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Ceramics On Display At Delta College Gallery

The L.H. Horton Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton presents the ninth annual “Visions in Clay,” the largest exhibition of ceramic works in the San Joaquin Valley.

The exhibition runs from Sept. 4 to Sept. 21, with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6.

Admission to the gallery on Delta College’s Stockton campus is free and open to the public.

Founded by the San Joaquin Potters Guild in 2002, Visions in Clay was turned over to the Horton Gallery in 2010. It is an exceptional show of craftsmanship and diverse style. Visions in Clay has been featured several times in the national magazine Ceramics Monthly, including the September issue featuring the work of 2018 Visions in Clay artist Alina Hayes.

Beth Ann Gerstein, executive director of the Museum of American Ceramic Art, was this year’s guest juror. She selected the works and awards for exhibition. The selection was based on quality of craftsmanship, unique content and form, and technical skill. This year’s exhibit features 58 works by 48 artists from around the country, including Stockton artist Kathy White.

Visions in Clay Awards this year went to: Rebecca Zweibel, Best of Show $800; Donald Williams, 2nd Place $600; Mimi Logothetis, 3rd Place $400; Tiffany Schmierer, San Joaquin Potters Guild Founders Award $300.

The gallery at San Joaquin Delta College is at 5151 Pacific Ave.; show hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with special hours on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To view the exhibition online and link to the artists’ websites, visit the Gallery website at and go to Current Exhibitions.

Exhibition Juror Gerstein is the executive director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California. From 1994 to 2014 she was the executive director of The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. Gerstein holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and a BFA from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

She currently serves on the Board of the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. Gerstein is a former member of the Collections Committee of the Fuller Craft Museum, in Brockton, Massachusetts, and a former Board member of the Glass Art Society. She has been a juror for a number of craft shows including the American Craft Council, Bellevue Craft Show and the Smithsonian Craft Show, as well as a juror for state arts council grant programs in Maine, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio and Illinois.