Openings, shows, Workshops, job postings, equipment, & anything else that might involve the northern
Ohio clay community.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Feb. 26th info

SIE 64 is the 64th Annual Student Independent Exhibition @ The Cleveland Institute of Art. Opening on Fri 2/26 from 6-9PM, see jaw-dropping work of the next gen of artists and designers taking root in the 216 in this juried show featuring BFA students at CIA. Runs 'til Sat 4/3 @ 11141 East Blvd.

2010 Senior Class Art Exhibition at Baldwin-Wallace College Opening Reception Friday Feb. 26th from 5-8 pm. Fawick Gallery, Kleist Center for Art and Drama, 94 East Bagley Road, Berea, OH 44017

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tom Rohr Memorial Online Auction

For those of us who love pots and love the people who make pots this is a wonderful site and tribute.
The site is actually a blog and the way they have set it up is truly amazing.
enjoy and stay centered!

Tom Rohr Memorial Online Auction

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Feb. 19th Info

Friday February 19th Openings

Diego Velazquez: Remixed A hip posse of Cleveland artists recreate and revamp the works of Spanish Baroque painter Diego Velazquez in Wall Eye Gallery's newest exhibition opening on Fri 2/19 from 6-11PM. Among the highlights are Arabella Proffer's naughty interpretation of "Lady with a Fan" [her work pictured at left], plus remixes by The Sign Guy, Anthony Jacobs, David Szekeres and others. @ 5304 Detroit Ave.

Third Fridays @ 78th St Studios One of Cle's hottest creative hubs is now open and available for you to explore every month. The 78th St Studios, located in Detroit-Shoreway, invites you to roam the halls, have a drink and check out the newest exhibits. Go on Fri 2/19 for artist talks, live music and a Haiti Art Benefit silent auction. Be there from 5-9PM.

Sunday February 21st Opening

Sandusky Cultural Center Faculty Show Opening Reception Sunday Feb 21st from 1-4pm. 2130 Hayes Ave. Sandusky, OH 77870 419.625.1188. This faculty show was arranged to showcase the talents of some of Erie County’s art educators. Show features the work of the great Josh Haplea as well as Donna Andaraus, Sally Roth, John Eschels, Richard Browne, Keith Capizzi, Andrew Shannon, Michael Beuglass, Karen Shaylor, Michele Ziemke, Rosalyn Sheperd and Cheryl Sullivan.

Geode Gallery Opening

NOC member Theresa Yondo's opening at Geode Gallery
in Tremont last Friday.  Her display will be up through out the month.
It was great to see Elaine and Tom Battles out and about.  

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Feb. 12th Info

Friday February 12th Openings

Check out the Tremont art walk this Friday! There are openings at Brandt Gallery, Mastroianni Arts, Lucky’s CafĂ©, Doubting Thomas and Asterisk Gallery. Be sure to also check out and recently posted events and openings on our blog:

George Roby Opening

"A Little R & R"
George Roby and G R Hamilton

12 February 2010
6-9 pm

Arts Collinwood Gallery

Gallery Exhibit: “A Little R &R” opens Friday Feb. 12

“A LITTLE R & R”  featuring the work of George Roby,and GR Hamilton, opens Friday February 12, 2010 from 6-9pm. This exhibit is FREE and open to the public. Opening Reception:: Friday February 12, 2010 / 6-9pm. Closing Reception:: Saturday March 13, 2010 / 6-9pm George Roby A juxtaposition of degrees informs the work of the artists curated for this exciting show

Thursday, February 11, 2010

free pre nceca conference

Dear Friends, Students, Colleagues, and Ceramics Enthusiasts,

The students and faculty at WVU would like to invite you to the West
Virginia University Ceramics 2010 "Un-official" Free NCECA Pre-Conference

This event is ABSOLUTELY FREE (Just show up!  Come before NCECA Philly or
instead of Philly!)

Events will include demos, lecture, reception, and potluck.

Visiting Artists:
Sarah Jaeger, Helena MT
Steve Godfrey, Anchorage AK
Von Venhuizen, Lubbock TX
Tom Bartel, Athens OH

When: Sunday, March 28 & Monday, March 29
Demos: 9:00am - 3:00pm (Sunday & Monday)
Artist Lectures: 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Sun & Mon)
Reception: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Sun)
Potluck: 6:00pm - ?

Where: WVU Ceramics Studio, Creative Arts Center
           Morgantown, WV

Monday, February 8, 2010

Theresa Yondo opening at Geode Gallery

The Heart:
Icon of Love

Lucette Johnson & Theresa Yondo 
 Join us for hors d'oeuvres and spirits the evening of February 12, 2010 for a show dedicated to the heart! This month's featuredCleveland artists are ceramic artist, Theresa Yondo, and multimedia artist, Lucette Johnson. So bring your sweetheart and come soak up the love! 
WHEN: 2/12/10 6pm - 10pm*
WHERE: Geode Gallery
755 Starkweather Ave
ClevelandOH 44113

*Show runs through 3/7/10

Also this is Artwalk night!!

WHEN: 2/12/10 6pm - 10pm
2/13/10 12pm - 5pm
WHERE: Geode Gallery
755 Starkweather Ave
ClevelandOH 44113

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Free Tom Zwierlein Workshop At University of Kentucky

Tom Zwierlein here at UK this coming week.  He will be in town this week from Friday Feb 12th - Monday Feb15th.  All events are free and open to the public. Please let me know if you have any questions.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE- All events are free and open to the public

Noon-1pm - Arts Professions Lecture Whitehall Classroom #118
2-5pm – Artist Workshop- Throwing and Altering

1-3pm. Informal Workshop. Stop by and watch Tom build a large stacked vessel.

1-3:30 - Demos on tea bowls, water buckets and vase forms.
5-7:30 - Lecture on Modern American Ceramics and Demonstration

NOTE: The workshop events will take place in the U.K. Ceramics Studio. The Ceramics Studio is located on the 2nd floor of Reynolds Building #1, 672 S. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40506-0101.
Please find a map attached with directions for the Reynolds Building No. 1 (in yellow), where the ceramics studio is located on the 2nd floor almost to the very back, and the parking garage (in pink) located fairly near the Reynolds Building.

*Note: The Reynolds Building is not directly on South Broadway, although it is visible. To drive there, you must turn off South Broadway and go through the gate to reach Scott Street.

PARKING – Workshop attendees may not park in permit lots, but may park in one of the following options.

1.    Comer’s Parking Lot $4 per day- Located on Scott Street. Directions: Heading north on Nicholasville/Limestone Street turn left onto Scott Street or if you are heading south on Upper Street take a right on Scott Street and the lot is down the road on the LEFT.

2.    UK Parking Garage- located between South Upper Street and North Limestone/Nicholasville -  $10 per day or hourly rates.

3.    Metered Parking

Contact Information: Hunter Stamps, 859-257-3291

Hunter Stamps
Assistant Professor of Ceramic Sculpture
Department of Art, College of Fine Arts, UK
207 Fine Arts Building. Lexington, KY 40506-0022

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Feb. 5th Info

Dear NOC-ers,

Well we have been quite busy this past week in the NOC headquarters. Sandy Miller set up a new Blog for you and us should all check it out! I will continue posting the Friday opening on the Yahoo site for two more weeks to allow people to transition over to the blog site. From then on you will have to check the blog for the listings! Also if you have any news to post please email it to me by Thursday night to be included in the Friday postings.

See you out and about,

Todd Leech

Saturday Openings

River Gallery Our 2010 season begins with an exhibit of work by: Diane Bjel, ceramic sculpture Kim Schoel, jewelry Jeff Yost, paintings On Saturday, February 6th from 3-7pm. The exhibit is on display through March 27th Our 2010 schedule: April 3: Ceramics Invitational May 8: Jewelry Exhibit River Gallery jewelry artists are delivering new work in time for this opening. Keep River Gallery in mind for your Valentine's Day gifts. 19046 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River OH 44116 440 331 8406

