Having its main office in Eskişehir, the Association for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange, stands for an organization which was established in 2013 in order to carry out technical, aesthetic and cultural studies for developing and improving the art and education of ceramics for the sake of our country, support relevant studies and therefore foster the opportunities of artistic and scientific exchanges on a global basis. The president of the association, Prof. Zehra Çobanlı and the administrative body have organized an exhibition event for contributing to the association this year. The theme for the exhibition was designated as affection and love for it has occured at the same period with valentine’s day. “Love in a Cup” was determined as the name of the exhibition that took place at İstanbul D’art Gallery between February 11-28, 2017. The income generated by the participations of the association members will be donated to the association and therefore it will be used in future events and also the trinket competition for students; which will be organized in 2017 by Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Ceramics and Glass, within the scope of the 4th Art Education Conference events.
Supported by a broad participation, the exhibition featured works that adopt unique forms, shaping and firing techniques and it has received a great deal of attention by art enthusiasts. The exhibition is attended by: Buket Acartürk, Elif Ağatekin, Mustafa Ağatekin, Senem Aker Ensari, Mine Aktaş, Sinan Avinal, Betül Aytepe, Duygu Bağlan, Hasan Başkırkan, Safiye Bey Başar, Hande Büyükatlı, Ayşe Canbolat, Nurtaç Çakar, Halil İbrahim Çakır, Sevim Çizer, Zehra Çobanlı, Mehmet Coşar, Ali Cihan Kahyaoğlu, Betül Demir Karakaya, Lale Demir Oransay, Aygün Dinçer Kırca, Arzu Doğan, Ercan Dural, Kadir Ertürk, Müjde Gökbel, Serkan Gönenç, Ayşe Güler, Enver Güner, Güngör Güner, Canan Güneş, Ayşe Günöz Balyemez, Burcu Gürcü, Bengütay Hayırsever, Yağmur İrfan, Hasan İn, Hasan Basri İnan, Duygu Kahraman, Ece Kanışkan, Burcu Öztürk Karabey, Leyla Kubat, Şenol Kubat, Ezgi Hakan VerduMartinez, Tuba Korkmaz, Emel Mülayim, Halide Okumuş, Deniz Onur Erman, Mürşit Cemal Özcan, Dilek Özdemir, Özlem Özer Tuğal, Gökçe Özer, Lerzan Özer, Nazende Özkanlı, Melahat Öztürk Altundağ, Deniz Pireci, Kamuran Özlem Sarnıç, Mehmet Sümbelli, Perihan Şan Aslan, Emel Şölenay, Önder Terzi, Nihat Togay, Şebnem Toker Bahar, Sevgi Taner, Kemal Uludağ, Mustafa Ural, Nihal Gül Yasa and Seyhan Yılmaz.