Key Dates:

Friday, September 1:      NEW Deadline for entries

Monday Sept 4th:    Notifications sent

Sept 10th:     Deadline to send work

Sept 29th:     Opening at District Clay Gallery (DCG)

October 25:  Return of unsold work*


  • Best in Show ($500)
  • 1st Runner Up ($300)
  • Most Original ($300)*

Materials requirement:  80% ceramics


An Artist may submit images for up to four ceramic vessels for a $20 entry.

There will be a 40% commission on pieces sold and all pieces submitted must be for sale.  Pieces not sold will be returned to the artists.  All works must be original and completed within the last 3 years. 

*If desired, unsold work may be left for sale in the District Clay Gallery.

The Artist is responsible for safe delivery and all shipping costs to and from the gallery.

Shipping:  Approved entries should be sent to:

District Clay Gallery
2414 Douglas St NE
Washington DC 20008


Entry Fee:   To pay your entry fee, please click here.   Please note the non-refundable entry fee of $20 does not include shipping unsold product back to you.

Entry Forms and Dropbox Instructions:  Your Beer Vessels Invitational Entry Form is here and you can upload images for up to four pieces of ware by clicking on this Dropbox.  Pls. remember to label your images by using your last name and the number of each piece (eg, Johnson1)

    Disclaimer:  We will do all we can to maintain the safety of the submitted works. However, due to the fragile nature of these pieces, the DCG cannot be held responsible for any damage that might occur.

    A portion of the District Clay Gallery proceeds from the show will go to support the District Clay Educational Fund’s Community Clay Program for underserved kids in the DC metro area (YAY!).

    *this category is meant to encourage submission of unusual ware, perhaps with historic references.  Think flagons, yards, bombards and boots, among others.