Ceramic Artist Awarded $65,000 Fellowship, Voxy – “Baye Riddell is a much-admired leader of the Māori ceramic movement and we are pleased to award him the 2011 Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship.” Having worked as a ceramics tutor, Riddell is looking forward to artistic exploration and extending knowledge of low-cost firing.
Dorothy Miner Ceramics Collection is Focal Point of Cowans+Clark+DelVecchio Auction, ARTFIXdaily – An auction of the collection of New Yorker Dorothy Miner (1936-2008) Pieces include works by “Betty Woodman, Lucie Rie, Peter Voulkos, Richard Devore,” Rudy Autio and others. The auction takes place at Cowan’s Auctions salesroom on June 4, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Free studio tours offer Winnipeggers a glimpse into artists’ creative realms, CBC – “This weekend you can take an studio tour and meet artists working in many media – paintings, ceramics, sculpture, watercolour, printmaking, glass art, jewellery-making, wearable art and more. And here’s a phrase Winnipeggers love to hear: It’s free.”
Madison County man working on options to keep iconic Bybee Pottery in business, Daily Reporter – Jimmy Cornelison won’t let a pottery that operated near Richmond, Virginia, for 200 + years close “without a fight.” The economic downswing over the last three years have brought the business to its lowest ebb. When it was up and running, it produced “folk-art plates, pots, bowls, mugs and other items.”
Fired-up tales of ceramics in wonderland, The Japan Times – Excellent overview of emerging Japanese ceramic artists who are part of a show that runs till June 14 at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.
New Exhibition Celebrates Clay Through The Ages & From Around The World, Antiques and the Arts Online – A new Denver Art Museum exhibition runs June 11-September 18. “Celebrating the prolific and diverse material, ‘Marvelous Mud’ reveals how clay has shaped culture, creativity, science and industry over time and around the globe.” Some of the works date from 300 to 1300.
Walls come alive with 3D, Business Standard – “…the recent innovation in the ceramics industry — 3D tiles’. There’s more to it. Ceramics also offer digital tiles that have imprinted high resolution pictures and can produce thousands of uniformly designed tiles with no variance in colour or pattern.”
Designs for the future, The Star – “The Rado True Thinline is touted as the world’s thinnest high-tech ceramic watch.” The Swiss watchmaker has been in the forefront of technnological change and this is its newest innovation.