When: April 24th - 27th
Location: Festival Grounds
Purchase Tickets by phone at 505-428-1731
More than 35 ceramic students are expected to participate in the Fourth Annual Clay Club Ceramics Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28 and 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
Clay Club members – all SFCC students – will sell functional and sculptural work created in porcelain, earthenware, stoneware and micaceous clays. The group is made up of aspiring young artists, lifelong learners and professional potters.
If past events are any indication, the pieces will go quickly. Prices can range as low as $5 for some of the work. Sales are split 60-40 between the artist and the Clay Club, which works to enhance the ceramics program at SFCC by making purchases of instructional content and bringing in visiting artists.
The sale will be accompanied by a silent auction of pieces donated by instructors and students, which will also benefit the Clay Club’s enhancement efforts with 100% of the proceeds going to the club. The silent auction will close mid-day on Nov. 29 and bidders do not have to be present to win.
New this year, the Printmaking and Bookart Club joins the Clay Club for the event. At the sale, collectors will discover student work that is lively, inspired and of professional quality. As with the ceramics, holiday shoppers will have an opportunity to buy fine, original art at affordable prices.
The work of students in the Printmaking Department includes richly colored monoprints and limited-edition etchings, linocuts and woodblock. Printmaking students, many of them practicing artists, take advantage of the first-class instruction and equipment at SFCC to produce work that is more than frame-worthy. They use mixed media and assemblage techniques to take books, or the idea of the book, to another level. Santa Fe has become a center for book art, so shoppers can expect to find quality work.
A portion of the printmaking and book art sales goes back to the club and is used for enrichment in the classroom—equipment, videos, visiting lecturers. That means people who shop at the sale have the satisfaction of benefitting not only the artist but the educational process.
For additional information please call the School of Arts and Design at 505-428-1731.