The MSU Art Department maintains the sale of ceramics for Mother’s Day

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX / KJTL) – It has been 16 years since he started a project to sell ceramics and ceramics for Mother’s Day in Midwestern State with the hope of expanding his program.

“Not only was it a way to increase our budget, we increased the money that came in so we could do more and better things. I also realized that I could educate the public about clay and ceramics. And so now, 16 years later, I have regular people coming. They come and collect special things that they have been collecting for the last decades in half, ”said ceramics professor Steve Hilton.

The sale offers a range of ceramics and sculptures from colors to unique styles created by local artists.

“That’s what I do, our continuing education students, some of my students, I have a program of guest artists so a little bit. There may be 150 different artists here, ”Hilton said.

For anyone wondering how long the process of making pottery takes, Hilton says it takes about a week.

“It takes about 45 seconds to throw it on the wheel and then take it off and it dries a bit, I have to trim the foot at the bottom and then we fire it for the first time so it takes about 24 hours and then I take it out, put the glaze on blue and bake another 24 hours later so from start to finish, in reality, in real time probably a week, ”Hilton said.

Not only can customers bring home a handmade gift for Mother’s Day, but it allows MSU students to learn and continue their passion for art.

“It allows my students to make more than small pots. It allows us to make some of the larger pots you see here and allows them to make unlimited things so our students have unlimited access to study, clay, glaze and baking, ”Hilton said.

The sale runs through Monday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ceramics studio of the Fain Fine Arts building.

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