THEME: The Evocative Garden
DEADLINE: Wednesday, JUNE 15, 2016 (11:59pm Mountain time)
The Evocative Garden FULL prospectus (PDF)March 4- April 1, 2017
JUROR/ CURATOR: Gail M. Brown, curator will select works for the exhibition in coordination with NCECA Exhibitions Director Leigh Taylor Mickelson.
ABOUT THE NEW NCECA ANNUAL
In 2017 NCECA launches a new annual exhibition platform that will replace the Biennial and Invitational, which have been produced in alternating years since 2010. The refreshed NCECA Annual exhibition format is being developed in response to feedback from members. The new model seeks to blend impactful attributes of each of the previous models while also cultivating opportunity for curatorial practice in regard to ceramic art.
NCECA’s aspiration is to evolve the exhibition model in a manner that will enable exceptional work to be represented in a way that celebrates concerns of materiality and conceptual rigor. One outcome that NCECA will remain committed to will be that comparatively under-exposed artists will have an opportunity to present their work with that of established and important emerging creators in the field.
The NCECA Annual will enable the vision of a single curator to frame an organizing concept and to support the exhibition’s foundational ideas through the inclusion of works by up to five invited artists making important contributions to the field. The remainder of the exhibition will be selected through an open submission, blind review and selection process. The single curator model will provide an annually recurring opportunity for a particular point of view on the field to emerge as the result of a unique, informed, and thoughtful vision.
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Langara College in Vancouver, BC, Canada has a two-year fine art program. They are currently looking for a permanent full time ceramics studio tecnician.
Start Date: April 1, 2016
Under general supervision, the Studio Technician provides studio operational, program, and administrative support to the Fine Arts Department. As a Technician, this position is responsible for preparing and resourcing the studios which may include but not limited to: ordering supplies, making supplies, stocking the studios, booking models, or monitoring studio access and the use of certain equipment. Additionally, this position provides program and administrative support such as program promotion, student liaison, interdepartmental liaison, and other related administrative activities that support the smooth operation of department programs. The Technician supports multiple instructors in various Fine Arts specialization (e.g. ceramics, drawing, printmaking, etc.) and provides supervision to SWAPs and student aides. Performs other related duties and or projects as assigned.
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An opportunity to Assist a property owner in Tuscany who is in the process of establishing a ceramics studio on a hilltop in the municipality of Chiusdino near Siena and Florence. Studio includes indoor work space, potter’s wheels, two electric kilns, and a large woodfire kiln. Work environment is among restored centuries-old brick and stone structures on a thirty-acre property with a view of the surrounding Tuscan landscape and the nearby hill town of Chiusdino (within walking distance). Terra Cotta clay deposits on site for those who wish to dig, process, and use it. Close proximity to ceramic suppliers and industry in the region. Facilities are still under development, and the proprietor is looking to develop a short list of potential artists willing to work in assisting him in developing the studio and site in exchange for a residency involving lodging and studio use beginning possibly as early as Fall 2016.
Expectations 20 to 25 hours of work per week at various duties as assigned, and during hours agreed to by both parties. In exchange for
Housing on site with free utilities Full use of facilities. Firing costs negotiable.
Use of garden on site
Preferred Skills and Qualities
General organizational skills
General understanding of ceramic materials, processes, and equipment
General carpentry / construction / fabrication skills
Basic web and social media skills
Good people / communication skills
Physically fit, able to routinely lift/carry items in excess of 25kg (55 lbs)
For more information, please inquire with: email@example.com
California State University's Ceramic program is seeking an emerging artist with MFA degree completed within the last three years for an opportunity to work in our facilities for a one-semester residency (sixteen weeks) beginning with the Fall 2016 semester (beginning late August).
• Approximately 400 SQ FT semi-private studio space.
• Possibility of renewing residency for the Spring 2017 semester (through May 2017).
• $500 ceramic materials budget per semester.
• Possibility of teaching one beginning course in the Ceramic Arts curriculum (upon approval).
• Open use of kilns and in-house stock of raw materials (within reasonable limits).
• Exhibition of work completed if residency is renewed for the spring (optional).
• Public lecture.
Applicants should have graduated with an MFA degree within the past 3 years. Some college level teaching experience not necessary but preferred (if assigned a course to teach). Should have a car and the ability to support oneself with the help of a modest teaching income. We do not provide housing.
