Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition

Since 2014, AMOCA has hosted an annual juried exhibition showcasing the remarkable talents of high school students studying the ceramic arts. Since 2020, the exhibition has been held virtually and will continue online this coming year. All high school students in the U.S. are eligible to apply. 

Applications for the 2024 High School Ceramics Exhibition are now closed. Details about the application process are below, for reference; check back in early 2025 for information about next year’s exhibition.

  • Entrants must be currently enrolled in high school in the United States
  • Applications are free 
  • Artists can submit up to different 3 artworks with up to 2 images per piece
  • Teachers may submit on students’ behalf but must provide email addresses for the student entrant(s)
  • Work submitted for consideration must be at least 60% ceramic. Works may be made using air dry clay, oven-baked clay, or claymation video
  • All applications must be submitted through Submittable during the month of March

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Pictured Left: Luxi Bassoco, “Crystalline Serpent” (detail); Right: Jesse Gibson, “6 months, 3 months, 18 months: 27 months lost” (detail)

2024 Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition

The 2024 Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition premiered on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

2024 High School Ceramics Exhibition

Past Exhibitions

I’ve had students participate in [the high school ceramics exhibition] over the years, and I’ve had a couple get honorable mentions…it’s such a great thing to be able to participate in…. I’ve been able to share [the online high school exhibitions] with my classes and show them the work that other high school students around the country and around our county make. It’s been a great resource for me.

Mike Flower, Ceramics Teacher, Crescenta Valley High School

This program is generously funded provided, in part, through grants from Ruth and Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts, and the DEW Foundation.

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