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13th Annual Ceramics Invitational Exhibition at the McGroarty Arts Center from June 4-25, 2016.

McGroarty Flier Potential guest artists. Potter’s and Sculptors member Robert Brodie would like to remind everyone about the 13th Annual Ceramics …
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2017 Potters and Sculptors Bonanza

Visit the 2017 Potters and Sculptors Bonanza! Once a year we open our beautiful studio to display and sell the work …

2016 Supervisors

Barbara Mescon Beth Karner Carol Novick Carolyn Lindquist Carolyn Snell Chiu-Hong Lin David Ciechanowski Debb Denbow Diane Reeves Doris Christie …

2016 Newsletter – Second Quarter

Use the arrows to read the pages, or, use the download link to download the newsletter …
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4th Annual Art Affair

Artists are needed for the Village Art Affair Fourth Annual event which will feature a variety of mediums from talented …
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8/25/2016 – Platters Plus Workshop

Patrick Crabb will be hosting a “Platters Plus” workshop this summer at the Irvine Fine Artts Center beginning on August 25 …
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About Our Club

The Potters and Sculptors Club, a thriving community of artists dedicated to the pursuit of creativity, innovation, and fine craftsmanship …

Abstract Sculptures: Tips & Ideas

Creating abstract sculptures is an excellent way to express your creativity and imagination. Unlike the traditional form of sculptures, abstract …

Anatomy Lessons for Sculptors

Sculpting is a beautiful art form that allows artists to bring their imaginations to life. However, it can be challenging …

Annual Laguna Woods Volunteer Luncheon

Our Recreation Staff was all decked out in holiday gear. Armed with big smiles, they greeted each and every Volunteer …

Art Reception 7/16/2016

Mark your Calendars:   July 16th…. One of our own Potters and Sculptors is having a Reception in the CH4 …
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Billbryant Lids 2

The Laguna Woods Village Potters and Sculptors Club present a Bill Bryant demonstration of Jars, Lids and other things …

Bill Bryant Handles Demo Pt 1

Demonstration by Bill Bryant on pulling and attaching handles to mugs …

BOBBY FREE Brought It ALL to Us at His Recent Demo!

The Potters and Sculptors Club hosted artist, Bobby Free, who discussed his lifetime of experiences that he crammed into his …
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Ceramic Links You Will Love

Below you will find a collection of some of my favorite potters and sculptors links to awesome sites online. Pottery …

Club History

As we look back on the storied history of the Potters and Sculptors Club, we can’t help but be reminded …

Club Bylawas

POTTERS AND SCULPTORS CLUBConstitution and Bylaws ARTICLE I NAME: The name of this organization shall be the Potters and Sculptors …

Creating Elegant Pottery Handles

Pottery handles are more than just a functional aspect of a ceramic piece. They can add elegance and personality to …

Crafting the Perfect Mug

Crafting the Perfect Mug: A Cheery Guide There’s nothing quite like the feeling of wrapping your hands around a warm, …

Combining Thrown & Handbuilt Pieces

Pottery making is a wonderful practice that allows artists to express their creativity while making something functional. The art of …

Crafting Canisters: Spin Your Way to Storage Bliss!

Crafting Canisters: Spin Your Way to Storage Bliss! Are you tired of digging through cluttered drawers and cabinets to find …

Ceramic Sculpture: Mixed Media Integration

Ceramic sculpture has always been a fascinating form of art. The texture, color, and shape of ceramics have been used …

Crafting Dynamic Ceramic Forms

Crafting ceramic forms is a delightful and gratifying pursuit. It’s an art that requires patience, creativity, and technique. With clay …

Clay Sculpture: Movement & Gesture

Clay sculpture is an exciting and creative art form that allows artists to bring their imagination to life. One of …

Ceramic Assemblage: A Sculptor’s Guide

Ceramic assemblage is a fascinating art form that involves combining ceramic pieces to create stunning sculptures. It is an art …

