Call for Submissions

If you would like to post a call for submission to ceramic artists, please email us at




The Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region

Call for Applicants  - Featured Artist 

In the spring we will be drawing two names for the featured artists. This will be for the sales of Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. If you want to apply please send the following information to Di- ane by e-mail before May 2020. The requirements for applying for featured artist are as follows:

Participated in a minimum of 8 sales in the Hamilton Guild sale.
Current member of the Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region
Performed a "job" for the Guild at some point i.e.: executive, committee, membership list,
hospitality, library etc.

Can make enough work to fill two tables at the sale.
Has not been the featured artist in the last 10 years. Preference will be given to people who 
have never been the featured artist.

The featured artist will be required to do two shifts in the area where their table is, if need- ed. Also, it is recommended that you spend as much time at your table over the weekend as you can. Customers enjoy meeting and chatting with the artist which will increase your sales.

Please forward your name and the above information to Diane Irons by e-mail before the Spring Sale.


Altered Elements, will take place March 2 to April 1, 2020 at the Carnegie Gallery. The jurors are Carmela Laganse and Sequoia Miller.

Take In is Sunday, March 1, noon to 4:00 pm.

Jurors’ Comments Monday, March 2, 7:00 pm. 

Opening Reception and Award Presentation Friday, March 6,

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Closes Sunday, March 29.

Pick up unsold work Tuesday, March 31, noon to 5 pm.


Anne Sneath Best in Show: $ 1000
Award of Merit: $ 600
Honourable Mention: $ 500
Memorial Award: $ 400
Pottery Supply House Award: $ 300 Gift certificate Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Award: $ 300 Gift certificate Craft Ontario Design Award:
1 year membership and website image placement Fusion Design Award:

1 year membership and free entry to the Fusion Conference Carnegie Gallery Award:

Opportunity to host a solo exhibition at the Carnegie

The Jurors

Carmela Laganse received her BFA at the University of Manitoba and her MFA at Ohio Univer- sity. She has worked, taught and exhibited in Canada, Europe and the US. Carmela is an Assis- tant Professor in Visual Arts at McMaster University. Carmela has exhibited nationally and inter- nationally with her most recent exhibitions at the Dunlop Art Gallery (Saskatchewan),

Nuova Icona Contemporary Art (Italy), as well as group shows at the Redux Contemporary Art Center in South Carolina, and the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.

The perception of real experience, fantasy, and play are her ongoing interests. She enjoys un- earthing the connectedness among the seemingly incongruous. Her work disrupts visual tropes, creates and explores odd relationships, and subtly satirizes underlying ideologies that exist in our material and visual cultures.

Sequoia Miller

Sequoia Miller, the Chief Curator of The Gardiner Museum, is also a published author, a histo- rian, and studio potter. He received a BA in Russian and Art History from Brandeis, an MA from the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture and a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. Miller curated The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, and authored the accompanying award-winning catalogue. His re- search also includes 16th and 17th-century German stoneware, English salt-glazed stoneware, and Queen Mary’s monumental delftware.

Miller was a full-time studio potter for over 10 years. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he made one-of-a-kind functional pots for daily use in domestic environments. Miller exhibited widely and led workshops at craft schools, universities, and art centers.

Call for Entry will be sent out later.

We sincerely appreciate your application to our Small Favors exhibition over the past few years. 

In 2020 we will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of this important annual exhibition. 

Please consider applying this year, it will be our largest and most wide ranging version of the show to date!

Click here to visit the Apply page on our website where you find instructions, information, and a link to the application. 

We are using a new application portal connected to our internal database this year (not Slideroom). 

Please reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Call for Submissions - 100 Vases - January 24 & 25, 2020

This exhibition is inspired by the possibilities presented when you bring objects together, and the dialogue that happens between them. 100 VASES will showcase 100 ceramic vases by a 100 Toronto artists, with a goal of presenting a concentration of artistic creativity while creating an opportunity for small studios and individual designers working with clay to come together. 

It will be hosted by The Shop Toronto, located at 1485 Dupont Street, Unit 113, Toronto, on January 24th and 25th, 2020 as part of this year's DesignTO Festival. This event will be accompanied by a reception and artist talk, all open to the public. DesignTO is the largest cultural celebration of design in Canada with over 100 exhibitions and events is celebrating 10 years, DesignTO Festival is where art and design will meet across the city on January 17-26, 2020.  

 In conjunction with Michelle Organ, owner of The Shop Toronto, this exhibition will be curated by artist Dasha Valakhanovitch.

The call for submissions is now open and it would be greatly appreciated if you could help spread the word.

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario announced an open call for artists working in clay and glass for a group exhibition in the fall of 2021 on the theme of “Diversity and Inclusion.” We welcome submissions from Canadian artists from all career stages who broadly identify with the theme of Diversity and Inclusion in their artistic practices and experiences including, but not limited to, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, and mental or physical abilities. Submissions are due no later than **January 31, 2020 (**date has been extended - originally December 15, 2019) All details are included in the attached PDFs in English and in French.

The selected works will be presented in the exhibition from September 2021 to January 2022. The Gallery will provide an artist fee (as set out by CARFAC) to the selected artists and cover the costs of shipping and insurance for the duration of the exhibition.

Located in Waterloo, Ontario, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is Canada’s only gallery dedicated to the exhibition and collecting of contemporary Canadian clay, glass, and copper enamelling. Through exhibition programs, publications, a clay studio, and an archival centre, the Gallery supports research and creation by emerging, mid-career, and established artists. The Gallery is accessible, with the exception of exhibitions and events held in the John A. Pollock Family Courtyard, which is not fully accessible to visitors with particular mobility aids at this time.

We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.

We welcome submissions from all qualified applicants and encourage submissions from groups that are typically underrepresented in institutional spaces, including racialized and Indigenous individuals, LGBTQ2S+ identifying individuals, francophone individuals, Deaf persons, and persons with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations during the submissions process, please contact or 519-746-1882.

Submission Deadline

All materials must be emailed to with the subject line “Diversity and Inclusion 2021” by Friday January 31, 2020. Notification of the results will be sent by March 2020.

Submission Materials

In a single document, emailed to, with the subject line “Diversity and Inclusion 2021”, please submit:

  1. A written statement describing the work that you propose for the exhibition as well as its significance to the theme (50-100 words). Works in-progress and concepts for works to be completed will also be considered.

  2. Up to 5 images of your work, including titles and dimensions of works. Provide sketches for works that have not yet been completed.

  3. An artist statement describing your practice, interests, and what the concept of diversity and inclusion means to you (up to 250 words).

  4. A CV that includes, at minimum, your education as well as any relevant exhibition, publication, and installation history.

For more information please contact: 519-746-1882

Follow us!

Instagram: @cdnclayandglass Facebook: @theclayandglass Twitter: @cdnclayandglass

Call for Submissions_Diversity and Inclusion_2021.pdf

FR_Appel de candidatures artiste s céramistes et verriers_2021.pdf

¬© 2017 Mississauga Potters' Guild

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software