Otago Art Society & Ceramics Association of New Zealand
(Otago and Southland Members Only)
Joint Exhibition 16th Nov to 2nd Dec 2018
Invitation to Otago.Southland CANZ members
Otago and Southland members are invited to take part in a joint exhibition with members of the Otago Art Society at the Dunedin Railway Station. It will be held from mid November to end of November. (Details and entry forms links below).
This is an exciting opportunity to show their work not only to the Dunedin public but also to the many international visitors who come to the iconic railway station.
Many thanks go to former editor Howard Williams for his enthusiastic support, to Pamella Annsouth for lending us the bulk of the magazines, to Christchurch City Libraries for filling some of the gaps and especially to Rick Rudd who lent us the first two, extremely rare, issues.
Also to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu staff Janine Bruce, Airi Hashimoto and Anita Parris who stood at the photocopier.
There is gold in these periodicals: New Zealand’s ceramic art royalty writing, thinking, drawing, designing and explaining.
Any errors are mine and all comments are welcome.
Christchurch Art Gallery
The Great Pottery Throwdown returns - Series 2
For the new series of The Great Pottery Throw Down, hosted by Sara Cox, ten home potters return to Stoke-on-Trent and compete to become the new champion of British pottery.
The judges, master-potter Keith Brymer Jones and ceramic-artist Kate Malone scrutinise their work over three gruelling challenges. For their Main Make, the potters throw and decorate an identical sixteen-piece dinner set.
Testing their technical prowess in the Spot Test, the potters must sponge decorate a coherent design across a pair of jugs. Hardly easy at the best of times, they must also do it in front of a special guest judge, one of the UK's most popular ceramic designers - Emma Bridgewater.
Their final challenge is the Throw Down, where the judges examine the potters' skill at the wheel, and they must throw the tallest cone they can in just 15 minutes.
On the final day, kiln man Rich Miller will remove the potters' dinner sets from the flames. The heat is on as they all want to win Pot of the Week and get their ceramics into The Great Pottery Throw Down gallery. But whose dinnerware will be the first to be displayed and who will be leaving?
Exhibition closes, buyers collect work till 4 pm
Remaining work to be collected or couriered
Los Angeles Artist to Judge 2018 Portage Ceramic Awards.
This year’s Portage Ceramic Awards, Aotearoa’s best-known survey of contemporary ceramic activity, will be judged by American artist Bari Ziperstein.
Ziperstein is at the forefront of a thriving ceramic scene in Los Angeles. As well as gallery-based exhibitions and site-specific public installations, Ziperstein also produces functional ceramics through her company, BZippy & Co.
Ziperstein will select finalists and winners for this prestigious event, organised and hosted each year by Te Uru in Titirangi with support from The Trusts Community Foundation.
“We are excited about bringing a judge across the Pacific, from the American West Coast to Auckland’s West Coast,” says Te Uru Director, Andrew Clifford.
Ceramics NZ Touring Potters Scheme 2018 - Ben Carter (USA)
The Ben Carter workshops wrapped up at the end of May. This was a huge success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part and embraced this opportunity. I would especially like to thank Ali Goodman, Nicola Dench and all the hard working workshop coordinators that helped make this happen. Also to everyone that offered accommodation, catering and your kind hospitality to Ben. Your support will allow us to grow this program and create more opportunities like this. We’ll keep you posted!
A gallery of photo’s from this tour is available for view on this website along with the full interview with Ben, (excerpt of this originally published in Ceramics NZ magazine Issue 1).
If you have any photos you would like to share on this page please send them to our web administrator Lawrence at email@example.com.
Special thanks to Creative NZ
Call for Entries - 1 June 2018
UKU Clay Hawkes Bay is a new biennial National Ceramic Award to be held in the Hawkes Bay region. It will be a selected exhibition showcasing the best work from ceramic artists from around New Zealand.
Awards for 2018 will be announced soon.
UKU Clay 2018 will be held at the CAN Gallery, Napier from Saturday 27th October to Wednesday 21st November 2018.
We are delighted that ceramic artist John Parker has kindly agreed to be our first selector and exhibition designer for 2018.
Submissions are invited from emerging and established ceramic artists throughout New Zealand.
Call for Submissions is Now Open
Entry $25.00 limited to one entry per artist.
Friday 31st August 2018
Closing date for entries.
Monday 8th October 2018
Monday 15th-Thursday 18th October 2018
Works to be received.
Saturday 27th October 2018
Opening at CAN Gallery Napier.
Sunday 28th October 10-11am
Floor talk with John Parker.
28th October to 21st November 2018
Thursday 22nd November 2018
Collection of unsold local work.
Napier City Creative Communities NZ.
Hastings City Creative Communities NZ.
Join Peter and Julie Collis on this trip of a lifetime through Japan. Discover a rich and varied history of pottery and
ceramics, art, culture, temples, gardens and food over two weeks in May 2019. Starting in Tokyo and visiting the ceramic centres of Bizen, Kyoto and Kanazawa as well as a little time on the edge of the Seto Inland Sea.
How celebrated artist John Parker crafted a life of pottery and theatre design
John Parker at home.
Kiwi ceramic artist and Sinophile John Parker is looking for a new life away from his beloved home and studio in the bush.
If you take a leap of faith and put your foot down, it’s possible, just, to drive up John Parker’s steep West Auckland driveway without coming to harm. If, as often happens, a visitor loses his or her nerve, the famed ceramic artist and theatre designer obliges with a pick-up at the gate and guns it up to the sprawling residence and studio set among Waiatarua’s lush green bush. The access may be challenging, but it’s worth the effort for the views, the hospitality and the visual feast of seeing his life’s work on display.
Registered as an incorporated society in 1965 by an enthusiastic group of potters in Wellington, New Zealand, Ceramics NZ has grown to become a significant international voice in New Zealand ceramics. The affiliation of about three dozen independent pottery clubs throughout New Zealand together with a number of corporate businesses greatly increases its effective membership. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of practising potters and ceramicists, students of ceramics and all those interested in New Zealand ceramics. We actively support and promote quality, and we encourage and support specialist ceramics education nationally.