ICAN T-shirt Contest

2019 ICAN T-Shirt Contest:

The voting for has begun! Pick your favorite member-made T-shirt design and/or slogan finalist!

Click on each T-shirt to see a larger image!

Clockwise from top left: Michael A. Vorisek, Sylvia R. González-Martínez, Pam Panzarino, and Michael A. Vorisek.


To cast your vote, click here. The voting for the finalist will end 7/18/19 at 11:59 PM EST. The winning T-shirt will be announced 7/25/19, and the winning T-shirt will soon be on sale on the Ceramic Arts Network Shop page!

Don’t delay, vote today!

This promotion and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2019 by The American Ceramic Society. All rights reserved. These designs and wording may not be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of The American Ceramic Society.

The 2019 ICAN T-shirt Design Contest is back!


Now’s your chance to promote your ceramic-focused designs to your fellow ICAN members and the ceramic community. We are looking original slogans and designs with a ceramic focus. There is no fee to enter, you just need to be a current ICAN member throughout the entirety of the contest. 

To Enter:

  1. Follow this link,
  2. Log into your Submittable account (you will need to register an account if you don’t have one already; don’t worry, it is free!),
  3. Fill out the form, and upload your slogan and/or design. 
It’s that easy. There is no fee to enter, you just need to be a currently active ICAN member.

Dates to know:

  • July 11–18, 2019: Voting on the finalists
  • July 25th, 2019: Winning t-shirt slogan/design announced
The winner of the contest will receive a cash prize of $250, two free T-shirts, and an ICAN Gold membership! Don’t delay, and submit today!

Official Contest Rules:

  1. THE CONTEST: Entrants in the 2019 International Ceramic Artists Network (ICAN) T-Shirt Design Contest should submit an original slogan, design, or both to be considered for an ICAN T-shirt, which will be promoted and sold in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop, and based on approved and language provided here within the official contest rules. Original slogans and designs should be inspired by and influenced by the ceramic arts and the ceramic arts community.
  2. ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to all currently active ICAN members—including all standard, silver, and gold membership levels.
  3. CONTEST PERIOD: The contest will have two (2) phases including the submission phase and the voting phase. The contest’s submission phase runs from May 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT and ends July 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. The voting phase will begin on July 11, 2019 and run through July 18, 2019. Winners will be notified and the winner will be announced on or before July 25, 2019.
  4. GUIDELINES: Only three entries per member. All entries must be original creations of the contestant, have never been published, and do not contain profanity, trademarks, logos, or copyrighted works of any other person or business. You agree that if you submit an entry, you will sign a release form prepared by us acknowledging your acceptance and understanding of the complete contest rules including that the winning design is the property of ICAN. The ICAN Staff will choose the top submissions. The top submissions will be put to a member vote from July 11 through July 18, 2019. We reserve the right to pick one entry, more than one entry, or no entries as the winning entry.
  5. WINNER SELECTION: The winning design(s) will remain the property of the ICAN, and will not be returned to you. ICAN may use the winning design at any time after the contest. The winning contestant may display their own design in a portfolio or personal collection, but may not sell or reproduce the design for any other purpose once submitted to the contest.
  6. PRIZE: $250, 1-year ICAN Gold Membership, 2 free shirts with the winning design, and your signature printed along with the winning design.
  7. HOW TO ENTERThe entries must be original slogan and/or designs; you must be a current ICAN member; the entry should be accompanied by your name, contact information, and consent to the contest rules; the entry may be any of the following art file formats if submitted electronically: jpg, jpeg, png, or pdf.  Maximum file size of 32 MB. Dimensions: 12″ x 12″; use of the ICAN logo is permitted.


2018 ICAN T-Shirt Contest:

The winner of the contest is…Kelli Sabin!

Kelli Sabin has received a cash prize of $250, two free T-shirts, and a FREE ICAN Gold membership for one year! Congratulations Kelli!

You can purchase the current ICAN T-shirts here.

Meet the winner of the 2018 ICAN T-shirt contest:

“This Hands-On drawing was inspired one day while helping a student throw on the wheel. As I began pulling out the various clay tools, I thought about how each one is uniquely shaped and designed with a purpose. There are hundreds of tools of the trade in the art world, but most clay tools are used specifically for clay. I wanted the hands and pot to be emphasized the most, so they are placed in front of the bordered edges. I started with a contour line drawing of someone seated at the wheel and added the design elements like weighted line and a play on negative space. The leading lines seen in the splash pan and wheel head draw the viewer to the main focus.” —Kelly Sabin, ICAN Member

Illustrative and sometimes whimsical animal drawings best describe the work of Kelli Johnson Sabin. Being raised in an artistic family, having a mother who taught ceramics, and growing up on a farm in northern Illinois all greatly influenced her work. Kelli’s parents encouraged her and provided opportunities for her to explore various media beginning at a young age. Although graphite with watercolor, oils on canvas, and handbuilding clay are her favorites, she can be found enjoying ink, fiber, and mixed media also. Kelli​​ has won numerous awards and her work can be found in many private and corporate collections. After earning a BFA from Rockford University and having a professional art career that has spanned nearly 30 years, Kelli now teaches Studio Art and Ceramics I & II at the high school level. She is excited to encourage, promote, and foster creativity in the next generation of artists while still having the opportunity to be artistic herself.

The winning T-shirt is on sale on the Ceramic Arts Network Shop page!

To purchase ICAN T-shirts, just click here.

2017 ICAN T-Shirt Designs