Handcrafted clay sale Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Fine Arts

Hite Art Institute’s Ceramics Art Organization hosts annual sale

Handcrafted clay items for giving or keeping will be sold Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the University of Louisville’s annual ceramics sale. 

The items will be available in room 136 of the Studio Arts Building, 2314 S. Floyd St. at the intersection of Floyd and Warnock streets, diagonally across from McDonald’s restaurant. The ceramics studio will be open for the sale Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The items, crafted by students and faculty members, include functional and sculptural objects. Many are in the $10 to $30 range for plates, bowls, mugs and other tableware. Statement pieces for the home, including large vases, serving bowls and platters, are priced higher.

“The pieces are produced on an array of firing techniques on the studio’s wood, soda, gas reduction and electric kilns,” said Jennie DiBeneditto, a recent fine arts graduate. “We have unique handcrafted art to fit any budget along with one-of-a-kind showstoppers for your home.”  

Sale proceeds help the UofL Hite Art Institute’s Ceramics Art Organization and support student travel to art conferences and free public workshops with nationally recognized visiting artists. The sale gives students an opportunity to gain insight into the business side of art.

On Nov. 30, sale-goers can park without a pass at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and take the university shuttle to the Studio Arts Building. On Dec. 1, shoppers can park in the blue lot just south of the building.

Free coffee and pastries, donated by UofL Dining services, will be offered each day

For more information, contact Todd Burns, associate professor of fine arts, at 502-852-6796 or todd.burns@louisville.edu.