13th Annual It’s Only Clay National Juried Competition and Exhibit – Bemidji, MN. – dedicated to functional ceramics. 2015 Juror – John (Butch) Holden. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards equaling $1,600.00 plus purchase awards by the BSU Margaret Harlow Collection. $30 for up to 3 entries. Postmark deadline September 14th, 2015. www.watermarkartcenter.org.
Ceramic artist’s Home/Studio in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is available this summer while she travels. 2 BDR / 2 bath, with studio under 1 roof. Located on a well-traveled street, lined with shops and restaurants, 4 blocks to the beach. [email protected]
Perfect Location in Morehead City, N.C.! Picturesque, waterfront neighborhood nestled under mature live oaks and landscaping. Wonderful, spacious, passive, solar design, energy-efficient; 2,400 sq. ft. Home on 1/2 acre lot. 3 bedroom w/ 3 full baths, open living, dining, kitchen, sunroom, and 1st floor guest room or office. Pergo laminate flooring, granite kitchen countertops and… Read More »
Down draft kiln, chamber 36” x 36” x 39-5/32”, two 250,000 BTU propane burners, gauges, controls. Easy convert to natural gas. B&W insulating brick construction including bricked up door, 12 shelves, shelf supports, metal framing & roof. Must be disassembled, location Orange CT, $5,500. Disassembly/reassembly at extra cost. (203)795-4490; [email protected]
JAPAN, KYOTO– Ceramics of Japan, October 8-18, 2015. Studio and kiln visits in Kyoto, Tamba, Shigaraki and Bizen. Japanese ceramics expert Robert Yellin and a small group explore ceramics art in Japanese history and contemporary interpretations of traditional forms and techniques. Contact Elaine Baran, Esprit Travel & Tours. Japanese art and culture specialists. www.esprittravel.com; [email protected];… Read More »
CALL TO ARTISTS August 31 – October 23, 2015; Juror: Frank Saliani. 64ARTS is a National Juried Art Exhibition. Artists are asked to submit works in all media areas. $2,800 in awards; $25 fee per 3 works. Entry deadline: June 15, 2015. Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462. (309)[email protected] Information/prospectus at: http://bcaarts.org.
We all have clay in common. We find it at different times, sometimes early on, sometimes as a second career, and sometimes as our retirement gig. I have found that artists whose work most intrigues me often have very focused interests outside of the clay world, and sometimes outside of the world of visual art all together, whether it’s birdwatching, botany, machines, gourmet cooking, physics, or the science of nostalgia.
We all have clay in common. We find it at different times, sometimes early on, sometimes as a second career, and sometimes as our retirement gig. I have found that artists whose work most intrigues me often have very focused interests outside of the clay world, and sometimes outside of the world of visual art all together, whether it’s birdwatching, botany, machines, gourmet cooking, physics, or the science of nostalgia. The artists in this issue all have different reasons for making a career switch at some point in their lives, and deciding to leave one field, follow their curiosity, and pick up a ball of clay to start their new career. We talk to them about their choices, and how their former careers have influenced their studio work. After all, while we all research personal interest areas and bring these influences to the studio when making work, when you’ve been immersed in a particular field or subject area through study, training, and work experience, it tends to not only form your knowledge base, but also to have a profound effect on who you are and the way you think.
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MYANMAR (BURMA) 2016 Ceramics Excursion, January 20-February 4. Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon. Go back in time…folk potteries, ancient temples, traditional city and village life. Denys James, Discovery Art Travel. Small group specialty travel. www.denysjames.com; [email protected]; (250) 537-4906.
3+ acre Shenandoah Vally homestead with two large free-standing artist studios. Year-round creek, small waterfall. 800 sq.ft. fenced garden. Move-in condition. $149,900. http://www.landsofvirginia.com/listing/2328539.