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Small Favors 2024

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Guang Dong Shiwan Ceramic Museum Biennial

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The Clay Studio is a partner and juror of this exhibition that will take place in China at the Guang Dong Shiwan Ceramics Museum.

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Application is Closed: Deadline was January 16

Small Favors 2023

Thanks for applying to have your tiny artwork be part of this annual favorite exhibition in its first iteration in our new building!

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Application Due January 25, 2021

Small Favors 2021

Apply to be part of The Clay Studio's last Small Favors exhibition in our Old City home. 2022 will be in our new building in South Kensington!

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Application Due May 25, 2020

The Clay Studio National

A biannual exhibition showcasing the wide range of ceramic artwork being made in the United States. We are honored to have Lauren Sandler as our Guest Juror this year.

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Small Favors 2020

Please visit us again soon for the link to the application for Small Favors 2020. This year will mark the 15th anniversary of this popular annual exhibition where artists make work to fit inside a 4 inch cube.

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Applications Due April 8, 2019

Grad Show Biennial: Focus on Walt Whitman

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth. To celebrate The Clay Studio is joining the Philadelphia wide celebration by focusing the Grad Student Biennial on Whitman. To participate, just dive into Whitman's diverse writings and find some inspiration that relates to your work.

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application due | february 4, 2019

Small Favors 2019

The Clay Studio’s popular annual Small Favors exhibitions have been challenging and engaging artists for 14 years. Works must follow a single parameter: to fit inside a 4-inch cube. Some artists treat the cube like a small gallery or diorama, while others use the challenge to explore new work on a small scale. Application fee supports our programming. We are thrilled that this year's juror is Brian Giniewski, former Resident Artist and current Board Member. Apply to this Clay Studio tradition by February 4. Selected artists will be informed by February 8th, work is due by February 22nd. The exhibition is from April 20 - June 9.

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Application Due August 15

Holiday Ornaments

Apply to be part of the Holiday Season at The Clay Studio! Submit a design or photo of a finished ornament. Each selected artist will be asked to submit five completed ornaments by November 10, 2018.

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application due | april 10

Our Community

This biannual exhibition celebrates the inspiring work being made by members of The Clay Studio, including Associate Artists, Work Exchange, Interns, Staff, and Teaching Artists. The exhibition will run April 20 - May 20. Members may enter one work (not to exceed 24" x 24" x 24"). TO APPLY: Send submissions to gallery@theclaystudio.org. Include title, date, materials, dimensions, price, along with a photo (snapshot is ok).

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application due | april 30, 2018

The Clay Studio National

The Clay Studio announces a call for entries to clay artists nationwide. The Clay Studio National is a biannual exhibition showcasing the best contemporary ceramic art being made in the United States now. Through this juried exhibition we will highlight a diverse range of work, from functional to sculptural - and from traditional production techniques to cutting edge manufacturing technology. Our Guest Juror will be Beth Ann Gerstein, Director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art. The exhibition runs from May 26-July 15, 2018 in our Harrison and Reed+Smith Galleries.

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