National Clay Week

National Clay Week is about connecting and getting people involved in the experience of clay. Below you’ll find a list of ways to get involved at a local and national level.

Community Outreach / Social Engagement Project Award:

In alignment with the vision of the National Clay Week, the contest goal is to unite through the material of ceramics. In this contest we aim to unite communities in conversations and explorations in material knowledge, experience, and possibilities of clay: the material we all know and love

Pitch us a project that uses clay to unite members of communities that might not normally engage each other. Outline how this project will impact those who participate, and their communities. What conversations do you hope will be inspired from the material and process? How will those conversations will shape members of those communities? Tell us how you plan on spending the awarded Amaco product and funding.


Submissions Due:  September 1, 2016

Winner announced to public: October 14th, 2016

Winners Receive:

-$1500 in Materials plus $500 Cash

-National Recognition for Project

-Honorary Member of the Next Year’s NCW

How To Video – DIY Studio Equpiment/tools Award:

DIY for Studio Equipment – Upcycling materials to create, improve, and experiment with studio equipment and tools. Video entries can include making your own tools, customizing equipment, time saving tricks, the crafting personal tools/equipment using found objects.

Videos will be judged on the following:

  1. Length (use of time)

  2. Clarity and Quality (visual and audible)

  3. Content (your idea is easy to understand and follow)

  4. Creativity (inventiveness of idea and techniques)

  5. Entertainment & Education Value (video keeps the attention of viewer)


Submissions Due:  September 1, 2016

Winner announced to public: October 13th, 2016

Winners Receive:

– $500 in materials

-National Recognition for Video

-Honorary Member of the Next Year’s NCW

To submit or find out more information visit:!get-involved/krxmf