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small works - Big Ideas

juried by Richard Notkin

exhibit dates: Exhibition dates are February 3-25, 2023

Entries due by November 10, 2022

small works, Big Ideas, is the 2023 juried exhibition at the Clay Studio of Missoula. This exhibition will focus on small scale ceramic work - creations that may be diminutive in size, but have a commanding presence due to the concepts explored and/or technical execution. Works must fit within a 8” cubed area, made primarily from clay, and can be sculptural or functional. Open to artists in the united States, Canada, and Mexico.

SHOW AWARDS: Current show awards include Best of Show ($400), Second Place ($200) and other $100 cash merit awards

Applications must be submitted no later than November 10, 2022.

Learn about exhibition parameters and enter online starting July 1, 2022 on our submittable call for entry site:


Richard Notkin (Vaughn, Washington) is a studio artist who has created ceramic sculptures and teapots laden with social and political commentary for more than five decades. His art is in more than 70 museum collections throughout America, Europe and Asia. Among his awards are three Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and grants from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Tiffany Foundation, and the Hoi Fellowship from United States Artists. Notkin is a Fellow of the American Craft Council, received the Honorary Membership Award from NCECA, and Meloy Stevenson Award from the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.

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Past juried shows

  • International Cup 2022, juried by Courtney Murphy

  • Where the Wild Things Arejuried by David Scott Smith (2022)

  • International Cup 2020, juried by Sunshine Cobb

  • small & MIGHTY, juried by Kensuke Yamada (2019)

  • International Cup 2018 juried by Sue Tirrell

  • Nature: Surface, Form, Content,  juried by Adrian Arleo (2017)

  • International Cup 2016 juried by Josh DeWeese

  • All About Porcelain, juried by Beth Lo (2015)

  • International Cup 2014 juried by Tara Wilson

  • Out of the Blue, juried by Trey Hill (2013)

  • International Cup 2012 juried by Jayson Lawfer and Emily Schroeder Willis

  • Soda Salt National V, juried by Julia Galloway (2010)

  • International Cup 2009 juried by Patti Warashina

  • Soda Salt National IV, juried by Jim Koudelka (2008)

  • International Cup 2006, juried by Richard Notkin

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