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deadline extended: May 7th at midnight!

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Wildfire Ceramic Studio invites you to apply to [DYS] FUNCTIONAL! We are excited to have Austin Coudriet jury this exhibit that highlights the crossover between functional and sculptural ceramics. This call for entry is for artists willing to fully embrace both veins of the field fabricating a functional vessel with sculptural qualities.



Best in Show: $100 cash

Best Undergraduate: $100 AMACO Material Award

Best Graduate: $150 AMACO Material Award



  • May 7th             Entry deadline (by midnight)

  • May 12th           Applicants will be notified of acceptance

  • May 22-26th      Delivery of artwork due to the Gallery

  • June 2                First Friday opening


  • Each artist may submit up to 5 artworks. $15 non-refundable entry fee. 

  • Each submission must:

  1. be food safe

  2. contain at least one ceramic component

  3. be under 12" in all dimensions

  4. be original and completed within the last three years

  5. be for sale and valued less than $800

  • The gallery retains 50% commission on work that is sold

  • The artist is responsible for the cost of return shipping for unsold items.

  • Please fully read the following instructions. Applications that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.

  • We are currently only accepting work shipped within the USA.


Read this whole page! Then, click on the "Apply" button, fill out all of the information for each piece and attach an image of each piece.


Digital images must be:

  1. In .jpeg format

  2. 300dpi and longest length of 5 inches.

  3. In file name format: jdoe_title_1, jdoe_title_2, jdoe_title_ 3 etc.

All entries with images that do not follow this format OR appear to have been enhanced will be disqualified. No videos will be accepted.



Entry does not guarantee acceptance, but we will send jurying results to all artists. Accepted work will be featured on WCS’s website. If accepted, the exact piece(s) submitted must be sent. 


If your work fits that bill then...

  1. Read and fill-out the Guest Artist Contract

  2. Label each piece with your initials and the corresponding piece number (ie. LT001) on the inventory sheet sent back to you.

  3. Print the inventory sheet and include it in your box with your work.

  4. Insure your work (optional but highly recommended). WCS does not hold any liability for work stolen or broken during shipping.

  5. If shipping, include a return label, check, or your venmo/paypall information account for return shipping. Any unsold artwork that does not have a payment for return shipping will become the property of WCS 90 days after the end of the exhibition. 

  6. Ship it to our PO Box (below) in time to arrive by the deadline above. See our note below about shipping!


We highly recommend that you insure your work if shipping. The artist is responsible for safe delivery and shipping costs.

Artist must include a return shipping label, check, or be prepared to pay an electronic invoice for return shipping costs (NO STAMPS). Pack your pieces well, always double box. Damaged artworks will not be included in the exhibition.

All work must be shipped via USPS to

Wildfire Ceramic Studio

PO Box 16182

Missoula, MT, 59808


If you have to ship via FedEx or UPS please ship to

3150 Great Northern, #16182,

Missoula, MT 59808. 


*Do not ship to Wildfire Ceramic Studio’s Physical Address*

Austin Coudriet

Austin Coudriet was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2019 he earned his BFA with a dual emphasis in sculpture and ceramics from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. There he focused on fabricating large ceramic sculptures and expanding his skills in the wood shop.

Austin is currently a long term artist in residence at the Clay Studio of Missoula located in Missoula, Montana. Here he is able to pursue his passions of teaching, and working as a studio artist. He divides his studio practice between creating large scale sculptures intended for public art installations, and graphic pinch pots.

In 2021 Austin completed a two year residency at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York. There, he helped grow the community studio by: firing kilns, mixing glazes, working in the gallery, running workshops and lectures, and performing routine maintenance on studio equipment. During the start of the pandemic, Austin moved back to Nebraska for six months, where he was offered a fellowship position at the LUX Center for the Arts.

In 2019 Austin help found a ceramic collective group called Mud Ties. He is currently leading both the Social Outreach and the Social Media team.

‘…Mud Ties is committed to making space for emerging artists and connecting them to the greater clay community regardless of gender expression, race or marginalized identity…’

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