By Alejandro Ambriz
Still haven’t got a Mother’s Day gift? The days are winding, but the arts students of ELAC might have a solution.
Their Mother’s Day ceramics sale has an assortment of novelties that include vases with intricate patterns and smaller pieces shaped like hands and hearts.
Aurora Perez, an art student and one of the organizers, said that every semester they do a big sale for the ceramics studio.
“Twenty percent of everybody’s work will go back to the studio,” she said.
These funds are used to buy more things for the studio and allow them to make more items.
“Usually this is all we make and it’s pretty awesome,” Perez said.
There are bowls, mugs, plates and vases in various sizes and colors, ranging from earth tones to the darker shades.
“Everything is handmade, some are made on the wheel, others are hand built,” art student Marlon Marinero said.
He has a few pieces for sale, including a gray vase with a baby’s breath flower.
Marinero said pieces can take about two or three hours total over the course of four to five days to make.
This array of items for sale is the result of joint efforts between the students and faculty.
“A lot of these things are just pretty pieces, or for the most part are functional,” he said.
They are also handing out flyers for the summer session Arts 108 class.
Students who are interested in learning about the process and how to make art pieces might consider this class.
The ceramics sale began yesterday and will continue until tomorrow.
It will be located in the F5 Student Center foyer from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.