Part-time ceramics instructor Skip Esquierdo started the ceramics sale 40 years ago. Initially, it was started to subsidize the ceramics department but has grown to help out the whole art department. “We raise money for student shows, and I spread it around where funds are needed,” he said.
He went on to say that they sell “donated or recycled pottery that’s left over. That’s why we can sell it so cheaply.” He said it also helps to clear out the ceramics lab.
When asked how much the sale takes in all Skip would say was, “Enough to make it worthwhile doing.”
Teri Lee, a facility assistant for the ceramics lab who was helping out at the sale said, “We’re really gratified by the support shown by the college community. Many faculty, staff, and students have come to do their holiday shopping here. It’s a win-win for them and Chabot.”
Eddie Cruz, another ceramics facility assistant, helping at the sale told everyone who stopped by for the sale, “Thank you for supporting the arts.”