Clay ConferenceSkyline College ceramics students participated for the thirteenth year in the annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, from October 22nd to 23rd in Davis. This two-day conference draws ceramic art students from all over the region to put on a display of their colleges’ artwork, and to attend exhibitions by other colleges and universities from California. Each school is provided a space in downtown Davis to transform into a gallery for the weekend. There were also many wonderful lectures by professional artists that included slide presentations and clay demonstrations.


This year, Skyline’s exhibit space was adjacent to those of UC Davis, Delta College, and San Jose State University. Setting up the show took a full day on Thursday and included installing pedestals, arranging the artwork, and adding professional signage. Ceramics Professor Tiffany Schmierer selected functional pottery pieces as well as sculptures for the show from the Ceramics II and Glazing Techniques ceramics classes. Art Studio Lab Technician Ashley Asaro helped to curate the show and exhibited work as well. Participating students welcomed guests to our show and shared their inspirations and techniques. The large variety of school exhibitions presented an excellent opportunity for students to connect with potential transfer schools, their instructors, and fellow students.


Photo and article by Tiffany Schmierer, Professor of Art

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