an editor that can bring to it some fresh and innovative ideas to increase the value to subscribers. We are open to hearing these ideas during the selection process


    We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience. The compensation is paid per issue/project. Please provide your compensation expectations.

    To view recent copies of the magazine, please go to 1863415

    Application deadline is June 5, 2017 by 9:00 am. Please submit your applications to: [email protected].

    We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

monday morning eye candy: Isabel Rayaduradesandía


“Clay has been the material which has given Rayaduradesandía the freedom necessary to carry out its imaginative creations since the beginning of its sculpturing. The consistency in its career is exemplified by the pure use of the material in regards to its colour, mainly white and black, and by the search of a language which has been filling with content as time goes by.

The work that herein is presented renews the traditional decorative ceramic of the coldest style of Kitsch, with an aggressive and dark intimacy which takes us to a detail of Bosco’s art or an oneiric-surrealistic still life with pure contemporaneous touches, as if its pieces of work came out of a street wall to become alive. The animal side, the rational side, the contradictions of the human soul, all materialize with strength and purity in its modellings, which immediately shock the expectator, transmiting pasion, courage and positivity to face the personal and general apathy around us.” – María Blázquez, Artist and Art Historian


job posting: Communications Manager @ Pottery Northwest

Pottery Northwest is the Pacific Northwest’s premier ceramic facility. Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit arts organization, Pottery Northwest is a longtime and vibrant source of programming in the Seattle arts community. Artists from around the world come to Pottery Northwest in the spirit of artistic dialogue and as a formative step in their professional careers. World-class professional artist residencies, exhibitions featuring traditional and contemporary work, community classes and an engaging lecture series spanning many years are all features of this fixture at Seattle Center.

Pottery Northwest is currently seeking a Communications Manager. The position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is early-June.

Job Title: Communications Manager

Hours: Part-time/16-24hrs per week

Reports to: Executive Director
Rate: $16-$20/hr

Communications Manager will be required to work in shared office, with flexibility to work remotely. Some weekends and evenings will be required. A PC computer may be available for use, but provision of own device is preferred.


  • Work collaboratively with staff to develop and coordinate ongoing local and national publicity efforts
  • Write and distribute press releases and media advisories for all programs
  • Cultivate media relationships and work with Executive Director to pitch feature stories, reviews, and other media coverage to mass media and target markets
  • Archive media coverage
  • Document exhibitions and events
  • Assist with donor research, organization and storage of information
  • Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evolution of marketing and community outreach plan
  • Develop, produce and distribute marketing materials
  • Manage Pottery Northwest’s online presence, including website, social media, and other information portals
  • Ensure that online content is relevant and up to date
  • Assist Executive Director in writing and editing program descriptions and grant narratives.
  • Conceive and implement targeted marketing and program outreach
  • Monitor online engagement
  • Design materials for print, promotion and the web
  • Manage organization newsletter and listserv via Constant Contact
  • Assist in creating web forms for receiving applications for various programs



  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience working in a professional marketing and public relations environment
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability interact positively and professionally with staff and constituents and to perform job duties while in stressful situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to complete tasks on deadline thoroughly and efficiently
  • Solid professional computer experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress and Constant Contact


  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML
  • Familiarity with Seattle arts and culture landscape
  • Familiarity with the national ceramics community
  • Photography and design skills
  • IT problem solving abilities
  • Grant writing and grant reporting experience
  • Experience working within a nonprofit arts organization
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with a quick turn around


  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and written communications effectively
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion


  • Salary DOE
  • Somewhat flexible schedule (some evening/weekend hours may be required)
  • Free entry into a ceramics class each quarter


Send a cover letter, resume, work sample(s), two professional references to [email protected]. Please submit 1-3 work samples including at least one press release or similar writing sample. Please submit samples as URLs or PDFs.


Pottery Northwest fosters a creative and professional environment that reflects the diversity of Seattle. We strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.