Need to do some early holiday shopping? Why not purchase some creative and handmade crafts from local students. Piedmont Technical College pottery students will host their annual Christmas Show and Sale. The exhibit and sale will feature work designed and made by students enrolled in the Professional Clay certificate program at the college’s Center for Creative Economies.
Interested shoppers can see and purchase the works of art on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the college’s Center for Creative Economies in Edgefield or on Thursday, Dec. 5 in room 209C of the James C. Self Conference Center in Greenwood. The sales will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pieces for sale include cups, mugs, bowls, baking and serving dishes, porcelain Christmas ornaments, as well as an array of decorative pieces.
This is the eighth Christmas show the students have held since the Professional Clay program launched in the fall of 2006. The program allows students the opportunity to not only gain the skills needed to produce pottery, but also those skills required to make such production a self-sustaining business. Instruction includes technical knowledge, design skills and marketing and business essentials.
A portion of the sale of each piece goes to support the pottery program through the College Foundation. Door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the sale. No purchase is necessary to register or win.
For more information about the sale, contact Thomas Koole, professional clay instructor, at (803) 637-5388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.