In its 28th year, this annual juried ceramics competition has long been a goal of mine. I was accepted into the 2012 show and thoroughly enjoyed myself, even if I was more than a tad overwhelmed. THIS year, after a LONG time away, I applied once more, simply to put recent work I was inordinately proud of in front of the juror, Tiffany Schmierer. I studied with Tiffany for two very full weeks in 2008 and then for six weeks in the summer of 2009. It changed my creative life – and I was hoping she would see the roots of her guidance, but also see it for what it was now as full expressions of me. She did, and boy am I happy about that.
Both of the pieces she accepted are part of my personal collection, but will be offered for sale in this exhibit – and there is prize money that might be awarded! (Last time I did get a gift certificate to a clay supplier and it felt very good!)
The CCC is held in conjunction with the annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art in which the entire downtown of Davis is taken over for a lively long weekend featuring the works from around 40 schools’ ceramics departments, demonstrations, major gallery exhibits (such as the CCC) and lots of speakers, break out sessions and a general steeping in this artform. I try not to miss and you’re invited too.
207 G Street, Davis, CA 95616