Ceramics Students and Faculty Showcase Artwork at the 2018 California Clay Conference

Skyline College ceramics students participated for the tenth consecutive year in the annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art in Davis, CA from April 26 to April 29. The three-day conference draws ceramics students from all over the region to put on a display of their colleges’ artwork, and to attend over thirty exhibitions by other colleges and universities from California.

The Skyline College show was set up in a large warehouse gallery with 15 other schools. Our immediate show neighbors were Chico State University and San Jose State University. The installation took a full day on Thursday, which included preparing pedestals and wall displays, hanging lights, and arranging the artwork.

The Skyline College Student Ceramics Exhibition included functional ceramic pieces as well as ceramic sculptures, from all levels of Skyline ceramics classes. The exhibition contained a wide array of themes and styles, reflecting the diverse artistic expression of our students. Participating students welcomed conference guests to our show, sharing their inspirations, ideas and techniques. The large variety of school exhibitions presented a wonderful opportunity for students to connect with potential transfer schools, their instructors, and current students.

In addition to curating the student exhibition, Professor of Art Tiffany Schmierer showed her own ceramic sculptures. She and Adjunct Ceramics Professor Jennifer Brazelton were featured in the main conference exhibition, titled 30 Sculptors, at The John Natsoulas Gallery. Schmierer was also invited as this year’s juror of the California Clay Competition, a statewide professional exhibition at the Artery Gallery.

Article and Photos by Tiffany Schmierer

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