Call for entries

The Slip Cast Object


A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Slip Cast Ceramic Work

Juror: Heather Mae Erickson

June 5th-July 25, 2015

Call for entry dates March 16-April 10,, 2015

Click here for submission and prospectus


Please Note: 

We are no longer accepting any further submissions for this exhibition.



 The Slip Cast Object Revisited will be the 10th anniversary of the first Slip Cast Object exhibition that was held in Steamboat Springs Colorado in 2005.

This first national exhibition devoted to slip cast ceramics was organized by Jonathan Kaplan and Ceramic Design Group. Richard Notkin was the juror for this exhibition.



Address & Gallery Hours

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd
Denver CO 80216

Gallery Hours 

We are open
12-5pm Thursday - Saturday
and most First Fridays.
We are also open by appointment.

303 295-0717


In architecture, a plinth is the base or platform upon which a column, pedestal, statue, monument or structure rests.[1] Gottfried Semper's The Four Elements of Architecture (1851) posited that the plinth, the hearth, the roof, and the wall make up all of architectural theory. According to Semper, the plinth exists to negotiate between a structure and the ground. Semper's theory has been very influential in the subsequent development of architecture.[2]

ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos ‘tile, brick, squared stone.’ The Latin form was in early use in English.

Plinth Gallery conceptualizes that very definition of the base, the pivotal structure, that starting point for the sculptural ceramic vessel. One of the essential concepts in all ceramic work is centering, that elemental core process which provides the base or platform from which a form develops. Those artists selected for exhibitions at Plinth Gallery successfully exploit that core idea of the “negotiation between structure and ground” by the artful manipulation of material organized in both traditional and abstract ways. While idea of the vessel is defined by containment, it is precisely the content that gives the work meaning and inviting of dialog.