The selection of works for the 2016 Portage Ceramic Awards is a two-stage process. Up to 60 works will be selected by the judge from submitted images. The following artists have been preselected:
Brendan Adams, Stephen Bailey, Greg Barron, Owen Bartlett, Maak Bow, Susannah Bridges, Claire Bryers, Annette Bull, Madeline Child, Peter Collis, Jim Cooper, Ian Drury, Suzy Dünser, Phillipa Durkin, Caroline Early, Penny Ericson, Liz Fea, Mel Ford, Kirsty Gardiner, Mark Goody & Emily Siddell, Kairava Gullatz, Peter Henderson, Charade Honey, Jane Johnson-Matua, Chuck Joseph, Louis Kittelson, Tammy Kuypers, Yi-Ming Lin, Jane Mcculla, Royce Mcglashen, Nyree Mcinally, Kate Mcintyre, Annie Mciver, Mclean Matt, Melissa Mcmahon, Tatyanna Meharry, E.M. Mertens, Marion Mewburn, Gaeleen Morley, Elena Renker, Louise Rive, Rick Rudd, Trish Seddon, Amanda Shanley, Liz Sharek, Duncan Shearer, Sang Sool Shim, Keum Sun Lee, Susan St Lawrence, Cat Thompson, Janna Van Hasselt, Chris Weaver, Sarah Wigley, Paul Winspear, Helen Yau.
These artists will be invited to send their works to Te Uru for the final selection where the judge will view and select the exhibiting works and award winners. Finalists will be announced 26 October 2016 with the awards evening on 10th November 2016