call for entry: Companion Gallery – Underglaze

Material Mugs III


2018 Juror: Renee LoPresti

Now in its third year, Material Mugs (Irons in the Fire 2016, Conductivity 2017) has become one of the most anticipated juried exhibitions by makers and collectors alike.

Material Mugs III: UNDERGLAZE is a survey of contemporary drinking vessels which employ any and every use of underglaze possible. The exhibition is open to every type of clay, temperature, and atmosphere. Our hope is to present a comprehensive collection of the full spectrum and potential of underglazes.

 This year, juror Renee LoPresti (Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist 2017) will be looking for innovative approaches to underglaze decoration on handmade ceramic cups and mugs.

We will be printing a full color catalog, hosting an opening gallery reception, and the entire exhibition will be available for sale online.

Entry Deadline: Friday July 20th, 2018 12 Midnight CST

Full details on how to enter here:


call for entry: Cups in Common

Located in Charlotte, NC, Clayworks is the fourth largest non-profit ceramic teaching facility in the United States, and is dedicated to the promotion of ceramic arts, advancement of artists and students, and enrichment of the communities it serves.

Clayworks seeks applicants for Cups in Common, an exhibition celebrating the ceramic mug. The exhibition will run October 12 – November 11, 2017. All works will be for sale and the exhibition will close with Clayworks’ annual fundraiser, a single night drawing hundreds of visitors from Charlotte and surrounding areas. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to exhibit in Clayworks Gallery alongside a small group of nationally-recognized artists invited to participate by Clayworks.

The exhibition juror is Artaxis member, Linda Arbuckle, well-known majolica artist, and Professor Emeritus of ceramics at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Deadline: August 21st, 2017

Apply here: