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2023 Crackpot Cup Competition

Next step for finalists:

(the essential small print)


  • Collection of unsold cups is on Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th September 2023 between 10am- 2pm. Entries that require posting will be posted by Australia Post during this period with stamps provided by the competitor.


  • Uncollected work will be sold within a month to help offset costs. 


  • Entrants will be advised if work has sold prior to pick up dates.


  • All finalist cups will be displayed and available for sale in The Cup Exhibition to be held at Crackpot Studios and Gallery, 20 Lawrence Street, Freshwater, NSW 2096.


  • Crackpot Studio and Gallery reserves the right to publish images of Finalist cups for promotional purposes with the Artist being credited.


  • If a physical or online exhibition is not possible or the event needs to be cancelled, then Crackpot Studios and Gallery will refund the entry fee to all   entrants (less the merchant service fee cost)

Crackpot Cup Competition 2023
Exhibition: 6-17 September

Three Categories:  Functional, Fantasy and Retro

Come in and vote for your favourite cup for the people's choice cup and go into the draw to win a $150 voucher for Harbord Hotel, Freshwater.  Exhibition ends Sunday 17 September.  


Congratulations to the 2023 finalists:
Alan Mendoza, Anna-Karina Hermkens, Bella Insch, Berenice Ferguson, Brett Smout, Brian Dawson, Caressa Gonsalves, Cassandra Hurley, Cathy Allen, Christine Mackinnon, Christine Sadler, Christopher Plumridge, David Collins, Debbey Watson, Diane Sargeant, Clarissa Regan, Claudia Basler Forbes, Daniel Lafferty, Denise McDonald, Elaine Ang-Giraud, Elizabeth Cashmore, Gabby Malpas,  Gail McCahon, Gemma Gale, Gillian Martin, Heidi Francis, Helena Blackstock, Holly Mathews, Ian Hodge, Jane Cann, Janet Fraser, Jason Mak, Jenn Johnston, Jenny Campbell, Kara Pryor, Lene Lunde,  Leslie De Preez, Louise Nade, Luke Ford, Margaret Hall, Margaret Shipton, Marlize Myburgh, Mary Henry, Megan Brandis, Melissa Gabelle, Michelle Carr, Mina Kim, Minna Graham, Monika Colic, Natalie Velthuyzen, Nicole Butcher, Robert Linigen, Rupert Leung, Sandy Jacka, Selma Fida, Sharon Cameron, Sharyn Vamvakaris, Sheryl Johnson, Shinhee Ma, Sofie Neuendorf, Siobhan Motherway, Stephanie Hart, Sue Harrison, Tahli Sidaway, Theo Stephens, Yannie Chui, Yegana Jafarova, Zeynep Testoni

Thank you to judges:
Brett Stone - Claypool,  
Janine Brody - Artist and Ceramics Teacher TAFE NSW
Josephine Bennett - Manager Arts and Culture / Gallery Director, 

Congratulations to the winners:
Overall first place winner:
Minna Graham (Fantasy category) for her cup "Degenerative-ware".
Runner up (Functional category)
Robert Linigen for his cup "Cotoneaster Ash Glaze"
Runner up (Retro category)
Cassandra Hurley for her cup "Breakfast at Lloyd's



Minna Graham

Cassandra Hurley
Robert Linigen

A Huge thanks to our sponsors:
Keane Ceramics, Q Station Manly, Harbord Hotel, Bendigo Bank and Teavision

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2022 Winners

Joint First Place: Jen Lyall and Clarissa Regan

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Runners up: Helena Blackstock and Sasha van der Westhuizen McCrindle

2021 Winners:

Congratulations to Helen Earl,
Winner of the 2021 Crackpot Cup Competition!

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Runners up of the 2021 Crackpot Cup Competition
Jennifer Everett (functional) and Yegana Jafarova (mythical)

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