The Portage Ceramic Awards

The Portage Ceramic Awards exhibition offers an annual update on the state of ceramic practices in New Zealand. Established in 2001, the awards are the country’s best-known showcase of current directions in the field, as well as future possibilities.

 

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2016

Portage Ceramic Awards 2016

The 2016 judge is Janet DeBoos, an influential ceramic artist and teacher. Based in Canberra, Janet brings a wealth of experience to the awards, including a keen understanding of the social power of pottery and the varying contexts of production.

11 November 2016 – 5 February 2017  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2015

Portage Ceramic Awards 2015

The Portage Ceramic Awards will this year be judged by Ingrid Murphy, an Irish ceramic artist whose focus on new media is creating radical new ways to work with clay. Murphy’s practice is distinctive for its focus on digital technology and interactivity as a way to explore the potential of ceramics.

12 November 2015 - 7 February 2016​ |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Cermic Awards 2014

Portage Ceramic Awards 2014

The 2014 judge is Takeshi Yasuda, who brings a wealth of experience to the awards, including a deep knowledge of both Asian and English traditions, which have been influential in New Zealand.

6 November 2014 - 8 February 2015  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2013

Portage Ceramic Awards 2013

This year the Portage Ceramic Awards 2013 are housed at the iconic venue Silo Park, Auckland Waterfront. The 2013 judge, Amy Gogarty, has participated in numerous national and international academic panels and published over 100 reviews, catalogue and critical essays on issues arising in craft disciplines.

12 - 20 October 2013  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2012

Portage Ceramic Awards 2012

In year twelve of the Portage Ceramic Awards the exhibition is presented at The Cloud on Queen’s Wharf, Auckland Central. Dr. Paul Scott, the jurist for the Portage Ceramic Awards 2012, travelled to New Zealand from Cumbria in the UK to make the selection and to curate the exhibition. An artist, a ceramicist and a printmaker of very high repute Paul is perhaps best known for his research into ceramics and print.

27 October - 3 November 2012  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2011

Portage Ceramic Awards 2011

This year the renowned master potter Len Castle passed away, whose extraordinary achievements  remain an inspiration to all artists and potters across the country. The 2010 awards are judged by Janet Mansfield, potter and publisher of high repute and great experience. She has exhibited widely and is represented in most major public collections in Australia and internationally.

12 October - 4 December 2011  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2010

Portage Ceramic Awards 2010

Lopdell House Gallery and The Trusts Charitable Foundation are pround to present the Portage Ceramic Awards 2010, now in its tenth year. This years judge Stephen Bowers is visiting from Adelaide, South Australia. Stephen is an award-winning ceramicist with works in many prestigious international institutions.

7 October - 5 December 2010  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2009

Portage Ceramic Awards 2009

This, the ninth Portage Ceramic Awards, exhibits a wide range of creative ceramic works from around New Zealand. These works have been selected by the judge Scott Chamberlin, Professor of Ceramics at the University of Colorado. His selection this year emphasises the creative and playful side of the ceramic canon in the ongoing dialectic between fine art and craft art.

15 October - 6 December 2009  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2008

Portage Ceramic Awards 2008

Lopdell House Gallery is pleased to announce that Grace Cochrane is this year’s judge for New Zealand’s leading ceramic awards for 2008. Born in New Zealand, she has a background in art and education, is now an independent curator and writer. From a strong field of 170 entries, Grace has selected 50 outstanding finalists.

9 October - 7 December 2008  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2007

Portage Ceramic Awards 2007

The Portage Ceramic Awards returns for its 7th year. The John Green Waitakere Artist Award is also given for the first time, and is named in memory of the ceramicist, artist and musician John Green. The judge this year is Jeff Shapiro, a ceramicist of international renown who exhibits in his native New York, in Japan and internationally.

11 October – 9 December 2007  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2006

Portage Ceramic Awards 2006

This year’s selection, made by Australian judge, Bill Samuels, features an exciting collection of 51 pots and sculptures from across the country. Bill Samuels has a long history and involvement both as a student, practitioner and teacher and has worked on the development of forms and glazes for about 30 years.

13 October – 3 December 2006  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2005

Portage Ceramic Awards 2005

This year has seen an enormous increase of entrants from a wider geographical spread around the country. The 2005 judge, Robert Bell, selected 57 pieces from 241 entered works. The result is a vivacious show of wide variety.

14 October – 4 December 2005  |  See exhibition detail​

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2004

Portage Ceramic Awards 2004

This year the Portage Ceramic Awards 2004 have seen artists from a  broad range of backgrounds and locations, and present a wide and disparate range of styles, techniques and compositions. This years judge, Patsy Hely, is a practicing artist and University lecturer based in Canberra, Australia.

15 October – 5 December 2004  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2003

Portage Ceramic Awards 2003

The Portage Ceramic Awards 2003 judge, Australian ceramicist Julie Bartholomew, is a widely known and esteemed practitioner and academic, who aims to fuse ceramic tradition with new technologies, generating an ever evolving voice to ceramic practice.

17 October – 23 November 2003  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2002

Portage Ceramic Awards 2002

This is the second year that the Portage Ceramic Awards have been staged, with the generous sponsorship of the Portage Charitable Foundation. The award has re-established ceramics as an integral part of New Zealand's contemporary arts platform and the exhibition of finalists celebrates the richness and diversity of contemporary ceramics around the country.

6 December 2002 – 27 January 2003  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2001

Portage Ceramic Awards 2001

It is with a considerable sense of pleasure that Lopdell House Gallery, in association with the Portage Charitable Foundation, presents the inaugural Portage Ceramic Awards, an exhibition of award winners and finalists.The judge of the Portage Ceramic Awards 2001, is Mitsuo Shoji of Japan, now based in Australia.

31 August – 7 October 2001  |  See exhibition detail

 

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