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Ceramics and Chili in Guild’s Annual Pottery Fundraiser

Published: October 14, 2014 | Author: Jessica Young | Category: Arts

Ceramic pieces available for sale the annual Ceramic Guild's Chili Bowl Sale. Firing up the kilns for the 12th year, Southern Utah University’s Ceramics Guild will host its annual Chili Bowl Sale October 16-17 and October 23-24, featuring a wide variety of handcrafted pottery items created by ceramic students.

The skilled members of the Guild have each created 30 plus functional and decorative items each, totaling a couple hundred pieces that will be sold at a low cost, with a bowl of soup or chili given at each purchase.

Items available for purchase are both functional and decorative, such as plates, teapots, platters, casseroles, lidded containers, bowls and mugs. The items are finished with glazes that are food safe and contain no lead. So prepare for sweater weather with a mug of coco or a bowl of soup from the SUU Ceramic Guild’s Annual Chili Bowl Sale.

Loyal and dedicated customer to the Guild’s ceramic sale is Deb Hill, dean of the College of Education & Human Development, said of her reasoning to her annual attendance of the sale, “Each piece is very atheistically pleasing and these items are great representation of the quality of education that the art faculty give their students.”

Extending sale dates this year, the Ceramic Guild will host its first pottery sale in Sharwan Smith Student Center Living Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 16-17. The following week, the sale will shift to the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery along with the exhibit 50 from 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art from Six Rocky Mountain States on October 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The proceeds from the sale — which averages $1,400 each year — goes to supporting the Guild members to attend the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference and the visiting artist program in ceramics and to teach a useful form of professional activity to ceramic majors.

The sale is open to the general public who are encouraged to attend.



Contact Information:
Michael French
435-865-8667
michaelfrench@suu.edu