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 2023 High School Ceramics Exhibition were accepted February 12-March 12, 2023. The application period is now closed. About the application process:

  • 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
  • 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 ArtCall

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Pictured left : “Noodle Nelly” by Miriam Wheeler, Senior, McKinleyville High School. Pictured right : “Cool Teapot” by Erin Carter, Senior, Timber Creek High School.

2023 Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition

The 2023 Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition will premiere Saturday, April 22, 2023.

2023 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

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