The District Clay Gallery will hold its 2017 Shino Splendor Exhibition from October 29th to November 26th.  This exhibition celebrates one of the most exciting and historic ceramic glazes in all its amazing variation and beauty.

Joe Hicks Vessel

Ceramic artists are invited to apply to the Invitational by sending photos for up to four pieces of shino glazed ware by September 22nd. The entry fee is $20.                                                  

The show will be juryed by Joe Hicks and show will open on Friday evening October 27th with a reception at the District Clay Gallery.                                            

The following prizes will awarded:  

   - Best in Show ($250)
   - 1st Runner Up ($200)
    - Most Original ($200)

    To apply for the show, click here to pay your $20 fee and to get links to your entry form and Dropbox access.  To see Rules and Information regarding the Invitational, please click here.

    Joe Hicks:

    Joe Hicks received a BA in Art from Shippensburg University in 2000, and his MFA in Ceramics at The George Washington University in 2005.  He sustained residence in Washington, DC to begin his academic teaching career as an Adjunct Professor in the ceramic programs at both The George Washington University in 2006, and at Gallaudet University in 2008.

    Currently, Joe maintains the appointment of Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Marymount University in Arlington, VA.  There, he developed and continues to grow the ceramics and 3D design program in the Department of Fine Arts, including the establishment of a ceramics minor in 2016.  The ceramics program at Marymount also focuses on developing community relationships, and exploring new methods associated with product design and industrial production techniques.

    Joe retains a serious commitment to producing high quality ceramic vessels and functional pottery, and has exclusively focused on experimenting with shino glazes for the last 10 years.  He participates in exhibitions and craft shows on regional and national levels, and enjoys building constructive relationships throughout the artist community.