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We are pleased to announce the call for entries for our fifth annual members’ juried competition. We invite you, our members, to go with your own interpretation of the theme “Transcending Material.”


Our material world is filled with texture and tactile experience. As artists we are often drawn to an object because of our desire to experience the way the surface feels. Oil paint on canvas, lace on a coffee table, heavy draped upholstery, honeycomb, sunflowers. How can clay allow for this same sensory experience? Call upon old, new, and innovative ways to manipulate clay in our ever-changing world.


The exhibition will be on view during National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Milwaukee 2014, and will showcase the quality work made by the members of the Potters Council. Accepted Works will not be listed for sale during the exhibition.



Winners will be announced November 15, 2013.

Transcending Material will be shown in conjunction with NCECA March 19-21, 2014.

To submit for the show, you must be a Potters Council Member.


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Venue | Eligibilty | Submission Requirements

Juror | Calendar 


Entrants must be members of the Potters Council both at the time of application and at the time of the exhibition.


There will be up to 20 pieces chosen. The base of the work may be no more than 16″ wide and/or deep, and the height not more than 31″ tall. Works must be suitable for pedestal display. No wall or ceiling-suspended works accepted. Only very limited on-site assembly of multi-part works will be possible.


Works must be made primarily of ceramic materials, and be primarily the work of the Potters Council member. The artwork must be no more than two years old on the date of entry, and not previously exhibited during any NCECA conference or within 50 miles of the Milwaukee area. Accepted work sent for exhibition must be the same object that was entered; no substitutions.




All images must be submitted as digital format only, high-resolution JPEG image on CD or flash drive, at least 300 ppi, maximum 1024 pixels on the longest side of the image. Do not include label information on the image. No slides, prints, or e-mailed submissions.

  • Begin each file name with the surname of the artist, followed by first name and name of work. (example: smith_john_bluevase.jpg)
  • IMPORTANT: Include the entry form with the CD or flash drive (example: smith_john_entry_form). Also include a printed copy of the entry form.

Limit of three entries per artists. A maximum of two views of each entry may be submitted.

  • For multiple views, please label the digital files consistently (example: smith_john_bluevase1.jpg and smith_john_bluevase2.jpg).


Each entrant must include on the CD or flash drive in “Microsoft Word” or PDF format:

  • A statement of 150-200 words describing the how their work relates to the theme, and a short description of the technique used.
  • Include the statement and short description on the CD or flash drive. Begin each file name with surname of the artist, followed by first name, then statement (example: smith_john_statement.


Check or money order USD for $35 must accompany the entry, made out to the Potters Council. Must be drawn on US bank payable in US funds. For those living outside the US, please contact for alternative payment options.


Winners will be notified by e-mail, so be sure to include your email address. if you wish to be notified by regular mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.



2014 Show Entry
Potters Council
600 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 210
Westerville, Ohio 43082



Potters Council Juried Show Exhibition
Resource Hall
Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Potters Council will insure all works for the duration of the exhibition.


The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping insurance to Potters Council home office at 600 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 210, Westerville, Ohio 43082. Potters Council will then ship pieces to the exhibition in Milwaukee. Please pack ceramic work accordingly. Potters Council will be responsible for return shipping from venue to artist (Potters Council will not pay return shipping for those entries outside of the US). Note: Item will be returned in same shipping container, and shipped to the address on application.



Deadline for Receipt of Entries: EXTENDED
October 22, 2013 (postmarked)
Notification of Acceptance via Email: EXTENDED
November 15, 2013
Delivery of Accepted Works: February 3-7, 2014
Exhibition Dates: March 19-21, 2014



We are pleased to announce that we have invited a Past-President of the Potters Council Advisory Board and Charter Member to juror our fifth annual show – Chris Campbell. Besides being a Past-President of Potters Council, Chris was also instrumental in the development of the first Potters Council Juried Show held in Philadelphia.


Chris Campbell | Raleigh, North Carolina
Chris Campbell is a full time Studio Potter in Raleigh, NC.  Born in Canada, she studied Business Administration at Ryerson University. She began her clay education soon after moving to Atlanta, GA. Her life’s work with colored porcelain began in 1991 after attending a workshop presented by Jane Peiser. She is currently adapting and pioneering the use of ‘Skinner Blends’, a polymer clay technique, in her fine porcelain Artwork


Additional Information


2009 – 2011 – President of the Potters Council
2011 – 2012 – Past President of the Potters Council



SAS Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina
University of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
Clayworks Collection, Melbourne, Australia


“Coloured Clay” Ceramic Review, May/June 2013
“Smooth Color Blends” Pottery Making Illustrated, Jan 2013
“Coloured Clay” Issue#35 Ceramics Arts & Perception Technical
“The North Carolina Potters Conference” Issue #35 Ceramics Arts & Perception Technical
“Down to Business” column Pottery Making Illustrated 2001-2004


“HANDBUILT 2013” – Claymakers, Durham, NC
“GREEN” Potters Council Juried Show 2013, NCECA Houston
“20 POTTERS, 20 TEACHERS” The Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC
“RALEIGH, NC” Little Art Gallery, Raleigh NC
“DINNERWORKS” 2006 – Louisville Kentucky



NCECA 2013 – “Focus your Energy on Success” NCECA Connection
NCECA 2012 – “On the Edge of Success” Topical Discussion
NCECA 2008 “Marketing your work to Galleries” Topical Discussion
NCECA 2007, Panelist  “Studio Potters – Sharing the Dream”



Check Out the Past Winners of Potters Council Juried Show

2013 | GREEN | Houston, Texas
2012 | The Chromatic Edge | Seattle, Washington

2011 | The Shoulders We Stand On | Tampa, Florida
2010 | FILL-adelphia | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania