Six potters will compete in different challenges on wheels in front of an audience for three hours using technique and creativity on Saturday, July 29, 2023.
One winner will go home with a $250 cash prize after being judged.
After the competition, the ceramic pieces will be raffled off to some lucky winners! The proceeds from this event will go towards our ever growing ceramic studio!
Tickets are $25 or get a table for 4 for $115. Front row tables are $130 each.
Doors open at 4:30pm, competition starts at 5pm.
Gallery Lounge will be open with beer, wine, and charcuterie boards. Live music, too!
I have been working on the wheel since early 90’s. Started a community class at Sandburg then moved to Monmouth College Studio to a BCA community class. Cheryl Meeker was my teacher and mentor. I became so obsessed with the material as well as the process it never occurred to me that I could/should quit. Favorite form, that’s a hard one: Because I am such a hard core coffee junkie the mug if very special for a lot of reasons. Also love to make lidded jars. I enjoy fitting the lids, adding handles etc. My biggest supporter would have to be my husband. He built my studio and gas car kiln. Also my Art Sistar’s Art Group are a close second for support & critique. Random info: I have rafted through the Grand Canyon 5 times.
Jessi has been working with clay for almost 15 years now. She had found a wheel in the back of her high school's ceramic room and begged her teacher to use it. With too many students in one class she had to stay after school hours to play around on the wheel. It was an immediate addiction. Restless after highschool Jessi moved around the country and every semester, at every college Jessi took a ceramic class, even after she had way too many art credits. Functional pottery is her passion, making mugs has been the most fun as of the last few years because "Who doesn't love their coffee in a nice handmade mug?". Her biggest support has always been her mother, she is behind her daughter's art since the beginning. Now Paulie, Jessi's partner is another huge support, always helping her passion in any way she needs.
MC: Deb Scott
Judge (Function): Mary Schuytema
Judge (Aesthetics): Jeri Sparks
Volunteer: Janna Carter
Volunteer: Pam Wick