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Great Shapes Auction

The leading event at the annual CCSA Convention is the Great Shapes Auction. Studios from all over the country and now the world create and donate amazing creations in ceramics and glass to be bought in a silent auction, and the works deemed the most outstanding are sold in an exciting live auction segment.

2009-2013 Raised $140,000 for Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer
2014-2015 Raised over $50,000 for St. Jude Research Children's Hospital 
2016 Raised over $35,000 for Special Olympics South Carolina  
 


Tiles for America 

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, ceramic studios around the world joined together to offer a creative outlet to the people of our nation. Thousands of tiles, reflecting patriotism, heroes, courage, unity, poetry, and other positive themes arrived in New York City. Contributions came from all over the world, from families, children, schools, churches, scouts, and senior groups. Each tile reflects the artists’ thoughts of sadness and hope in the face of this American tragedy, demonstrating that the American people will pull together in times of national disaster.The first New York memorial is located on a chain-link fence at the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street. This unique memorial has been shown on television and in music videos, and is regularly visited by busloads of tourists. A second memorial is now found at the Tribute WTC Center on the south side of Ground Zero. Click here to visit www.tilesforamerica.com