2018 Ceramics Competition

The Midwest Ceramic Association is holding their Annual Show
and Competition on Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st.
Entries must be submitted on Wednesday, April 18th by 5:00 p.m.
Jim and I are unable to attend the show this year.
However, Laura Gilbert will be taking our entries. 

This information was downloaded from www.midwestceramics.org and a copy is posted in the studio. 

Competition Classifications [the painter]

  1. PRE-SCHOOL – Categories A, B, C, and D only.
  2. ELEMENTARY – Grades 1 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. Adults.
  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 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 has 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.

Most of our painters will be in these categories.

Categories and Subdivisions  [the pieces]

categories 1categories 2categories 3


Entry Fees

Midwest Ceramic Show VCompetition Entry Fees

Entry form

This entry form must be completed and submitted with the appropriate fees to Laura Gilbert. Please put the form and cash in an envelope marked with your name and what pieces you are entering. Entry forms are printed and available for pickup in the studio. Please note that each painter needs their own form BUT there is room for five pieces from each painter. Laura and I will help you complete the form.

 entry form


Do not be afraid to enter because you think your work is not good enough.
Last year our studio received many ribbons and several trophies.

First place trophies went to:

  • Judy Collingwood (ADA adult) for her ladybug shoe planter
  • Bianca Rumbalski (preschool) for her crystal-glazed leaf dish
  • Carol Warneke (senior professional) for her mixed media fruit basket teapot.
    This piece also won the Peggy Award.

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!

CC logoSo let’s get those entries ready.
We have all of February and March to paint something new.
Pick something you have done since last year’s competition.

April 1 is our studio deadline.

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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