Claire Schmucker ’20 Accepted to National Exhibition

Altered Tea Bowl by Claire Schmucker ’20 was selected for the National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition.

Claire Schmucker ’20 was accepted into the National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition with two wood-fired ceramic pieces, Coiled Vase and Altered Tea Bowl. The National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition received more than 1,000 entries this year, and only one hundred and fifty were selected to exhibit.

“I am so proud that Claire’s work was accepted into this prestigious ceramics exhibition,” said Amedeo Salamoni, ceramics teacher. “It is one of the largest ceramic competitions for high school students and Claire had not one, but two wood-fired ceramic pieces accepted. Claire’s work has the maturity and sophistication of someone working at the college level or beyond.”

The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition is an annual juried ceramic competition for kindergarten through grade twelve students in the United States. Designed to showcase the best K-12 ceramic work made in the country, 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). This year’s exhibition will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 27 through 29, 2019.

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