K – 12 National Competition & Exhibition

The 2024 K-12 program at Clay Gulgong was expanded this year to include the Digital Showcase, the K-12 National Competition and Exhibition and the inaugural teachers professional learning day which was attended by over 90 teachers and workshop providers.
The K-12 National Competition and Exhibition of works was held in the Holtermann Museum. Over 30 finalist works from several schools including Caroline Chisholm College, Cowra High School, Penrith Anglican School, Picton High School, St Dominic’s College, Trinity Grammar School, Tyndale Christian School, Oxford Falls Grammar and Sydney Grammar School were installed amongst the exhibition displays in the main part of the museum. These works were shown in the same venue as the Clay Gulgong Masters’ show, providing the student works with recognition and an appreciative audience.
The competition was judged by Clay Gulgong Master, Keith Brymer Jones, host of the popular UK program, The Great Pottery Throwdown. Keith is an expert potter and is the patron of the National Association for Fine Art Education in Britain. He praised the standard of the student entries for their skill and for their creativity. Significant prizes were provided by the Clay Gulgong festival sponsors, Keane Ceramics, Blackwattle Pottery, Walker Ceramics, S&S Wholesale and Eckersley’s Art and Craft.
We are grateful for their interest and support.
The K-12 program was very successful and positively received by the over 450 delegates at the Clay Gulgong festival. So stay tuned for an exciting 2026 festival which will include these events again for K-12 teachers and students.

 

STAGE 4 Prizes

Student Title School Award Sponsor
Liam Lang Blue Fin Tuna St Dominic’s College, Kingswood First Walker Ceramics
David Cula Cheetah -Canopic Jar Picton High School Highly Commended S&S Wholesalers
Lucas Meng Corgi Wind Chime Trinity Grammar School Highly Commended S&S Wholesalers
Emily Vella Secret Garden Caroline Chisholm College Judges Commendation Eckersley’s Art and Design

 

STAGE 5 Prizes

Student Title School Award Sponsor
Madison Jenkins Notanda Caroline Chisholm College First Blackwattle Pottery
Ruby Smith The Ocean Floor Cowra High School Highly Commended S&S Wholesalers
Gabe Stavropoulos The Captive Gaze Trinity Grammar School Highly Commended S&S Wholesalers
Catherine Wood Untitled Oxford Falls Grammar Judges Commendation Eckersley’s Art and Design

 

STAGE 6 Prizes

Student Title School Award Sponsor
Alex Doyle Interwoven Penrith Anglican College First Keane Ceramics
Alice Morrison Metaphysical Totem Windsor High School Highly Commended S&S Wholesalers
Isabella Smith Heirlooms Caroline Chisholm College Highly Commended S&S Wholesalers
Ed Williams or

Charlie Lieutenant

Untitled – Green bottle with long neck.

Blue Bowl

Sydney Grammar School Judges Commendation Eckersley’s Art and Design