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  1. FRANZ Rising Star Project is a scholarship project held by the top porcelain brand in Taiwan – FRANZ Collection Inc. https://www.franzcollection.com.tw/en The aim of the project is to ease students’ financial burden, due to the high expenses for making their artworks and pursuing their porcelain design dreams. 100 artworks would be chosen and we would reimburse USD$ 1,000 each for their outstanding performance and hard work, as our token of appreciation. Qualifications: 1. The applicant must be a current student studying in 2018 or a new 2018 graduate. 2. The artwork itself must contain more than 50% of porcelain/ceramic. Call for Entry: 6/1 - 8/31 Discover more about FRANZ Rising Star Project : https://bit.ly/2O5WvWd Facebook: @RisingStarProject Contact: info@franzproject.com
  2. Hello! I had a couple of pieces that, freakishly, dried just fine...evenly...even thickness...all around good slab pieces... cracked in the kiln! I fired at the correct temp and somehow this happened. I've read about magic mud...and I was under the impression that it could be used on bisque fired pieces. However, my instructor told me that it couldn't? I wanted to see what everyone thought?
  3. I am brand new to sculpting and I need to get a few more pieces in my portfolio to get accepted into an art program. I decided to begin using ceramics and earth clay instead of oven-bake polymer clay and I really need help on how to keep my clay from cracking around my armature. I don't know what materials are safe in a kiln and what materials will make my clay explode. I sculpted a hand with a wire armature and as it was drying it started to crack. I looked it up and found out that I need to have room for shrinkage and ways to help is to wrap newspaper around the wire. Is it safe to put newspaper and wire in a piece and have it not explode and crack? How am I supposed to control the drying environment so that my clay doesn't crack? And I’m also trying to sculpt a skull and I was wondering if it would be easier to hollow it out than to make an armature. Any tips and tricks wanted!!! Thanks!! Mikelle
  4. Handbuilding Laboratory There are two distinct stages to acquiring technique: The first is to learn it, the second is to forget it. We will review of the basics of hand built ceramics then blur the lines. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the clay itself, establishing a paradigm of creative problem solving and developing a personal set of integrated methods that accomplishes our artistic goals. ALL LEVELS Session runs August 1 – 5, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $470 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: ERIC KNOCHE creates work that is an exploration of the underlying cadences and postulates of his own life and the layers of culture that surround him. The objects he creates are distillations of fundamental movements of energy into static three dimensional forms. When he makes work, he often feels as though he is excavating his own subconscious. He has been strongly influenced by languages he doesn’t understand and tools he doesn’t know how to use, male and female figures, machine parts, shelters, math equations, micro-facial movements, the argentine tango, alphabets, the spine and other bones, the distortional nature of memory, the limits of ocular perception, plants, running water, and songbirds. www.ericknoche.com $505
  5. Hello, Everyone. I'm looking for a week-long (approx) ceramic workshop someplace warm in March, April or May 2018. Anywhere! Thank you in advance for your suggestions. These are the kinds of things that I enjoy making, but I'd be happy to experiment with something new.
  6. It has been a long time since I have done anything with molds as I am mainly a wheel thrower. I have a plaster fruit bowl mold (hump mold over a year old but have never used it before until now) and my clay won't release from it and I'm scared that if I don't take it off soon that it will crack (its been on the mold for almost a full day uncovered). I can't get it off, what should I do? And how do you keep your clay from sticking to your plaster molds?
  7. Art Students League of Denver Please join us for our upcoming workshop “Abstract Archetypes” with Marty Fielding (https://martyfielding.com/ ) April 26, 2018 - Artist Talk -- 6 -7:30 pm April 27, 2018 - delecTABLE Exhibit Artists Reception with Marty in attendance -- 5:30-8:00pm April 28-29, 2018 - Demonstration Workshop -- 9 am- 4 pm During his slide lecture, Marty will speak about his career, philosophy and approach to working with clay. His demo workshop will explore slab building techniques for constructing functional pots such as cups, dishes and pouring vessels and surface decoration with underglazes. To Register, please call 303-778-6990, or register online at: http://asld.org/adult-classes-workshops-student-information/visiting-artist-series/ This Visiting Artist Series workshop will be held in conjunction with the juried delecTABLE exhibit - April 6 – May 18, 2018. To view images of juried artists and dates for exhibit and receptions: http://asld.org/delectable/ Thanks! Shelley Schreiber Ceramics Studio Manager Art Students League of Denver s.schreiber@asld.org
  8. Marcia Selsor

