Date: September 4-30, 2017 Place: Fuping Pottery Art Village, Fuping, Shaanxi, China

2017 The First Fule International Soda firing Festival canceled announcement

Dear artists,

      The First Fule International Soda firing Festival host by the Fuping pottery art village (FPAV)and International ceramic magazine editor symposium (ICMEA)got the attention and support at home and abroad during the Preparation period.But we have to cancel the Soda firing festival cause the master of soda firing Jack Doherty got heart attack unexpected (he has to be careful for a few months more).At the same time, we discussed with other soda firing masters and decided to delay the soda firing Festival until 2019, at the same time with the 6th International Ceramic magazine editor symposium .

      But the soda firing study camp has not affected,It will be continue. As well the soda firing workshop program will turn into the Fule international ceramic residency camp with theme of the Soda firing .we sincerely look forward the artists who has already made the schedule come to Fuping for the residency .

      We apologize for that, and hope you can understand it.

      Hereby notify

The first Fule international soda firing Festival Organizing Committee


Application notes:
Application for participation in soda firing activities (including study camp, camp,
exhibition and competition) Please download the application form and fill in the
form as required
Please click to download the application form (English)
All application materials should be sent to
Other information required: Four pictures of your newest work (soda firing is best) JPEG,
200KB, 300dpi, personal art experience (CV < 20 lines), personal artistic stand (< 500 words)
Application date : April 1st , 2017
Closing date: July 15th,2017
Selected inform: August1st,2017
For more information:
>> Guest Director:Jack Doherty, the winner of the Janet Mansfield Memorial Award for Soda/Salt Fired Ceramics 2016
>> Contemporary soda glazeexperts:Jack Doherty, Julia Galloway,Gail Nichols, Ruthanne Tudball
>> Exhibition & Competition,Master Class, Workshop,Market, Study Camp
2017 FuLe International Soda Firing Ceramics Festival
Date: September 4-30, 2017
Place: Fuping Pottery Art Village, Fuping, Shaanxi, China
The FuLe International Soda Firing Ceramics Festival is hosted by Fuping Pottery Art Village (FPAV) and theInternational Ceramic Magazine Editors Association (ICMEA). It is also co-sponsored by Xixian International Culture and Educational Park (XICEP) and the Shangyu Celadon Ceramic Center (Shangyuqing). The goal isto set up a platform for the soda-firing practioners and lovers worldwide sharing their skills, techniques,
experience, and having a better chance to show the charm of soda-fired pottery. The program includes:
I. Exhibitions of Soda Firing Ceramics:
1. Soda Firing Study Camp Exhibition: There will be two Study Camps in August. Each one will accept about 20 students. By the end of second Camp, the Festival will have a selection of all the art works produced from camps and have an exhibition.
2. International Soda Firing Ceramics Exhibition and Competition: application period is from April 1st to end of June 2017. Artists from all over the world are welcome to participate. Application form will be available on the website Each application can submit three pieces of soda-fired work. The ICMEA (International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association) will have a team set up to select five winners, including three prize plus residency winners and two residency winners. The First Prize is CNY2000; Second is CNY1000; Third is CNY500. The residency promised will be in 2018 (the exact date will be announced later) and all the awarded artists are expected to come at the same time and work together. The residency covers the accommodation and meals but not the travel. Working space and basic materials and facilities will be prepared by FPAV. An exhibition will be held at FPAV and also in downtown Xian Dao Artspace Gallery. If the qualified applications are less than 50, thisExhibition and Competition will be canceled.
3. Workshops and Invited Artists’ Exhibition: At least three workshops will be held during the festival. Each will accept 8~10 people to attend. The selected art pieces from the workshops and those made by the invited artists during their stay will be exhibited in FPAV from Sept 24th to Oct 5th, then moved to Dao Artspace Gallery in Downtown, Xian and showed for one month. All the exhibit are available for sale unless otherwise specified. The artists and FPAV/Dao Artspace Gallery will share the sales income in agreed proportions.
II. Activities of the Invited Soda Firing Experts:
3~5 soda firing masters will be invited. During September 4 to 30, 2017, they will work in FPAV studio, give lectures, demonstrations, and run the workshop.They will also take a trip to visit Shangyu Celodon Art Center near Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
III. Workshops:
Jack Dohery, Julia Galloway and Gail Nichols will run workshops respectively during Sept 8th to 29th 2017.Application will start from April 1st, 2017 and is open to ceramic artists worldwide. Soda firing experience is preferred. ICMEA editors will select the applications if necessary. The workshops will be conducted in English only.The art work from the workshops will be selected for exhibition and the rest are allowed for sale in the
ceramic market. The artists are encouraged to donate at least one work to the Festival, which will be exhibited in FLICAM’s soda firing conner.
IV. Ceramic Market
A ceramic market will be open during Sept 18 to October 14, 2017. Soda firing artists can rent a booth to sell their works. On the closing day, the Festival office will announce the volume of the sale of each booth and the top one will get a plaque as an encouragement. Artists are welcome to bring their own marketing or promotional materials.
2017 Fu Le International Soda Firing Ceramics Festival Program
Sep 4 Check in at Fuping Pottery Art Village, Soda firing workshops held by Invited artists:
or applied artists with permission start to prepare clay bodies
Sep 11 Soda firing workshops: Biscuit firing, if necessary
Sep 14~17 The invited artists & related FPAV staff visit Shangyu Celadon Art Center for
Soda Firing Demo and Panel discussion
Sep 18 Master class: Lectures and demonstration, Ceramic Market opening
Sep 25 Opening Ceremony Masters Lectures and exhibitions continue, Workshop exhibition,
Sep 28 XICEP Demo/Kiln Opening; Market at XICEP
Sep 29 Closing Ceremony and Farewell dinner
(Exhibitions continue in FPAV and in Downtown Xian, FPAV’s Dao Artspace Gallery)
Sep 30 Visitors going home
Oct 15 All exhibitions and Market are closing.
Visit for application and more details.

Room:daily100Y。 Two share one room,half price.
Meal:daily70Y(special arranged Buffet),special order according to the manu price the restaurant.
Weekly cost:1190Y,Two week cost:2380Y,Three week cost:3570Y,four week cost:4760Y.
Work room charge:One table daily 40Y, 2 weeks 560Y, 3 weeks 840Y.
Materials:Clay and Glaze free for reasonable use, special demand according to the list price.
Firing:10 persons per kiln each person 100 yuan for two times.

for 2 weeks 700+700+140+100=1640=US$252,
Total price Summary: 2 persons per room for two weeks cost:700+700+140+100=1640 Y =US$252.
For 20 days:1050+1050+210+100=2410Y or US$370, if single room 2 weeks about 2340 Y or about US$360, 20 days 3410Y or about US$525

Origin of the Workshop artists:
1、Artists approved by Festival or recommended by editors, all Free of charge but the work made will be shared at 6:4 ratio artist:Festival )
2、The study group artists (Chinese origin) may have discount if they apply for it.

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