Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino Call for Artists

Deadline: March 20, 2020
Application Fee: $30
Exhibit: June 11, 2020–August 30, 2020

Sandy Spring Museum, along with co-sponsors Judith Davis, Baltimore Clayworks, District Clay, The Clay Co-Op, and Montgomery Potters, will honor the life and work of Malcolm Davis (1937 – 2011) with juried exhibition Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino.

Malcolm Davis, a major contributor to 20th century ceramic world, experimented with Japanese Shino recipes until he “perfected” his Malcolm Davis Shino, a ground breaking development and a glaze now found in clay studios around the world.  That spirit of discovery is encouraged in this exhibit.

The exhibition of current Shino glazed work, juried by recognized Shino ceramist and clay educator, Matthew Hyleck, includes no restrictions on the type or size of work, how it is fired, or what Shino recipe is used. This exhibition is open only to artists who reside in the continental US.

Artists are asked to include five images of at least three ceramic pieces, along with a brief artist’s statement that specifically addresses their use of Shino in the particular work submitted.

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Exhibit Schedule

Open Call Deadline: March 20, 2020

Artist Notification: March 31, 2020

Exhibit Opening: June 11, 2020

Opening Reception: June 14, 2020

Panel Discussion: July 12, 2020

Closing Reception/Show Closing: August 30, 2020