Claybash 2023

August 30, 2023

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On View May 21 - September 3, 2023

Congratulations to our Claybash 2023 Prize Winners:

1st Prize: Skeffington Thomas
2nd Prize: Joan Lurie
Honorable Mention – Mila Vovk
Honorable Mention – Tony Moore
Honorable Mention – Joni Maya Oye

Claybash 2023 debuting in the main gallery, marks the first in a series of triennial exhibitions showcasing a diverse range of contemporary ceramics from innovative artists across the U.S. Jennifer Martin, executive director of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, serves as this year’s juror.

HAM’s interest in ceramics traces back to the 1960s when Toshiko Takaezu, a Hunterdon County resident recognized as one of the world’s most influential ceramic artists, actively participated at the museum.

Throughout its 70-year history, HAM has hosted numerous solo and group ceramic shows, many curated by Hildreth York and Ingrid Renard. “Claybash 2023” is dedicated to York, an art historian, curator, and longtime supporter of the museum, acknowledging the pivotal role she played in strengthening HAM and the profound impact her work and wisdom had on the museum’s exhibitions program.


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.

Congratulations to the artists selected for Claybash 2023:

Susan Beiner

Shannon Blakey

Sally Brogden

Mary Crenshaw

Chad Curtis

Cheryl Harper

Donté Hayes

Doug Herren

Michael High

Heather Kaplan

Lori Katz

Josephine Mette Larsen

Clay Leonard

Wendy Liss

Elaine Lorenz

Joan Lurie

Bill Macholdt

Andrea Marquis

Tony Moore

Deborah Morris

David Morrison

Rebecca Murtaugh

Megumi Naitoh

Lisa Naples

Douglas Navarra

Mari Ogihara

Russ Orlando

Joni Maya Oye

Emily Palmer

Jeanine Pennell

Brian Peters

Elisabeth Quatrano

Debbie Reichard

Claire Shenk Rodgers

Jennifer Rosseter

Raina Semenick

Rebecca Stevens

Judi Tavill

George Taylor

Skeff Thomas

Mila Vovk

Mallory Wetherell


Tris McCall reviews Claybash on NJArts

Claybash’ group show at Hunterdon Art Museum is full of ceramic surprises

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; Hyde and Watson Foundation; The Large Foundation; and The Holt Foundation, 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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