The Michigan Ceramics 2020 exhibition was adjudicated by Malcolm Mobutu Smith. In this video Malcolm walks us through the exhibition and the winning works he selected.

Established in 1958 as the Michigan Potters’ Association, MCAA has grown to a statewide organization of over 300 members. Our membership includes studio artists, art educators, galleries, art organizations, potters guilds, students and collectors.

MCAA offers exhibitions, conferences, workshops and other learning and networking opportunities to it's membership, as well as scholarships to assist students with education expense.


Michigan Ceramics juried exhibition is one of the few U.S. exhibitions of its caliber operated entirely by artists. This biennial exhibition and competition showcases the excellence of ceramic art and its diversity across the state of Michigan and neighboring states.


Michigan Mud is a conference offered every 2 years by the Michigan Ceramic Association. This biennial conference features a nationally known keynote speaker in addition to demonstrations and lectures from regional ceramic artists.


MCAA awards scholarships to encourage students currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution within the state of Michigan to further their ceramics education.


Individual and institutional memberships are open to all who are interested in furthering the ceramic arts. Join our vibrant and supportive community today!