Pottery News Briefs & Job Postings


As of 5/27/11 at 3:55 p.m.PST

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Imprisoned Chinese Provocateur Ai Weiwei Makes Pottery Political, Metro Pulse – Shocking story in to senses. One, as the title states, the artist is a political prisoner in China, so this  exhibition of his work opens in Knoxville, Tennessee, while he’s incarcerated. Second, because of the objects he alters and how he does it. Art is meant to open your eyes and, brother, this did it for me.

All fired up over ‘rock stars’ of pottery, Victoria Times Colonist – The season at Metchosin starts off with a bang this weekend with a famous annual show of 11 artisans work. Buyers from all over will be flying in to Victoria, rounding the southern tip of Vancouver Island and making a beeline to the exhibit. For more info, click here.

Time teamsters discover medieval street under Norton Village, Runcorn, Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News – UK archaeological team finds pottery shards in remains of a unique medieval town  dating back to 13th or 14th century.

Edward Lycett, Designer for Faience Company, The New York Times – History of a British immigrant who worked with faience in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. “He soon started supporting the family by painting china, including dinnerware patterned with eagles and clouds for the White House.” Story traces his life and work and announces an upcoming exhibition of his legacy at the Brooklyn Museum.

Two Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Posts in Archaeological Ceramics, Cordis Wire – Sheer heaven: studying the pre- Mycenaean culture! “PhD research on the analysis of Neolithic to Bronze Age pottery from excavations in the Mesara Plain of Crete. The research will form part of the department’s commitment to the ‘New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to ancient material studies (NARNIA). This is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, financed under the ‘People’ program of the European Union.” (See link for more info)

University of Sheffield – Department of Archaeology
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Contract Type: Fixed-term for 3 years
Salary: £30,151 per annum, with additional allowances as per Marie Curie.
Closing Date: 21 June 2011

Ron Nagle: DISQUIET IN CLAY, artnet – Show features well-known 72-year-old San Francisco artist whose work appears to be a fusion of mediums. For more of his work, click here and here for more info.

Job posting – CERAMICS INSTRUCTOR, Musing About Mud – Sessional position at Camosun on Vancouver Island, near Victoria. Sweet. Here’s a link to Camosun and posting.

Faculty Position Vacancy
Camosun College, Victoria BC
CLOSING DATE: June 3, 2011 Part-time Term Faculty Position
August 30, 2011- December 19, 2011

Edmands and Hooper Pottery Works, Charlestown Patch – “The factory produced pottery on the banks of the Mystic River until 1905.” Story about a pottery in Boston, Massachusetts, a family-run business that provided vessels to New Englanders. The town and its history related to clay dates back to the late 1600s.

About Jan

I have a background in ceramics, graphic design and journalism.
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