Handmade for the holidays: Sheridan’s annual mug and bowl sale

Have a ball at the Holiday Mug and Bowl sale!

For two days only, the Clay Club of Sheridan College is hosting its annual Holiday Bowl and Mug sale. Stop by A-wing on Wednesday, December 4th or the cafeteria Thursday, December 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trafalgar Campus to browse original pieces of work. 

Students browsing some of the pieces for sale

The best part is that all the pieces are handmade by established Canadian artists and upcoming artists from Sheridan College

Kristina Chetcuti, President of the Clay Club, said, “We have a big mug and bowl-a-rama, and we invite a lot of alumni and some pretty well-known artists in Canada and it’s a big collaboration. Some people would be throwing the things and other people will be attaching handles, and other people would be decorating, so its a cool way to see a mesh of different styles kind of coming together on one piece.”

This event is organized by all of the students in the Craft and Design Program that specialize in ceramics. The proceeds from the event go towards visiting artists and providing funding for the ceramics students to attend a big conference which is very pivotal for those studying in the field.

Pieces range from as low as $3 and as high as $75 depending on the size and complexity of the artwork. And don’t worry if you aren’t interested in bowls and mugs. There are a variety of pieces for sale including plates and vases.

Mugs might seem like a small piece to create. But, “Typically, to make something from the start to the end it takes about a week’s process,” says Zoë Pinnell, a fourth-year student of the Ceramics and Craft and Design Program at Sheridan. 

Zoë Pinnell holding an item for sale

Pinnell explained how “making something like a mug starts really with choosing what clay you want to go with, and then choosing what shape of the item. From there, the artist decides whether they want to pinch it or hand build it into different processes and different forms. But, you can also use the potter’s wheel and form it into different shapes.”

Zoë Pinnell working in the studio – Photo credits to Kleio Maher

All of the pieces are one-of-a-kind and are selling quick so be sure to check out the Mug and Bowl Sale before everything is gone.