Calling all potters, throwers and hand builders. We’re running a Clay Contest and we want all of you to enter. Working with clay is a meditative art — it’s tactile, makes you think and it teaches you to wait. We want to reward your weeks of work and patient embellishing with new tools to use for your craft.

Show us your DIY kilns, bowls, sculptures, jewelry, and anything that you make out of clay. Your projects can win you an Artista potters wheel, sculpting wheels, Bison trimming tools, a polymer clay oven, and more. Visit the new Clay channel for inspiration.

Want more contests? Check out Instructables' upcoming contests here!

The Clay Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jun 15, 2015 and Jul 27, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Clay Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.