34th Ceramics Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

October 22 – 23, 2021

After 34 years of tradition the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts is proud to continue the largest sculptural ceramics conference in the world. Conceived by the need for dialogue and direct interaction between artists and students, CCACA 2021 brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field.

40+ Major Shows

Local gallery exhibitions and over 30 college shows bring the best work of the year within easy reach. These shows run concurrent with CCACA 2021. See all this and over 40 amazing student shows within a short walk. This is a chance to surround yourself with the top ceramic art of today and the ideas of the artists of tomorrow.

Past participants: Academy of Art University, American River College, Cabrillo College, California College of the Arts, CSU Chico, CSU Fullerton, Chabot College, College of Marin, College of the Redwoods, Cosumnes River College, Cypress College, Davis High School, Delta College, Diablo Valley College, Emerson Junior High School, Humboldt State College, Los Medanos, Foothill College, Fresno State, Fresno City College, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino Junior College, Merritt College, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Reedley College, Sacramento City College, Sacramento State, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sierra College, Sierra Nevada College, Skyline College, Solano College, Sonoma State University, Southern Oregon University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, West Valley College.

This is the kind of educational, intellectual event one expects from museums or universities, but which public institutions seem less and less able to provide.

– ARTWEEK