Crimson Clay is a student organization focused on bringing together students with an interest in the “inner workings” of the field of ceramics. Each member works toward the benefit of the group through individual practice with clay materials. Our plan is to display and sell our work at events throughout the school year, including the Druid City Arts Festival and the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. We plan to put twenty-five percent of our individual profits back into the club in order to add to the club’s funding.

Crimson Clay members have made and donated ceramic soup bowls to Empty Bowls projects in Tuscaloosa since 2015. This year, they had a “teach-in” at Grace Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, before the event, so that anyone who wanted to could make clay bowls!

Crimson Clay members teach attendees how to make ceramic bowls ahead of the 2018 Empty Bowls project at Grace Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, before the event. Crimson Clay president and grad student in ceramics Amy Smoot teaches an attendee how to make ceramic bowls ahead of the 2018 Empty Bowls project at Grace Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, before the event. Crimson Clay members teach attendees how to make ceramic bowls ahead of the 2018 Empty Bowls project at Grace Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, before the event.

Empty Bowls projects in 2016 and 2015.

Crimson Clay members in the news!

Crimson Clay members participated in “Big Al’s Carnival” for Valentine’s Day, sponsored by UA Gymnastics.

Sydney Ewerth and Jason Stein demonstrate ceramics techniques Sydney Ewerth and Jason Stein at Big Al's Carnival, hosted by UA Gymnastics Handmade bowls at Empty Bowls 2015

Crimson Clay has open studio hours 10-4 pm on Sunday, Bureau of Mines #5

Crimson Clay at NCECA 2015 in Rhode Island.[RIGHT:] Crimson Clay members sponsored an information booth to recruit new students at the 2015 The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Providence, RI. Photo shows assistant professor Matt Mitros with grad students Sydney Ewerth, Joani Inglett and instructor Virginia Eckinger.

Crimson Clay Officers 2016-2017

President – Amy Smoot
Vice President – Pat Hoban
Treasurer – Sam Joslin
Secretary – Aleiah Briggs
Advisor: Professor Matt Mitros, Head of Ceramics

For more information, contact Matt Mitros.
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