NCECA – 2022 Cultivating Community

2022 Cultivating Community
Beginning with the NCECA Members’ Meeting on September 25 and running through October 2, 2022, Cultivating Community is a week-long series of on-demand video presentations. NCECA is making this programming accessible at no cost, though donations will be welcomed.

Cultivating Community includes new and recently developed programming that highlights dynamic presenters and topics. From making, to collective action, leadership, and creativity, Cultivating Community explores concerns of teaching, learning, and creation to generate, expand, and sustain accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and respectful culture in the field of ceramic art and beyond.

Join us for vibrant and powerful video presentations by POT Los Angeles, Dolores Huerta, Sanjit Sethi, Virgil Ortiz, and the 2022 NCECA Emerging Artists: Claudia Alvarez, Jasmine Baetz, Jihye Han, Ellen Kleckner, Chanakarn Semachai (Punch), and Carly Slade.

Follow @NCECA on social media to stay informed about the upcoming schedule of presenters and events!

apprenticeship opportunity with Rusty Wheel Pottery

The Particulars:

In exchange for 18 hours a week of work around the studio you will receive 24 hour studio access to a 1500 sq. foot, lake front studio space, assistance with materials, access to kilns, critique and guidance on work/professionalism.  Work would include general studio upkeep, building projects, loading kilns, community projects, teaching opportunities, packing and shipping work, photographing work, website upkeep and general PR, assistance in my own studio practice, gallery retail assistance, customer service, scheduling and appointment maintenance, and programming development .  Housing is not included, though I do have connections to reasonably priced housing in the area. There are restaurants, coffee shops, etc. here in town for possible employment opportunities and Syracuse is only 20-30 minutes away containing many more options for both housing and employment. The studio will have a retail crafts gallery and foot traffic in town is steady, and selling work is available and encouraged if those options are fitting.

In March of 2022, Rusty Wheel Pottery will be making a move from its current location in Tully NY to Skaneateles NY, 20 miles to the west of Syracuse, occupying the space that Imagine Handmade, a family owned Handcraft gallery of 30 years currently lives, and will become Papavero Clay Studio, opening in April. I currently have 2 wheels, with plans to expand that, and plenty of hand building space.  Extruders, Slab Roller, Pugmill, Large and small electric kilns are all located in the studio. Semi-private studio space will be provided for the apprentice, will full studio access available at all times. I consistently have a number of Ideas and plans for the year, this particular year will be jam packed, and am looking for someone out there who is interested in helping these plans grow to completion and beyond.

Ideally, the right candidate will have a BFA or MFA in ceramics or studio art, and a solid command of clay, clays properties, and processes. Teaching experience and interest is a strong plus, as running classes in the studio will be necessary, and good hand skills should be evident in your work as I will be looking for assistance in the studio with my own work. I ask for a letter of intent, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a portfolio of your current work. All of these things can be emailed to me at [email protected] or mailed to Jeremy Randall C/O Rusty Wheel Apprenticeship, PO Box 698, Tully NY 13159. This will be a revolving application process and the position is currently open until filled.  Because you will be working closely with me, as well as with my family, I am taking this application process very seriously to achieve a great fit in all of these areas.

Full details can be found HERE.

residency opportunity: Cdn Clay and Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to announce our first Ceramic Arts Residency program! We are now seeking applications from qualified emerging ceramic artists who are from or are currently based in Waterloo Region for this exciting 8-week, full-time residency based at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario.

This program will offer an emerging ceramic artist the opportunity to work in the studio at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery 35 hours per week for a period of 8 weeks, gaining critical experience, mentorship, and opportunities as they begin their career. Working in the studio from October to December 2021 (dates are flexible), the resident will:
-have access to our fully equipped ceramic studio
-participate in mentorship opportunities with the Gallery Executive Director and Chief Curator, Curator, and Public Programs Manager
-receive mentorship from up to two artists or arts administrators in the Region
-present artist talks, demonstrations, and/or workshops to the public
-have the opportunity to sell work in the Gallery Shop (standard consignment agreement applies, contact Denis Longchamps for more information)

Following completion of the Residency, a selection of the resident’s work will be presented in an exhibition at the Gallery (dates TBD).

The selected artist will receive an honorarium of $500 per week and will have access to a budget of $500 for materials and specialized tools. The Gallery Studio includes access to 2 electric kilns, a pug mill, slab roller, pottery wheels, and basic tools, as well as support from the Studio Technician and other Gallery staff.

Applications must be received no later than September 19, 2021.

Visit our website for more information.

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.