Student Throwing Contest (Kind of)

We all need a little break. Skutt has been hosting a student throwing contest at NCECA for the last 5 years and this year, since NCECA has been cancelled. Since we can’t bring you to NCECA we thought we might try to bring a little NCECA to you.

Use #justustus and clay to post your work, talk about what work you like, talk about your studio or the studio of your dreams…what ever you want. But lets make it all about clay and the people who love it.

If you want to compete in a cool contest judged by Steven Hill and win fabulous prizes you can do that to!

Here is how it is going to work:

Who Can Compete?

This contest is only for Art Students with a valid Student ID, any year or grade.

What Can I Make?

Anything you want but here is the deal. We figured a lot of students will not have access to wheels so this year it must be and hand built project. Also, since many students do not have access to clay we are letting people get creative. If you don’t have clay use something clay like ( mud, flour and water, wood putty, your little brothers Playdough…). an additional $100 prize will go to the most creative non-clay piece.

Do not waste food you need and absolutely do not venture out if you are under a Shelter in place order. If you have clay you can use it, but only up to 5 lbs.

How Much Time Am I Allowed?

You can take as much time as you want, but again here is the deal, you have to speed up the video so it is a continuous cut that will load on Instagram which means under a minute. You will want at least 5 seconds of real time footage at the end so it can be judged fairly. If you do not have the technical skills for this just shoot a picture with you and your piece.

Okay What about the Prizes?

The top 30 entries chosen by Paul Blaise of the Potters Cast will be sent 4lbs of Clay, Courtesy of Standard Clay. You will be asked to make something…what that is you will not know until you open your clay box. Same rules above apply.

Steven Hill will choose the winner and offer a critique of the finalist. There will be a few cash prizes and Skutt Swag involved but the big prize is the Steven Hill Signature Model Skutt Wheel. Good Luck!