Guest curator and artist Sigrid Zahner invited ten well-known ceramic artists from around the country to participate in this exhibition. Each of those artists was asked to invite another artist to the exhibition. The result is TEN OUT OF TEN, a national exhibition of contemporary ceramics. The show includes a wide-range of artists and practices, from wood-fired pots and porcelain installations to 3D printing. The works engage subjects as diverse as the refugee crisis and the endangered bee population to popular culture and the history of still life.
This exhibition is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Pittsburgh, PA in March 2018. In keeping with NCECA's core focus on ceramics education, TEN OUT OF TEN highlights artists who are actively involved in teaching, be it on the college level or in the community. According to curator Sigrid Zahner, "the goal of this exhibition is to present a show that displays excellence in the field at all levels of an artist’s career, from the undergraduate to the professor who allows students to stand on her or his shoulders and soar."