Pottery class creations

Mama and I sculpted these lovely clay vessels at a pottery class we took last month. The studio fired and glazed them turquoise, which we thought was an excellent choice. We handbuilt the taller cups and stamped the patterns into the clay, while the little ones we made on the wheel. Since we’ve only just…

Artist demonstration

Our favorite local art supplies store held a free Pen and Ink Demonstration this morning, led by artist Tony Guaraldi-Brown. Mama and I enjoyed learning about the various techniques and materials used in his incredibly detailed illustrations. Our small class was lively and full of thoughtful questions. We appreciated Tony’s approach to making art, and…

Playing with clay

A new pottery studio recently opened in Sebastopol, about a 10-minute drive from our home. Mama and I could not pass up an opportunity to throw clay on a wheel and signed up for an introductory class tonight. We’ve been looking forward to it for weeks! We were about 15 students in total and each…

Metal clay magic

Today I learned how to magically transform clay into beautiful silver rings! I took a Metal Clay Rings Workshop at a wonderful, local art supply store called Riley Street. With only four students, it was easy for all of us to see the teacher’s demonstrations. This was my first time ever working with metal clay;…