FREE EVENT: Podcast Panel Discussion

Fancy yourself a great interview host? Working up the confidence to take on producing a podcast for the clay community? Curious about what all running a podcast entails? Join us as we pull together some experts on Podcasting to answer your questions about the how’s and why’s of getting into Podcasting. Join us and our guests Ben Carter, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy and Rebecca Ickes Carra as they share their wisdom, the behind-the-scenes laughs and stresses and the ins and outs of podcasting. Leave inspired to expand your personal brand into podcasting. Things that we’ll be covering include: Why start a podcast? How to structure a good podcast; developing an interview style. Building a story arch to keep listeners engaged. Branding and social media to build community for your podcast. and so much more! Bring your own questions as well for the live Q&A!

Register HERE!

Call for Artists: 61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Join Canada’s longest-running contemporary outdoor art fair in July 2022!
Early Bird Deadline: February 28, 2022
Final Application Deadline: March 8, 2022
Choose how you want to participate:
  • 3 Days at Nathan Phillips Square + 10-Day Online Fair, or
  • 10-Day Toronto Online Art Fair at from anywhere in Canada and beyond
TOAF has been launching artists’ careers and building a trusted discovery platform for the public since 1961. With 130,000 annual visitors to Nathan Phillips Square, 60,000 website visitors, and 1.1 million annual page views, TOAF’s loyal community of art lovers continues to grow.
TOAF created an innovative national showcase and e-commerce platform during the pandemic, resulting in proven traffic, opportunities, and income for our artists that contributed to their economic prosperity and recovery. TOAF’s online platform has become Canada’s fastest-growing career-sustaining art platform.
Learn more about the Call for Artists, and apply early. It only takes 8 minutes to complete your application!

Job Posting – Ceramic Studio Technician Port Moody Arts Centre (PoMoArts)

Overview: Are you a ceramic artist looking for a rewarding job supporting your artistic community and practice? Are you a  self-motivated, hardworking, resourceful individual who enjoys working with both amateur and professional potters?

In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all the operational and technical aspects of the PoMoArts ceramic studio. You will also have the opportunity to join our Ceramic Arts Teaching Faculty and supplement the income and duties of this role, with that additional activity.  This role is best suited to a candidate that has the necessary technical expertise to successfully undertake the required duties, good time management and organizational skills to be efficient and timely with all tasks, and the necessary social skills to sustain a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Organization Description:

Established in 1998, PoMoArts is a not-for-profit organization housed in a beautiful heritage facility. Functioning as a gallery exhibition space and an arts education centre, we offer classes in visual arts, ceramics and music to people of all ages and experience levels, as well as hosting an annual Ceramic Artist in Residency Program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage inventory & stock of all studio supplies, maintaining cost & quality control • Manage & direct clay disposal/recycling
  • Research, prepare, test and develop all required glazes
  • Kiln firing (electric) & maintenance
  • Basic maintenance & testing of equipment, and coordination of repairs with outside contractors • Maintain a safe & clean work environment, conducting a cleanup of abandoned work regularly • Enforce proper safety & studio usage expectations, including COVID-19 protocols.
  • Maintain positive & effective communication with the teaching faculty and the Ceramic Artist in  Residence, supporting their technical needs as required.
  • Maintain all Health and Safety records including up to date MSDS Sheets
  • As needed, support the Program Manager in assessing and evaluating the technical aspects of new course proposals and instructor suitability.
  • Other related duties that may arise from time to time

Required Experience/Education/Attributes:

  • University/College Fine Arts Degree with a significant focus on ceramics OR other equivalent professional  experience working with ceramics
  • Ability to create ceramic art in both hand-built and wheel-thrown forms
  • Demonstrated technical competency in all aspects of ceramic studio operations
  • Demonstrated physical capacity needed to manage a busy ceramic studio
  • Organized, detail and process-oriented
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements including the handling and labelling of all hazardous materials. WHHIS training preferred.
  • Ability to pass a satisfactory criminal and vulnerable sector record check
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certificate is an asset
  • Artistic, creative, inspirational!

Note: This is not an exclusive or comprehensive listing of the responsibilities required of this position.  Remuneration: $25-$29/hour Pay will be commensurate with education and experience.

Schedule of Work: Between 20-25 hours/week depending on workload – a mixture of daytime, evening and weekends. You will be expected to work during 2-3 open studios sessions/week, where you will also act as non-teaching supervisor.

Application Deadline: Sun. Feb. 27th 2022, midnight

Start date: Ideally, week of March 14th, 2022

How to Apply: Send application to: [email protected] 

Attention: Ceramic Technician Hiring Committee


  • Send your application in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT
  • In the subject heading of your email use: “Application – Ceramic Technician”
  • Specifically, note the following in your application:

– Type of courses you’re interested in teaching at PoMoArts in addition to this role

– 3 References (note your reporting relationship)

– Website links or social media accounts that showcase your ceramic work

– Minimum 10 images of your own ceramic work

PoMoArts is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity or expression, race or colour,  ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family or marital status or (dis)ability. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination.

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

Ronnie Watt: Reading a negotiation and expression of identity in South African Ceramics – Lecture

The North-West Ceramics Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Ronnie Watt as their next speaker for their Speakers Series. Dr. Watt will present via Zoom on Sunday, February 27, 2022, 11 am Pacific Time. This daytime presentation will allow interested parties from Europe and Africa to attend. All are welcome, but registration is required. Please see here or below to register for this exciting talk.
Dr. Ronnie Watt is a collector and specialist researcher of South African studio pottery and studio ceramic art. He is a graduate and postgraduate of the University of South Africa. His Master’s dissertation addressed South African studio pottery of the later twentieth century and its Anglo-Oriental label. The focus of his PhD was a contextual history of South African ceramics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He has published numerous articles on South African studio pottery. After retiring from his career as journalist and producer of television programmes, he emigrated from South Africa to Canada in 2015 and is now resident in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island where he continues his research and writing.
Dr. Watt’s lecture will discuss what is a distinctive feature of South African ceramic art, the expression of identity within a multi-cultural society. Contemporary ceramics produced by both white and black ceramists reveal the practice of cultural referencing to be a conscious engagement with issues of identities, values and meanings, which are expressed as complex symbolism and metaphor in the visual vocabulary. The lecture will refer to works by 20th and 21st century South African ceramists such as Maggie Mikula, Andile Dyalvane, S’bonelo Thau Luthuli, and Michelle Legg.
To register for this talk, please register (free of charge) here: