Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award 2024

The Rick Rudd Foundation invites entries for the $15,000 Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award


Entries are invited for the third award from those practitioners yet to achieve widespread recognition in ceramics within New Zealand.

From the finalists the judges will select one award winner, who will receive $15,000.

The award is a triennial event and has been set up to encourage, foster and promote excellence by those emerging makers of studio ceramics in all forms, from tableware to sculpture and from traditional to the avant-garde.

Selection will be carried out in two stages.

The judges will select approximately 30 finalists from the entries submitted. These finalists will be invited to send ONE work which the entrant identifies as the work they wish to send for exhibition. Sets and multiple works are acceptable but large works or large installations will not be accepted due to space restrictions.

Each entry should include the signed entry form, a Personal and Artist Biography, a General Artist’s Statement and PRINTED images of up to 10 works (2 extra images of details may be included). All images must also be sent on a non-returnable USB stick. All submitted entry material will be retained in the archive and will not be returned to the entrant

The images should be of good quality and works should be photographed against plain backgrounds. Printed images should be labelled on the reverse with the artist’s name, and title, date of manufacture of the work and the dimensions in cms, height x width x depth.

The judges for the award are Anna Miles, Bronwynne Cornish, and Rick Rudd.


Important Dates

Entries close 4pm, Sunday 30 June 2024

Finalists advised by Wednesday 31 July 2024

Last day for exhibition works to arrive at Quartz 4pm, Wednesday 14 August 2024

Awards announced Monday 23 September 2024

Exhibition at Quartz from 24 September 2024 to 30 March 2025



Phone 06 348 5555 / 021 036 3679 or Contact us here.


Conditions of Entry

You can download the conditions of entry here


Entry Form

You can download the entry form here