The Pop Shop Gallery is proud to announce its next event entitled, The Black and White Affair, on Saturday February 6th from 6-9pm. This showcase of over 20 Cleveland artists will highlight the achromatic scheme of black and white imagery. Pieces will range from paintings, photographs, and drawings that all follow a contemporary style. Mean while in (art)ificial gallery, The New Era exhibition will open simultaneously with the Pop Shop’s event. The New Era, has been described as the observations and exaggerations of Cleveland’s own, Rick Sans and Sergio Andujar II. The duo states, “As we enter a new decade, we feel there is a mix of new and old within the social conscious. The things we grew up with, have come back in full circle, and seem to over saturate the world we live in.” The artwork is the celebration and rebellion of modern pop culture and its history. This show features artwork primarily on vinyl records as well as canvas and other found objects. The Pop Shop is located at 17020 Madison Ave. Lakewood, Ohio

Asterisk Gallery is hosting a closing reception for "1-2 Punch" Charles Wince and Paul Volker Feb 6 from 6pm to midnight. Asterisk is located at 2393 Professor Ave. in Tremont.

Already Showing:

Tin Hearts Transformed Local artist Anne Weissman invited book artists, collage makers, sculptors and potters to transform empty heart-shaped cookie tins into original pieces of art [pictured]. See how far these creative folk stretched their imaginations at this exhibit opening on Thu 2/4. 6-8PM @ Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd. Show runs through Sat 2/27.

Free Workshop at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania! Jennifer Allen will be presenting a two-day workshop in the ceramics building of Edinboro University on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8th and 9th. Workshop will be 9-5:30 Monday and Tuesday and the artists lecture will be Monday at 8:30. Her website is:

River Gallery Info For February! From Mark Yasenchack.

From River Gallery:
1. The ceramic sculpture of Diane Bjel, opening February 7, 2010 runs thru March 25, 2010. See our blogspot for more information,
2. Functional Ornament: Celebrating the Ceramic Culture of Northern Ohio
April 3-April 30, 2010
The exhibit will focus on the studio artists who call the area home and the alumni of Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State University, Kent State University & Bowling Green University.

Interested artists should email 3-5 images, an artist's statement and corresponding pricelist (or provide a link to a website with this information) for gallery review. . Deadline is Feb. 14, 2010.

The exhibit opens on April 3, 2010, runs through May 1, 2010
and will coincide with the American Art Pottery Association Convention (April 21-25).
River Gallery will be on the tour route for the convention.
See our slowly improving website for information on upcoming exhibits at River Gallery,
3. Exhibition Opportunity at River Gallery
Artists interested in exhbiting at River Gallery should email/ or mail a disc with 10 images of current, an artist's statement and corresponding pricelist (or provide a link to a website with this information) for gallery review. Ongoing deadline.
We are currently reviewing work and propasals for the second half of 2010 and the first half of 2011.
4. Quite possibly my favorite ceramic artists, I get all gusshy around her, is Terri Kern, she currently has an exhibit at the Canton Art Museum,
Does anyone want to carpool there?
5. And also the Toshiko Takaezu exhibit either comes down Feb 28 or May 29 depending on who you ask at the Cleveland Museum of Art. To get to her gallery you will walk thru the Harlem Renniassance exhibit which was surprising and beautiful too.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Malcom Mobutu Smith at Kent State

Dear NOC-ers,

Tomorrow Malcolm Mobutu SMith will be delivering a lecture on his work at 4:45 at Kent State University. The lecture will be in the art building room 202.

See you all there,


Welcome to the New & Improved NOC

It's a new year and time for a new user friendly format for Northern Ohio Clay!
Todd Leech and I have volunteered to keep this blog up to date and hopefully
form a more connected clay community.

You can join up to be follower by clicking on the "Follow" icon in the top left hand corner
or on the "Follower" icon to the right.
When new items are posted you should be notified.  You have the ability to comment on postings
at you're convenience.

We can post photos pretty easily.
Videos can be up loaded too.  If there is an opening and you have a video, send it to me
and I will post it.

The blog will also let us post everyone's website to link the clay artists in this area.
If you have a website and would like it on the blog, send it to me!

Happy Clay and stay centered!

Sandy Miller