The Award

The Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award is a $10,000 annual prize for ceramic art.  Established in 2011, the award is open to artists nationally and is non-acquisitive. 

Each year, four artists are selected from the entries received to develop work for a group exhibition of ceramic art at a commercial gallery.  From this exhibition, one artist is awarded the prize money.  Selection of finalists and the judging of the award is made by a panel of expert judges.

Vitrify is presented by the Alcorso Foundation, a not-for profit cultural organisation with its home in Tasmania.  For more information about the Foundation and its initiatives, please visit the website www.alcorso.org.au.

Update:  Current position

Sadly, the 2013 Award will be the last one held for the forseeable future as we have not been able to secure long term funding.  

Anyone interested in helping to re-establish the Award is encouraged to contact Jenny Topfer at info@vitrify.com.au


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Ben Richardson.  Instill 2 - Light and shade. Woodfired stoneware 2010.