call for entry: Fire sculpture

Guldagergaard – International Ceramic Research Center is surrounded by a public park in which over the 20 years of its lifetime artists from all over the world have created sculptures for. Ceramic artists from Denmark, Australia, Mexico, UK, China, Sweden, Estonia and USA amongst others have contributed to the unique collection of this beautiful park. In continuation of celebrating Guldagergaard’s birthday on 8th of July 2018, we are inviting you to apply to become part of this very group of artists by coming and building a new outdoor sculpture.

This open call is for professional artists who are working with large-scale ceramic sculptures. The sculpture will be built on site, in the Guldagergaard sculpture park, and fired with gas and wood in the same location.

The dimensions of the work are set to H 220 cm x W 110 cm max , determined by the kiln size that was built for the fire sculpture of 2017.

The last day and mainly evening of the firing will become a public event with 100+ visitors attracted by the fire sculpture process. The event gets published in national and international publications.

Last years Fire Sculture was made by Sergei Isupov
In the pictures below, you can see a slideshow of the fire sculpture made by Sergei Isupov with help from Andres Allik and a team of Fire Sculpture assistants from Estonia. They where here to build a the fire sculpture to mark the 20th anniversary of Guldagergaard on 8th July 2017.

Pictures are taken by photographer Sylvain Deleu who captured the special and magical days at Guldagergaard.

what to include in your application

  • Artist Proposal with Concept drawings
  • Artist Statement (max 200 words)
  • Short Portfolio which includes relevant work
  • Budget proposal (including material and travel costs)
  • Draft for expected schedule from day 1 here, at Guldagergaard – ICRC
  • Any other requirements or notes you may find necessary to include (eg. do you have a team or will you be needing help).

Note: if you’re applying as a team of multiple artists, each author is expected to send his or her own Artist Statement and Portfoli

Guldagergaard – ICRC will cover part of the budget. The process and the work will be photographed by a professional photographer. The center also organises press releases for publicity and a public event celebrating the anniversary and showcasing the last stages of the firing on 7th of July 2018.

If any questions please contact us:
Phone: +45 5819 0016

More info here on their website.

call for entry: Klytie Pate Ceramics Award

2017 winner of the Klytie Pate Award ‘A small brewed’ by Dianne Peach


Named after the renowned ceramicist Klytie Pate, the award offers a $3000 prize and is open to  ceramicists all over Australia.

Entry forms and conditions: Download the Conditions of Entry and the official Entry Form on our Forms page.

Deadline for entries: Deadline for entries has been extended to 24 December.

More information: Initial enquiries may be made to the convener, Gill Belle on 0409 647 092, or by email at

call for entry: 10th Anniversary Cup Show!

Gulf Coast State College Amelia Center Gallery is hosting its annual juried exhibition that explores the idea of the drinking vessel. The focus of the exhibit is on the function and concept of the drinking vessel, including its relation to history, politics, craft, technology, utility, and narrative. It is a survey of the wide variety of approaches to contemporary ceramics through the lens of the most intimate and accessible vessel – the cup.
Direct link for e submissions.

call for entry: 6th Central Time Ceramics Juried Exhibition

This exhibitions is open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the Central Time Zone.  Central Time Zone states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin;  however not all counties within these states are within the Central Time Zone.  Artists who reside in areas of Canada and Mexico that are within the Central Time Zone are also eligible.  Artwork submitted must have been completed within the last three years.  All forms of ceramic expression are encouraged.  Entry fee of $35 for up to three entries or $50 for five entries

Juror: Gail Kendall

Awards: 1st Place – $1,000, 2nd Place – $500.00, 3rd Place – $250.00

To enter and for more information, please visit:

call for entry: “The Art of the Drink” Drinking and Beverage Storage Container Exhibit

Media: Ceramic, glass, metal, wood, mixed media
Entry Fee: $25 for 3 images
Butler Art Center is hosting an exhibit honoring the drinking vessel and the containers used to store all things spirited. This exhibit is paired with a beer label design show and the closing reception will host a beer tasting by Butler Brew Works, Cellar Brew Works and Reclamation Brewery.

Drinking and storage vessels (cups, mugs, yunomis, tankards, tumblers, goblets, tea bowls, growlers, flasks, jugs, etc.) must be made from all food safe materials. All exhibited work must be for sale. Pieces must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

The application is open to all artists 18 years and older. An artist may submit 1-3 original works, which have been completed in the last two years. Works not gallery-ready or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted works that differ significantly from the entry images will be disqualified from the exhibition.

Juror: Didem Mert

Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Northern Kentucky University in 2014. Mert has exhibited nationally in places such as Companion Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, AKAR, The Erie Art Museum and over forty other venues. Her work was published in Ceramics Monthly’s 2014 Undergraduate Showcase. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/February 2016 issue. Mert was also featured on Architectural Digest’s 10 Ceramic Artists Giving Pottery A Modern Update. Didem is currently attending Edinboro University’s MFA program.

All accepted entries will be eligible for “Best in Show,” “People’s Choice” and sponsor purchase awards. Artists need not be present to win. The winners will receive monetary rewards totaling up to $250. “Best in Show” will be determined through the jurors and announced during the closing night festivities. The voting for the “People’s Choice” will continue through the duration of the exhibition and be announced at the end of the show.

Closing Reception:
Exhibition opens October 11, 2017. A closing reception/beer tasting event will be held November 3, 7-9. All artists are invited to participate in the festivities.

Submission deadline : August 25, 2017
Submission payment must be made here (insert link to payment here) After registration is compete, email the following information to

Download the entry form here.