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Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association (CCSA) Holding Annual Convention in Buffalo, NY

Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Hollis
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Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association (CCSA) Holding Annual
Convention in Buffalo, NY September 13-16, 2019

Those planning to attend the CCSA Annual Convention can take advantage of special
discounted rates at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Buffalo when booking by August 25.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) July 08, 2019 -- The Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association (CCSA), a not-for-profit trade association that serves ceramic and Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) studios and suppliers worldwide, will be holding its Annual Convention in Buffalo, NY from September 13-16, 2019.

PYOP studio owners and suppliers from around the world will gather at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to enjoy four days of learning, inspiration, exhibits, business and technical education (including pre-convention sessions), networking, shopping, ideas, techniques, trends, friends, raffles, fun, food and more. The event will also feature a keynote lunch-and learn session on September 15 by acclaimed entrepreneur and author Mike Michalowicz, and a “Great Shapes Auction” of CCSA-member created artwork.

All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to Make-a-Wish® Western New York, which each year grants more than 100 wishes to children and teenagers across the Greater Western New York Region who have been diagnosed with a critical illness. Last year, the Great Shapes Auction held at the CCSA Annual Convention in St. Charles, MO raised more than $16,000 for Believe Big, a charitable organization that seeks to bridge the gap between conventional and complementary medicine for fighting cancer, and provide patients with hope, help and healing.

“Our Annual Convention is the premier event for contemporary ceramic studios, and a must-attend experience for both seasoned and new PYOP studio owners, along with people who are interested in opening a PYOP studio,” commented CCSA executive director Dena Pearlman. “In addition to discovering new trends and ideas and having plenty of fun, it’s an opportunity to raise money for a very worthy charity that is improving the lives of children and families.”