Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2015

I'm very excited to have been accepted into the Starbrick Clay National Cup Show of 2015! My piece was one of 50 cups that was chosen from 160 cup entries! I'm so honored to be in a show with two of my past professors and several friends in the ceramic field. Can't wait to see the whole show with everyone's entries. 

A National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Cups
September 25 –October 25, 2015

 Prospectus: For a digital copy, email

 Juror: David Hiltner

Eligibility and Judging: 

Starbrick Clay National is open to ceramic artists residing in the US who are at least 18 years old.  All works, sculptural, decorative and functional must be original, be made primarily of clay and must have been completed in the last two years. Works will be selected by the juror based on digital jpeg/CD entries.  The juror may disqualify work that was not adequately represented by digital image or suitably prepared for exhibition.


There is a non-refundable entry fee payable to Starbrick Gallery.   Fee: $25 for 1 to 3 entries; $35 for 4 to 6 entries (you may include one detail shot of each).
Digital files - submit images with the following specifications:
File Format: Submit only high quality JPEGs (do not use GIFs, TIFs, PDFs, or other formats).
Image Size: Images must be 1920 pixels on the longest side.
File Size: Files must be less than 5 MB.
File Labeling: Files must be titled with the artist’s last name, then first initial, followed by a number indicating the viewing order. Use “0” in front of single digit numbers. (01, 02, 03, etc) Do not use more than 30 characters, and use only letters, numbers, and underscores. Example: Smith A_01, SmithA_02, SmithA_03, etc.  If providing detail shots: SmithA_01 detail.  All images must be jpegs.

If using MAC OS 8 or higher, include a “.jpg” extension at the end of each image title. Example: SmithA_01.jpg

All entries are to be included on the same CD.


Entry Form: A list that indicates the # of each image reviewed with corresponding information about each artwork, including artwork title, dimensions (h” x w” x d”), and price. All pieces must be for sale.
CD’s will not be returned.
Applicants will be notified by email of the final selection.  Please provide an email address on the entry form.


All accepted works must be suitably prepared with proper supports, hanging devices, and if needed, clear instructions for installation.  Starbrick Gallery reserves the right not to display any selected work that does not correspond to the quality or configuration indicated in the submitted images.

Cash Awards:

Award of Distinction    $200

Award of Excellence     $100

2 Merit Awards            $50 each

Purchase Awards – 3 - Recipient will get the full sale price without the 30% commission taken.


All shipping and delivery to and from Starbrick Gallery is the responsibility of the artist.  Shipped entries must be sent in substantial, reusable containers, and double boxed is recommended.  Starbrick Gallery must receive a check for the return shipping prior to the opening of the exhibit. The artist will be responsible for any shortage on actual shipping costs.  Shipping checks will be voided if the piece sells.


Works must be for sale and priced accordingly.  Starbrick Gallery will receive commission of 30% on all sales.  The commission will not be taken on purchase awards.  All checks will be issued 2 weeks after the close of the show.
Accepted works will be posted on the Starbrick Gallery website and Facebook page and offered for sale.  Starbrick Gallery will be responsible for shipping costs of pieces sold from the Web site.


Every precaution will be taken in handling entries. Starbrick Gallery will insure all works on its premises for the period upon arrival through October 30th under a limited insurance policy.  However, Starbrick Gallery cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage during exhibition or shipping.  Artists will be responsible for insuring work in transit to and from Starbrick Gallery.  Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement to conditions set forth in this prospectus and permission to reproduce work for publicity reasons, including placement of images on our websites, news media and social network sites.


August 10th                 Last accepted postmark date for entry form, images and fees.

August 31st                 Juror’s notification emailed.

September 18th          Deadline for all shipped works to arrive at Starbrick Clay

September 19th          Receiving Date for all hand-delivered work.

September 25th          Show Opens               

September 25th          Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony (5:30 to 9:30pm).

October 25th               Show Closes. 

October 26-28             Pick up hand-delivered work.

November 1 - 9           Unsold work return shipped.


Please email  for an Entry Form.
Starbrick Clay National 2015