Clay Club to hold holiday fundraising sale

Club members will sell handmade ceramic items in the student union in time for the holiday gift shopping season.

The Baldwin Wallace Clay Club will be hosting a holiday sale from Nov. 28–29 in Strosacker Hall. 

The sale will include ceramic items such as figurines, rings holders and plates created by the BW students who are members of the club.   

“It’s going to encompass fall things as well as Christmas things, just because it’s being held in November,” said the Clay Club’s secretary, senior studio art major, Adrienne Jurick.   

After testing out the format with their Valentine’s Day sale last spring, the club will practice its business skills once again by not only creating items for a specific market but also selling to it. They said they are hoping to garner student patrons who are interested in purchasing early presents before winter break begins.   

Besides the holiday sale, the Clay Club has also put together other events like their recent mug competition.   

“Basically, we taught our participants how to make mugs out of slabs and how to glaze the mugs,” Jurick said.   

The goal of the organization is to get students to have fun and learn more about working with clay as a medium.   

“I think what makes it unique is that it really is open to anyone,” said Clay Club’s faculty advisor and assistant professor, Benjamin Lambert. He said non-art majors are just as welcome to join the club as art majors.   

The board of the club tries to aid all members in the creative process as much as needed without being overly involved in an artist’s unique vision. The organization meets every other Wednesday night in the ceramic studio in Kleist Center for Art & Drama. Students looking for more information can contact the club’s president, Carissa Ferguson, at [email protected].