    raku2horsetiles.jpg

    From the album: Raku

    On Tuesday some friends helped me install the new lid with counter weight in my kiln shed. On Monday same friends dugs a hole for gravel for my raku kiln. I filled it with gravel and laid the half cinder blocks. After I put the cinderblocks down, they moved the frame in place. Today I raised the floor to a double cinderblock height . This weekend I will work of the stainless steel chamber lined with fiber. Beautiful weather after our early snow last week.
  9. Submit bisque-fired work “dressed” for pit firing to this annual event by mail! Dressings should be fire-appropriate and double as packing materials. Boxes will be placed directly into the firing pit, unopened, and fired during the event on the evening of October 6, 2017. Digital Photographs of fired work will be returned to the artist. Work must be received by 10/3/17. For more information on submitting work or attending the PIT FIRE Festival at Cochise College in Douglas, AZ, contact: Tate Rich richt@cochise.edu or Virginia Pfau Thompson: thompsonpfauv@cochise.edu PITflier.pdf
  10. Hi, I am new to ceramic glazing. Are there any methods that can duplicate fire-based glazing on ceramics? I work at home, so i do not have access to kiln. I have read there are oven-based glazes and non-fire based glaze. How effective are they in terms of the glaze (will it be similar to fire glazed plate)? Thank You.
  11. I am pretty much a self taught potter and have never had any formal training on mixing glazes so I buy all of my glazes. Some from a local studio that they mix and some that I get online. I am still in search of a bright medium blue that I like. And a medium blue that isn't so bright. Does anyone have any suggestions on a specific glaze? or you can just share what glazes you like to use. Oh and I fire to cone 6.
  12. JamesP

