job posting: Executive Director @ The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

Position Summary

Reporting to the board of directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the overall leadership and administration of The Bray, including artistic direction, strategic programming, business operations, financial management, fundraising, community engagement, and equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. The Executive Director will oversee the daily operations of the organization, providing leadership in the areas of program compliance, quality assurance, program efficiency, and fiscal integrity. They will manage staff and be responsible for the direction and execution of all programs, including artists in residence, visiting artists, education, exhibitions, sales gallery, and ceramic supplies.

The Executive Director will be actively in engaged in the world of contemporary ceramic art and will work to attract top artists. This person will activate their broad knowledge of and passion for ceramics and contemporary art to deepen the Bray’s global impact and build on its more than 70 years of success. Serving as The Bray’s primary ambassador to the local, national, and international clay community, the Executive Director will inspire excellence and provide leadership to ensure the resources, systems, and structures are in place to meet The Bray’s strategic goals and community needs. The Executive Director will value and prioritize equity and diversity, creating an environment that is sustainably inclusive, while working creatively and collaboratively to build strong external relationships with individuals and institutions.

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Tenth Annual Michiana Pottery Tour

The Tenth Annual Michiana Pottery Tour has taken a new approach during the pandemic. The 2021 event is planned as a hybrid event on September 25-26, 2021. With lingering uncertainty and varying levels of comfort from person to person due to COVID variants, the 2021 Pottery Tour will be a hybrid event. Some artists will have work available in-person at one of six stops. Some artists will have work available for online purchase only. Some artists will have work available in-person AND online.The event will be hosted virtually at and in-person at various locations around the Michiana Region.

Guests interested in the in-person event can visit the Michiana Pottery Tour website for a details map of locations and artist participants. While visiting the website guests will also be directed to the websites and contact information of all participating artists. Guests may purchase and/or view information about each artist thru these direct links.

Interest in contemporary functional pottery is growing in the Michiana area. This tour will feature ceramic artists with local and national exhibition experience. Additionally, a new book about the potters of the Michiana region titled, The Michiana Potters, was written by Meredith McGriff, and traces the networks and culture surrounding the potters working in the region. The author will be a participant in the virtual tour this year and copies of the book are available by following links on the Michiana Pottery Tour website.


The video was shot by Goshen College students and edited by pottery tour participant Keith Hershberger.

Hosts of the tour include Mark Goertzen, Justin Rothshank, Sadie Misiuk, Brandon “Fuzzy” Schwartz, Trevor Daugherty, Alec Hoogland, and the Goshen Clay Artists Guild. Hosts have invited guests from near and far to join in this year’s event. Visit for more information. Information and images can also be found on the Facebook site, or on Instagram, @michianapotterytour.


call for entry: Cup: The Intimate Object XVII

We are accepting submissions for Cup: The Intimate Object XVII, which we will host this fall. Each year this international exhibition brings together some of the most exciting handmade cups in contemporary ceramics. We welcome submissions by national and international artists in all stages of their careers, from current students and artists who are just emerging on the scene to those who are well established.
We require submissions to include exactly five outstanding cups that are the same ones you would send for the show if accepted. You can review all submission requirements and details under Gallery Submissions on our website. As usual it is free to submit cups for consideration for this exhibition.
View submission details and important show dates here.
We look forward to seeing your cups!
Artists from Cup: The Intimate Object XVI pictured above (L to R): Avesha DeWolfe, Helle Bovbjerg, GretaMichelle Joachim, Louise Lovelace, Rom Marinkovich, Adriana Christianson, Jana Evans, Allee Etheridge, Annemiek Hamelink, and Maureen Marcotte

movie day: Marie Woo

Marie Woo’s groundbreaking personal work, including vessels, sculptures, installations, and the creation of her signature and sought after glazes “Woo Blue” and “Woo Yellow,” achieve the often-elusive aspiration that drives many visual artists – honouring tradition while simultaneously pushing a form forward. Her work as a scholar, preservationist, curator, and educator have further influenced, sustained, and connected the field of ceramics.

Read more about Marie Woo here:

Directed by: Gold House Media

Produced by: Kresge Arts in Detroit, Ben Friedman, Lara Sfire