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Ceramic Guild Holds End of Year Pottery Sale

April 04, 2017
Author: Ashley Pollock
Category: Arts

PotteryThe SUU Ceramic Guild will hold their Spring Pottery Sale on April 11th, 13th, and 14th, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sharwan Smith Student Center Living Room. As a special treat, Susan Harris, Professor of Ceramics, will be selling a few pieces at this event.

Members of the SUU Ceramic Guild will sell pottery and sculptural items they created while attending SUU. Part of the proceeds go to support the Visiting Artist Fund in Ceramics, bringing in professional ceramicists to speak with students and teach them during workshops. These workshops are an amazing experience for students and are free to the public interested in ceramics. Student artists who are selling their work also receive a portion of the profits.

Lissy Edwards, the new Ceramic Guild President and Ceramics/Sculpture major, said, “I've always been interested in 3D arts. While I do have a background in illustration, I fell in love with clay in elementary and dabbled at it on and off again while growing up. When I transferred to SUU, I met Russell Wrankle and Susan Harris. Both are inspirational and encouraged me to really grow my talent. I was told that if I wanted to make it as an artist, I could. I decided to take a leap off the deep end and jump into Ceramics as my major. I haven't looked back since.”

She went on to say, “My favorite part about clay is how transformative it is. You can make it into anything you want. It's physical, tactile, colorful, and unpredictable. Sometimes things come out right, and sometimes nothing works. It's not like a painting where you can keep reworking it until you've got it. Clay has a mind of its own. It keeps art exciting. I never run out of ideas when it comes to what I can do with clay; and I suspect it will always be that way for me.”

For more information about the Art + Design, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/art



Contact Information:
Ashley Pollock, public relations & information coordinator
435-865-8667
pollocka@suu.edu