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.
Access Arts in Columbia, MO, seeks Ceramics Artist in Residence. Living quarters and studio space provided in return for teaching classes and community outreach. For more info: http://www.schoolofservice.org/air.html.
Workshops and conferences are such fantastic ways to enrich your art making. You leave brimming with new ideas to try, and these ideas can then morph with your own way of working and take you in a whole new direction. In today’s post, Tracy Gamble explains how after a week-long surface symposium, she blended two… Read More »
At one end of the spectrum, design is a process that is part of what we all do in the studio when planning to make new work. We think up ideas, define the concepts that are important, sketch pieces (in our heads, out of clay on paper, on a computer) that fit our chosen criteria, then refine the forms. During this process, in addition to considering form, we consider use, context, and audience, as well as the right tools (whether familiar or new) for the job.–Jessica Knapp, editor.
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