chris cox on wed 11 nov 98
The Cyber-Space ceramics competition was to allow a wider entry
than the annual internal event held at Potfest Penrith in the U.K.
The internal competition started as a bit of fun with all the
exhibitors at the market entering a piece to a theme. The first one in
1997 was a series of "Planted Forms". Everyone entering was allowed to
vote for their six favourites and the winners were chosen by the total
number of votes they received. The visiting public would have liked a
vote too but this was a peer approval prize.
In 1998 an external event was added with open entry over the
internet. This time the theme was "Sacred Container" and entries were
sent by e-mail. Voting was again limited to those with entries and all
the images (118 ) including the winners can now be seen on the Potfest
Competition pages - http://www.potfest.co.uk/Comp98/comp98.htm
Entries are now invited for 1999. Next year's theme is:-
"LIGHTING THE WAY"
Being a virtual exhibition there are no size restrictions. The
piece can have other materials incorporated , but must be essentially
ceramic. The only restriction is that it must provide some form of wick-
burning illumination ( Candle / oil/ etc ) so that when the millenium
bug claims all the utilities on New Year's Eve 1999 we still Light our
Way into the next thousand years.
Details of how to submit are on the Potfest site: