26th Annual California Conference for the Advancement for Ceramic Arts (CCACA)

Jennifer Brazelton “Morocco” 29″x 14″ x8″ Multi- fired ceramic with sequins

This year’s conference is going to be held April 25-27th with the big opening reception night being April 25th. The 30 Ceramic Sculpture exhibition that runs throughout the month will run April 16-May 24, 2014.

This weekend long event will include demonstrations by famous artists Esther Shimazu, (local favorite) Donna Billick, Wesley Anderegg, Tom Arie Donch, Stephen Braun, Jennifer Brazelton, Arthur Gonzalez, John Toki and Kevin Snipes. There is also city wide art exhibitions by both professional and student artists. There will be over 45 shows throughout the city of Davis all within walking distance. The opening night which will include live music and refreshments at the various openings is a can’t miss event. It’s a great way to see master artists and rising stars of the ceramic art world. Below is a little more information and some images from the contributing artists.

CCACA 2014 brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, California. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents. Demonstrations, lectures, and over 40 student exhibitions, no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents. Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field.”

Event Title California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

April 25-27, 2014

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

521 First Street, Davis, Ca 95618

www.natsouals.com

art@natsoulas.com

First Issue of Ceramics Now Magazine – Available Online!!!

Roxanne Jackson’s work is on the cover of the Ceramics Now Magazine Winter 2011-2012 issue, introducing an amazing interview about her work. The issue presents Arthur Gonzalez’s work, as well as two special features with the Denver Art Museum (Overthrown: Clay Without Limits) and Keiko Gallery (Japanese artists).

Digital Issue nr. 1 also presents interviews and articles with new and world-renowned ceramic artists: Claire Muckian, Carol Gouthro, Cynthia Lahti, Carole Epp, Connie Norman, Simcha Even-Chen, Liza Riddle, Patrick Colhoun, Mark Goudy, Chang Hyun Bang, Ian Shelly, Ian F. Thomas, Shamai Gibsh, Margrieta Jeltema, Shane Porter, John Shirley, Jim Kraft, Connie Norman, Blaine Avery, Antonella Cimatti, Maciej Kasperski, Wim Borst, Merete Rasmussen.

Overthrown – Denver Art Museum: Gwen F. Chanzit (curator), Katie Caron and Martha Russo, John Roloff, Clare Twomey, Paul Sacaridiz, Linda Sormin, Del Harrow, Benjamin DeMott, Mia Mulvey.

Japanese artists – Keiko Gallery: Niisato Akio, Kawabata Kentaro, Takeuchi Kouzo, Hayashi Shigeki, Tanoue Shinya, Fujita Toshiaki, Murata Yoshihiko, Jorie Johnson, Takeda Asayo, Mariko Husain.

Read more about the magazine: www.ceramicsnow.org/magazine

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