To Apply: Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
• CV / artist resume
• artist statement
• statement about your goals while working at CSULB
• contact info for two references: email / phone
• link to a website, Instagram, Facebook, or other accessible web-based location where we can view your work.
Application deadline: April 20th 2016.
Selection made before May 1st
Tyler School of Art located in Philadelphia PA is now accepting applications for their resident artist position.
The resident artist serves an important role as a mentor to both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and compliments two full time faculty, a full time ceramics technician, adjunct faulty, and 4-6 MFA students. The resident artist is provided with a 150 square foot studio space, materials, and kiln access and will be paid to teach 1-2 courses each semester as an adjunct instructor. The ceramics studio is a spacious, state-of-the-art facility and includes a full compliment of ceramics tools and equipment. In addition, the program has a CNC mill for creating plaster molds, a ceramic decal printer, vinyl cutter and access to a laser cutter, 3d printer, 3d scanner, and a digital embroidery machine. Additionally, Tyler is located in North Philadelphia, less than a mile from Center City, home to numerous cultural attractions including The Clay Studio, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and The Pew Foundation, among many others.
The ideal candidate will have a MFA, either in ceramics or with significant experience in ceramics, a strong studio practice, and excellent studio work (open to all types of work – functional, figurative, sculptural, performance, installation, design, etc.). Previous university teaching experience is preferred but not required, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
For questions or inquiries, please contact Chad Curtis
To Apply, Click Here
The Lawrence Arts Center is located in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, which is also home to the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, and is less than an hour away from downtown Kansas City. Lawrence is an intellectual city that is proud of its rich history and diverse heritage, with a vibrant art, music, and cultural community.
The Visiting and Resident Artists program at the Lawrence Arts Center offers area residents a unique opportunity to study visual arts with practicing artists of varied backgrounds and diverse skills. New artists are invited each year to become a part of the Lawrence community and share their professional skills with Lawrence Arts Center students and artists.
These 12 month Artist in Residence programs are designed to provide a creative and supportive environment in which artists may immerse themselves in creating new work and expanding their own understanding of their medium and other media available at the Arts Center. The residencies are multi-faceted experience that include teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will culminate in an exhibition of new work.
Residents are provided studio space, $1,000 per month stipend and housing, free dental care, free firings, and 24 hour access to all studios, including print, metal, photography, and digital media.
Residencies are currently being offered in Ceramics and Printmaking.
Application deadline is April 15th for 12-month residencies beginning August 1.
Pocosin Arts is located in the small town of Columbia in northeastern North Carolina. We are situated on the Scuppernong River a few miles from the Albemarle Sound and are surrounded by water, wildlife and natural beauty. Pocosin Arts is located downtown, close to several restaurants, a wine/coffee shop, public library, hardware store, grocery store and assorted shops and churches. Our program of regular workshops, classes, and special events sustain a small group of artists. Columbia is a hospitable town and Resident Artists are encouraged to join and participate in Pocosin Arts’ community events and activities. Candidates who can enjoy the pace of a small town will thrive at Pocosin Arts.
Pocosin Arts is now accepting applications for our ceramics resident artist position. This 12-month appointment starts June 2016 and includes:
•Furnished housing with kitchen and laundry facilities
•Dedicated studio space in our fully-equipped ceramics studio
•Paid teaching opportunities for youth and adult workshops
•Plenty of distraction-free studio time
•$300 monthly stipend
Harvard 2016 Artist in Residence
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Residency Dates: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017
The Artist in Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard offers dedicated artists the opportunity to involve themselves in research and growth, pushing their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio connected to the Harvard community. Individuals will have the opportunity to build relevant skills in research, professional development, technical ability, creative problem solving, teaching and community involvement through our Artist in Residence Program.
The Artist in Residence Program offers
For more information and instructions on how to apply for our Artist In Residence Program,go here.
For more information about these and other opportunities for artists at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, please see our website.
OPENING DATE: 02/08/16
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
The Pottery Studio at Saint John's University invites applications for the non-exempt, full-time benefit-eligible position of Pottery Studio Apprentice. This is a 1-3 year appointment. The function of the Apprentice participating in the Pottery Studio Apprenticeship Program is to gain a holistic understanding of the aspects of being a professional potter; to gain competency in working with indigenous materials; to learn disciplined throwing techniques on the Karatsu-style kick wheel; to acquire skills in the making of a variety of throwing and hand-building tools; to study and become competent in brush painting slip painting and in-lay techniques; and to learn the complex process of loading three styles of wood firing and one style of gas kiln firing.
