Skyline College ceramics students participated for the fourteenth year in the annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA) in Davis, April 29-30, 2022. The conference, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, draws ceramics students from all over the state to put on a display of their colleges’ artwork, and to attend exhibitions by other colleges from California. Each school is provided a space in downtown Davis to transform into a gallery for the weekend. This year we were located in a complex with many other schools including other California community colleges, CSUs, and private arts colleges.
Participating students welcomed conference guests to our show, sharing their inspirations and techniques. The large variety of school exhibitions presented a beneficial opportunity for students to connect with instructors and current students from potential transfer colleges. In addition to attending the student shows, there were several local galleries showcasing Statewide and National Ceramic exhibitions featuring a wide range of ceramic artwork from professionals in the ceramic field. This provided a rich community of those passionate about ceramic art.
Skyline College’s Student Ceramic Exhibition featured a range of clay pottery and sculpture that represented the wide creative and technical range of our students. The exhibition was co-curated collaboratively by Tiffany Schmierer, Art Professor, Ashley Asaro, Studio Art Lab Technician, and the students. One of the featured pieces was a large-scale tile mural installation by Miyuki Togi titled “Silent Cascade” evoking the wonderous and fragile nature of our environment with delicate porcelain tile reliefs. This piece, along with others displayed at CCACA are currently showing in the campus Art Gallery for the 22nd Annual Skyline College Student Art Exhibition.
Article and photo by Ashley Asaro and Tiffany Schmierer