The MSSU Ceramics program and Southern Clay Club present the 2022 Holiday Student Pottery Sale. This event is for two days only, Monday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The sale will take place in the main lobby of the campus MSSU Spiva Library (third floor) and coincide with “DE-Stress Fest”, a week-long series of programming jointly presented by the Spiva Library, Student Success Center, Tutoring Services, Student Recreation Center and Counseling Services, featuring morning and afternoon snacks, gaming, puzzles, tutoring, and kinetic sand play for MSSU students to help cope with the stress of the last week of regular classes and preparing for finals.
Serving as a bit of retail therapy for “DE-Stress Fest”, unique, microwavable, oven and dishwasher food-safe pottery as well as sculptural objects were created in the MSSU Ceramics Studio and are being offered to the public as potential gift items -just in time for the holidays.
Exciting artwork is being created at Missouri Southern and this is an opportunity to see and collect some of these unique works. According to Frank A. Pishkur, Professor of Art:
“This exhibition and sale of pottery is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn and develop skills needed to make a living as an artist. How to structure a sale, how to price work, how to set up, develop, and present an exhibit are all necessary skills that take time and practice to master.
At the same time, the sale is a good opportunity for students to recoup some of the material costs they expended during the semester creating the work as well as even help to pay for the cost of the class,” said Professor of Art, Frank Pishkur. “In essence, every artwork that someone purchases from a student is a small scholarship to that student.”
While the majority of the funds go straight to the students, a percentage of the proceeds will be also be used for club field trips, visiting artists, or purchasing tools and equipment for the MSSU Ceramics Program.