Peter Johnson Awarded First Place in Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics
Peter Christian Johnson, Assistant Professor and head of Ceramics, won first place in the Sculptural category for his work “Little Gidding” at the 2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics. The Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics is the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere and boasts a Best-of-Show award of $20,000. An additional $11,000 in prizes are awarded to winners in other categories: Functional, Sculptural, Vessel and Mixed Media.
From over 1,100 works submitted by 435 artists, 76 works from 66 artists were selected as finalists to be exhibited in Zanesville. The three jurors for 2017 are Mary Jo Bole, past professor of art at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Leslie Ferrin, director of Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art, North Adams, Massachusetts; and Tony Marsh, Ceramics Program Head, California State University, Long Beach, California. This is the third time for this international competition. The exhibition will be on view at Seilers’ Studio and Gallery located at 129 South 7th Street in Zanesville, Ohio through November 18, 2017.