Shaped Clay 08
    A National Juried Exhibition of High School Ceramics
    Ceramic artworks from Pioneer High School that were selected to be
    part of Shaped Clay 08 at the Everson Museum of Art.
    Every other year the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York hosts a
    national juried high school ceramics exhibit in attempt to find and showcase 
    talented high school ceramics students, teachers, and programs nationwide.     
    The competition is juried from slides and has a six week run at the museum
    in the spring. This year the jury consisted of two faculty members from the
    Ceramics Department at Syracuse University's School of Art, Senior Curator
    Debora Ryan from the Everson Museum of Art and four student
    representatives from the Ceramics Program at Syracuse University.
    For Shaped Clay 08, the committee received 450 entries from 265 applicants
    representing 31 states, plus Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The space at
    the museum is only capable of exhibiting 50 pieces, making it very competitive.
    This year's exhibit proved to be another outstanding year for Pioneer Ceramic
    Students. Alumnist Grant Claypool (07) had all 3 of his entries accepted.
    Seniors Michelle Sallander and Aubrey Eckert each had 2 pieces selected and
    senior Jessica Becker had one piece accepted into the exhibit. With 8 of the
    50 selected pieces coming from Pioneer, it makes Pioneer High School
    the most represented school in the exhibit!
    For Shaped Clay 06, Pioneer was again the most represented high school
    with 5 pieces accepted into the show. Shaped Clay 04, we were the second
    most represented school and won 5 of the 8 awards. Shaped Clay 04 was
    also featured in Ceramics Monthly, an international published magazine high-
    lighting established and emerging contemporary ceramic artists throughout
    the world. The article contained some images from the exhibit that year
    as well, including Pioneer's David Smith (04) and Kodi Tidd (05).