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ceramics mentorship, 2004 / 2005.

updated fri 17 oct 03


Helen Bates on thu 16 oct 03

Dear Clayarters;

The following may be of interest to potters and other ceramic artists=20
who are within reasonable driving distance of Burlington (Toronto /=20
Hamilton), Ontario, Canada.

I received this notification from the Fusion - Ontario Clay and Glass=20
Association today:

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Ceramics Mentorship, 2004 / 2005.

Project Description:

The Burlington Art Centre is offering a unique opportunity for a limited=20
number of ceramics artists to take part in a one and a half year long=20
mentor project. Placements will be given to ceramic artists who are at=20
a critical stage in career development; who have demonstrated a=20
commitment to their craft and who are maintaining an active studio=20
practice. Over the course of 2004, under the guidance of potter Scott=20
Barnim, mentees will attend regularly scheduled seminar sessions that=20
address the historical, philosophical and aesthetic context of their art=20

The goal is to translate this experience into studio practice, and in=20
the production of a significant body of work during the first half of=20
2005. The mentees will be given an exhibition in the Permanent=20
Collection Corridor at the Burlington Art Centre for June, July and=20
August 2005. An artist=92s fee (according to CARFAC guidelines) and an=20
exhibition publication will be part of this participation.

Scott Barnim has an M.F.A., University of Wales Institute, Cardiff,=20
Wales, and apprenticed with Donn Zver Pottery, Troy, Ontario. Scott has=20
served on the Boards of DVSA and the Ontario Crafts Council and is=20
involved with Fusion, the Ontario Clay and Glass Association. A potter=20
for over 25 years, Scott maintains a studio in Dundas, Ontario and has=20
taught at DVSA and Sheridan.

Application Guidelines:

Applications must include the following:
5 slides, photographs or digital images of recent work.
a 150 word statement of intent, stating your goals for participation in=20
the mentor project (ie. =93I want to use this program to accomplish=85)

Applications must be received by November 30th to the attention of:

Laura Arseneau, Curator of Education
Ceramics Mentor Project
Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Rd.
Burlington, Ontario
L7S 1A9

or by email to

Candidates will be interviewed in December, and the successful mentees=20
must sign a letter of agreement and a contract for the summer 2005=20

For further information, contact Laura Arseneau, Curator of Education=20
(905)632-7796, ext 313.
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Regards from Helen
(Back from Indiana at last!)

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