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Tasked with reviewing the artwork shared by over 840 applicants to this year’s Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist contest, we, the editorial staff, are amazed by the talent of the ceramics community. It’s an honor to present the work of 21 finalists on the following pages. This group of artists demonstrates exceptional skill, creativity, and dedication to their chosen areas of interest. The finalists look to nature, culture, daily life, history, interpersonal relationships, memories, and more for inspiration. They stretch the limits of ceramic practices and materials to create poignant sculptural objects and functional vessels. —Eds

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