The ICAN Wall Calendar Contest is CLOSED for submissions!

Please stay tuned for the winner announcements in November!

It’s that time of year again for the member’s popular Wall Calendar contest! The ICAN Calendars are a great way for you to get your work in print and up on other members’ studio walls. The ICAN Calendar call for entries is members-only exclusive contest, so mark your calendars and submit your work!

Calendar submission is FREE and is juried by the editorial staff from Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated! Submissions end on September 13th at 11:59 EDT.

Here are this years categories:

Functional—including all forms of functional pottery and even pots in action
Sculptural—including figurative, abstract, and architectural
Mugs—including either a single or sets of work
Surface Decoration—including Mishima, Sgraffito, and Resist Patterns


2019 Calendar Submission

You may submit up 3 photos in the following file extensions: JPEG, JPG, PNG, PDF; but they do not need to be all in the same category. For example, Photo 1 in Abstract Sculptural, Photo 2 and 3 in Mugs.

We use professional-quality digital images as uncompressed four-color (CMYK), 300 ppi image files, with a minimum print size of 8.5 inches x 11 inches.

Photos MUST be saved as: category.lastname.firstname.phototitle. (For example, mugs.goring.holly.muggyday.) Photos not submitted in this format will NOT be considered.

Online form and photos must be submitted online at our website here. If you have any questions or issues, please email them to earbogast@ceramics.org.

2019 ICAN Wall Calendar timeline:

  • August 2, 2018: Online submissions open
  • September 13, 2018: Online submission deadline at 11:59 PM EDT
  • Mid-November, 2018: Winners announced and 2019 ICAN Wall Calendars available for sale

The 2018 ICAN Wall Calendars are SOLD OUT!

To see past ICAN/Potters Council Wall Calendar contest winners, just click here.

The winner’s have been decided for the ICAN Wall Calendar Contest! We had over 130 submissions from our talented members and to pick a winner was almost impossible for the editorial staff. It goes without saying that the winner’s were a truly special batch of artists, so I hope you enjoy the calendars they helped put together.

Just in time for the holidays too, you can buy your very own calendar filled with the work from your fellow ICAN members. The categories to chose from are: Functional, Sculptural, Pots with Flowers, and General Entry.

The calendars are only $19.97! Pick the calendar category that you want to start the new with, or pick them all! Each calendar will bring its own unique flair for your wall.

Decorate your workshop with the 2018 wall calendars!

Get your 2018 wall calendar and be inspired by the unique creations of ICAN members. The photos in these calendars are the perfect complements to the pieces in your own workshop! Perfect for the up-coming holiday gift-giving season!



Select from 4 different calendars. Each calendar is $19.97, all can be found on the shop page here: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/shop/calendars-for-2018/