Art, Craft and DIY Studio and Event Venue, Arlington Texas

Wheel Wars

Saturday March 27, 2021, 4-6PM

@ Legal Draft Beer Co., 500 E. Division St, Arlington, TX 76011

Wheel Wars is a fast and fun, head-to-head pottery wheel competition where eight people will compete in 3 round eliminations. Each potter will have to make the same specified forms on the pottery wheel under time constraints. Each pottery form that the competitors make for a given round will have specific and measurable minimum requirements. If all requirements are met from both potters in a bracket, in each heat, the shortest length of time used to make the form will be the deciding factor for the winner of that heat. All competitors must be a beginner level potter but must have some experience making pottery on a pottery wheel.

Registration forms for the Wheel Wars competition must be submitted to Catalyst Creative Arts by March 6, 2021.

This is a FREE event and competitors are allowed to bring friends and family to watch and cheer them on. Wheel Wars will be live-streamed, recorded, and published on our social media sites.

Potters are competing for an Arlington Urban Union Prize Pack valued at $xxx.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts with production support provided by Downtown Arlington.

Wheel Wars guest judge is Keith Thomson of Firehouse Pottery.

COMPETITION FORMAT

Round 1 - The 8 potters will be assigned a number at random. Our judges will select 2 random numbers to compete against each other until all 8 potters have been assigned a heat. Each heat in Round 1 will require the potter to make a cylinder that meets the specific minimum measured requirements. The winner from these 4 head-to-head heats will move on to Round 2.

Round 2 - The 4 remaining potters will have their heat assigned randomly. Round 2 will require the potter to make a bowl that meets specific minimum measured requirements. The winner from these 2 head-to-head heats will move on to Round 3.

Round 3 - The 2 remaining potters are required to make a vase that meets specific minimum measured requirements. The winner will be declared Wheel Wars 1 Champion and receive the Arlington Urban Union Prize Pack.

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