Once again, we celebrate the community of our council with a show of members’ work in conjunction with National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA) in 2012.
The name of the show is “The Chromatic Edge“.
For the third annual members juried competition, Potters Council is seeking entries with an emphasis on the impact of color. The majority of the composition should be ceramic with the focus on color. Consider the full spectrum.
Techniques and materials may include glazes, washes, oxides, engobes, slips, stains, underglazes, overglazes, colored clays, china paints, inclusions, exclusions, lusters, pre and post firing additions and any variations.
The exhibition will be concurrently shown during NCECA Conference in Seattle in 2012, and will showcase the quality work made by the members of the Potters Council, an international organization with members all over the world.
Call for Entry is Closed
The Chromatic Edge addresses not the outer limits of our work, but some of the “edges” that can occur within it. In ceramics, form is often seen as paramount, and the visual surface may often become subordinate. However, no form can excel without surface, and color is one of its most evident properties. The edges and contacts between colors, and between surface and clay – can re-compose a work of art, and change our perception of the most humble of pieces. Color can generate emotion, create meaning single-handedly, or change what we think we understand. Color gives the “edge” to ceramists that use it well.
In this exhibition, we propose to showcase work that uses color in thoughtful, subtle, bold, or innovative ways. We are challenging our members to examine and explore the use of color in their work. The exhibition will be visually dramatic, thought-provoking, and bring color in from the periphery of our endeavor right to the center.
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Robbie Lobell—Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington
Lobell is a member of NCECA, Potters Council of The American Ceramic Society, Washington Potter’s Association, Artists Trust, Northwest Designer Craftsmen, and Slow Food USA.
Potters Council will insure all works for the duration of the exhibition.
The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping insurance to Potters Council home office at 600 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 210, Westerville, Ohio 43082. Potters Council will then ship pieces to the exhibition in Seattle. Please pack ceramic work accordingly. Potters Council will be responsible for return shipping from venue to artist. Note: Item will be returned in same shipping container, and shipped to the address on application.
There will be up to 20 pieces chosen. The base of the work may be no more than 16″ wide and/or deep, and the height not more than 31″ tall. Works must be suitable for pedestal display. No wall or ceiling-suspended works accepted. Only very limited on-site assembly of multi-part works will be possible.
All work submitted will not be listed for sale.
Works must be made primarily of ceramic materials, and be primarily the work of the Potters Council member. The artwork must be no more than two years old on the date of entry, and not previously exhibited during any NCECA conference or within 50 miles of the Seattle area. Accepted work sent for exhibition must be the same object that was entered; no substitutions.
Digital: High-resolution JPEG image on CD or flash drive, at least 300 ppi, maximum 1024 pixels on the longest side of the image. Do not include label information on the image.
Limit of three entries per artists. A maximum of two views of each entry may be submitted.
Each entrant must include on the CD or flash drive in “word” or .pdf format:
A fee of $35 (check or money order USD) must accompany the entry, made out to the Potters Council. Must be drawn on US bank payable in US funds. For those living outside the US, please contact Carolyn Dorr for alternative payment options at [email protected].
Winners will be notified by e-mail, so be sure to include your email address. if you wish to be notified by regular mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
SEND COMPLETED ENTRIES TO: