RVACLAY will be hosting an official Venue Originated Exhibition for NCECA 2020. The RVACLAY Show is open to all Richmond area clay artists. This will be a juried exhibition hosted by RVACLAY and Art Works Gallery. You will find details and information below including a link to the application. Please feel free to share this information with other clay people. We hope to present a show which represents the amazing diversity of clay work in the Richmond area. Please send questions via email to rvaclay.nceca@aol.com. RVACLAY is thrilled to be showcasing Richmond clay art to the world.

Lee Hazelgrove / Show Coordinator

Basic Information:
This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks created by clay artists residing within a 40 mile radius of Richmond VA. Hosted in the Main Gallery at Art Works in downtown Richmond and in conjunction with NCECA 2020; this will be an official Venue Originated Exhibition listed in the conference printed guide, mobile app, website, blog and social media. This exhibition will be a juried event open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older in the Richmond area. All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. A panel of three independent jurors will make final determinations about the show’s content. Size is limited to artwork that fits through a standard door. Floor works must be firmly stable. Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 lbs. per section. Work must have been produced within the last 3 years. All work not intended for the wall MUST be accompanied by a white pedestal, no exceptions. Applicants may submit up to three pieces for jurying. If chosen by the jury, only one piece per person will be accepted. For further information or questions please contact: Lee Hazelgrove / RVACLAY Exhibition Coordinator by phone 804-319-6329 or email RVACLAY.NCECA@aol.com.

Entry Information and Fees:
Applicants may submit up to three different works for consideration for a $35 jury fee. All applications, images and fees are due by midnight, November 15th, 2019. Jury results will go out online to all artists by December 15th, 2019. Information regarding delivery and installation dates, publicity, opening receptions, and take-down information will follow to all accepted artists.

Applications can be submitted at:



Take a self-guided tour of Richmond's diverse and spectacular clay community.  On June 1st and 2nd, 22 unique clay studios will open to the public with nearly 100 clay artisans showing off their work and studio space.  Plan out your route and spend the weekend visiting your favorite artists.  Studios will be open on Saturday June 1st from 10 am until 5 pm and on Sunday June 2nd from 12 pm until 5 pm.  Check out the map for locations and the studio page for a list of artists showing at each studio.




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Art for Everyone. Creativity for Life.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is proud of the many artists on the RVA Clay Tour who have ties to the 55-year-old community arts center. These artists teach classes and volunteer their time in VisArts’ clay studios:

•David Camden
•Ryan Coppage
•Maria Stone
•Lee Hazelgrove
•Karen Hull
•Paul Klassett
•Claire McCarty
•Philip Mills
•Christine Orr
•Al Pellenberg
•Jeff Vick

VisArts offers dozens of clay classes throughout the year. Classes are reasonably priced and open to anyone. This summer, VisArts is offering Introduction to the Wheel, Mindfulness, Yoga + Wheel Throwing and Intermediate Hand Building, among others. Stop by the center during the RVA Clay Tour and get a coupon for $10 off one VisArts clay class.
Learn more about the Visual Arts Center of Richmond annual Artd register for a clay class at visarts.org.




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Clay is Community at Rosewood Pottery Studio!

Our studio is the only community pottery studio serving the adult
population of the Richmond area.

We offer numerous classes throughout the year in wheel-throwing and
hand-building, and our focus on small class size facilitates individual
instruction and special in-class requests. We also provide the opportunity
for practice outside of class during more than 40 hours per week of open

Resident artists, independent study students and interns round out our
community with their inspiring ideas, supportive presence and, of course,
beautiful pottery.