Claybash 2023

May 21 - September 3, 2023



Hunterdon Art Museum invites applications to our first triennial juried exhibition of ceramics. The form and content of your work will be up to you,  the artist/maker. We are seeking lively and interesting interpretations of clay as material and idea. Your work may – or may not – fall within the traditional terms of description as “functional” or “sculptural”.



Jennifer D. Martin is the Executive Director of The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, and is also an accomplished artist. Her ceramic work is nationally recognized in numerous exhibitions and publications.


First Prize: $1,000
Second Prize: $500
Three Honorable Mention prizes will be awarded.

Entry Fee

$40 for up to four entries
Entry fees are non-refundable


The exhibition is open to US-based artists aged 18 and older.


WORK MUST BE FIRED AND CAPABLE OF BEING SHIPPED SECURELY. Wall-mounted pieces must be ready for hanging and no larger than 36″H x 22″W x 12”D, and may not weigh more than 25 pounds. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 36″H x 22″W x 22″D or weigh more than 50 pounds. Size limitations must be observed. Please contact HAM with questions about any shipping concerns before you apply. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibition.


Submit up to four pieces; one digital image for each piece and one detail of one piece (maximum of five images). 
File format: JPEG or JPG only
File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side
All entries must be received by February 8, 2023. 

Shipping/Delivery of Artwork

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from the Hunterdon Art Museum using UPS, FedEx or USPS. A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from the Museum on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times. Outside packaging may not exceed 50” x 30” x 30”.


All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through September 12, 2023 while it is on the premises. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit.

Media/Public Relations

Hunterdon Art Museum reserves the right to use digital images of exhibited artwork for media, website, PR and advertising.


Complete the online submission form or mail the completed submission form, images, and entry fee to:

2023 Claybash Exhibition
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street Clinton, NJ 08809

or send via email to: [email protected]



Claybash is in honor of Dr. Hildreth York, art historian, curator, and friend. We wish to acknowledge the many ways in which her involvement with HAM has made the organization stronger and in particular, the significant impact her work and wisdom have had on HAM’s exhibitions program.

Submission Deadline
February 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Artist Notification
April 5, 2023 (by email)

In-Person Delivery
May 3-5, 2023 during office hours (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Deadline to Receive Shipped Artwork
May 5, 2023

Exhibition Opening Reception
Sunday, May 21, 2023
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Pre-paid Artwork Return and In-Person Pick-up
September 7-12, 2023 during office hours


ClayBash 2023 is sponsored by Unity Bank.

Show Your Support

In addition to inspiring people with our classes, we spark imaginations with world-class art installed on our terrace and in our galleries. We maintain the beautiful stone mill that deepens your ties with the past and provide a gathering place for your family and friends on the Toshiko Takaezu Terrace.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation so that we may continue educating, challenging, and inspiring community through the arts.

Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners, through funds administered by the Cultural & Heritage Commission; Hyde and Watson Foundation; Union Foundation; The Large Foundation; and BLICK Art Materials, along with other corporations, foundations and individuals.  The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair-accessible space.  Publications are available in large print.  Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899.

The land upon which Hunterdon Art Museum is located is part of the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, called “Lenapehoking.” We acknowledge the Lenni-Lenape as the original people of this land.


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