Monday, September 17, 2012

International Cone Box Show

I am delighted to announce an entry of my pierced porcelain has been shortlisted and selected into the 2012 International Cone Box Show.  A biennial event the Cone Box Show showcases miniature ceramic pieces within the dimensions of 3" x 3" x 6" to fit inside one standard size Orton Cone Box.  If your wondering 'what' Orton cones are?  Orton Pyrometric Cones are used to visually guage that the firing process is under control within the kiln. Cones measure heat work, the effect of time and temperature an aid giving an acurate guide that the kiln has reached its temperature.

Unfortuantely I didn't take a photgraph of my actual entry (naughty me!) however it is pictured on a shelf (a wall mounted top shelf and to the left) in the preview album on their webiste, it is similar in size to the image below on the right however not the same as, of course! These pieces are in the collection of  FaB; Fiona Dempster and Barry Smith.

Feeling very honoured with only two enteries selected from Australia - myself and Greg Daly.  Other countries include; USA, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Scotland, England and Singapore.

Exhibition details for the US locals:

September 14-October 31, 2012 - Show available for viewing and pieces available for purchase at the Lawrence Arts Center.

September 28, 2012 - Official Cone Box Show reception at the Lawrence Arts Center

March 19, 2013 - Exhibit on display in Houston, TX in conjunction with the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Conference.

ps...also I would like to send a special thank you to Carol Forster, friend and mentor for her continued support and guidance and informing me of the competition details, many thanks Carol!


  1. Well done Kim! I think I've mentioned before how much I love these pieces.

  2. Congrats Kim - I am pleased we could pick winners so early! Our collection is very happy to have these ones....

    1. Thanks Fiona, I am honoured to be included in your wonderful collection!

  3. OMG... I just KNEW you'd be famous one day. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! (glad I have a few original Kims too)


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