Established in 2001, Potters Council was created to promote, engage, and educate the ceramic community. We are pleased to announce the call for entries for our sixth annual members’ juried show competition. In years previous we have focused on a theme, allowing members to interpret their own definition of the selected theme onto clay.


For our 2015 show, we encourage all members to showcase their best ceramic works, not limited to a particular idea, meaning, or interpretation. The exhibition will be on view during National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, 2015. Accepted Works will not be listed for sale during the exhibition.


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Venue | Eligibility | Submission Requirements

Juror | Calendar 




Entrants must be an active member 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 Providence, Rhode Island 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. All submissions need to include the entry form. Download the entry form here.




  • 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 maximum describing the work, 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 lstover@ceramics.org 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.



CD Checklist:

  • Images
  • Entry Form
  • Statement of Technique

General Checklist:

  • CD
  • Printed Copy of Entry Form
  • Printed Copy of Statement
  • Check or Money Order
  • Optional: Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope

2015 Show Entry
Potters Council
600 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 210
Westerville, Ohio 43082



Potters Council Juried Show Exhibition
Resource Hall
Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903


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 Providence. 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:
October 31, 2014 (postmarked)
Notification of Acceptance via Email:
November 14, 2014
Delivery of Accepted Works: February 3-7, 2015
Exhibition Dates: March 25-28, 2015



We are pleased to announce that we have invited Editor of Pottery Making Illustrated to jury our sixth annual show– Holly Goring

She currently works for the American Ceramic Society and CPC Publications as the Editor for Pottery Making Illustrated and the Associate Editor of Ceramics Monthly magazines.


Check Out the Past Winners of Potters Council Juried Show

2014 | TRANSCENDING MATERIAL | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

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



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