Ceramics Symposium at Centre attracts statewide interest
By Sarah Fay Campbell
Some of the finest new pieces of ceramic art in the state were on display last week at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, for the Georgia High School Ceramic Arts Awards and Symposium.
High school ceramics students from across the state entered pieces to be considered for inclusion in the juried show. Chris Kelly, professor of art at Piedmont College in Demorest, was the judge and juror for the show.
“We had over 180 pieces accepted this year.” The best of those pieces are featured on the commemorative poster put together each year.
On April 28, on the closing day of the show, there were several ceramic workshops offered for high school students.
Representatives from the art departments of several colleges were also on hand, recruiting students to their ceramics programs.
The show ended with the awards ceremony.
Sizemore, whose wife, Nancy, teaches ceramics at Northgate High School, began organizing the show and symposium in 2005. He plans to shift the event to the fall, because students have so many obligations in the spring.
Teacher Kirby Meng of Union Grove High School was at the symposium Saturday representing her students, who had something a little more important going on — their prom.