Submission Deadlines

This Section gives last dates for applying to fairs and other ceramic events, grants, residences etc. To submit notifications for events to be added to these pages contact: . It may be worth contacting the event/award if you are a few days late to submit as sometimes they are prepared to be forgiving.

Craft Pottery Charitable Trust

Deadline: usually December 15th every year

The trustees invite applicants to apply for the Annual Grant Scheme. The closing date for the Trust grant scheme is usually 15 December in each year, but applicants should check exact dates with Liz Gale.

The scheme is open to all ceramists, whether or not members of the CPA. The Trust has two main grant schemes; an annual grant scheme in which awards of up to £1,000 in value are made and a £500 bursary scheme for new graduate makers. Guidelines for applicants are available from email: or send a stamped addressed enelope to: Liz Gale, Secretary to the Craft Pottery Charitable Trust, Taplands Farm Cottage, Webbs Green, Soberton, Southhampton, SO32 3PY

Potters, Bristol (Guest Potter / Membership)

Deadline: Ongoing

This marketing co-operative based in Bristol is seeking new ceramics and ceramic sculpture to exhibit in its high profile shop. Its Guest Potter programme involves exhibiting work of selected applicants for a mutually agreed period of 1 or more months. Potters also welcome applications from professional potters, ceramists and sculptors for membership in the co-operative.

Potters is a unique shop providing since 1996 an enormous range of hand crafted ceramics, both decorative and functional, and ceramic sculpture made by professional craftspeople of England and Wales.

For more information contact Margaret Crump, Potters, 9 Perry Road, BRISTOL BS1 5BQ. Tel: 0117 3308445.

Alternatively see the website:

Second Call for applications! CRAFT

Deadline: Monday 30 June 2014 - 6.00pm

When: 11 - 13 January 2015

We are pleased to announce that that after a highly successful debut, the UK’s new trade event CRAFT, returns for a second edition at the beautifully refurbished Olympia, in the heart of London.

Craft is a professionally juried event, whose supporters include for the second year Crafts Magazine and Ateliers des Arts de France.

The launch edition of Craft, which is a sister show to Home and Top Drawer which run alongside Craft was a tremendous success, attracting thousands of trade and professional buyers to London from over 50 countries. The second CRAFT will be bigger, featuring the work of over 150 designer-makers from a wide range of disciplines from textiles, jewellery, glass to woodwork and ceramics working in both traditional and contemporary idioms.

Two Weeks to Go!
We are now accepting new applications from individuals & groups who wish to exhibit at the show both from the UK an Internationally.

How to Apply
Applications are welcome from designer makers working in the following areas: Fashion design & accessories, Interior design and accessories, Glass, Jewellery, Furniture, Stationary, Metalwork, Ceramics, Sculpture, Woodwork, Prints and Etchings. If your work is of a different discipline, please get in touch with us to talk about what you do. Please see our Application Pack for more information, available on our website


Zanesville Prize for Contemporary ceramics

Deadline: 15 July 2014

When: 27 September - 12 October 2014

The first Zanesville Prize for contemporary ceramics ($20,000) will be awarded during the Conference "From the ground Up" in Zanesville Ohio, USA.

  Best in show prize is $20,000, with secondary prizes of $5,000, $3000, $1000 and $500 (20

  Competition jurors will be Sherman Hall, Editor of Ceramics monthly and Brad Schweiger, professor of Art, Ohio University and Angelica Pozo, ceramic Artist.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation, in partnership with ZOCA (Zanesville Ohio Ceramic Arts), the Potters Council, and the Artist Colony of Zanesville is seeking entries in functional, sculptural, and tile ceramics. Call for Entries

Entrants: Open to all ceramic artists worldwide.
There will be up to 100 pieces chosen. The recommended size of work is a base of no more than 16’’ wide or deep and a height of not more than 31’’ tall. Works may be larger than the recommended size, but the artist must pay for return shipping if the larger piece does not sell. Shipping costs of international works to be returned to a destination other than an address in the United States must be paid by the artist.
No ceiling-suspended works will be accepted. Only very limited on-site assembly of multi-part works will be possible. Works must be made primarily of ceramic materials and be predominantly the work of the artist. The artwork must be no more than two years old on the date of entry.

Opening date for submissions: January 15, 2014
Deadline for receipt of entries: July 15, 2014
Notification of acceptances: August 15, 2014
Delivery of accepted works: September 15-22, 2014 (including hand delivery)
Exhibition Dates: September 27 – October 12, 2014
A fee of $40 covers up to three (3) entries. You may submit your entries online. If you submit your entries by mail, checks or money orders are to be made out to MCCF and must be drawn on a US bank payable in US funds.
Artists of entries selected for the competition will be notified by e-mail, so be sure to include your e-mail address. If you wish to be notified by regular mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Call for entries:

Ceramic Art London 2015

Deadline: July/August 2014

When: 17 - 19 April 2015

The leading fair for Contemporary Ceramics celebrating its 11th Year. presented by the Craft Potters Association at the Royal College of Art, London

Contact for more information email:

Ceramic Art York 2015

Deadline: not confirmed 2014

When: 11 - 13 September 2015

To mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery. Presented by the Craft Potters Association in association with the York Museums Trust

For more information email:

Henry Rothschild Ceramics Bursary

Deadline: 1 September 2014

A bursary of £5000 will be awarded to an emerging ceramic artist. The aim of the award is to give the artist an opportunity to develop their practice in ways that they otherwise would not have the time or resources to do, enabling them to pursue new creative directions and ways of working

Contact for more information and application details

III. International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015

Deadline: 30 November 2014

When: 15 May - 30 November 2015

The National Museum of Slovenia is setting up the III. International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015. Triennial is a connection between international and Slovene area and it gives a fresh insight into artistic ceramics. Its intention is searching for elementary artistic research in connection to contemporary thought. III. International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015 contains competitive part and accompanying events and exhibitions all over Slovenia.

For more information email Zora ˇbontar:

The 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 (GICB2015)

Deadline: Preliminary Screening: September 1 (Mon) - November 7 (Fri), 2014

When: April 24 - May 31, 2015

ENTRY OPEN for International Competition - Artists around the world are invited to take part in the international competition organized by the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 for the spring of next year. The International Competition of GICBiennale 2015 whole-heartedly welcomes works by artists that re-interpret traditional values of ceramics in truly unique ways, breaking away from the conventional dichotomy of ceramics as design and ceramics as art. Ceramic artists are pushing the boundaries of ceramics ever outward, and the boundary between ceramics as design and ceramics as art is increasingly becoming blurred. This competition will focus on the possibilities for ceramic art to expand its territory by discovering artworks of mixed materials and made by techniques of other genres and ceramics fused with other genres of art, not to mention the values inherent to ceramics. The International Competition of GICBiennale 2015 will be an opportunity to display your imagination and creativity to the fullest. Come and join this competition that will open the future of ceramics, presenting diverse issues facing us today including political, societal, religious, cultural, and environmental issues along with aesthetic values.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Korea Ceramic Foundation GICB2015 Office, 72-1, Sam-ri, Gonjiam-eup, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, 464-873, Korea. TEL +82-(0)31-799-151

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