The Ceramics Guild is a Fresno State club that is profitable and educational to its members.
The club sells their items once a month at the Free Speech area in front of the library at Fresno State. Most of the proceeds go directly into members’ pockets, but the club takes a small fee from the monthly sale to hire featured artists for their program.
“The monthly ceramic sales are fun because the artists sell their art, and for some in the guild it is their first time selling their art,” said Blanca Davila, president of the guild. “It is also a good opportunity for the artists to see what consumers are interested in buying, since pottery is such a niche art outlet.”
Lorna Meaden will be one of the featured artists, who will be presenting Wed. March 11 at the Conley Art Building in room 111. Meaden is a studio potter living in Durango, Colorado, whose work has been widely exhibited around the U.S.
Meaden received her Masters of Fine Arts from Ohio University and her bachelor’s from Fort Lewis College. Meaden will be presenting a workshop to the ceramics students, then do a public presentation that is free to the public at 5 p.m.
The guild also hosts a large display during Vintage Days from April 24 to 26. The ceramics department opens its doors to the public and does demos of ceramics making and sells their items to the public.
According to Fresno State’s website, most of the memberbody consists of students who are currently enrolled in cermaics courses within the department of art and design.
The club is for all, but only ceramics students may use the ceramic tools and machines.
Those who want to stay connected in the art community continue in the club event if they are done with their ceramics class requirements. Joining clubs is a resume builder.
“Those who want to seek employment in the art industry may add their participation with the club to their resumes to show their experience,” said vice president Shirin Rawls.
For more information about the Ceramics Guild Club or to hear of their sales and events, follow them on Instagram @CSUFceramicsguild or email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org