2011 Emerging Ceramic Artist Contest: Vote for Your Favorite!

<p>Vote today for your favorite emerging ceramic artist!</p>

Vote today for your favorite emerging ceramic artist!

Early each year in our offices, the Ceramics Monthly editorial staff spends hours and hours, poring over hundreds and hundreds of images, with heated deliberations (sometimes resulting in fisticuffs) going well past quitting time,* to jury the annual Emerging Artists competition. The competition is open to ceramic artists who have actively been pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years.


Well, they did it again. They have chosen 15 wonderfully talented ceramic artists who are featured in beautiful full color in the May 2011 issue (arriving in mailboxes soon).


For several years now, we have had a little contest on Ceramic Arts Daily in which you, dear readers, get to choose your favorite from the selection in our Peoples’ Choice Emerging Artist Contest. This year, we have upped the ante a bit and the winner will receive a $500 gift card to Bailey Ceramic Supplies, who has graciously sponsored the contest.


So check out the artists and their work below and cast your vote through the link at the bottom of the page! The voting will be open through Friday, May 6 and we’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, May 11.


And finally, we’ve made a lovely printer friendly e-book of all of the emerging artists, which is now available as a free download: Fresh Work in Contemporary Ceramic Art: Ceramic Sculpture and Pottery by Emerging Artists! Download your copy today! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.


*Details may have been embellished for dramatic effect.

Click on the artist’s names below to see more images
and learn more about each artist…

Aaron Tennessee Benson
Helena, Montana
Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker
Cincinnati, Ohio
Meredith Host
Kansas City, Missouri

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Mike Jabbur
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Darien Johnson
Buffalo, New York

Peter Christian Johnson
La Grande, Oregon

Myungjin Kim
Torrance, California
Courtney Murphy
Helena, Montana
Kip O’Krongly
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Douglas Peltzman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Yoko Sekino Bové
Washington, Pennsylvania

Kala Stein
Alfred, New York
Angelique Tassistro
Asheville, North Carolina
Cary Weigand
Jacksonville, Oregon
Adam Welch
New York, New York
For a full-color, printer-friendly version booklet of this year’s Emerging Artists, download your free copy of Fresh Work in Contemporary Ceramic Art: Ceramic Sculpture and Pottery by Emerging Artists.

The 2011 Emerging Artists are featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine’s May 2011 issue.
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  • Anne-berte H.

    I note that all the artists are from USA

  • Ruggero G.

    I voted, but I regret that there is an artist in Europe. Ruggero Guiso

  • Jharnetty@ceramics.org H.

    Shawn – See Sherman Hall’s comment above. – ed.

  • shawn f.

    How did these people enter this contest ?

  • Gillian B.

    Each is a winner! I’ll just have to pick the one that made me smile again and again!

  • the are all fabulous. I agree, how does one choose?

  • Sherman H.


    This contest began as the Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist competition, which has a deadline in mid to late February. Look for it next year—we’ll be doing it again for sure, and we’ll likely start announcing it in CM and online in December and January. All the best.

  • Muriel W.

    How does one choose? All of these artists are an inspiration to me. Congratulations to you all.

  • Janet K.

    …so hard to decide…I went back to the basics -elements/principles of design; as well as creativity/originality.

  • Anne-berte H.

    You can google the artist you like and see more of their work, if it is difficult to decide 😉 It helped me http://anne-berte.no

  • Marsha C.

    wow…hard to decide since none of these images enlarges to a size that really helps the viewer see any detail????

  • Roberta A.

    Other ease way to see better and more of the artist , go below the circle for voting, click in the second line in blue . There you can download freely.

  • Sherman H.

    Jean, these are just thumbnail images on this page, but if you click through to each artist’s page, you can enlarge the images to a more reasonable scale. Enjoy!

  • Janice A.

    How does someone enter this contest?

  • Jean R.

    I am finding it hard to enlarge these enough to really look at them-is it just me?

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