Spring ceramics sale to be held at Creative Arts Center
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 01:04
The West Virginia University School of Art and Design’s ceramic studio will host its annual Spring Ceramics Sale at the Creative Arts Center April 27-29.
The sale is a showcase of students’ work.
"The ceramics sale is a combination of our production studio work and student’s own production," said Lacy Shambaugh, ceramics student.
This event features pieces made in the studio to show the industrial side of ceramics that creates uniform pieces.
"The production facility is run by students who are taking the class, and all of the work is made by students on the machines," Shambaugh said.
In addition, the sale also features artwork that is handcrafted by students on machines such as the pottery wheel, and each of those pieces is truly unique.
The ceramics sale will also feature porcelain created by WVU students during their participation in the college’s international program at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China.
Students involved in the event are particularly eager to have a chance to see the reception of their work.
"We’re in the studio all the time, and then we get to see the general public excited about our work," Shambaugh said.
Shambaugh said she has participated in the sale for several years and she enjoys meeting the people who buy the works and seeing how they react to her and her fellow students’ pieces.
With Mother’s Day approaching, this is a great opportunity to get your mother a beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift at a low price.
All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the ceramics program, student scholarships, student travel and study abroad programs in China.
The annual Spring Ceramics Sale will be hosted in the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby at the front entrance of the Creative Arts Center.
Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, contact the ceramics program at (304) 293-2964.