Current Awards

Regina Brown Teacher Development Award

Because knowledge imbued through precept is the long distance goal we hope to encourage, this award was originally created by Dan Hammett in 2007. It is given to a ceramics teacher to benefit the health of the clay community by aiding in the development of teachers of ceramics. A teacher's eagerness and excitement and comfort of expression in a medium can relate more to a student than the step-by-step skill set training sessions. Selected by the juror, the recipient of this award will, via the k12clay.org website, in any manner (such as by exhibition, a studio or travel journal, report or images) communicate the beneficial value of supporting teachers through this K12 Clay Foundation.

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Created by The National K12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation
Ceramic Services Award

The Award is an award given to a student of the highest order. Selection for this award is made by the juror from all work in the exhibition. Supplied by Lenny Larson of Ceramic Services, P O Box 1352, Chino Hills, CA 91709.

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Created by Ceramic Services
Speedball Art Products Wheel Award

The Wheel Award is a potter's wheel given to a student of the highest order. Selection for this award is made by the juror from all work in the exhibition. Supplied by Walt Glazer, CEO, Speedball Art Products.

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Created by Speedball Art Products
Paragon Industries Test Kiln Award

One school in the US will receive a top of the line, digital test kiln based upon the work of students and teachers as selected by the juror. Supplied by Arnold Howard of Paragon Industries, L.P. - Better Designed Kilns.

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Created by Paragon Industries
Bailey Pottery Equipment Award

Jim and Anne Bailey of Bailey Ceramic Supply select 8 students for cash awards and certificates of recognition.

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Created by Bailey Ceramic Supply
CI Products The Combat trim set

Student receives "The Combat" self grip surface. Also includes an 8 inch self grip surface and grinding disc.

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Created by CI Products
Potters Council Top Finalist Award

Student receives Potters Council Student Membership, Potters Council T-Shirt, CeramicArtsDaily Bookstore Choice of Book or DVD. Teacher receives Potters Council Membership, Ceramics Monthly One-Year Subscription, Pottery Making Illustrated One-Year Subscription.

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Created by Potters Council
Curator Book Award

These 10 awards are wonderful ceramic books provided to students whose work was selected by the curator as distinctive. A gift from The National K-12 Exhibition Foundation, Leah Schlief-Freese, curator, selects each recipient who also receives a certificate.

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Created by Leah Schlief-Freese
Aardvark Teaching Award

Presented to a ceramics teacher by Rick MacPherson of Aardvark Clay and Supply to foster quality ceramics education in the K-12 setting.

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Created by Aardvark Clay and Supply
Orton Foundation Cash Award

The Edward Orton Jr. Foundation, the charitable arm of the original manufacturer of pyrometric cones, awards ten $25. cash awards and certificates of merit to students in the exhibition. Provided by Jim Litzinger on behalf the Edward Orton Jr. Foundation.

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Created by The Edward Orton Jr Foundation
Giffin Grip - Teacher

The selected teacher will receive one Giffin grip for the school. The award is selected by Brian Giffin.

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Created by Giffin Grip
Potters Council High School Award

The student receives Potters Council Student Membership, Potters Council T-Shirt. The teacher receives Potters Council Membership, Ceramics Monthly One-Year Subscription, Pottery Making Illustrated One-Year Subscription.

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Created by Potters Council
Potters Council Middle School Award

The student receives Potters Council Student Membership,Potters Council T-Shirt. The teacher receives Potters Council Membership, Ceramics Monthly One-Year Subscription, Pottery Making Illustrated One-Year Subscription. potterscouncil@pubservice.com

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Created by Potters Council
Potters Council Elementary School Award

The student receives Potters Council Student Membership, Potters Council T-Shirt. The teacher receives Potters Council Membership, Ceramics Monthly One-Year Subscription, Pottery Making Illustrated One-Year Subscription. The award will be chosen by Potter's Council representatives. potterscouncil@pubservice.com

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Created by Potters Council
CeramicArtsDaily.org Teacher DVD Award

This award will include 1 DVD from Ceramic Arts Daily collection.

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Created by Ceramic Arts Daily
Lookout Mountain Pottery Award

Mark Issenberg will select one student for a $100. award for functional ceramics.

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Created by Lookout Mountain Pottery
Centers for Research on Creativity

This is a cash award that will be presented to a student in K-5 that shows exceptional creativity.

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Created by Centers for Research on Creativity
Studio Potter Subscription Award

These awards are student awards for a one-year subscription to Studio Potter magazine. Selection is made by the journal after reviewing all work on display in the exhibition.

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Created by Studio Potter
Ceramics Monthly Subscription Award

This is an annual subscripton to Ceramics Monthly.

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Created by Ceramic Arts Daily
PotteryMaking Illustrated Subscription Award

One year subscription to PotteryMaking Illustrated

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Created by Ceramic Arts Daily
Ceramics: Art and Perception Subscription Award

Given annually by Editor, Elaine O. Henry, to a deserving student, the award is a free annual subscription to the journal. The international journal are dedicated to the breadth and depth of ceramics exhibition review, research, culture and strategy for all who are interested in the ceramic arts.

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Created by Ceramic Art
Ceramics: TECHNICAL Subscription Award

Given annually by Editor, Elaine O. Henry, to a deserving student, the award is a free annual subscription to the journal. The international journal are dedicated to the breadth and depth of ceramics exhibition review, research, culture and strategy for all who are interested in the ceramic arts.

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Created by Ceramic Art
Clay & Print Award, Paul Andrew Wandless

Given annually by ceramic artist and author, Paul Andrew Wandless, to a student who uses an image transfer technique.

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Created by Studio 3 Art Company
Chris Campbell Color in Clay Student Award

The award will be a one-year subscription to Pottery Making Illustrated for the student.

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Created by Chris Campbell Pottery
Artistic Achievement Award

These three awards are given to students whose work was deemed of high artistic achievement. Selected by the juror at the exhibition.

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Created by The National K12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation
Artistic Merit Award

27 Awards of Artistic Merit are awarded to student works at the exhibition . Students receive a certificate and their display label is marked indicating this recognition. Awards by grade level as follows: gr K-5: ( 6 Artistic Merit) ; gr 6-8 (3 Artistic Merit); gr.9-10 (6 Artistic Merit); gr 11-12 (12 Artistic Merit).

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Created by The National K12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation
Honorable Mention Award

25 student awards of Honorable Mention are selected by the juror at the exhibition. Students receive a certificate and their display label is marked indicating this recognition. Awards by grade are as follows: gr K-5 ( 6 Honorable Mention); gr 6-8 (3 Honorable Mention); gr 9-10 (6 Honorable Mention); gr 11-12 (10 Honorable Mention).

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Created by The National K12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation