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Ceramicists Open Call for UNICA Mag Issue 2

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SUPPLY UNICA is having an Open Call for Issue 2 of UNICA, a magazine that shares stories about how ceramics influence the world around us.

THEME:
CERAMICS & BAKING: THE PROCESSES
 

CONCEPT:
In our first issue, we explored how ceramics influence our lives through the theme of sharing food. Food speaks universally to us physically, symbolically, culturally, emotionally.

In UNICA Issue 2, we will explore the relationship between Ceramics & Baking by examining the parallels between the crafts. Baking and ceramics are universal and familiar practices that have been developed through history, shared cross-culturally, and utilize similar processes. By exploring the relationship between what goes into these crafts, our goal with this issue is to tell the story of 'how' before 'what'.
 

SUBMISSION:
We are looking for artists who want to share their unique approach to clay, who are inquisitive in the methods they use, who consider the materials they choose, and who make things by hand. Take us through the various stages of your work, and how you get to your final results.

A few questions we're curious about:

Where do your ideas stem from?

What materials do you choose? Why do you choose them and where do they come from?

What are your methods? How did you learn them?

Who do you make for? What is the experience that you want to create?

 

Deadline: 
05/03/2019

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Pottery Throwing Classes - Clay College Stoke

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Clay College Stoke based within the historic Middleport Pottery (home of the 'Throwdown') will run weekly evening pottery throwing classes. These are aimed at people who wish to learn the techniques of studio pottery in a professional working studio environment.

The classes are suitable for beginners and those with more experience of clay. The classes will be taught by skilled potter and member of the Craftsmen Potters Association Richard Heeley.

Situated in the Prince of Wales Studio, we offer a creative environment, excellent facilities including a potter’s wheel for each student that attends.

We aim to teach you a variety of techniques to help you produce well-made pots. Towards the end of the course you will be asked to select up to 6 medium sized pots for glazing and firing.

Evening classes will run during college term times in six week blocks, on either Monday or Wednesday evenings.

There are a maximum of 14 places available for each set of classes.

Venue Details: Clay College, Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Stoke on Trent, ST6 3PE

When: Running in 6 weeks 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Starting:-Monday 11th September until 16th October

             OR

            -Wednesday 13th September until 18th October

Evening with Akiko Hirai

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Spend an evening at Middleport and during the course of the evening Akiko will demonstrate the making process behind some of her larger and most well-known work. She will describe her process and answer questions.

Japanese born Akiko studied ceramics at the University of Westminster and then Central St Martins. She continues to work in London. Her work focuses on practical ware, from large moon jars to smaller tableware, using the Japanese tradition of allowing the clay to show how it wants to be fired. Akiko’s work explores the interaction between the object and the viewer.

www.akikohiraiceramics.com

Venue Details: Clay College, Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Stoke on Trent, ST6 3PE

Date: Friday 25th August 2017

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

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