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  1. Call for Entries: The Art Students League of Denver will be hosting delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining - Fifth Biennial Juried Exhibit of Functional Ceramics in April-May 2020. This is a national exhibition of ceramic works from artists across the United States chosen to represent the best in contemporary tabletop clay. The exhibit will feature ceramic works by juried artists, juror Liz Zlot Summerfield, the ASLD ceramics faculty and 'cuisine themed' two dimensional artwork by select artists. Juror: Liz Zlot Summerfield Eligibility: Open to US ceramic artists over age 18. Apply at www.CallforEntry.org between October 1, 2019 and January 19, 2020. Exhibit Dates: April 17 - May 22, 2020 Visiting Artist Workshop with Liz Zlot Summerfield: May 2-3, 2020 For further info, please contact s.schreiber@asld.org
  2. I realize that mugs without handles are cups. However, I love mugs without handles like so many other people do. I have a small home studio, and I am testing my talent. I made my husband a fabulous mug without a handle. He says it's too hot and burns his hands. I personally love to feel the heat in my hands. It soothes the pains of years of computing. I made my hot chocolate in a commercially made mug and held it without using the handle. It was very hot. That's why you put handles on mugs right? Am I being selfish not putting handles on my mugs? I give them away mostly, but intend to sell them in the future. I guess I could make mug koozies and upsell them. LOL What is your opinion of handles on mugs? How could you not love this mug? (see attached.)
  3. Adam Field Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay WS02 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, May 3 & 4, 2014 Fee: $200 member/$225 non-member In this two-day workshop Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for carving intricate pattern on a variety of wheel-thrown porcelain forms. From traditional techniques, to innovative solutions for timeless problems, participants will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Participants will learn new skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns and will have a hands-on opportunity to try out Field’s techniques and tools for themselves. Generous discussions about studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in their own voice. All skill levels are welcome in this workshop, sketchbooks are encouraged. Born and raised in Colorado, Adam earned his BA in Art from Fort Lewis College. For two years, he immersed himself in the culturally rich art scene of the San Francisco bay area, where he began his full time studio practice. From there, he relocated to Maui, where he established a thriving studio business. He spent most of 2008 in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery making techniques under 6th generation Onggi master Kim Ill Mahn. In 2013 he created and premiered HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam recently moved to Helena, MT where he is currently a long-term artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. His works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally. Learn more about Adam’s work and process at www.AdamFieldPottery.com WS02 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, May 3 & 4, 2014 Fee: $200 members; $225 non-members Contact Matthew Hyleck at matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org for more information. Baltimore Clayworks 5707 Smith Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209 www.baltimoreclayworks.org
  4. Hi all, I am looking for some northeast shows to do this spring/summer. I am on a sabbatical from work, and would like to try the craft fair circuit! I did antique shows about 10 years back, but my pottery is much less expensive, so I don't know how it would compare. I am willing to find out. I do functional pottery. Simple stuff. Bowls, mugs, hand built plates, wind chimes, ornaments. Mostly usable or fun stuff. Nothing "serious art." I live up near Canada, but would be willing to travel as far south as Maryland. I have applied to a few shows already: Berkshires Art Festival, Central PA Festival of the Arts, Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals, thinking about Syracuse. I got in that show last year with my jewelry, but didn't go, and was wondering if anyone had experience with it for pottery? I would appreciate any experience you have! I attached the type of work I would be bringing to the show. Thanks, Nancy
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