Skyline College ceramics students participated for the ninth consecutive year in the annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art in Davis, CA from April 28 to April 30. 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. There were also many engaging lectures by professional ceramics artists that included slide presentations and clay demonstrations. Each school is provided a space in downtown Davis to transform into a pop-up gallery for the weekend.
The Skyline College show was located on the second-floor room of the historic Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion, built in 1875 in central downtown Davis. Also located in the mansion were the exhibitions of Foothill College and Humboldt State University. The installation took a full day on Thursday, and included preparing pedestals and wall displays, hanging lights, and arranging the artwork. Students learned firsthand how to set up a professional-quality exhibition. Ceramics Instructor Tiffany Schmierer selected functional ceramic pieces as well as ceramic sculptures for the show, from all four levels of Skyline College ceramics classes. The show 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.
Article by Tiffany Schmierer | Photo by Mia Coo