How to Become an Exhibiting Member
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Becoming an Exhibiting Member

Ceramic Art
Juried member status is awarded to those members who wish to exhibit or sell in the League sponsored events.

A jury consisting of five members of the Executive Board shall review five pieces of recent work. Four favorable votes are required for acceptance.

Work will be juried during the months of January, April, September and November. Work is to be brought to the Craft Gallery the day before the jurying meeting of that month. Please call Betty at 561-585-7744 for the date and time for jurying meeting. Applicant may pick up the work after the jurying process is completed. Jury results will be sent by mail.

In addition, a brief biography, artist statement and some photos of applicant’s work are required for the League Artist Registry.

Please Note: If pieces are extremely large or heavy, high quality photos or a CD of recent work will be considered.

League standards for work require that the ceramic materials be fundamentally transformed by the ceramist/potter, resulting in finished work that demonstrates technical fluency, integrity of intent and a spirited sense of personal vision.

The League does not draw a hard and fast line between “utilitarian” and “art” ceramics. Clay is a craft material of great expressive power, and the primary function of a ceramic object may be expressive, or decorative, instead of utilitarian.


STANDARDS CRITERIA

TECHNICAL GUIDELINES
Wheel Thrown and Hand Built Work

1. Forms should reflect a strong, consistent and original stylistic development. Applicant should present a body of work (5 pieces) that demonstrates range in ability.

2. Glazing and decoration should fit and enhance the form in a way that is integral to the function and expression of the piece.

3. Thickness of clay should be in proportion and harmony with the form and function of the piece. Each piece should be finished inside and out.


TECHNICAL GUIDELINES
Functional Work

1. On surfaces which come into contact with food the clay and glaze should be fired to maturity and fit each other without excessive crazing, pitting, crawling, or shivering.

2. Handles and surfaces that come into contact with food or furniture should be without sharp edges.

3. Attachments should be physically strong. Handles, spouts and lids should function well.


4. Any purchased parts must be of high quality and not dominate the work (ie: lamp parts, bamboo handles, clockworks, etc.)

5. For health and safety reasons, all glazes on food containers must comply with Federal standards.

AESTHETIC CRITERIA

The work must express the personal and aesthetic vision of the maker and demonstrate the artist’s competence and knowledge of the materials used. The artist should be able to explain their process, materials and firing process.
A harmony of intent, process, and result is the measure of successful work.

* Please Tag your work with your name, address, phone and identify pieces with numbers one, two, three, etc.