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Competitive Events

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Event Descriptions

Individual Wheel Throwing

Students will be working independently on the potter’s wheel to create a single form. Each student will be provided with approximately 12.5 lbs. of clay for this challenge. Cost: $20 per student entry (Limit of two entries per school)

Individual Handbuilt Sculpture

Students will use various handbuilding techniques to create a conceptual sculpture. For the purposes of this event, a “sculpture” will be considered a non-functional form. Each student will be provided with approximately 12.5 lbs of clay for this challenge. Cost: $20 per student entry (Limit of two entries per school)

Individual Wheel Thrown Set

Students will work independently to create a multi-piece set on the potter’s wheel. Sets will consist of functional forms that consider visual unity in their design. Each student will be provided with approximately 12.5 lbs of clay for this challenge. Cost: $20 per student entry (Limit of two entries per school)

Individual Handbuilt Functional

Students will use various handbuilding techniques to create functional forms. Submissions may consist of a single piece or a set of multiple pieces. Each student will be provided with approximately 12.5 lbs of clay for this challenge. Cost: $20 per student entry (Limit of two entries per school)

Team Wheel Throwing

Students will collaborate in teams of two from their respective schools to create wheel thrown objects. Schools will decide however to split the duties among its team members. Each team will be provided with approximately 25 lbs of clay for this challenge. Cost: $30 per team entry (Limit of one entry per school)

Team Handbuilding

Students will collaborate in teams of two from their respective schools to create handbuilt pieces. Submissions may be sculptural and/or functional objects. Schools will decide however to split the duties among its team members. Each team will be provided with approximately 25 lbs of clay for this challenge. Cost: $30 per team entry (Limit of one entry per school)

Collaboration Challenges 

Back by Popular Demand! At the end of the day we will be having some fun events which test your ability to think on your feet, work together, and adapt to change! All participating students will be partnered up from other schools to complete an improvisational challenge in clay. We will have a collaborative wheel throwing challenge and a collaborative handbuilding challenge. The purpose is to help strengthen the relationships within our surrounding clay community for future generations. Cost: There will be NO entry fee for collaborative events. However, you must have already paid and participated in an earlier event to be eligible for the collaboration challenges.

2023
Competition Schedule

*Students may enter multiple events throughout the day as long as they are not scheduled simultaneously.

Round 1 (10:00 - 11:20) 

Individual Wheel Throwing & Individual Handbuilt Sculpture

Round 2 (11:30 - 12:50) 

Individual Wheel Thrown Set & Individual Handbuilt Functional

Round 3 (1:00 - 2:20) 

Team Wheel Throwing & Team Handbuilding

Round 4 (2:45 - 3:30) 

Collaboration Challenges: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding

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