call for entries: All Ohio Student Cup Show

DATE CHANGED:   June 4th - July 8th Juror:  Didem Mert   Application Deadline:  May 1st   Notice of Accepted Works:  May 14th   Shipment Deadline:  May 26th Cincinnati’s Queen City Clay and Trish-Martindell Gallery are excited to host the All Ohio Student Cup Show!  We invite students of any accredited College or University in the great state of Ohio, currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate (and any of those having graduated within 12 months of the show date), to apply to this show celebrating Fine Art/Craft’s most intimate form.  We want to see your take on functional and sculptural mugs, tea & coffee cups, steins, goblets, and tumblers; in all shapes, sizes, and ceramic forms.  Please follow the directions below to apply!  No late applications will be accepted nor reviewed.  No multi-file applications will be reviewed.  All accepted works must be available for purchase.  QCC retains 20% of sale price. Instructions: STEP 1:  Pay the $15 application fee HERE. Includes 3 images.  ($5 extra for each additional image. Please see instructions in the application fee link for adding on additional images.  They should be on the same invoice as your application fee.) STEP 2:  Create one single PDF file (merge all separate files).  Please include the following: A cover page of your college transcript with visible name and date as proof of enrollment or graduation date, OR photo copy/scan of your student ID Card or Diploma. Attached copy of Application (below) & Image List with Invoice # of your previously paid $15 Application Fee in the appropriate space on the application. Three clear images (72 dpi, with the...

Valentine Special Couple’s Open Wheel

Looking for something fun and different to do to WOW your partner for Valentines Day? Join us for a special Couples Open Wheel session! In this exclusive session, you will be working with your partner to create one of a kind couples companion pots. Just like our regular open wheel, this is all about having fun and getting dirty! The Valentine’s Couples Open Wheel sessions are one-night programs with both group and personal instruction. Love is in the air for these, we’ll set the mood with chocolates and some bubbly you bring the romance - first dates to lifelong loves welcome! Clay, tools, firing, and instruction from our knowledgeable staff and valentine’s treats are included. Feel free to bring your favorite drinks and snacks, too! Plan to arrive a little early so you can get settled. Six sign-ups are necessary for the program to run, so get some couples together and make a night of it! If your session will not run for any reason, we will call you by 1 pm the day of the class. Prepayment is required. No refunds are permitted 24 hours in advance. Ages 18 and up. Sessions will be held Friday February 16th 8pm-10pm and Saturday February 17th 5pm-7pm. Cost is $70 per couple. Stop in before Valentine’s Day to choose a ceramic “candy heart” valentine to give to your loved one on the big day! REGISTER...
Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter Campaign

With the addition of a new energy efficient BLAAUW gas kiln, our studio can continue to offer firings at our current rates, avoiding an increase in fees for our students and members. Gas and energy prices are rising, and arts funding is being cut all over the country. We need to remain an available and affordable resource to those who want, and need art experiences. Visit our Kickstarter page to learn...
HART Benefit

HART Benefit

HART Benefit Saturday, May 20th 9-5pm We’ve teamed up with Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Cincinnati to raise money for their organization. The fundraiser will have a few different parts: 1. Keepsakes: The entire month of May we will donate 10% of the profits from any animal keepsakes purchased. If you have a beloved pet in your life, consider getting their paws imprinted into a beautiful plaque made by our very own Laurie Wright! For more information or examples, check out our sample wall in the Pottery Painting Studio or contact Laurie! 2. Open Wheel: The profits from our Family Open Wheel class on May 20th will be donated to HART. We’re hoping to fill that class, so if you know of any friends or family who’ve always wanted to try the wheel but haven’t done so yet, this is their chance!  Register here. 3. Adoption Event: HART will be bringing adoptable dogs to QCC from 12-3pm! This is great exposure for the pups and hopefully we can get some animals into their forever homes! 4. Pottery Painting Studio: 15% of all pieces painted in our Pottery Painting Studio will go directly to HART. This is an amazing activity to do with kids or a group of friends. Bring some wine or snacks and enjoy a relaxing day painting pottery! 5. Pottery Sale: For all gallery sales this day, QCC will donate 10% to HART. Just like the Holiday Bazaar, artists will still receive 80% of their sales. We’re hoping to focus on pieces animal related like food/water bowls, bird houses, pet tags, or pieces with animal designs on...

Empty Bowls: Throw-a-Thon and Event

Mark your calendars!  If you love throwing bowls and donating your time towards an incredible cause, join us for our annual Throw-a-Thon!  If production pottery isn’t your strong suit, consider contributing in another way:  help us by transporting pots to/from drying racks, cleaning up pots, organizing and labeling, the list goes on and on!  There will be plenty to do, and we appreciate all the help we can get.  We’ll also have someone running a pinch-pot demo, so if you’re more of a hand builder we’d love to have you here making bowls!  Bring a side dish or your favorite beverage.  Let’s make this event epic! All bowls will be donated to the Clay Alliance for the 18th annual Empty Bowls, a benefit for the Freestore Foodbank’s Kids Cafe.  Past Empty Bowls events have raised over $223,000 for Kids Cafe in the fight against childhood hunger.  Visit the Clay Alliance’s website for more details and to purchase tickets for the event on November...