|Colanders, Brent Pafford|
Selection ProcessA three-member jury will selected the works for this exhibitions. The jury consisted of Marge Brown Kalodner, Garth Johnson and a guest juror to be announced.
|Skillets, Brent Pafford|
Over the past ten years, this exhibition has awarded $15,000 to 30 emerging artists. It has showcased the work of over 150 recent MFA graduates, the majority of whom have participated in additional exhibitions at The Clay Studio. Fourteen participants have gone on to become Clay Studio Resident Artists, two as Shapiro Fellows. This exhibition serves to identify the best emerging ceramic artists, provide a forum for both the exhibition and sale of their work and to offer support and affirmation to artists just beginning their journey.
About the Clay Studio:
Founded in 1974 by five artists in need of workspace, The Clay Studio was envisioned as a stepping stone for students fresh out of art school, offering affordable studio space and shared equipment. Within a short time, however, Clay Studio artists consciously shifted the Studio's mission from an inward focus to an outward educational and community focus. It was the artists' intention to affirm the importance of the ceramic arts alongside other art forms, as well as to bring clay as an accessible, tactile medium to a broad range of people. In 1979, the Studio became a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution.
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