We are creating our own special craft ale for the 2017 International Ceramics Festival. We need an exciting name for the product, as well as a design for the logo of the bottle label. Come up with a title and an image and send it to us to be in with a chance to win a free weekend ticket for ICF 2017.
We need a quick turnaround so the deadline is April 3rd 2017.Please download the application form with details from the link below.
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS FESTIVAL & POTCLAYS – KECSKEMÉT RESIDENCY AWARD
We are pleased to announce a new exciting residency opportunity in partnership with The International Ceramics Studio (ICS) Kecskemét, Hungary, sponsored by Potclays LTD. Applications are open to ALL ceramic practitioners including mid-career and late adopters of ceramics wishing to work in a rich and cultural environment. The ICS Artist-in-residence program allows artists to work in the context of a different country and culture. The ICS is a centre of international cultural exchange, allowing artists to work alongside others from a variety of rich and culturally diverse backgrounds as well as local arts professionals and students.
The programmes provide artists with the space to create new works, experiment with innovative ideas, explore new directions in their work and research new and different ways of making. Artists are encouraged to explore all our facilities to open up new possibilities and directions for the contemporary ceramist. Resident artists are able to exchange ideas and experiences through presentations and informal discussion.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 30th APRIL, 2017
Applicants must be based in the United Kingdom.You will need to complete an application form which you can download here:
· Please send the completed application form
· 6 clearly labelled digital images
· your CV (Resumé)
· a brief statement about what you hope to accomplish during your residency.
Applications are only accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recruit 30-40 Festival Assistants each year, you do not have to be a student to be Festival Assistant although these roles are particularly beneficial for students to get first-hand experience of working with international renowned makers. Festival Assistants can take part in a variety of tasks including setting up kilns, work stations, exhibitions etc. and we particularly welcome students from a range of institutions and courses.
Please see Festival Assistants for more details.
Applications for 2017 are now open, deadline 1st March 2017
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
The International Ceramic Festival is committed to offering opportunities for students and recent graduates who work in the field of ceramics. This applies particularly for those studying ceramics through Ceramic Design and Applied Art courses, but also to those who work with clay in 3-D design or Fine Art. We consider the needs of students when programming the event, and have particular activities and talks especially for students. Please see the full programme for more details. If you are a Higher Education Institute offering courses that feature ceramics, and would like us to visit to discuss opportunities for students at the ICF, please get in touch.
We invite applications from each University or Higher Educations Institute currently running ceramics courses to nominate two students to give a demonstration of a ceramic technique or process. This will take place at a dedicated work space in a marquee on site during scheduled times over the weekend. Four places are offered and each student selected will get a free festival ticket, materials and a workspace: details of the 2015 scheme can be found here: See Student Demonstrations for more information. Applications for 2017 are now open, deadline 31st March 2017.
Open to recently graduated ceramicists or Applied Art/Fine Art graduates working with clay in some form (within 5 years of graduating including those who will graduate by summer 2015). Six makers will be selected to take part in a presentation and exhibition during festival. At least one of these will be awarded an international residency. For more details go to Potclays Emerging Makers Award. Applications for 2017 are now open, deadline 31st March 2017.
We will have a PhD symposium chaired by Dr. Jo Dahn, Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University, and will be featuring presentations from invited PhD students. More details to follow shortly.
We will also have lectures during the festival focusing on student opportunities including residencies, training and education. Details will be in the final event programme.