Winnie Owens-Hart traveled to Lawrence on November 21st to jury the 2020 Cone Box Show. She selected 42 works. We are excited to realize her vision of the 2020 show. Congratulations to the following:
|Like a Coin Purse
|Bruegel the 1st “Peasant painter”
|Bruegel the 2nd “Peasant painter”
|Rights of the Child
|Cherry Blossom Espresso set for two
|My little politician
|Mini Bottle Vase
|Above the Muck
|Floating in a Brick House
|We are precarious
|Remodel:Bedroom at arles with en suite
|From the Ministry of Funny Hats
|Shabby Chic Teapot
|Diaphanous Magma, WonderPortal series
|Incandescent Tephra, WonderPortal Series
|What a Journey
|My work brushes
|Blooming Noche Necklace
||Bernadette Esperanza Torres
|Cup & Saucy
|A Shoal of Appetizer Forks
|Olive Dish with Picks
|Rocking Bud Vase
|Cup and Saucer
||Jan Van Meter
The show will open at Bracker’s Good Earth Clays with an afternoon reception on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Images from the show will be available online after this date. The closing reception on February 28th, 2020 will coincide with Final Fridays in Lawrence. The show will then be packed up to travel to the annual NCECA conference in Richmond, VA. Find us in the convention center, beginning with the opening reception on Tuesday, March 24th, through Friday March 27th at 5pm.
BEST IN SHOW ($500 prize):
Water Ripple #25 by KyoungHwa Oh from Grand Junction, CO
JUROR’S AWARDS ($350 prize):
Cone-asaurus by John Tobin from Chesapeake, VA USA
Cup #2 by Steven Hill from Independence, MO USA
PURCHASE AWARDS ($300 prize):
Teapot & Pillow by Roberta Polfus from Oak Park, IL USA
Enchanted (Memory) Vase by Margrieta Jeltema from Vermezzo, Italy
The Gin Angel by Wendy Kershaw from Lochwinnoch, Scotland UK
Haunted by Patricia Whidby from Iowa City, IA USA
Granum by C.J. Niehaus from Crystal Lake, IL USA
Fake Fruit by Joan Walton Montauk, NY USA
Purchase award prizes were and sponsorships provided by:
Aardvark Clay & Supplies
Bailey Pottery Equipment Corporation
Dolan Pottery Tools
L&L Kiln Manufacturing, Inc.
Spectrum Glaze Mfg.
Stone Leaf Pottery
Tucker’s Pottery Supplies, Inc.
Nearly 250 pieces entered – 70 were chosen for the show.
Thanks to everyone for their patience. We’ve been experiencing some technical glitches with online entry and payment methods, which has kept us from getting the word out about the show. We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to enter, so we have decided to extend the deadline to January 19th (suggested US Postmark date), with the absolute deadline for work to be here at Bracker’s Good Earth Clays on January 24th. Please help us spread the word!
(above image from the 2002 Cone Box Show Retrospective. Learn more in the history section of this website)
We are excited to announce that the entry form for the 2018 Cone Box Show is now available. Click here to download the traditional “print and fill out neatly in pen” form, OR check out our new online submission below. Just fill it out right here online and send in your piece! We’ll match up your piece with your paperwork!
We are extremely thrilled to announce that Pete Pinnell will be the Juror of the 2018 Cone Box Show! Pinnell is a potter, a writer, a professor, a speaker and an historian. He has exhibited his own work internationally and has been a juror of multiple shows across the country. Pinnell has written for Ceramics: Art & Perception, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, and Purple Sand (A Taiwanese Ceramics Journal). He has given several presentations at NCECA, all of which have been among the most popular at that year’s conference and continue to be the most watched videos on the NCECA YouTube Channel.
The Cone Box Show Entry form will be available in early October. Be sure to check back soon!
Pete was also the subject of a fantastic video produced by Charlie Cummings. Check it out right here:
Anna Calluori Holcombe
Mika Negishi Laidlaw
Vijayan V Paniker
Anne Marie Row
Mary Ellen Salmon
Mark Bell & Simon Vande
Simon Van Der Ven
Award winners will be announced at the opening on March 4th, and should then appear here on our website the following week. Thank you all for your patience!
We will also post an image gallery soon!
We are excited to announce that the next International Cone Box Show will be premiered at the 50th Anniversary NCECA Conference in Kansas City. The Deadline for entries will be December of 2015, so you have plenty of time. Our Jurors will be Garth Clark, Greg Daly & Inge Balch. Accepted artists will be posted online by the end of January, and the show will open at the Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City in March. Remember that the best things come in small packages!