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Call for Ceramic Artists: ECAlab + RIBA North


Bring your unique ceramic skills to a collaborative project for an exhibition organised by ECAlab at the RIBA North 

Category: Exhibitions and Collaborations


We are looking to collaborate with ceramicists, ceramic artists, and studio potters in the development of an exciting new exhibition, Moulding Futures, which will be held at the RIBA North during September-December 2017.

We are seeking individuals with a proven track record of delivering bespoke and highly crafted ceramic pieces, showing a strong personal signature style, to offer their creative proposals to a design challenge.

ECAlab (Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory) brings together ceramicists, architects, engineers, academics, manufacturers and leading professionals to explore the possibilities of ceramics in light control for architecture. We embrace the role of emerging digital technologies while working alongside ceramicists to explore the interpretative possibilities of traditional craft skills in contemporary architectural production. Since 2011, our work and ceramic prototypes have been presented, published and exhibited internationally.

Collaboration, and working with a wide range of ceramic practitioners, is central to our philosophy and projects. If you would like to know more and you are interested in applying, please fill out our collaboration form. We are always looking for new collaborations, so if this exhibition’s timescale does not work with your current commitments, please get in touch with us.

How to apply

Full details can be found on our website,, along with the application form. You are asked to provide a short statement describing your working practices and inspirations, along with a short CV and images that illustrate your current work.

Application forms should be submitted to

Timescale for delivery
28th April 2017                   Deadline for collaboration application
05th May 2017                     Ceramicists notified of invitation to collaborate
May 2017                             First Collaborators Workshop (date TBC)
28th July 2017                                 Sketches and development work
01st September 2017                    Completed work delivered to Liverpool
November 2017                  Second Collaborators Workshop