SUU’s Ceramics Guild Proudly Offers Handmade Gifts

Published: November 05, 2020 | Author: Emily Marie Cacho | Read Time: 2 minutes

2020 Ceramics Guild Sale Mug by PrisbreyEvery year, Southern Utah University’s (SUU) Ceramics Guild holds their annual fall sale. The proceeds help raise funds for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference for the ceramic students to attend. This year’s annual sale will be on November 11 and 12, 2020 in the Sharwan Smith Living Room from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Ceramics Guild is made up of SUU ceramics students who want to gain professional experience in their field. The mission of the Ceramics Guild is to “provide a collaborative association of students through which we can produce and market both functional vessels and ceramic artwork in a professional manner”. To fulfill this mission, they hold ceramics sales each year to put their work out in the community.

Cris Belk, President of the SUU Ceramics Guild, states why this sale is important to their organization, “Every year, the Ceramics Guild has sales to help ceramics/sculpture students raise money to travel to our professional conference, NCECA. It is a great opportunity for us to meet other artists, employers, and look at graduate schools. At our Fall Sale, we're selling handmade dinnerware and other student-made items that would make great gifts for the holidays.”

Holding this sale each year gives students a good opportunity to prepare for a professional career in ceramics and the arts by giving them a hands-on experience of pricing and selling their handmade works to other SUU students and members of the Cedar City community.

All COVID-19 protocols should be followed as this is an in-person event. The sale is going to be held in a state building, therefore masks are REQUIRED, and social distancing is essential.

To help support the SUU Ceramics Guild and get them on their way to the NCECA conference, make sure to check out their fall sale November 11 and 12, 2020. There will be some incredible pieces that you will not want to miss. For more information about the Department of Art and Design at SUU, visit  

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 800 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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