Klytie Pate Ceramics Award 2023
The Klytie Pate Ceramics Competition has long been recognised as a prestigious event in the artistic community, and this year was no exception.
A copy of the exhibition catalogue is available here
The Klytie Pate Award for Ceramics is a National prize, open to all ceramicists in Australia and New Zealand who are experienced in the craft, and the 2023 biennial prize of $10,000 was presented to Pie Bolton for her work You and I are Earth.
The Valentina De Maria Emerging Artists Award of $1,500 was won by recent graduate Mineko Shimazawa for Full Blossom.
Peoples’ Choice Award of $500 sponsored by Arts Mansfield was presented to Fleur Schell for The Fringe as it receive the most ‘favourite’ votes in a free public ballot of exhibition visitors.
In addition the event judges, Melinda Martin CEO of SAM in Shepparton, Rachel Ardnt, Director of Wangaratta Gallery and Potter Susie McMeekin Highly Commended Alison Smiles’s Golden Eye 1&2, Ewer by Simone Fraser and Emerging artist Lea Durie’s First Aid Kit
Klytie Pate Ceramics Award will return in 2025. Updates and past finalists and details may be found on the event Instagram Page