The Pottery Program embodies, by demonstration and practical experience, the integration of the aesthetic, scientific, humanistic, and moral approach to sustainable living in relation to nature.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
1. Perform all tasks necessary in the care of the pottery work of the master potter, studio manager and apprentice.
2. Research and develop clay and glaze material, including demonstrating competency in clay and glaze material processing, as well as testing new materials.
3. Process local clay through a series of washing, screening and filter-pressing; create a homogeneous clay body through the pug mill.
4. Process slip bodies through washing and screening of natural materials and testing mixtures for correct consistency.
5. Process glaze materials by washing and screening natural ashes and minerals and testing blaze calculation for new glazes.
6. Demonstrate understanding of proper safety techniques to ensure air quality for self and others by encouraging use of mask-filters when processing materials and through regular cleaning of the studio spaces.
7. Maintain the Johanna kiln by preparing fire wood, cleaning kiln furniture and repairing damages to the kiln structure.
8. Maintain the gas kiln by cleaning kiln furniture and repairing damages to the kiln structure.
9. Create work on the Karatsu-style kick wheel utilizing techniques of throwing off the hump, singular piece throwing, coiling and paddling, and hand building.
10. Decorate pieces through brush painting, slip painting and/or in-lay techniques.
11. Participate in artistic events and professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.
12. Assist the Studio Director and Manager in hosting events for all tour groups.
13. Assist the Studio Manager in mentoring SJU/CSB student interns.
1. BA or BFA degree required. Seniors graduating Spring 2016 will be considered.
2. Effective time-management and organizational skills
3. Desire and ability to mentor student interns
4. Excellent interpersonal relations skills to build positive working relationships with internal and external clientele
5. Self-initiative and desire to meet the Apprenticeship Program objective.
6. Availability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the Studio operation, which may include some evening and weekend hours.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: APPLICATION PROCESS:
Interested candidates should complete the application form and attach a cover letter and resume. Candidates are also required to submit a portfolio of up to 15 images (.pdf or .jpg format). Please send portfolio to Ryan Kutter at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2016.
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Taos Clay Studio offers three full-time resident artist positions to emerging clay artists. For seven years Taos Clay's residency has attracted artists from around the country to gain experience in managing the day-to-day operations of a community clay studio.
All residents are offered a semi-private studio space, free firings, wholesale materials, paid teaching opportunities and the opportunity to sell their work in the gallery in exchange for 20-25 hours of work per week.
The residency at Taos Clay Studio offers artists a supportive environment to explore and develop in their personal work while gaining insight into the business of making art.
Residents must demonstrate a willingness to work with the local community, and a desire to grow in their own work. They must bring a high level of professionalism and competency to the studio that enriches the quality of our programs and facility. Residents must also demonstrate a willingness to adapt to a growing studio with ever changing needs and expectations.
Applications are accepted in the Spring of each year. Click below for information on our one and two year residency programs.
Year Long Residency Info
Two Year Residency Info
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN is seeking a program & studio manager to participate in the development and implementation of educational programs.
Title: Program & Studio Manager
Reports to: Director of Programs
Supervises: Studio and Facilities Technician, Woodshop and Studio Technician, and Seasonal Studio Assistants & Work-Study Students.
Anticipated Start Date: May 11, 2016
The Program & Studio Manager participates in the development and implementation of educational programs to achieve the mission of the school. He/she has responsibility for the coordination of specific programs and works with other employees on the organization, safety, and functionality of all studios. The position manages full-time, part-time and contract employees including work-study students and studio assistants, works closely with other members of the staff, and reports to the Director of Programs. The position is full-time, year-round, salaried, benefits eligible, and exempt.
The Program & Studio Manager serves as part of the School’s programming logistics team—a self-directed team with the collaborative responsibility of ensuring that all Arrowmont programs and activities run effectively and efficiently. Each member of the team is expected to perform both managerial and hands-on work assignments.
To apply, please submit the following materials by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise is currently accepting applications for residency positions of one to six months duration. The duration depends on the proposal submitted by the artist and the available studio space.
Applications are being accepted for the following sessions:
June 1, 2016 - December 23, 2016, Application deadline February 28, 2016
January 3, 2017 - May 31, 2017, Application deadline August 1, 2016
Be sure to fill out the Work Exchange Form (in addition to the application form) if you are seeking financial compensation.
For more information, please email Erin Younge, the interim Clay Studio director at email@example.com.
Resident artists are selected based on a competitive pool of applicants from across the country and abroad, working in sculpture, functional pottery and design. Residents are chosen based on the quality and strenth of their work, clearly expressed goals for residency and the dynamics that fit the studio at a given time to foster the excellence and diverse creative atmosphere of STARworks Clay Studio. Ceramic artists who are at a crucial stage in their career and require an opportunity to experiment, refine and formalize studio practices are encouraged to apply. Residents are encouraged to use their time to push personal, professional, technical and conceptual limits.
Residents will be provided with subsidized housing, studio space and up to 500 pounds of STARworks Ceramics clay bodies each month in exchange for assistance with studio maintenance and helping with events, workshops and occasional teaching responsibilities. STARworks maintains a shared apartment that can be rented by residents for $250/month per person.
For more information and to Apply, Click here
Red Lodge Clay Center Long and Short Term Residencies
Deadline for applications: May 1st
The Short-Term Residency (any time between September 1 – May 1) is ideal for the ceramic artist who is working to complete a special project requiring one to eight weeks’ time. Accepted short-term residents are provided with studio space and 24 hour access to the studio. Fully furnished apartments are available for a Residency Fee of $550.00 per month or a prorated basis congruent with the scheduled residency. Short-term residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses. The application deadline is May 1st annually.Apply Online
Do Good MJ-Wood Memorial Short Term Residency
Deadline for applications: May 1
The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency (anytime between September 1 and May 1) is an underwritten residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a strong sense of community engagement. Through a competitive application process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center Studios with a full waiver of the residency fee. An additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with travel and/or production costs during residency. The application deadline is May 1. Apply Online
Long Term Residency
Deadline for Applications: February 1 annually
The Long-Term Residency (Sept 1 to July 31 annually) is ideal for committed individuals in transition from post bac. studies to graduate school, as well as those pursuing the development of professional artistic careers. Self-directed ceramic artists searching for the time, space and resources needed to explore ideas and create new work will enjoy the rural mountainous setting. Accepted residents will be provided with studio space, housing, utilities, and a monthly stipend in exchange for twenty hours of work per week at the Clay Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in the operation of the gallery, teaching clay classes, as well as maintenance of the studio. Residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material expenses.
Apply through slideroom: https://redlodgeclaycenter.slideroom.com/#/login/program/20883
Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts invites applications for one limited-term appointment position in Ceramics at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2016 to May 14, 2017.
Limited-term appointment positions are subject to budgetary approval and departmental or unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.
Studio Arts is the largest department in the Faculty of Fine Arts and enjoys a longstanding reputation as one of Canada’s foremost environments for the study and creation of visual art. BFA programs are offered in Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Studio Art. For more than 30 years, Studio Arts has maintained an MFA program of international stature. The department emphasizes the importance of studio production, and has an experienced technical staff and a faculty complement of more than 100 full-time and part-time professors, including some of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the country.
During the initial appointment, the successful candidate will normally be expected to teach up to 18 credits at the undergraduate level and up to 21 credits per annum if reappointed. Successful applicants should be prepared to advise and participate in reviews at the graduate level. Responsibilities will also include active involvement in committee and administrative work.
Candidates for this position should possess an MFA degree or equivalent with a preference of two years university teaching experience. We are seeking a practicing ceramicist who is actively engaged within the field. The ideal candidate should show an unequivocal engagement with the materials of ceramics, demonstrate technical expertise in handbuilding and a strong understanding of the issues surrounding the contemporary practice of ceramics. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in spoken and written French would be considered an asset.
Submissions should include:
All short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.
Applications with a self-addressed, stamped envelope should be submitted or postmarked on or before March 7, 2016 to:
Departmental Hiring Committee, Department of Studio Arts, Concordia University
Re: LTA Position in Ceramics
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., VA-250, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8
Civic address for in-person and courier delivery:
Visual Arts Building
Sir George Williams Campus
1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., VA-250
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 2M5
General inquiries regarding this position may be directed, by e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now accepting applications for the Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence Programme
Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is a unique Canadian institution that assists recent graduates to establish professional careers. The Craft & Design Studio is the only post-graduate national training facility for craftspeople, recognized by Canadian Heritage.