    Here it is all loaded

    From the album: Gas Kiln

    Well thanks to the community here I loaded this kiln and I believe I solved my problem of not having enough air flow in-between the shelves. Thanks everyone who helped, the kiln is firing right now so hopefully it turns out perfectly.
  13. You may be interested to see a new video on top Danish potter, Anne Mette Hjortshøj here Anne Mette Hjortshøj | Ceramics 19 November 2016 - 18 December 2016 Major Exhibition Her pottery combines beautiful aesthetics with a function befitting the hardiest domestic ware.… We are delighted to announce our second major UK exhibition of ceramics by top Danish potter, Anne Mette Hjortshøj. Anne Mette has been putting aside her very best pots for 4 years in preparation for this show. Anne Mette Hjortshøj began her career in ceramics with a student apprenticeship to fellow potter Phil Rogers in 1998. Rogers has said that he was apprehensive before he met her; with her arrival, however, he knew instinctively that Anne Mette was not only humble and attentive but greatly talented, displaying inner strength and determination that will ensure a long and creative career. Anne Mette has built three large kilns in her native Denmark, the latest a two chamber wood firing kiln built in September 2011 at her ramshackle farmhouse on the west coast of Bornholm. Though all her pots exhibit her desire to challenge herself in glaze and form, her slab bottles are certainly Anne Mette’s tour de force. Her pottery combines beautiful aesthetics with a function befitting the hardiest domestic ware.. I enjoy to see a potter working at the edge of things rather than playing safe. I see that sense of adventure in Anne Mette's pots. She comes from a long line of potters from Denmark, often female, who make or have made strong, gutsy pots with little thought to compromise. - Phil Rogers http://www.goldmarkart.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=769
  14. Guangzhou International Sanitary Ware Fair 2017 GSW 2017 Date: May 12th-14th, 2017 Venue: Poly World Trade Center Expo Guangzhou, China 2017 Guangzhou International Sanitary Ware Fair (GSW2017) will be held on May 12-14, 2017 at Poly World Trade Center Expo, Guangzhou, China, accompanied by the 9th China (Guangzhou) Int'l Housing Industry Expo (CIHIE2017) and Asia Pool & Spa Expo 2017, which is a wonderful opportunity for the exportation of sanitary wares as well as an opportunity for visitors to experience made-in-China sanitary wares. The world’s sanitary production bases mainly exist in Europe and Asia. UK, Germany, Italy and France are the biggest producers in Europe, while China is the biggest in Asia. China’s sanitary ware industry has been booming in the last 30 years, which renders China the biggest production and consumption country of sanitary wares. What’s more, Guangdong is the biggest sanitary ware manufacturing base in China or probably in the world, where GSW 2017 will be held. GSW2017 will be concurrently held with CIHIE2017. Multiple industrial resources will be shared between these two exhibitions, which will make GSW2017 more influential. As an international procurement platform, CIHIE has been held successfully for a consecutive 8 years and has become the major festival for the housing industry and living environment construction in South China. CIHIE2016 attracted numerous visitors from real estate, stared hotels, upscale clubs, construction design institutes, decoration, design and construction companies, etc. Every year, there are thousands of quality real estate developers place orders on site such as Evergrand Group, Gemdale, New World China Land, Times Property, Kenward and so on. GSW2017 will interact with GSW2017. Therefore, GSW2017 will not only be a gathering place for manufacturers, distributors, dealers, importers, exporters and oversea buyers, but also a communication platform for real estate developers and insiders from construction and decoration industry. A platform for multidimensional products demonstration and cooperation opportunities will be provided for enterprises. GSW 2017 is looking forward to your participation! Exhibition Scope: Bathroom equipment: sanitary wares, furniture, shower mats, shower rooms, integrated shower rooms, tubs, toilet bowls, bidets, faucets, shower heads, tiles, wall-mounted accessories, sensors,hand dryers, bathroom mirrors, bathroom cabinets, exhaust fans, hair dryers, curtains, partitions,pipes, sinks, lighting, decorative materials, other equipment, tools and accessories. Hot tubs: hot tub spa, outdoor hot tub, inflatable bathtub, cast iron tub, wooden bath barrel, massage system, sauna, massage room, swimming pool equipment, etc; Shower cabins: shower enclosure, steam shower cabin, computerized shower cabin, multifunctional shower enclosure, tempered glass, polystyrene, zinc alloy, stainless steel, handle, pulley, hinge, door stopper, etc; Bathroom plumbing: drain pipe, flush valve, sink, shower head, PP-R, PVC-U, faucet, pipe, valve, water tank, bathroom accessories, flange, compensator, flexible joint, etc; Ceramics:ceramic tiles, wall tiles, paving tiles, mosaics, glass, metal and composite materials; all sorts of ceramic raw materials, ceramic pigment and glaze, chemical raw materials, molds, ceramics manufacturing equipment and paving tools, etc; Accessories and components: shower nozzle, pump, rolled steel, control box, air pump, pneumatic switch, cast iron, underwater spotlight, vapor generator, filter, etc. Target Visitors: Following visitors are invited to the show: dealers, agents, retailers, real estate developers, building designers, engineers and those from high-end clubs, building decoration & design institutes, building & decoration materials markets, universities, etc. Ø Contact us: Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group Co.,ltd Office Add: Room 401, No. 4, the Third Street of Kehui, Kexue Avenue, Science City, Luogang District, Guangzhou, China Mob: +86 13560243393 Tel: +86 20 29806623 Fax: +86 20 82579220 Website: http://www.gswfair.com/
