Ceramic Celebration

It may not feel like spring outside yet, but you know it’s time for spring when the annual “Feats of Clay” exhibit opens on campus! Once again the ceramic creations of area high school students are on-display in the Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

On Friday, May 4 students from over 30 participating high schools will take over OCC’s quad when they compete in the “Feats of Clay Olympics.” Events will include the “Cylinder Stack,” “Mug Production,” “No Hands Throw,” “Blindfold Throw,” “Pot Put,” and the “Highest Coiling.”

“Feats of Clay was created in 1987 as a way to promote education of the ceramic arts in high school. This is the 14th year the exhibit has been on campus. You can view of a slideshow of some of this year’s remarkable work below.

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The Return of “Feats of Clay”

Feats of Clay is back on campus! This is the 30th year of the scholastic ceramic art competition. The outstanding exhibit is on display in the Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center until Thursday, May 4. The following day students from two dozen high schools will come to campus for the Feats of Clay Olympics. Students will compete in a series of events which combine art and athletics including the Cylinder Stack, Mug Production, No Hands Throw, Blindfold Throw, Pot Put and the Highest Coiling. The winning school will be presented a trophy by the previous year’s winner. You can see a slideshow of all of the art on display at the bottom of this story.

Feats of Clay is supported by Onondaga Community College, Clayscapes Pottery and The Independent Potters Association.

Participating schools include:

  • Altmar-Parish-Williamstown
  • Candor
  • Cato-Meridian
  • CBA
  • Central Square
  • Chenango Valley
  • Chittenango
  • Corcoran
  • East Syracuse Minoa
  • Fayetteville-Manlius
  • Hannibal
  • Henninger
  • Jamesville-Dewitt
  • Liverpool
  • Marcellus
  • North Rose-Wolcott
  • Oswego
  • Phoenix
  • Red Creek
  • Skaneateles
  • Solvay
  • Trumansburg
  • Westhill
  • Watertown
  • West Genesee

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Feats of Clay

TOP OF STORY Feats of Clay Gallery Exhibit 031The 29th edition of Feats of Clay has returned to OCC’s Gallery! The annual competition highlights high school students who demonstrate excellence in the area of ceramics.

Feats of Clay is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The final day of the display is Thursday, May 5. The following day more than 20 participating schools will meet on OCC’s West Quad and take part in the “Feats of Clay Olympics.” Events will include the “Cylinder Stack,” “Mug Production,” “No Hands Throw,” “Blindfold Throw,” “Pot Put” and the “Highest Coiling.” The school which does the best will receive a trophy. The Feats of Clay Olympics will begin at 9:45 a.m on Friday, May 6.

Below is a slideshow of some of the student art work on-display in the gallery.

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