SUU Ceramics Guild Sells Unique Gifts for the Holidays

Published: November 08, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

Get started on your holiday shopping with unique chili bowls, assorted pottery, and ceramic gifts created by student members of the SUU Ceramics Guild. They are holding their annual Fall Bowl Sale on November 11 and 12, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sharwan Smith Living Room at SUU. There will be free soup with every purchase and will include a vegetarian option.Bowl for SUU Ceramics Guild Sale

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.

Alice Hill, a senior Biology major and a Ceramics minor from Cedar City, Utah, shares, “The SUU Ceramics Guild gives students the opportunity to sell pieces that they made. This not only provides experience managing and selling their work, but it also helps each student find their voice as an artist. Art diversifies and enhances the beauty within ourselves and the beauty that resides around us. By supporting the SUU ceramics sale, it not only gives you the opportunity to find some art that speaks to you, but it also provides some footing for the budding artists here at SUU. This upcoming sale focuses on bowls and dinnerware.”

SUU offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts with a Ceramics/Sculpture Emphasis. This is a professional degree focusing on the intensive study of three-dimensional work, as it relates to the ceramic process and multi-media materials. Students develop knowledge and understanding of technical methodologies relating to hand-building and throwing processes, glaze development, various firing methods, mold-making, and slip-casting. They gain a firm foundation of contemporary and historical ceramics and sculpture and have opportunities to combine their ceramic skills with other mediums such as wood, felt, and stone, and each individual determines their own artistic three-dimensional artistic practices.

Bella Cardon, a junior majoring in Art Education with a Ceramics minor from Kaysville, Utah, says, “The majority of the funds will go to the artists themselves, while a smaller portion will be used to fund the guild. This sale will help us go to National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in 2022, which is a clay conference we haven't been able to attend the past two years due to the pandemic.”

Support these ceramics students and start your holiday shopping early by purchasing bowls and dinnerware on November 11 and 12, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sharwan Smith Living Room at SUU. For more information about the Department of Art & Design at SUU, please visit

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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 over 900 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), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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