  15. Come join us for an intimate (limited to 20 participants) weekend workshop with Tim See: potter, teacher, Periscoper, and the acclaimed moderator of Facebook's Clay Buddies. His two days of workshops here in San Antonio promise to be both informative and entertaining. REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-weekend-of-workshops-with-tim-see-tickets-24749727100 Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Throwing and Assembling Industrial Forms (Demos) - Tim will demonstrate his techniques for throwing and assembling his famous forms. The techniques presented will be invaluable. Tim demonstrates with solid instruction every step along the way. Even if you're not interested in industrial forms, what you learn can be applied to anything you do create. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Decorating Techniques - Tim is the master of decorating techniques using slip, underglaze, and glazes for his effects. Spend the day learning different ways to finish your pieces and all the variations on those techniques. Each day will have a one-hour break for lunch. Several restaurants are within comfortable walking distance from the studio. There are also ample VRBO and airbnb accommodation offerings within walking distance to and several hotels a mile or less from the studio. Single day registrations (if still available) will open on September 15. Contact us directly if you are interested in this option, letting us know which day you prefer. Who is Tim See? A working ceramic artist born and living in Syracuse, New York, he began working in clay while studying art at Onondaga Community College and completed his BFA in Ceramics with Honors at Syracuse University in 2004. His award-winning work has been shown at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C, the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY, and, Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland, to name just a few. He has taught beginning, intermediate and advanced pottery to adults in a community-based ceramics studio at Clayscapes Pottery, Inc. since 2006. He and his wife Brenda Pierce live in Bridgeport, NY with their cat, Viggo. (MEOW!) WHEN Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM (CDT) WHERE Alamo City Pottery Workshop - 718 Labor Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
  16. Hi all! I just got a couple ^5 pieces out of the kiln that I had glazed all over and used stilts. I know stilt marks are unavoidable and simply just a part of the process if glazing all over, but I was wondering if there was any way to make them look nicer? I used a dremel (probably not the right bit) to grind the marks down, but it made the high-gloss black look crappy and the product just looks sloppy now. I saw somewhere that someone used nail polish to touch up the marks, but I feel like that will also look sloppy. I was considering some sort of gloss spray but have never tried anything like that. Anyone have any tips/suggestions (besides telling me to not glaze all over)?
  17. I saw someone say that washing bisqueware before glazing can prevent dripping in the glaze fire because it makes it less absorbent when dipping in the glaze? Does anyone else do this? I'm worried it will make the glaze crawl or something weird.. Thoughts?
  18. My husband and I recently opened an art studio in downtown New Cumberland, PA. We already have a nice line up of ceramic artists coming to demo their secrets! Visit our website at www.cupstudionc.com or visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CUP-Studio-1648452768701016/?fref=ts Our future visitors are: January 17th, 2016 Ashley Devitt: Exploring Surface demo www.devittceramics.com April 1-3, 2016 Grace Sheese: hands-on workshop www.gracesheese.com November 5th, 2016 Liz Zlot Summerfield www.lzspottery.com March 2017 Erin Furimsky www.erinfurimsky.com October 2017 Deb Schwartzkopf www.debspottery.com All artist talks are free to the public! Tickets for Ashley Devitt are now on sale on our website. Follow our facebook page to keep up to date with our events and ticket sales. Bronya & Justin Schmoyer CUP Studio 315 Bridge St New Cumberland, PA 17070 www.cupstudionc.com
  19. Hello, my name is Dennison and I am a recent BFA graduate from Eastern Michigan University. My studies were concentrated in sculpture, but I was primarily producing ceramics for use in social engagement and for making objects to use in short films. Currently I am traveling around Europe and working as a volunteer on different projects and farms, but I am extremely interested in pursuing a practice with ceramics. I am looking for some sort of opportunity such as an apprenticeship, assistantship, internship, or other studio/workshop help. I am not necessarily looking for a paid position, something volunteer related would be vauleable to me as well. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Thanks for the help! Dennison
  20. This is some information about that rare thing - a new film about ceramics We're been working on 'Out of the Tub' these past few years which will be premiering it in November in London. The film focuses on the life and work of the British Ceramist RJ 'Bob' Washington and sheds new light 20th century ceramics. Here's the trailer Enjoy.
  21. Hi: I just finished a three week course for ceramic sculpting in Chicago. I'm back in L.A. and would like to start sculpting with these new basic skills. What I'd like to find out (and I posted on here because I didn't see anything that looked like general info) is to rent space in a kiln to fire my pieces. I live in West Los Angeles and looked for a community kiln that might offer this but haven't found anything as of yet. Any help in directing me to someone who does this would be greatly appreciated.
  22. christine.dehn

    Equintine Antiquitiies

    From the album: Horse Tribute

    © christine.dehn.designs

  23. Hi, I'm an art teacher based in Washington, DC and am interested in traveling to Mexico this summer to learn more about art and ceramics of the Mayan and Aztec people. I work in a Title 1 public school where some of my students are of Mexican descent. I'd like to be able to bring back into my classroom a better understanding and more creative ideas to my students. In my research to find some kind of professional development experience in Mexico, I thought someone in the Ceramic Arts Community might have a recommendation for me. Thanks for your help.
  24. I'm in the midst of finishing up my grad school applications and I'm curious to know if there are any professionals out there who make both pots and sculptures; by sculptures I mean things like Beth Cavener Stichter's work, not so much the nonfunctional sculptural pottery variety. I really enjoy both and haven't found a way to combine the two, since I like my pots to be super functional (I find the greatest joy in comfy handles, lids that fit just right, light but sturdy forms, etc...) I've picked schools that have the upmost respect for both worlds, as I found some schools steer away from pottery and vice versa. Should I consider focusing on one? Is there a divide that I don't know about? Thoughts?
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