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May 2, 2014

Mother’s Day Ceramics Sale returns

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University interim art department head Michael Schmidt continues to reveal the talents of the university’s ceramics department with this weekend’s 12th Annual Mother’s Day Ceramics Sale.

The sale is scheduled to feature ceramic bowls, pitchers, jars, vases, plates, platters and more designed by Schmidt, Darby Boruff, Sarah DeLoach, Robin Carter, Audrey Goodale, Sarah Hamman, Sydney Large, Dominique LaSelva, Chelsea Oberender, Taylor Ruppel, Brittney Tanner, and Ashley Watkins.

Works in the show promise to be combination pieces that are both artistically inspired yet designed for practical use.

Thirty percent of the sale’s proceeds benefit VSU Ceramics Visiting Artist Fund, which allows the art department to continue hosting guest artists which have included Julie Guyot, Tallahassee, Fla.; A.J. Argentina and Beau Raymond, Roswell; Mark Knott, Atlanta; Brian Jensen, Utah Valley University; Shane Christensen, Dixie State College, Utah; Brooke Cassidy, Charleston, S.C.; Suzannah Zucker, University of Georgia; Brad Schwieger, University of Ohio; Chuck Johnson, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Jasey Allen Jones, University of Georgia; Stephen Heywood, University of North Florida; Ryan Fitzer, Southern Methodist University, Texas.

“Fundraising events like this have been instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally recognized artists to programs like ours, here at VSU,” Schmidt says.

The 12th Annual Mother’s Day Ceramics Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Ceramics Lab, Room 136, first floor, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood. More information: Call 333-5835.

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