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Tohono Chul Pottery and Trunk Show

  Functional & Decorative Sublime & Whimsical

Friday & Saturday | February 19 & 20 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Over 30 ceramic artists from Southern Arizona Clay Artists will offer their gallery quality, functional and decorative ceramics in Tohono Chul’s blooming botanical gardens.
Free admission during the sale.

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Empty Bowls: A Fundraiser to Fight Hunger and Feed Hope

Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85704
Tickets are $20 each and will available online or by calling 520-297-6049 ext. 209.

Southern Arizona Clay Artists, Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Northwest Art Center and many local potters are handcrafting and donating unique, decorative bowls for this event which is designed to raise awareness of hunger in Pima County.Come sample soups, breads and desserts from area restaurants, bakeries and food partners, and select a pottery bowl to take home.

If you have any bowls to donate please let Jada Ahern know as soon as possible so we can arrange for pick up or a drop off location close to you. Jada [email protected] 520-870-0823

ICS Empty Bowls

TMA Spring Show March 18 – 20 10am to 5:00 pm

More than 100 of the Southwest’s best artisans set up shop in the Museum’s courtyards to exhibit and sell their work.  Find that unique gift for yourself or someone special.  Enjoy food, live music, children’s activities, and more!  This is a fun-filled experience for the entire family.

Early registration is from Jan. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2016. Early registration is $45. Registration will continue through Feb. 29, 2016 at $55/person/space. Registration may close early if the number of entries exceeds the limit of 23 participants for this event. Registration is for juried members only.

Click HERE for the application.

Amazing things happen because we work together!

Your generosity has made it possible for two of the major food banks to raise tens of thousands of dollars to feed the hungry! SACA members donated over 2,000 bowls for the past two events through both Jada Ahern for Interfaith Community Services in the spring and Lil Kinslow for the fall event for Community Food Bank. Both these volunteers have worked tirelessly, getting everyone to get working, get clay distributed, get bowls glazed and fired and make the quota for each event, but they  need your help. This is a huge project and with over 200 members the SACA board has been trying to think of ways to make it easier for Jada and Lil and still make this great contribution. So we are proposing a new program titled “A Bowl A Week”
Even if you do not normally work on a shell or make bowls, there is a way for you to help. So we are asking all members to fill out the online form to tell us how you can participate.

Click here  ‎for online Empty Bowls Pledge form.

We have an Empty Bowls event on March 5th. If you have any bowls to donate please let Jada Ahern or Lil Kinslow know as soon as possible so we can arrange for pick up or a drop off location close to you.

I am looking forward to working with you on Empty Bowls for the food insecure in Tucson. We really need the help as many of our food programs have been cut by the state just this year. I believe our food compromised community is going to have a much rougher time of it from here on out. Your help is so very appreciated.


Jada [email protected] 520-870-0823



Upcoming jury sessions February 7, 2016 and April 4, 2016.

If you’re interested in showing your work at the Tucson Museum of Art in March here’s your chance to jury!
DEADLINE for the Feb. 7th Pre- TMA jury application is Feb. 5th at 5pm. No late applications will considered.

Click HERE for more information.

Upcoming Workshops for 2016

David & Mary Cuzick
March 12 & 13
The Clay Art Center
1703 Ft. Lowell

Hand building, Throwing, Carving, Slip trailing and other decorating Techniques
$130 SACA Members; Non-members $145
Contact Glennda Neff for payment for the workshop at 520 271 7190 or mail check to her at 1510 W. Avocado St., Tucson 85704

SACA Workshop Scholarship Awards

The SACA Workshop Scholarship Committee has awarded Scholarships for 2015-2016 to Felicia Rita Olms, an 18 year old student at Tucson High Magnet School and Angelica Estrada, a 16 year old student at Amphitheater High School.

SACA awards two SACA workshop scholarships per year to students ages 16-25 who are currently enrolled in high school and/or college ceramic classes. The scholarships are awarded on June 1 of every year for a SACA workshop of the student’s choice. Application are accepted between April 1 and April 30. Scholarship Application
Contact Brenda Beeley at [email protected] for more information.

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