Ceramic Competition

Jim and I will be attending the Midwest Ceramic Association Show in Dayton for the third year in a row.  It is held on Friday and Saturday the 21st and 22nd of April. We have taken many classes and supported a lot of the vendors. But this year we would like to do something special — enter our students’ pieces in the competition. Competition entries must be submitted on Wednesday so that they can be judged Thursday before the show opens. Therefore, we will not be having Thursday classes that week.

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Let’s join in the competition this year…

Classifications are as follows:

  1. Pre-school — categories A, B, C, and D only
  2. Elementary — grades 2 thru 3.
  3. Elementary — grades 4 thru 6.
  4. Junior High — grades 7 thru 9.
  5. High School — grades 10 thru 12.
  6. ADA Disability — A. Adult.
  7. ADA Disability — B. Child.
  8. Novice — doing ceramics 1 year or less.
  9. Amateur — doing ceramics 1 year or more.
  10. Senior Citizen —   62 years young who have not taught.
  11. Semi-professional — employees who work in a shop other than in a teaching capacity, who sell or have sold finished ceramics and/or supplies.
  12. Professional — Shop owners, store front or home, teacher, past or present, which have or have had a license to sell.
  13. Senior Professional — 62 years young, shop owners, home or store front, teachers, licensed sellers, past or present.
  14. Masters — Has a degree in Art, has authored a book or had won three major awards such as Peggy, Best of Show, Masters, etc.
  15. Blue Ribbon — Any Blue Ribbon Winner from any show since January of Previous year. Must Have Ribbon Attached.

Categories and Sub-Divisions

There are 14 categories (A thru M) with 6 or more sub-divisions within each category. You can see the complete list by going to MidwestCeramics.org. I also have a printed copy in the studio which you can look at. I can help you decide which piece or pieces to enter, which category and subdivision to check,  and how to complete the entry form.  Your piece should be made within the last year. Entry forms have columns for five different entries. Each person completes a separate entry form, so that means you can enter as many as five pieces. (Most entry fees are $1.25 or $1.75 per item.)


Additional pictures of entries, classes, and vendors can be found at MidwestCeramics.org

Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!


Let’s show the whole Midwest what we do here at Carol’s Carousel!
Enter your best piece (or pieces) in this year’s competition.
Maybe we can bring home some blue ribbons!


About carolscarouselcreations

I am a retired math teacher. My jusband and I have been pouring, cleaning, firing, and painting ceramics since 1970 and have been teaching since 1972. We are both Duncan certified and members of IADCCT (International Association of Duncan Certified Caramic Teachers) and MVCT (Mahoning Valley Ceramic Teachers), a local chapter in North East Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We have a home studio where we teach Technique Workshops and have Open Class time. We also have a party van which we take to local nursing homes. A new addition in 2020 is our online Facebook Live classes/demonstrations. We have two Etsy stores AfAfKidsNFriends for our African-American pieces and CarolsCarouselShoppe for our carousels. Find us on Facebook at CarolsCarouselCreations or send us an email to CarolsCarouselCreations@gmail.com
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