Image: 2019 award winner Kim Colebrook
*** Applications now open – download full information here***
The New and Emerging Makers Competition began in 2011. It is an opportunity for UK potters and artists working with clay, who have graduated within the past five years, to exhibit their work at the International Ceramics Festival 2023.
The four finalists will be asked to bring a selection of their work to participate in the New and Emerging Maker’s exhibition during the weekend. All finalists will be given a weekend ticket and accommodation at the International Ceramics Festival 2023. All finalists will have a profile on the ICF website and we recommend they also have a website or blog to link to. All four finalists will continue to receive support from the ICF in terms of publicising their activities across ICF social media in the interim Festival year at least.
The winner of the Potclays and ICF New and Emerging Maker Award 2023 will be selected based on their full submission and the work they display during the ICF weekend – the visiting public will also be able to contribute towards the voting.
The winner will receive a £200 voucher for supplies at Potclays LTD, an interview published on the Potclays website, a framed certificate and ongoing social and digital media support e.g. on request, press releases for their news and events published in their monthly email newsletter and social shares. The winner will also receive a ticket to ICF 2025 with accommodation provided.
Applicants must be over 18 years of age and based in the UK. They must have graduated from a UK university or institute of Higher Education within the past 5 years, this includes students who will graduate by July 2023.
The selection is based on the following criteria:
The Application Process:
Please provide the Festival administrator with:
Deadline for submissions is 30th April 2023.
Submit you application via email with the title Potclays and ICF 2023 New and Emerging Makers Award in the subject field to:
The Selection Process:
Once all applications for the competition have been received the ICF selection panel will select the finalists. The selection panel will be made up of Potclays representatives and ICF Directors.
March 2023: Emerging Makers Award applications open
30th April 2023: Closing date for applications for Emerging Makers Award
13th May 2023: Four Makers chosen to exhibit at the festival
2nd July 2023: Award winner selected at Festival (30th June – 2nd July 2023)
This award is supported by Potclays LTD and the Arts Council of Wales.
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