The Potclays Emerging Makers Award is an opportunity for UK based new ceramicists and artists working with clay who have graduated from a UK University or Institute of Higher Education within the past five years (including those graduating in summer 2017). Six makers will be selected to give a presentation about their practice as a short illustrated talk (Powerpoint presentation) during the festival weekend. They will also be asked to display examples of their work in an exhibition at the International Ceramics Festival. All six selected applicants will receive free entry to the festival (excluding accommodation and subsistence). Applications are now open please download the Potclays Emerging Makers Award 2017 zip file below:
December 2016: Emerging Makers Award and Visiting Artist Scheme applications open
31st March 2017: Closing date for applications for Emerging Makers Award
1st May 2017: Six Makers chosen to give presentations and exhibit at the festival.
July 2017: Award winner selected at Festival 30th June – 2nd July 2017
Nov/Dec 2018: Award winner completes residency at the Archie Bray Foundation.
New and Emerging Makers International Visiting Artist Awards 2015
In association with The Archie Bray Foundation
In 2015 the winner of the Potclays New and Emerging Makers International Visiting Artist Award was Lanty Ball (below) who visited Archie Bray Foundation in the USA in November 2016.
Read Lanty’s account of his residency at Archie Bray in his blog here: Lanty Ball Archie Bray residency 2016
2015 Emerging Makers Award Finalists (click on each name for more information):