Craft & Design offers Residencies in five disciplines:
* Design new
Term of Residency:
* Annual – One year contract for recent graduates, renewable up to three years.
* Summer – Three month scholarship contract for full-time, returning students.
Application deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016
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Camp Taconic is a coed, private children's camp located in the Berkshire's of Massachusetts, 3 hours from NYC and 2 hours from Boston. We are seeking Ceramics Specialty Counselors who have experience with hand building, using a wheel, and loading and emptying a kiln. The ideal candidate would be a Fine Arts major with a focus on Ceramics, and have experience working with children. This is an excellent opportunity for students to master and implement their skills.
Our season runs from June 17th-August 15th.
The program includes working and living with campers ages 7-15. Skill development and teaching campers in an integral part of the job.
You can apply at www.camptaconic.com
Scholarship applications for Penland summer workshops are due February 17. Penland offers over 300 scholarships to summer students in the form of work-study, partial and full scholarships, and studio assistantships. Apply today to join us in the studios!
Learn more about Penland's scholarship offerings Here
Browse more than 100 total-immersion summer workshops in 16 studios Here.
Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Penland offers workshops, artist residencies, a gallery, and community collaboration programs. Penland School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution that receives support for its programs from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Since 2010, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design has supported the careers of emerging curators with an interest in contemporary craft through its Windgate Museum Internship Program. This year, CCCD is proud to announce a new initiative that will support curators by giving them resources, space, and technical assistance to nurture their talents.
The Curatorial Fellowship is a yearlong program created to give emerging craft curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in CCCD's Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, located in Asheville, North Carolina, during the 2017 exhibition season. The Curatorial Fellows will work with Assistant Director Marilyn Zapf to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk.
Selected curators will receive at no cost:
* $5,000 honorarium (50% in advance, 50% upon completion of project)
* $8,000 exhibition budget
* Expenses paid Summer 2016 site visit to CCCD in Asheville, NC
* Marketing of exhibition through print and web material
* 20 page exhibition publication produced by CCCD
* Professional exhibition photography
* Curator's talk at CCCD during exhibition
* 1 year, individual membership to Association of Art Museum Curators
To Apply, Click here.
Design, Prototypes, Molds, Slip Casting, and Decoration with Andrew Martin in The Netherlands
This masterclass workshop is an intensive in design, mold making, and slip casting. The objective is for participants (you) to develop technical and procedural skill with design, molds and casting and to gain a deeper understanding of their own aesthetic perspective. You will begin with objectives that are discussed before your arrival in The Netherlands. The workshops are designed to help you meet and exceed your stated objectives. Beyond that, we will work to focus, clarify and further your aesthetic and career objectives. Each day starts with a group discussion of the previous day’s progress. This forum is for you to share with each other the processes, procedures, and insights that you are developing. We will also incorporate regular and impromptu demonstrations. There are four lectures: porcelain formulation based on John Reeve’s More Notes on Porcelain; four different methods of formulating new glazes; design language and application; and decoration systems. This masterclass is for artists who already have some working knowledge of mold making and slip casting. Come ready to take risks, stretch beyond the conventions of your comfort-zone, and to make unexpected discoveries.
Please register before April 15, 2016.
Registration will be confirmed via email after payment of a $350 deposit. Final payment is due June 1. Pay by credit card or by PayPal at PayPal.com… account name: email@example.com.
Before the workshop email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your objectives for the masterclass and 10-20 images of your work. We will also have a Skype call to further clarify your goals.
Enrollment Deadline: April 15, 2016
Enrollment limit: 8
Masterclass 1: July 25 – August 5
Masterclass 2: August 8 – August 19 Combine the two – July 25 – August 19 Hours: 9:00 – 5:00 M – F 24 hour studio access
Location: Leyenbroekerweg 138 Sittard The Netherlands
Costs: Two week sessions: $950 , plus $175 studio fee Combined sessions: $1750 plus $350 studio fee $350 deposit due upon registration Full payment due June 1, 2016, or by arrangement