Crimson Clay brings together students who share a common enthusiasm for working with clay. Whether focused on functional or sculpture clay art, each member works toward a greater understanding of material and process. Every semester, members seek to benefit the larger group and broader community by building relationships with local partners. This is accomplished, in part, through the exhibition of student artwork as well as fund-raising events, including Empty Bowls, the Druid City Arts Festival and the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. As a result, students receive funding assistance from the club to attend conferences or ceramic-based research activities throughout the United States.
Crimson Clay has open studio hours 12:00 noon-6:00 pm on Sundays, Bureau of Mines #5.
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!
Big Al’s Carnival
Crimson Clay members participated in “Big Al’s Carnival” for Valentine’s Day, sponsored by UA Gymnastics.
Crimson Clay members sponsored a booth to recruit new students at 2015 The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Providence, RI. The photo below shows assistant professor Matt Mitros with grad students Sydney Ewerth, Joani Inglett and instructor Virginia Eckinger.