Call for Submission, Human Figure

Lark Crafts seeks images to publish in a new collection of figures in clay, to be juried by Nan Smith. While artwork may be abstract to some degree, each piece must be based on and recognizable as the human form. Artists may submit images for up to two original works with three details of each piece.

Entries must be submitted by February 8, 2013.


Tendre Porcelain

Dans le Tarn (81), à 20 mn de Toulouse, un lieu unique en Midi-Pyrénées dédié à la céramique et à la poterie contemporaines, aux céramistes, potiers artisans créateurs

16 feb-14 apr


Freud and Ceramics

23 November 2012 - 10 February 2013
The Freud Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime.

Christie Brown


Artist and ceramicist Christie Brown responds to the Freud Museum in two key ways. Firstly, Brown is intrigued by the significance and nature of Freud’s large collection of figurative antique artefacts. Her second focus is on the idea that since human beings project a range of emotions onto objects, these objects have a life of their own. Drawing parallels between falling asleep and leaving the museum or studio, she suggests that inanimate objects may become animated in ways that are beyond our control, like dreams.


Ceramics and the Death Row

The Last Supper: 500 Final Meals of US Death Row Inmates
a project by Julie Green

The Arts Center is located at 700 SW Madison Avenue in Corvallis, Oregon

This is an exhibition that had a great impact. In these last times has grown in me the need to experience art that has a strong social connotation. Death row is a very strong subject and this poetic display of painted last meals is intensely moving.
Julie Green's approach to a very difficult reality gives us a different point of view and this is when the artist is more successful.


Ceramic Top 40, Ferrin Gallery

Great opportunity for ceramic artists !
Una bella opportunità
Ferrin Gallery is seeking 20 artists over and 20 artists under the age of 40 for Ceramic Top 40 | 2013
This exhibition will present the "IT" artists currently working in conceptual utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. The show seeks to identify those working on the cutting edge of current processes, ideas and presentation concepts by both the up-and-coming generation of artists and established artists who are breaking new ground. One artist from the group exhibition will be awarded a solo show during 2014.
Applications are due February 1, 2013.


New York Ceramics Fair

Great exhibitions during the Ceramic Art Fair NY !!

Past as Prologue in contemporary ceramic arts frames the presentation of two extraordinary special exhibits at the 2013 New York Ceramics Fair taking place in the ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall at 321 East 73Stbetween First and Second Avenues, January 23-27.

Michelle Erickson, Black & Blue Teapot, 2001
The exhibit ME@V&A mounted by internationally renowned ceramicist and scholar Michelle Erickson, presents works she created during her Ceramics Residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world’s greatest museum of art and design, in London, from July to September, 2012. The V&A article announcing her residency acknowledged" Erickson’s worldwide recognition “for her mastery of lost ceramic arts during the age of exploration and colonialism. Her contemporary work makes use of these arcane ceramic techniques to create historical narratives about political, social, and environmental issues – both past and present".

Stephen Young Lee
COVET/Contemporary Ceramic Art using Historical Sources presents the works of leading contemporary ceramicists assembled by gallerista and curator Leslie Ferrin, reprising a highly successful Project produced by Ferrin and ARTBerkshire in the summer of 2012; COVET Art & Objects. COVET was summer-long series of exhibitions and events across the Berkshires focused on the direct relationship between contemporary artists and historic artwork in museum collections. COVET at the New York Ceramics Fair will include works by Christa Assad, Michelle Erickson, Molly Hatch, Giselle Hicks, Sergei Isupov, Frances Palmer, Mara Superior and Jason Walker.


NCECA 2013

Great things going on in Houston Texas !!


A Juried ClayHouston Exhibition

January 25, 2013 — March 31, 2013
In the Artist Hall

Opening Reception
Friday, January 25, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

The reception will also feature two other exhibition openings, the 2013 NCECA Biennial (large gallery) and Constructing Solitude (small gallery), as well as open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Beer sponsored by Karbach Brewing Co.
Artist Talks
Saturday, February 23, at 3:00 PM
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Roughneck: A Juried ClayHouston Exhibition, featuring a variety of ceramic works by members of the local artist guild, ClayHouston. On view January 25 – March 31, 2013, in the Artist Hall, the show is one of many ceramic exhibits in the area coinciding with the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 47th Annual Conference, taking place in Houston next spring, and the 2013 NCECA Biennial exhibition, also opening January 25 at HCCC.



Closing this wed !! check photos on web
An international art project in Bangkok by Vipoo Srivilasa

At The Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University
December 1, 2012 –January 16, 2013

Opening Reception
Friday November 30, 6.30-9pm
Artist Talk: Monday December 3, 1-3pm

*To join one of Vipoo’s workshops or find out where the pop-up studio will take place,
please visit Workshop session is FREE and will take only 15-20 minutes.

THAI NA TOWN – LITTLE OZ is supported by the Australian government through the Australia International Cultural Council,
an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Commonwealth through the Australia-Thailand Institute.

For more information on the project, Vipoo Srivilasa and high-resolution images,
please contact Vipoo via email at, tel: +61 425-710-149 or at
For more information, please contact:
Yo Bhumichitr (PR Officer)
Tel: 081-629-0457, email:
7th Fl, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University
Phyathai Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel: 0-2218-2965, Fax: 0-2218-2907
Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays


Jeannine Marchand

This work is too beautiful not to share it !
jeannine marchand


Kristin McKirdy

Kristin McKirdy
Sèvres - Cité de la céramique présente une exposition rétrospective de Kristin McKirdy

The city of Sevres present the work of Canadian artist Kristin McKirdy, the exposicion is open only until the 14th... so hurry up

more info here


Ceramics and the Human Figure, book

This is the present I got myself for Los Reyes ! (in Spain it's them not Santa Clause )
I don't normally work with the figure but sometimes I feel the urge to express myself in a more explicitly visual way.  Then shame comes along and I go back to minimalism...
Well here is a very good selection of artists making figurative works, I hope that they will infuse some courage in me.
Figurative work rocks !
Here is the author's web: Edith Garcia

"Why work with the figure in clay today?"

from Amazon

The human figure has been represented in clay throughout history and continues to evolve today. Artists are working with the figure in new ways, playing with materials and forms, and making use of new technologies to produce challenging and unconventional work, from the intact whole figure to the fragmented, hybrid and abstract. Ceramics and the Human Figure profiles an international range of ceramic artists, all practising within the fields of installation and sculpture. Divided by broad themes, each chapter features a variety of different expressive works. The book explores the methods of six key artists, using how-to images to illustrate their techniques.For artists, collectors, and anyone interested in these themes, Ceramics and the Human Figure is an exciting survey of the state of the figure in clay today.


Artist's Residency in Bali

Gaya CAC welcomes 2013 first Resident Artist Alexander Clinthorne !
Something I wish I could is more about this great residency in BALI
Here is the story Marcello told me some time ago

Join GAYA CAC as we begin the creation of an artistic oasis, attracting ceramicists from all over the globe for periods of focused, intense growth and creativity.
For two-month stints, we invite carefully-selected artists to bring and exchange creative energy, inspiration, ideas, contacts, concepts, techniques, and general enthusiasm for clay with our burgeoning community of artists, designers, students and patrons.
Candidates: open to all professional artists working in clay, interested in focus and exchange, exploration and exposure.
Duration: 60 days (one extended tourist visa length)
Applications collected until August for review the following year.

For more information and application details, please contact us at:
A non-monetary residency in which the artists stay is based entirely upon a contract of mutual benefit and exchange of creative energy, inspiration, ideas, contacts, concepts, techniques and general enthusiasm for clay.