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Once again, this issue shows the breadth and depth of the international field of ceramics and this issue contains more articles than is usual. You will notice that there are four articles marked as independent reviews, which are tending to be shorter. We have been reviewing carefully the exhibition announcements that galleries, museums, art centres and artists send to us and then contacting writers to do independent reviews. This, however, does not preclude our review and acceptance of unsolicited articles. You may also notice that there are unusually high numbers of articles in this issue from Australia, the UK and North America. We do receive more articles from these areas than we do from other areas but this issue is an anomaly with regard to this disproportion. We have issued our second Call for Papers and the article(s) selected by the international review panel will be published in the June 2010 issue of Ceramics: Art and Perception. This time the topic is Ceramics: Criticism/Critical--What does it look like? What should it look like? The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2010.

Clay Energy Gulgong 2010 will be held in Australia from 28 April through 2 May. See their ad in this issue. The Ceramics Ireland International Festival will be held in Kilkenny, Ireland during the weekend of 4-5 September. This just precedes European Ceramic Context 2010 which is a major exhibition event (11 September through 7 November), conference and workshop (12-13 September) to be held on the island of Bornholm, Denmark. The biennial conference of the International Academy of Ceramics will be held in Paris, France from 13-15 September. The Princessehof Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands is showing its latest acquisitions of modern and contemporary ceramic art from 29 November through 14 March 2010. This presentation demonstrates the place of present-day ceramics as a fascinating medium within the context of visual art. New Loves shows 120 works of art by more than 80 artists of national and international renown. Work is shown by Karel Appel, Pablo Picasso, Johan Creten, James Brown and Hella Jongerius, as well as by young talents such as Bas van Beek, Caroline Coolen and Anne Wenzel. Particularly striking are the parallels between the Museum's acquisitions and the developments in present-day ceramic visual art. As of August 2009, Uber Gallery has a new home at 2-4 Canton Street, Prahran, Victoria, Australia and it also has a new name: The Anna Pappas Gallery. Writer, Martha Drexler Lynn has been commissioned to work on an in-depth look at American studio ceramics, 1940-1980. Her work will focus on makers, their instructors and societal currents that influenced them during those years. To that end, she would like to hear from any of you in the US who were working at that time on the above issues. Contact her at marthalynn@mac.com.

With Mehmet Tuzum Kizilcan, Janet Mansfield, Chad Curtis, David Binns and Hikmet Mutlu Baskaya at the SERES '09 conference at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey.

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Title Annotation:ceramic art festivals
Author:Henry, Elaine O.
Publication:Ceramics Art & Perception
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Date:Dec 1, 2009
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