Welcome to our 3rd annual juried and invitational exhibition “Raise a Toast III!” This exhibit features ceramic cups and drinking vessels made by artists from all over the country. The show is on display at the Edwardsville Arts Center gallery, as well as online. All cups will be for sale and can be shipped within the United States. The EAC is thrilled to have Dan Barnett and Caroline Anderson jury this exhibit.

Purchasing Cups:

Shipping – Cups will ship out after the conclusion of the show on July 14th. Buyers can expect to receive their package within a couple of weeks after the close of the exhibit.

Pick-up – Buyers can also choose the “pick-up” option. Please wait until the end of the show on July 14th to pick up your purchase(s), and before July 28th. Pick up is during our gallery open hours, Wed-Fri 9am-3pm and Sat 11am-3pm.


CAROLINE ANDERSON – Caroline Bottom Anderson was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1947. She grew up in Alton Illinois. Caroline received her BFA degree in ceramics from the University of Tulsa in 1970 and subsequently earned an MFA in Art Studio from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1976. Caroline built and has been operating her 1,000 square foot hot glass studio, Old Poag Road Clay & Glass in rural Edwardsville, Illinois since 1990. She has received numerous awards including Best of Show awards in the 46th Annual Quad-States Juried Art Exhibition at the Quincy (IL) Art Center, the “Art on the Square” Art Fair in Belleville, Illinois and the St. Louis Art Fair in Clayton, Missouri. In 2001 she received an Illinois Art Council Artist Fellowship. She exhibits her work in several galleries across the United States and has work in several private & permanent collections.

DAN BARNETT – I have been a working artist since 1990, with my primary focus being Ceramics. I earned my BFA degree in Ceramics and Sculpture at SIU Edwardsville in 1997, where I also developed my skills in Blacksmithing and Sculpture. I have shown nationally and internationally, including participating in the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze International Group show in Florence, Italy, with my latest show being held at the Craft Alliance Center for Art and Design, “Crossroads: an Occasion for Friendship”

I have continued to teach Ceramics professionally for the last 25 years, at schools including Lewis & Clark College in Godfrey IL, SIUE at Edwardsville, IL, STLCC at Meramec in St. Louis, MO., and currently at the Craft Alliance in Saint Louis, MO.

I also design and have built various Ceramic kilns over the years, including my hybrid Fastfire Kazegama at my home in Worden, IL., where I hold classes in wood firing techniques for local colleges and Faculty, as well as maintain my personal studios in Ceramics and Blacksmithing.

Invited Artists:

Erica Iman

Shanna Fliegel

Mike Gesiakowski

Melanie Sherman

Malika Tolford