The Ceramics Conference has been postponed in light of current conditions. Due to the executive order issued by the Yolo County Health Department and State of California, CCACA has been postponed to a later date until further notice. There will be more information available by April 20th. Our staff has been working tirelessly to monitor this situation for the past few weeks; we have also been discussing this with many of our partners regarding this event. In the interest of safety, we are working on a wait-and-see basis in the hopes of rescheduling this event.

We send all of our love to the ceramic community and hope everyone stays healthy and safe. We encourage this time for artists to be creative and create beautiful work. Upward and onward.

32nd Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts


Adrian Arleo || Wanxin Zhang || Arthur Gonzalez || Kathy Ruttenberg || Yana Payusova || Chris Riccardo

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CCACA 2020  brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA.  The conference and lectures will be the first in the region that will be completely openair and outdoors.

This years featured artists include Adrian Arleo, Wanxin Zhang, Chris Riccardo and more. 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.


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


40+ Major Shows

Local gallery exhibitions and over 30 college shows bring the best work of the year within easy reach.

  • John Natsoulas Gallery’s annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors
  • The Artery’s California Clay Competition
  • The Davis Arts Center
  • The Pence Gallery
  • and more!

These shows run concurrent with CCACA 2020. 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.

“Supported, in part, by a grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs program and Yolo County Visitor’s Bureau.”