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Phoenix area’s 3rd annual Ceramic Studio Tour a Feast for the Eyes

January 21, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. – More than 40 ceramic artists, many with regional and national prominence, will participate in the Phoenix area’s third annual Self-Guided Ceramic Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 28 and 29, 2004.

The annual event is organized by the ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center and its Artists Advisory Committee. Participating artists will exhibit and sell their work at private studios across the Phoenix metropolitan area. Each studio will host between two and 10 artists.

The annual self-guided studio tour attracts participants who vary from ceramics aficionados to those who have never purchased ceramics other than a mug. The tour is free to the public, who can purchase items or just window shop and enjoy the demonstrations.

Tour participants will meet artists and see the studios where they create a wide range of forms, from functional ceramic mugs to large-scale sculpture. Artists captivate visitors with wheel throwing, hand building and glazing demonstrations throughout the two-day tour. Volunteers who coordinated last year’s event reported overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants.

For more information about the third annual Self-Guided Ceramic Studio Tour, members of the public should call the ASU Art Museum at (480) 965-2787. A brochure that includes pictures of artists’ work, a map with directions to the studios and a schedule of demonstrations is available by calling or visiting the museum, or in PDF format at

The Ceramics Research Center is part of the Arizona State University Art Museum, which was named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America. It is a division of The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University. To learn more about the museum, visit

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Jennifer Pringle