See your name in lights on CLAYflicks!

Submit a video of your best tips and techniques!

Do you have a great tip or technique that you would like to share with other passionate artists? Have you figured out a McGyver-like solution to a common studio problem? Or do you just have a really cool process that you think others would like to see?

Submit a high-quality video to us for possible inclusion on CLAYflicks! We are starting a new user-submitted video section on CLAYflicks, and we’d love to see what you’re doing in the studio. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure for your work and share your knowledge with like-minded artists.

Important Guidelines for Video Submissions

  • Videos should be no more than 5-8 minutes in length.
  • We are accepting videos in the following categories: Clay Sculpture, Glaze Chemistry, Glazing & Decorating, Handbuilding, Kilns & Firing, Mold Making, Wheel Throwing, Interviews & Conversations, and FUNflicks (FUNflicks are videos that don’t quite fit into our other topic areas and are here purely for entertainment or food for thought).
  • Our audience is largely made up of intermediate-to-advanced-level artists, but we also serve a lot of educators teaching at the beginner and intermediate levels, so the videos can be geared toward beginner through advanced skill levels. 
  • Like the other instructional videos on CLAYflicks, instructional videos should follow the step-by-step “cooking show” model. 
  • Videos do not need to be shot by a professional film crew, but need to be of high quality: Close up shots, good lighting, detailed instruction/narration, clear pronunciation, good audio, shot on a tripod. 
  • High quality videos shot on cell phones are acceptable, but should be shot in landscape orientation using a tripod. 
  • If you have any videographer friends, ask them for help! 
  • Commercial suppliers are not eligible to submit videos featuring their products.

Video File Types

We accept many common file formats, but for the most consistent performance we recommend exporting files in MP4 format (suggested) with the H.264 codec (required). 

Other file types accepted: MOV, MPG, AVI, FLV, F4V, M4V, ASF, WMV, VOB, MOD, 3GP, MKV, DIVX, XVID, WEBM

Video File Size

Videos must be under 400mb to be uploaded and reviewed. If you need to compress your video to reduce the file size, save the original version in case quality is degraded - depending on quality, we may request the original file for videos that are selected for streaming on CLAYflicks. We recommend using Handbrake, a free compression tool available online, to compress your video if needed.

Music in Videos

If you wish to use music in your video, you must obtain the appropriate licenses and permissions, or use non-copyrighted music. IMPORTANT: If you are unsure about copyright, do not use music!

Evaluation and Acceptance

Video submissions will be evaluated by the editorial staff at Ceramic Arts Network. All submissions will be reviewed on a once-per-month basis. By agreeing to the Terms of Use below, you agree to publication of your video on CLAYflicks. Submissions not accepted will be notified via email. Please do not contact our offices regarding the status of your submission.

The 2nd Annual ICAN Holiday Cup Exhibition

Show the world what you’ve been up to in the studio and submit your best cup or mug to the 2nd annual ICAN Holiday Cup Show. Send us images of your cups (mugs, yunomis, teacups, chalices, and tumblers accepted too!) now for the chance to win a feature article in Pottery Making Illustrated and the opportunity to sell your winning pieces on the Ceramic Arts Network website! With your ICAN membership, you can expand the reach of your artwork globally!

Dates to know:

Call for entry opens: September 16, 2021

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021

Exhibition Dates: November 11–January 8, 2022

Prizes and opportunities:

—Best in Show: A feature in Pottery Making Illustrated.

—All finalist’s images will be shown online in the ICAN Exhibition Gallery. Following the conclusion of the show, they will be stored permanently online in the ICAN Exhibition Archives.

—All accepted pieces will have the option to be for sale on the ICAN website for the duration of the exhibition!

Contest policies & how to submit:

• The ICAN Online Exhibition is open to all current ICAN members that are 18 years of age or older.

• Members can submit up to 3 high-resolution (300 ppi) digital images of different artwork that are at least 2500 pixels in the largest dimension (or at least 5x7 inches when printed). *Please be sure that when you submit your images of work that the ceramic artwork fills the frame and that the background does not distract from the artwork.

• All entries must be completed through this Submittable form. All other entries will not be accepted.

• Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration, and upload up to 2 images of each piece of artwork.

• A $10 Submittable processing fee will be charged for each person’s submission ($10 for three entries).

• Artists must provide complete caption information for each image, including: title, dimensions, materials, firing temperature, and date created.

• All entries must be constructed primarily of clay.

• All submitted work for sale must be marked with a price, including prep and shipping, excluding international entries. Please put NFS on your captions if you do not wish to have the artwork for sale. Purchased artwork can only be shipped to the US and Canada at this time. Members from outside of the US and Canada can still participate, but their items will not be made available for sale due to shipping restrictions.

• Artists must have a PayPal account in order for payments to be processed.

• All artwork for sale must remain available for the full duration of the exhibition.

• The artwork sold must be the exact same piece entered into the contest.

• If sold through ICAN and the Online Exhibition, the artwork should be prepared for professional shipment by the artist. Artists are responsible for the cost of preparing and shipping selected work(s) to the buyer.

• Artists are responsible for their own insurance for shipping should their piece be sold. Artists must provide ICAN with confirmation of shipment within 5 business days of the artwork being sold.

Entry Fee:

The cost of entering is an administrative fee of $10 USD for up to 3 images. All major credit cards and PayPal are acceptable payments.  

Pricing and Sales 


Artists are free to set the price on their artwork. Artists will receive a commission of 70% of the selling price for their work sold during the exhibition, while ICAN will retain a 30% commission.  

The Selling Process:

Available artwork will be listed on a first-come, first-served basis. Buyers will need to email ICAN ( to select a piece for purchase. Once the payment is received from the Buyer by ICAN, ICAN will inform the Artist to ship the item. Once the item is received in good condition by the Buyer, ICAN will transfer the sales commission directly to the Artist. Should the purchased item be received by the Buyer broken or in an altered condition, ICAN will refund the Buyer the full purchase price unless a resolution can be brokered between the Buyer and Seller.  

Questions about your application?

For questions about submissions, please contact

All ceramic artists, both US and international, making functional, sculptural, installation, performance, and social practice-based work are invited to apply to the Pottery Making Illustrated's "POTLUCK" contest.

Selected artists will have their work published in the January/February 2021 issue of the magazine.  

To be considered for the "POTLUCK" competition, please submit the following materials and a $10 processing fee via Submittable by October 15, 2021:

1.  Up to five high-resolution (300 ppi) digital images that are at least 2500 pixels in the largest dimension (or at least 5x7 inches in print size at 300 dpi resolution). The images can show five different works, or they can be a combination of overall and detail shots of fewer than 5 works.

2.  Complete caption information for each image including materials, processes used, firing temperature, dimensions, and date completed

3.  Contact information (including email)

4.  Current artist statement saved as a PDF, Word, or .txt document. 

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