As a part of its charter to promote clay art in the Washington Metropolitan area, The Clay Connection began sponsoring an annual High School Student Clay Competition & Exhibit in 1998.

The Competition has four main goals:

  1. Recognize the best of student ceramics.
  2. Allow students to see their work displayed in a professional setting.
  3. Offer students the opportunity to have their own work reviewed.
  4. Expand opportunities for student to see the work of others.

Categories for awards include:

Best in Show:

Al Hansen Award (former chair of the HS Show)
President's Award 
Jurors' Awards (Clay Connection Members)

Wheel Thrown Ceramics

1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention

Mixed Media

1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention

Sculptural Ceramics

1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention

Hand Built Ceramics

1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention

 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS and TEACHERS

Brentsville District High School, Betsy Cary

Centreville High School, Rory Marcaccio Schaffer

Episcopal High School, Elizabeth Vorlicek and Nathaniel Duffield

J.E.B. Stuart High School, Jennifer Bruck

McLean High School, Christina Carroll

Robinson Secondary School, Joe Dailey

St Stephens & St Agnes High School, Terry de Bardelaben

South Lakes High School, Anne Sykes

Washington-Lee High School, Joan Bickelhaupt

West Potomac High School, Amy Stoll

Yorktown High School, Jeffery Pabotoy

 

THANK YOU TO OUR HOST, MEMBER/SPONSORS, JUDGES AND BUSINESS SPONSORS

  • HOST:

    Durant Arts Center
    Office of the Arts/Alexandria Commission for the Arts
    Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director

  • BUSINESS SPONSORS:

  • THE CLAY CONNECTION MEMBER/SPONSORS

  • REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED BY:

    • GREAT HARVEST
      1711 Centre Plaza
      Alexandria Virginia 22302
    • HEIDELBERG PASTRY SHOPPE
      2150 N. Culpeper Street
      Arlington, Virginia 22207