Earley receives scholarship, attends festival as master of ceramics

Gulgong Festival Masters Exhibition in April 2022
Photo of Caroline Earley spinning clay on a wheel.  Photo by Bridgit Willis.

The Idaho Arts Commission recently awarded Caroline Earley, a professor in the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies, a 2023 fellowship in visual arts along with two other Idaho artists. The awards, given biennially by the Idaho Commission on the Arts, honor outstanding artists, honoring works deemed to exhibit the highest artistic merit upon peer review. Out-of-state panelists review applications anonymously in a highly competitive process that assesses existing work and work history. The Idaho State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts fund the scholarship.

Additionally, Earley attended the Clay Gulgong Festival in New South Wales, Australia in April 2022 as a guest master. The internationally renowned festival, an unmissable event for world ceramics, regularly brings together national and international artists.

“It was a real honor to be selected for the Visual Arts Scholarship and Master for the International Ceramic Arts Festival, Clay Gulgong this year,” said Earley. “The Idaho Arts Commission has been very supportive of my work and I am grateful to have received this award. I have also always wanted to participate in Clay Gulgong and was thrilled to receive the invitation.

During the festival, Earley took part in a demonstration with Roz Hall, a recent Australian National University graduate.

Photo of a ceramic work of art titled "Stasis X" by Caroline Earley
“Stasis X” by Caroline Earley
Photo of a ceramic work of art titled "Melee V - Iteration IV" by Caroline Earley
“Clinch V – Iteration IV” by Caroline Earley

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