Julie Milne, chief curator of art galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented ceramicist
It had been reassessed in France by the artist Jules Ziegler (1804-56) as early as the 1840s, but it was mainly during the Paris Worlds Fair of 1878 that the craze for 3apanese stoneware began to have a real influence on French ceramicists
We are looking at bringing contemporary crafts, jewellers, ceramicists
, digital designers, and people who sell arts and crafts to Garston.
Four chapters divide the century chronologically into twenty to forty year groupings where the important art movements and the more significant ceramicists
are reviewed in considerable depth.
, famous through the ages for their magnificent creations, address the problems of the "perfect" bowl by applying a scratch at the end of the process, an imperfection, putting any issues of perfection aside.
To a Western observer, for example, the coiling, serpentine forms in Untitled (Red Landscape) |all works 1993~ and several other paintings might seem to resemble intestines, but they may also be related to the stylized cloud-shapes that Turkish ceramicists
borrowed from China via Persia.
, engineers and artisans have long recognized the peculiar behavior of glasses, polymers and ceramics and have taken these properties into account when working with materials, until recently researchers made little progress in understanding relaxation phenomena because the mathematics used to describe such processes seemed so complicated and difficult, Bendler says.
Her own new pieces borrowed the talents of marquetry masters in the Philippines, laser printers In Italy, and even select ceramicists
on Etsy, resulting in playful interlocking vases, graphic lacquer tables, and quirky candelabras in black, white, and soft pink.
Submissions can be from artists who work in any medium, including but not limited to sculptors, ceramicists
, jewellers, silversmiths, painters, graphic artists, textile workers, photographers, video and film-makers, digital media artists and musicians.
Christine Constant and Julia Roxburgh provided beautiful and distinctive pieces for the 2008 and 2009 winners respectively, glass artist and print-maker Bridget Jones made a print for the 2010 winners and Durham print-maker Anja Percival did the honours for the 2011 winners who were honoured at last year's awards ceremony at the Gala Theatre in Durham.