For those looking at making some thrown plates & platters for our upcoming Smörgåsbord exhibition, check out this link from Ceramic Arts Daily - ceramicartsdaily.org/daily/how-to-throw-a-plate-with-some-moves/
There are so many competitions, residencies and exhibitions to be part of in Australia and around the world. Many of them have looming deadlines. Here are just a few links to some opportunities.
Artisans in the Gardens
Chippendale New World Art Prize
Sculpture by the Sea - Aarhus
For an updated list of what's happening keep your eyes on The Australian Ceramics Association website.
Vicki Grima with Narelle Howard looking on.
On Saturday 03 August we had the pleasure of a fabulous workshop with Vicki Grima at the CCPS workshop - Pinch Pots and Beyond.
Vicki is a wonderful teacher. Not only were we taken step by step through her pinch pot making process, she generously gave tips on marketing our work for sale and passed on other insights from her vast experience with clay, the recent Clay Push at Gulgong, JAC and the Australian Ceramics Association.
Her beautiful work can be seen at http://vickigrima.wordpress.com/
Thanks Vicki, we look forward to your next exhibition, whenever you're ready to share your new work.
Lots of interesting and exciting things the Clay Art Center is doing, and has done since its establishment in 1957. Here's some of their history from their 'About Us' page. www.clayartcenter.org
HISTORY OF CLAY ART CENTER ... A Living Legacy
Tucked away at the end of a municipal parking lot in Port Chester, New York, in a building that has a modest exterior, is the Clay Art Center. It was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy, whose dream was to open a center for the advancement of the ceramic arts and she was joined by her friend Henry Okamoto, a respected, classic potter from California.
Katherine Choy's tragic and sudden death in 1958 left Henry to dedicate the rest of his life to realizing her dream. A lone beacon on the east coast at the time, it became a haven for clay artists, many who have had significant careers and influenced contemporary ceramic practice.
After Henry's death in 1988, Elsbeth Woody and Claudia Miller took over the reins and infused their energy into several programs, initiating the Summer Workshop Festival and opening a gallery dedicated to exhibiting ceramics.
Since 1997 Director Reena Kashyap and Associate Director Ruth Berelson have strengthened the programs aimed at advancing the mission by growing the education, exhibitions, Artist Residency and outreach programs, which are all focused "to kindle a passion for the ceramic arts and to provide a sharing community for that passion to flourish."
2007 marks Clay Art Center's 50th anniversary, and its emergence as a non-profit organization. Today it is buzzing with activity and the love for clay and spirit of community is abundantly displayed. It seems that its founders' dreams have been amply fulfilled.
Well done Wendy Gibson for selection into the Reconciliation Exhibition at the Gosford Regional Gallery - currently on until 14 July.
Make time to check out the exhibition and see Wendy's sensitive work, 'Moving Forward'.
Photo - Wendy Gibson
Congratulations also to Kylie Rose McLean for winning the Dunedoo Art Unlimited ceramics section with her
'Fat Quarters' work
- the Cobbora Holding Company Prize for Ceramics.
Photo - Steve Cummings
Thank you to all those who supported our East West Tea Drinking Traditions exhibition. We had wonderfully positive comments and sold many tea bowls, cups, tea pots and associated tea ceremony items.
During the exhibition we had some wonderful photographs taken by Rhiannon Hopley - see a sample below.
The next Central Coast Potters Society exhibition is at the end of the year in time for gift giving - November 28th to December 12th. See you then.
WOW! What a great night on Friday 5th April.
At the Gala evening for Sculpture on the Greens, Sharon Ridsdale was awarded the Delta Electricity Stipend2 for her 'Dragon's Lair Series' and Kylie Rose McLean was awarded the Chan's Art2Public Exhibition Award and Stipend for 'Fat Quarters x 8'. Both our members are on a winning streak, having recently taken home awards from the Royal Easter Show - see earlier post.
Sculpture on the Greens is located at Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa Resort, Wyong. You can view the 54 sculptures in their beautifully landscaped gardens until Sunday 25th May, 2013. Go to www.sculptureonthegreens.net.au for more information.
Thanks Col Henry and your team for making this such an enjoyable experience and such a successful event. Let's get thinking about next year and how we can grow a bigger festival on the Central Coast!
An addendum to the last post - Margaret Davey also had work chosen for the ceramics display. Her three beautiful raku figures sold, along with Ingrid Tristram's perfume bottles. Congratulations.
CCPS celebrates the successes of three of our members at the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts and Crafts Awards. This year is particularly special being the 45th anniversary of CCPS, as well as ceramics as the feature display at the Arts and Crafts Pavilion.
Congratulations to: Kylie Rose McLean who was the recipient of two 1st prize awards - 1st in Non-Functional with her entry 'Fat Quarters' and 1st prize in Atmospheric with 'Termite Mounds' (also an exhibit in last year's Gosford Art Prize); Ingrid Tristram who took the 2nd prize award in Atmospheric with three of her beautiful naked raku perfume bottles; and Sharon Ridsdale who received a Highly Commended for her 'Littlest Dragon' piece in the Non-Functional section. In 2012 she was the 3rd prize winner in Non-Functional.
Kylie Rose McLean and Sharon Ridsdale will also have work included in Sculpture on the Greens, opening Friday 5th April.
Previous winners and CCPS members include Annette Reid and Lesley Webber.
We are very proud of our members' fabulous achievements, which highlights the enormous diversity and talent within our organisation.
Visit the Royal Easter Show, say hello to some of our members on Tuesday 26th March between 9:00am & 5:00pm, and watch the demonstrations of wheel throwing and hand building throughout the day.
You can view and purchase some of our members' work at our May exhibition - East West Tea Drinking Traditions - opening Friday 3rd to Tuesday 14th May at Studio 1 Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery, East Gosford. Unique, handcrafted gifts for Mothers' Day. Coinciding with this exhibition will be a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, taking place on Monday 13th May in the beautiful Edogawa Japanese Garden.
Our Workshop is located at 1/10 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford, a short walk from the Gosford Regional Gallery - the Friendship Walk connects us. Check out our website for workshops and other events, as well as membership details - www.ccpotters.org or call 4324 4353.