Feats of Clay

34th Competition is BACK! FRIDAY, MAY 5th, 2023 

What is Feats of Clay?       

Central New York's Feats of Clay was established in 1987 as a means to foster education of the ceramic arts for Syracuse area high schools. Feats of Clay has grown to include schools from Watertown and the north country to Binghamton and the southern tier as well. 

In addition to the high school competition, Feats of Clay has grown to now include a juried high school student exhibition that recognizes students that demonstrate excellence in the area of ceramics.

exhibit slide show

(In 2020 the 33rd & in 2021 the 34th Competitions were cancelled due to the Covid 19 Global Pandemic)


On Friday, May 5th 2023, over 25 participating schools will converge behind (2019 New Location) the SRC Arena in Lot #12 on the OCC campus to compete in the 'Feats of Clay Olympics.' 


Click here for the schedule and rules.

These events have been student favorites for years. Teamwork and sportsmanship are imperative and the school that wins the days events are presented with the trophy by the previous years winners. They will house the trophy for the year and add something significant to it. 


The event is hosted by Clayscapes Pottery and is currently in its 19th year at Onondaga Community College (started 2004 @ OCC but Covid 19 cancelled 2020 & 2021).

Click here for a list of current participating schools. 

If you would like your school to participate all you have to do is contact: Lindsey Stehle at lstehle@cssdapps.org

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

Student Exhibition

The Feats of Clay Art Exhibit is one of a kind, the only all ceramic show in the area! This year's opening reception will be on April 20, 2023  from 5-7pm at OCC's Ann Felton Multicultural Center.

Check out the Art Show page for more details.