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19th annual Bray Benefit Auction and "Red Carpet" Brickyard Bash
June 11–July 25, 2015
Brickyard Bash

Join us for a starstudded evening for the 19th annual Bray Benefit Auction and "Red Carpet" Brickyard Bash on Saturday, July 25.

The Bray Benefit Auction—including cup, silent and live auctions—showcases work from more than 75 ceramic artists. Beginning on June 11, all auction items will go on display in conjunction with the opening reception for the 2015 Resident Artists Exhibition; bidding on the cup and silent auction items will begin the same day.


The Brickyard Bash began in 1984 to celebrate the purchase of the Bray family brickyard and to thank the community for its’ support. Under the direction of Kurt Weiser, the acquisition of 25 acres allowed for new studios, improvement to the clay business facilities, and according to Weiser, opportunities for the residents to “stretch out and do things they never did before”.

The annual Bray Benefit Auction is the Bray’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps support the residency program. The Bray’s residency program supports artists by offering rent-free studios, subsidized material and firing costs, as well as direct funding through fellowships and stipends.



2015 Participating Artists
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Live Auction

John Balistreri
Jeremy Briddell
Sam Chung
Gerit Grimm
Chris Gustin
Robert Harrison
Mark Hewitt
Steven Young Lee
Matt Long
Matthew Metz
Richard Notkin
Don Reitz
Brad Schwieger
Richard Shaw
Chris Staley
Shoko Teruyama
Patti Warashina
Kurt Weiser
Rosalie Wynkoop

Silent Auction

Kurt Anderson
Chuck Aydlett
Wally Bivins
Robert Briscoe
Nathan Craven
Chris Dufala
Adam Field
Donna Flanery
Emily Free Wilson
Julia Galloway
Mike Gesiakowski
John Gill
Steven Godfrey
Seth Green
Mel Griffin
Martha Grover
Giselle Hicks
Clara Hoag
Miranda Howe
Rebecca Hutchinson
Amanda Jaffe
Tom Jaszczak
Heesoo Lee
Lorna Meaden
Aya Murata
Brooks Oliver
Kyungmin Park
Zemer Peled
David Peters
Joseph Pintz
Joanna Powell
Jonathan Read
Alison Reintjes
Emily Schroeder
Anthony Sonnenberg
John Souter
Albion Stafford
Eric Van Eimeren
Bill Wilkey
Tara Wilson
Cup Auction

Ted Adler
Daniel Anderson
Jessica Brandl
Victoria Christen
Linda Christianson
Steven Colby
Josh DeWeese
Katriona Drijber
Sanam Emami
Jana Evans
Lauren Gallaspy
Jean-Nicolas Gérard
Kenyon Hansen
Jeremy Hatch
Ayumi Horie
Sarah Jaeger
Maggie Jaszczak
Tom Jaszczak
Cathi Jefferson
Jeremy Kane
Ben Krupka
Steven Young Lee
Matt Long
Melissa Mencini
Courtney Murphy
Corinna Petra Friedrich
Joanna Powell
Friederike Rahn
Jocelyn Reid
Steven Roberts
Hide Sadohara
Kwok-Pong Tso
Bill Wilkey