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International Cup 2020

juried by Sunshine Cobb

exhibition: February 7-28, 2020 

we will be accepting entries July 1-November 8, 2019

International Cup 2020, at the Clay Studio of Missoula, is an exhibition showcasing ceramic work that explores the infinite possibilities of the idea of a cup.


Open to artists worldwide

Size may not exceed 16 inches in any direction

Work must be made primarily of clay

The artist is responsible for shipping and insurance on the work to and from Missoula, MT.

The Clay Studio is responsible for insurance during the exhibition.

All work must be for sale.

Work which differs from the submitted image will be disqualified.

Artists may submit images for up to two entries, and a maximum of two images for each entry.

Current show awards include Best of Show ($100) and merit awards ($50)

The complete online entry form and guidelines will be available July 1


about our Juror:

Sunshine Cobb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in southern California. She worked a great many jobs and took a great variety of college classes on her quest to find her bliss. While searching Sunshine tried many careers; housekeeper, customer service agent, production assistant, massage therapist, child/elder caregiver, she finally discovered ceramics. After a short stint at Chico State University, she went on to graduate with a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, in 2004. Ceramics has been the major influence in her life for 15 years now. She has done everything from 8-day anagama wood firings to slip casting ornaments. She focuses her talent on functional ware, embracing the richness of earthenware. She graduated from Utah State University with her MFA in Ceramics and was a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation. She recently wrote a book, Mastering Hand Building, and currently resides in Helena, MT.

Past juried shows

  • 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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