The 1996 Ceramics Award, organised by the Friends of the Pottery Workshop, is now open for applications. The award was set up to help those who have pottery as a hobby and wish to develop their talent into a career. Some of these future potters may lack the necessary funding to support the development of their potential. The award would be a good way to start their career. Those interested or those who have friends that are interested should apply as soon as possible. Completed application forms should reach the Friends of the Pottery Workshop, Hong Hong GPO Box 2361 no later than September 30. Eligible applicants will be shortlisted for interviews. They will be notified by October 7. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified individually.