Alumni Talents Lead to National Ceramics Exhibit

Amanda Yang ’20

Three recent George School alums were selected to exhibit their ceramics artwork in the prestigious National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition, an annual juried ceramic competition for students in the United States. The exhibition allows recent graduates to apply. Designed to showcase the best kindergarten through twelfth grade ceramic work, the exhibition takes place in a different city each year in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

Selected recent alumni and their works of art included:

  • Alexandra Long, ’20: “Caribbean Blue Bowl” and “Geometric Cup,” which won the Bailey Pottery Equipment Award and the Jack Troy Award.
  • Jamilla Cobrinik, ’20: “Leave Now,” and “The Truth Has Stopped Mattering,” which won the Bailey Pottery Equipment Award and the Student Potter Subscription Award.
  • Amanda Yang ’20: “Bonsai Planter.”

All three students attended classes led by teacher Amedeo Salamoni.

A letter sent to the artists by the Foundation commending them for the quality of their work stated, “The work submitted at all levels was outstanding. Seen as part of the larger frame of current work from our schools, these submissions demonstrate the inspirational impact ceramic education is having upon a wide range of students. You are commended for the quality of your work and can be very proud for having attained this level of achievement.”

Winners were selected from 668 entries. A virtual reception for the exhibitors was held on March 19, 2021.



Alex Long '20
Jamilla Cobrinik ’20
Amanda Yang ’20
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