One of our goals is to support the ceramic community. We would like to give a sincere thank you to every person who has been a part of Potters Council; without you we wouldn’t be what we are today.
Making a Difference Award
Potters Council would like to celebrate those individuals, groups, or organizations who, through innovation, effectiveness, impact and/or significance in relationship to ceramics, have made a difference in ceramics. To this end, we're excited to announce the Potters Council's first award, the "Making a Difference" Award.
All applications and supporting documents must be sent to Holly Goring by October 7, 2016. Award will be presented during the 2017 NCECA Annual Conference, March 22-25, 2017, during the Potters Council Member Reception. There will be a $300 travel support voucher and a monetary gift of $1200 with the award.
Programs we support:
Every year at the NCECA Conference, the Potters Council awards four students one of the following awards: Potters Council Elementary, Middle School, Potters Council High School, and Top Finalist Award for their participation in the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition. In addition to the award, these students were given Potters Council Student Membership, a Potters Council t-shirt, and a Ceramic Arts Daily bookstore item. The winner’s teacher also received Potters Council Membership, a one-year subscription to Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.
Alabama Clay Conference
Sponsored by Alabama Craft Council and supported by Alabama Council on the Arts, The Alabama Clay Conference is an annual, regional conference of clay and ceramic enthusiasts. With hundreds of attendees, internationally recognized presenters, a trade show, and a newly-developed clay market, ALCC is one of the largest and most prestigious clay conferences in the South.
North Carolina Potters Conference
Put on by the Randolph Arts Guild, The North Carolina Potters Conference is a premier ceramics conference. Through its history the conference has featured the some of the best ceramics artists from around the world. This conference centers on simultaneous demonstrations cultivating a dialogue of techniques, concepts, and experiences between the artists and the audience.
Functional Ceramics Workshop
For over 40 years, Functional Ceramics Workshop has been bringing nationally known artists to the Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster, Ohio, to demonstrate a wide variety of making, decorating and firing techniques. During the two-day workshop, three artists share their individual methods and techniques with potters from across the country. Mini sessions focus on such topics as photography, smart studio practices, travel and more. Participants have the chance to display and sell their own work throughout the workshop. An exhibition of functional forms by 20 artists from across the country is on view during the workshop, and attendees receive a full-color catalog of the show.
Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics
Zanesville Ohio Ceramic Arts, the Artist Colony of Zanesville, and the Muskingum County Community Foundation (MCCF) are partnering with the Potters Council, to present the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere. The first Zanesville Prize of $20,000 was awarded on Friday, October 10, 2014. An additional $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to other successful competitors. This event is an annual competition.