Call for Submissions

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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

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Call for Submissions_Diversity and Inclusion_2021.pdf

FR_Appel de candidatures artiste s céramistes et verriers_2021.pdf

       Potters' Guild of Hamilton & Region - Invitation to the Guild Mentorship 2020-2021 

The Guild is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 mentorship, with Andrea Vuletin as mentor. This is her invitation to participate:


   "So, you’re pretty good at throwing pots. But perhaps you haven’t found your own voice. I would like to help you with that. I will lead a mentorship program that focuses on personal expression through surface and form and the integration of the two. 

  This program requires dedicated participants that are willing to work between meetings and share their progress each time. There will be homework and participants will share through group discussion. 

   I come from a graphic design and illustration background, so my strength is in surface treatment as it relates to the three-dimensional form. I draw on my pots, but you do not need to do that. The intent is to develop your own visual language and tools, so the result will be personal to you. I will provide a structured path, including questions and exercises that you can use again and again to develop your own style. Participants will explore source material together (favourite things; including pots and non-pots, patterns, imagery, themes, personal history, interests, etc.) and learn about compositional tools. Practical demonstration will only play a small part in this process, as each participant will likely be working in their own method.

  The group will meet eight times beginning in February 2020 and finish March 2021. Participants will then prepare work for August 2021 that will be included in a mentorship show that opens as part of the guild’s 50th anniversary celebration. 

  I look forward to meeting and working with each participant and to seeing some fantastic results. Come ready to dive in. Talent is not magical; ideas come from somewhere. Recognizing their origin will help direct you in how to use, shape, and develop elements that support them."


Applications are now open. Please complete the application form found on the guild’s website ( – password: pghr2018). 

Deadline is December 30, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 15, 2020. 

Note that the meeting schedule has already been set and participants must agree to attend all meetings as part of the application process (meeting dates are listed on the application form). 

The fee is $350 per person + HST ($395.50) and is due before the first meeting.

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