Colorful ceramic bowls and mugs lined the tables at the CSUN Art and Design Center yesterday as students sold their creations to raise funds for the CSUN Ceramics Guild.
The club hopes to raise enough funds to send students to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Milwaukee.
“The conference is a really good opportunity for students to learn more about ceramics.” The other goal of the sale was to provide visibility for the ceramics class,” said Jack Shanklin, vice president of the guild. “It’s fun, we’re very open and welcoming.”
Students that browsed the tables bought items to support their art majors.
“I love having unique, hand-made bowls and cups to use,” said Naomi Tarle, 32, graduate art student.
After students bought their bowl or mug they were able to fill them with chili, vegetarian chili or coffee. However, many students opted to use the available styrofoam cups instead. The prices ranged from $5 to $45.
Lucia Sbardellati, a senior at CSUN and secretary of the guild, said she joined the club because of her love and passion for ceramics.
“I kind of like getting dirty and playing with clay,” she said. “It’s different than anything else.”
Even though Sbardellati has been with the guild for three years she is not an art student.
“I’m a liberal studies major, but I love doing ceramics,” she said. “It’s almost like meditation.”
Various levels of expertise were on display, from beginning to advanced, but Sbardellati picked out some beginning students ceramics that she enjoyed.
“The beginning students come up with interesting color combinations,” she said while she held a small blue and orange bowl.
Another ceramics sale will be held Dec. 2 where the money raised will go directly to the artists. The Ceramics Guild Chili Sale will take place again tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art and Design Center on Plummer Ave.