The Naperville Woman’s Club has invited ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center to host a ceramic sale on Saturday, Sept. 12, on the site of their Old Stone Church clubhouse at 14 S. Washington St. in Naperville. It will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sale is a way for the Naperville Woman’s Club to continue its support of local artists during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the cancellation of the Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair in June. The ceramic sale is a collaboration between the two nonprofits.

The Woman’s Club and ClaySpace have consistently partnered through the years on The Empty Bowls Project which raises money for local food pantries.

This outdoor “trunk” sale will feature 12 ceramic artists who will be physically separated in accordance with pandemic social distancing requirements.

Masks are required for all shoppers, and hand sanitizer will be available for all.

Shoppers can expect to see plenty of beautiful, unique, and creative pottery pieces. The artists will have functional ware in addition to decorative and sculptural pieces for display.

Pieces are made from clay and “thrown” on a wheel or hand built and fired in a kiln to temperatures up to 2,000 degrees. This gives the pieces an amazing depth of color and design.

Picture Source: Courtesy of ClaySpace Ceramics Arts Center

SOURCE ( Naperville Woman’s Club / Daily Herald )