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Artists in Residence - Vallauris, France
The intent of AIR is to propose an environment to visiting artists which offers:
a unique cultural experience, the opportunity to research and create new work, the opportunity to meet and collaborate with local artists, the possibility to expose work in the AIR gallery and on the AIR web site.
Ceramics is an art form that is popular worldwide and so is the basis of many exciting ceramics events. You can find art festivals, exhibitions and artist in residence programs all over the world. In each country you will see different styles, techniques and textures in use that create unique and beautiful ceramics. These programs and events can serve as inspiration for your own work or as a collection opporunity.
*** ClayFeast Gulgong, Australia -- 29 April to 6 May
ClayFeast is a major international ceramics event that will be taking place at Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia from 29 April to 6 May 2001. This is a 'hands on' festival with invited international guests doing demonstrations and giving lectures, but also with intense delegate participation. The title 'ClayFeast' is indicative of this year's theme, which is 'imaginative tableware'. There will be demonstrations and lectures each day, hands-on decorating of the participants' own work, firing the woodfired 'merry-go-round' kiln, exhibitions, happenings, and a few surprises as well. Each participant is invited to bring six pieces of tableware for a mammoth display in the Memorial Hall. It is anticipated there will be thousands of pots on the theme of feasting on show. I attended Hyper-clay three years ago, it was the best experience of my life, to be surrounded by so many like minded individuals, and to be able to share so freely was a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!!!
Update: Clayfeast was a tremendous success, watch this space as more details come to hand!
Every two years, the city of Carouge, Switzerland, holds an international ceramics competition with a unique theme. This years competition theme is 'The Candleholder'. Previous year's themes have included . The competition, with the main Prize of the Town of Carouge of SFR 10,000 (US$6,000) is open to all. There are also two other prizes -- the Bruckner Foundation Prize of SFR 2,000 (US$1,200) and the Association of Swiss Ceramic Artists Prize of SFR 1,000 (US$600). The only stipulation is that the candleholder be made of ceramic materials and that it should have been made recently. It should have a maximum dimension of 40 cm (15.75 inches). To download a printable entry form, click on the 'Le Chandelier' image on the left or the link below. Fill in the form and send it to the address supplied below with a short CV (Bio) and two slides of the work to be submitted. Entries close on the 1st of June! The entry form also includes the Conditions of Participation. Send your entries to: Musée de Carouge, Mairie de Carouge, Case Postal, CH - 1227 Carouge, Switzerland.