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Roxbury Wins Ceramic Awards at Montville MUDD Ceramics Invitational


Roxbury Wins Ceramic Awards at Montville MUDD Ceramics Invitational 

•	Luke Tricarico: The Three ceramic pieces that won first and best in show at MUDD Invitational

ROXBURY, NJ (April 11, 2019) – Roxbury High School students showed impressive ceramic creations at the 7th Annual All Ceramics Invitational Exhibition at Montville Township High School on Wednesday, April 10th. 

RHS Art Teacher Katherine Machere shared, “Tonight was very exciting as we earned not one, not two, but six awards at the extremely competitive Montville MUDD Ceramics Invitational. There were over 80 phenomenal pieces of artwork there!” 

The ceramic works were judged in four categories: Hand Built Functional, Hand Built Sculptural, Wheel Thrown Functional, and Wheel Thrown Sculptural. First, second, third, and honorable mention were awarded in each category along with prizes in categories for Best in Show. 

Received awards for Roxbury were as follows: 

Luke Tricarico 
The Three
1st Place In Category (Hand Built Functional)
Class: Senior Ceramics 4
Teacher: Ms. Katherine Machere

Hailey Mahoney
3rd Place In Category (Hand Built Functional)
Class: Senior Ceramics 4
Teacher: Ms. Katherine Machere

Gavin Ludwig 
Human Form
Honorable Mention Category (Hand Built Sculptural)
Class: Senior Ceramics 4
Teacher: Ms. Katherine Machere

Abigail Ellison 
Raku Bowls
Montclair Art Museum Award -> Passes & Video 
Class: Senior Ceramics 4
Teacher: Ms. Katherine Machere 

Mackenzie Smith
If the shoe fits
2nd Place (Hand Built Functional)
Class: Junior-Portfolio
Teacher: Ms. Nancy Valenta  

Student artists were able to submit up to eight pieces of ceramics work for judging and exhibition at MUDD 2019. All entries were judged by ceramics professors and professional artists and curators from acclaimed fine arts program and institutions. 

This year’s judges included representatives from Montclair Museum, Moore College of Art, Peters Valley School of Art, Rowan University, and William Paterson University. 

In addition to the competition, area students were encouraged to bring portfolios to meet with university representatives.   

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury High School)


For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699.



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