Sonoma Community Center Hosts Common Ground: Artists of Northern California Ceramics Exhibit

Sonoma, Calif. (March 18, 2021) – The Sonoma Community Center in conjunction with the National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is hosting Common Ground: Artists of Northern California, as a part of the 2021 NCECA virtual conference. This historic month-long exhibition is one of the largest ceramics shows in the region, showcasing world famous artists – many of which reside in Northern California – who use clay as their primary medium and are rooted in the long history of California’s ceramic art movement.

“It is an honor to host Common Ground and utilize our newly refurbished Gallery 212 to highlight and celebrate the depth and breadth of the ceramics community in our region.” said Kala Stein, director of ceramics and arts for the Sonoma Community Center, “This particular exhibition is not only one of the most significant shows for ceramics in Northern California, it is also a tribute to the immense network of ceramics artists and the wonderful ways in which we influence, inspire and support one another. We couldn’t be more proud to be involved.”

The mission of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is to advance creation, teaching and learning through clay in the contemporary world with the belief that ceramic art connects people to physical and cognitive experiences that foster environments of cultural equity, diversity, access, and inclusion.

Common Ground is a month long exhibition, beginning on February 27th and running through March 27th, with the NCECA Virtual Conference taking place March 17-21, and the California Streaming Event in conjunction with NCECA on March 18 from 4-5pm PT.

All pieces of artwork in the exhibition are currently for sale and can be viewed on the Sonoma Community Center’s website at

To purchase, please contact Josh Cutler at [email protected]

For more information on the exhibition or to arrange a private tour, please contact Kala Stein at [email protected]