The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition is an annual juried ceramic competition for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) students in the United States. Designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country, the exhibition takes place in a different city each year in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

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Our scholarships are linked to students selected for The National K12 Ceramic Exhibition who intend to continue studying ceramics after high school. We aim to grow our scholarship fund sufficiently to really make a difference in the ability of a young student of ceramics to graduate college.

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Teaching Ceramics

Because teaching ceramics can be challenging, k12clay has begun to organize via this website, a useful clearinghouse for all teachers of ceramics including lesson plans, technical resources, and other support.

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K12clay welcomes people who would like to join us in our work aimed at excellence in American ceramic education. All of us are volunteers who have found satisfaction and fulfillment in advancing the cause together.

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About Us

The Trustees at k12clay are about sustaining and showcasing excellence in American ceramic art education. Our Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition, Scholarship Program, and Support of ceramic arts teachers frame our three main goals and guide our work.