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. Six makers are 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 closed for 2017. Please sign up to our newsletter for details of how to apply for the 2019 Festival. You can read information about the criteria for the 2017 award by downloading the zip file below:
New and Emerging Makers International Visiting Artist Awards 2017
In association with The Archie Bray Foundation
In 2017 the winner of the Potclays New and Emerging Makers International Visiting Artist Award was Emily Waugh (below) who will visit Archie Bray Foundation in the USA in November 2018. Potclays who sponsor this award, were so impressed with the quality and standard of all the 2017 finalists, have generously agreed to support all four finalists over the next 12 months.
The 2015 winner was Lanty Ball and you can read about his residency at Archie Bray in his blog here: Lanty Ball Archie Bray residency 2016