Clunes Ceramic Award will return in 2024!


The Clunes Ceramic Award is an initiative of Creative Clunes Inc. and is in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Castlemaine Art Museum.

Mahala Hill - Mutated Hive II - 2022 Winner
Andrea Barker - Collected Silences - 2019 Winner
Vanessa Lucas - Pearl Jugs - 2017 Winner
Prue Venables - Black Oval Vessel & Spoon - 2015 Winner
Dean Smith - Autumn Frost II -2013 Winner

Home of The Ceramics Award Clunes

The winning artist's work attracts prize money of $10,000

The Clunes Ceramic Award is a biennial event, first held in 2009.


The winning artist’s work will attract the total prize money of $10,000 contributed by the Hugh Williamson Foundation.

A High Commendation Award to the value of $2500

A Peoples Choice Award to the value of $2500

+ Recognition Awards

Events & Exhibitions

Check back soon for the dates of the 2024 award.


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-Brought To You By The Creative Clunes Team


Creative Clunes Inc, the producers of the Clunes Booktown Festival, Booktown on Sunday and the Clunes Ceramic Award, is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people – traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.


Our Key Partners

Art Gallery of Ballarat
Hugh Williamson Foundation
Castlemaine Art Museum

We are grateful to our sponsors