The SUU Ceramics Guild Sells Unique Holiday Gifts

Published: 08 November 2021 |
Author: Ashley H. Palmer |
Category: Arts

Start your holiday shopping with unique chili bowls, assorted pottery and ceramic gifts created by student members of the SUU Ceramics Guild. They are hosting their annual Fall Bowl Sale on November 11-12, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SUU’s Sharwan Smith Lounge. There will be a free soup with every purchase and will include a vegetarian option.

The mission of the Ceramics Guild is “to provide a collaborative association of students through which we can produce and market both functional vessels and ceramic works of art in a professional manner”. To fulfill this mission, they organize ceramic sales every year to spread their work in the community.

Alice Hill, a biology major and ceramics minor from Cedar City, Utah, shares, “The SUU Ceramics Guild gives students the opportunity to sell pieces they have made. This not only provides experience in managing and selling their work, but also helps each student find their voice as an artist. Art diversifies and enhances the beauty within ourselves and the beauty around us. By supporting the sale of SUU ceramics, it not only gives you the opportunity to find art that speaks to you, but it also provides a foundation for budding artists here at SUU. This upcoming sale focuses on bowls and tableware.

SUU offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in studio arts with a focus on ceramics/sculpture. It is a professional degree focused on the intensive study of three-dimensional work, as it relates to the ceramic process and multimedia materials. Students develop knowledge and understanding of technical methodologies relating to hand building and throwing processes, glaze development, various firing methods, mold making and slip casting. They acquire a solid foundation of contemporary and historical ceramics and sculpture and have the opportunity to combine their skills in ceramics with other mediums such as wood, felt and stone, and each individual determines their own artistic artistic practices in three dimensions.

Bella Cardon, a junior art education student with a ceramics minor from Kaysville, Utah, says, “The majority of the funds will go to the artists themselves, while a smaller portion will be used to fund the guild. This sale will help us attend the National Council on Ceramic Arts Education (NCECA) conference in 2022, a clay conference we have been unable to attend for the past two years due to the pandemic.

Support these ceramic students and start your holiday shopping early by shopping for bowls and dinnerware on November 11-12, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SUU’s Sharwan Smith Lounge. For more information about SUU’s Department of Art and Design, please visit

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University includes 26 academic programs, including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theater . It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). Over 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 College majors. CPVA presents more than 100 performances, lectures, presentations and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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