movie day: CT-scan of a colossal pre-Columbian goddess

Until the early 1950s, the Classic Veracruz ceramics were few, little understood, and generally without provenance. Since then, the recovery of thousands of figurines and pottery pieces — from sites such as Remojadas — has expanded our understanding and filled many museum shelves. This Tlazolteotl Veracruz figure (800 to 1200 CE) is quite large and in exceptionally good condition despite a few restorations, as revealed by the CT-scan.

call for entries – Juried National V

Red Lodge Clay Center’s biennial Juried National V extends our mission by showcasing current relevant and diverse practices in the field of ceramics. This exhibition provides a spotlight on the breadth of work currently being made that utilizes clay as a featured material. It is our hope that the Juried National will bridge emergent and established makers, and will include some of the best utilitarian, sculptural, traditional and/or experimental work being created today.

Juror: Mike Helke

Mike Helke grew up in Minnesota’s St. Croix Valley, where he still resides and maintains a studio. In addition, Helke is an assistant professor of art/ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY.

Application info – Click here to apply!

  • ELIGIBILITY Open to all US ceramic artists, 18 years and older.
  • All ceramic artwork submissions (pottery, sculpture, and/or small installation work) must be under 18 inches in any direction and less than 50 pounds.
  • Artwork must be created with at least 50% clay.
  • Work must have been created within the last two years.
  • Work must be for sale

Merit Awards

  • Juror’s Choice Award: $1000
  • Director’s Choice Award: $500
  • Gallery Curator’s Choice Award: $300


  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019 (submission portal opens February 1, 2019 via SlideRoom)
  • Notification date: no later than June 15, 2019
  • Work Arrives to Red Lodge: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
  • Exhibition Dates: September 6-29, 2019
  • Exhibition online September 9, 2019, by 10 AM Mountain Time
  • Gallery Closing Reception: Friday, September 27, 2019, 5-7 PM (in conjunction with our fall workshop with Mike Helke and Suze Lindsay)