Crafting Ceramic Garden Sculptures

Garden sculptures add life and personality to any outdoor space. They create a focal point that elevates the beauty of …

Creating Figurative Clay Sculptures

Clay sculpting is an age-old art form that has been enjoyed by artists for centuries. The process of creating a …

Crafting Realistic Ceramic Animals

There is something magical about working with clay, especially when it comes to crafting realistic ceramic animals. This craft brings …

Creative Clay Sculpting Techniques

Unleash Your Inner Picasso with Clay Clay sculpting is a wonderful way to express your creativity and unleash your inner …

Crafting Delicate Porcelain Pottery

Porcelain pottery has been treasured for centuries due to its delicate beauty and durability. Crafting this type of pottery requires …

Creating Expressive Ceramic Figures

Creating expressive ceramic figures is a wonderful way to unleash your inner artist and let your creativity flow. Sculpting and …

Carving vs. Modeling: Pros & Cons

When it comes to art, carving and modeling are two popular techniques that artists choose from. While carving involves removing …

Ceramics around the World–Morocco

By Rosemary Schalek Potters and Sculptors Club member, Yee Wong, recently visited the North African coastal nation of Morocco for …

Committees

Appointed Standing Comm./Chairs  Bonanza Vivian Basing Display Window  Indoor Leslie Palm Outdoor Debb Denbow Demos/Events/Parties   Lynda Borges Glaze Instructor/Chair  Inwon Kim Glaze Committee  …
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Developing Your Sculpting Style

Sculpting is a fantastic way to express yourself creatively and bring your imagination to life. Whether you’re a beginner or …

Demo Artist: Jon Ginnity

This talented energetic young man brought his best game to the Ceramics Studio as our demo artist in February. A …

December Featured Artist – Lola Lambly

By Rosemary Schalek Let me introduce Lola – in her own words! “Playing with Clay!! What wonderful words! For those …
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Essential Tools for Wheel Throwing

Get Ready to Throw Like a Pro! Are you ready to dive into the world of wheel throwing? As a …

Exploring Textures on Pottery

Texture: The Key to Unique Pottery Pottery is not just about making functional objects, but it’s also about creating art …

Enhancing Your Pottery Aesthetics

Pottery is a beautiful art that has been practiced for centuries. It is the perfect way to express your creativity …

Exploring Non-Traditional Sculpting Tools

Sculpting is a form of art that has been around for centuries, and it has evolved in various forms. Traditionally, …

Essential Tools for Clay Sculptors

Let’s Get Creative: Essential Tools for Clay Sculptors Clay sculpting is an art form that has been around for centuries …

Ergonomics in the Studio

Tips, Tricks and Techniques BY Rosemary Schalek Ergonomics in the Studio All of us in the Studio deal with many …

Emeritus Institute Art Exhibit

The exhibition features selected and recent works on canvas and paper by Emeritus Institute students in various art classes. Also …
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Facebook Page

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Form Transformed: Celebrating Altered Beauty

Gone are the days when beauty was defined by flawless skin, perfect features, and symmetrical proportions. Today, we celebrate altered …

Finding Inspiration in Nature

The Beauty of Nature=== Nature is a source of inspiration for many people. It provides a sense of calmness, beauty, …

Featured Artist – Vivian Basing

VIVIAN BASING Would anyone in Potters and Sculptors not recognize the lilting South African accent and the beautiful Shino and …

Featured Artist: Jae Ryuwp

This very talented man was born in Korea and was raised in South Korea.  Lacking the money for college, Jae …

Featured Artist: Debb Orth Denbow

Debb is one of the longtime members of Potters and Sculptors.  She has had the responsibilities of publicity, membership, newsletter …

Featured Artist for November – Joe Bona

By Rosemary Schalek This month, we are featuring the ceramic artwork of Potters and Sculptors Club member, Joe Bona. Joe …

Featured Artist for October – Okja Shin

By Rosemary Schalek This month, we are featuring the artwork of Potters and Sculptors Club member, Okja Shin. Okja was …

Featured Artwork: Vivian Basing

Vivian has been working on a vase this week. It’s handmade with coils and carvings. We are looking forward to seeing the finished …

Featured Artist: Sandy Davis

Sandy is originally from Philadelphia where she received a BFA and MED from Tyler School of Art at Temple University …
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Glazing Techniques for Wheel-Thrown Pottery

Glazing Techniques for Wheel-Thrown Pottery=== Glazing is an exciting and creative process that can transform ordinary pottery into beautiful works …
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Hollowing Techniques for Stability

Woodworking is a fun and rewarding hobby. However, it can be challenging to make a piece of wood sturdy without …
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Innovative Wheel Throwing Techniques

Pottery has been part of human civilization for thousands of years, and the art of wheel throwing has been practiced …

Innovative Forms in Pottery

Pottery has come a long way from traditional shapes and designs. With the advent of modern techniques and innovative ideas, …

Introducing JOHN DOYLE, Potters and Sculptors Club Honoree

By Rosemary Schalek John was born in Pittsburgh into a large family. From an early age, he displayed artistic talent …

Important Reminder – Bisqueware Removal / August Cleanup

Bisque Ware / August Cleanup Potters and Sculptors Club member Robert Brodie asked that we post a reminder that Sabine needs …
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Jeff Picou Demonstration

Potter Jeff Picou’s demonstration given to the Laguna Woods Potters & Sculptors Club …

John Sapienza Glazing Demonstration

Glazing Demonstration by John Sapienza on September 8, 2022 presented by Potters & Sculptors Club in Laguna Woods Village. Video …
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Leadership & Head Supervisor Awards

John Doyle December 16, 2016 Cassie Tsubota Decenber 6, 2015 Leslie Palm July 12, 2015 Carolyn Lindquist December 19, 2014 …

Lifetime Achievement Awards

John Doyle December 16, 2016 Cassie Tsubota Decenber 6, 2015 Leslie Palm July 12, 2015 Carolyn Lindquist December 19, 2014 …

Lighter than Air…

Watch how Jenny McCurdy turns a wheel thrown pot into one of her “lighter than air sculptures” …
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Map to Clubhouse 4

New to the area? Come check us out and join our friendly club or view some of the newest works …

Membership Benefits

Use of Club’s: Glazes Stains Oxides Access to Club’s library 2 week check out Use of Club’s: Tool Cabinet Molds …

Membership Application

Check back soon for the 2024 Membership Application …

Mastering Trimming: A Potter’s Guide

As a potter, mastering trimming is a crucial skill that can take your pottery to the next level. Trimming allows …

Master the Dish: Fun Tips for Casserole Hurling!

Master the Dish: Fun Tips for Casserole Hurling! Casserole hurling isn’t a sport, but it sure is entertaining! There’s something …

Mastering the Potter’s Wheel: Next-Level Tricks!

Pottery is a beautiful art form that requires both skill and patience. Mastering the potter’s wheel is an achievement in …

Mastering Clay Surface Textures

Working with clay is a beautiful way to express your creativity and create unique designs. One of the most exciting …

Mastering Wheel Throwing Speed

Mastering Wheel Throwing Speed Pottery is a fascinating art form that has been around for centuries. Making pottery on a …

Marilyn de Leo Pollock

Our featured artist is Marilyn de Leo Pollock.  Marilyn is a native Californian, she lived in Los Angeles, New York and …
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New Section for Our Website!

LIBRARIANS CORNER New books added recently to our Library: “Simple Pottery” by Sara Pearch and Geraldine Christy and “New Ceramic Surface …
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Our Library

Books may be borrowed by members for two weeks except for those labeled DNR which may be read in the …
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Pat Chaput Demo

Video demonstration by the President of the Laguna Woods Village Potters & Sculptors Club, Pat Chaput, on the technique of …

Pat Bettendorf RAKU

The Laguna Woods Village Potters & Sculptors Club presents a demonstration by Pat Bettendorf on Raku …

Past Presidents

Debb Denbow 2016 John Doyle 2015 John Doyle 2014 John Doyle 2013 Kathie Bradley 2012 Kathie Bradley 2011 Nancy Harlan …

Perfecting Centering: Tips & Tricks

The Art of Centering: An Introduction Centering is a powerful practice that can help you find inner peace and balance …

Pottery & Mindfulness: A Connection

Pottery making can be a therapeutic and creative art form that helps connect us with the present moment. The tactile …

Pottery Goes Wild: Unleashing Unconventional Forms!

Pottery has come a long way from just being a functional vessel for storage or cooking. Today, pottery artists are …

Potter’s Perfect Pour: Crafting Wheel-Thrown Pitchers

Potter’s Perfect Pour: Crafting Wheel-Thrown Pitchers Pouring your favorite drink from a beautiful hand-made pitcher is an experience like no …

Pottery with a Purpose: Crafting Practical Pieces

Pottery with a Purpose: Crafting Practical Pieces === Pottery has been around for thousands of years, with the earliest known …

Plate-Smashing Fun: The Wondrous World of Plate Throwing!

Smash Your Stress Away with Plate Throwing! Are you feeling stressed out and looking for a fun and unique way …

Potters’ Ergonomics: Stay Healthy

Pottery is both a therapeutic and artistic pursuit that has been around for centuries. However, while it is a fulfilling …

Potters and Sculptors

Human culture has been dominated by pottery and ceramics for thousands of years. Innumerable human endeavors have relied on pottery …

Patrick Shia Crabb

I have pursued several major paths of discovery  over the past 35+ years in ceramics. The “shard vessels” (pots) reflects …

PLAYFUL CAROLYN LINDQUIST

Originally from San Diego, her parents purchased 814 here in Laguna Woods over 23 years ago.  As her family got …

“PUTTIN’ ON THE GLITZ”

Holiday Party Date: December 16, 2016 Time: Cocktails are served at 5:00pm (wine and beer only) Dinner is served at 6:00PM  …

P&S Tile Cutters

Tips, Tricks and Techniques, by Rosemary Schalek How to use the P&S Tile Cutters We have two tile cutters available …

Pit Firing on the Beach

Some of the Potters and Sculptor members went to the beach on May 18, 2016 to do a Pit firing in conjunction …

Patrick Crabb’s Annual Studio Sale (September 24-25, 2016)

Patrick gave us a super demo last year at about this time. He is a world renown artist with works …
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Realistic vs. Stylized Sculptures

Sculptures have been a form of art for thousands of years, evolving through different styles and techniques. When it comes …

Renew Your Membership

Happy New Year If you have not renewed your membership yet please do. Until you renew you won’t be able …

Richard Moren

The Potters and Sculptors Club is very pleased to have artist, Richard Moren, provide a demonstration for our Laguna Woods residents …

Richard Moren Biography

A natural artist from an early age, one of Richard Moren’s teachers inspired him to create sculptures while encouraging his …
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Studio Hours

Regular Studio Hours MWF – 8:30-4, T Th – 8:30-8pmSat – 9-4Sun – 9-4 Except during Emeritus classes when the …

Supplies for Sale

Come into our studio and see all of the supplies we have for sale. The club boasts an impressive array …

Carrie Eckert: A Multifaceted Artist with Unbounded Passion

Carrie Eckert is not just an artist; she’s a story of continuous evolution, a symphony of diverse artistic expressions. A …

Spout-tacular! Mastering the Art of Throwing and Attaching

Nothing beats a perfectly poured cup of tea or coffee in the morning. But what makes it even better is …

Spark Your Imagination: Create Funky Candle Holders!

Your Candle Holders Need a Funky Upgrade! Are you tired of plain and boring candle holders? It’s time to add …

Sprucing Up Surfaces: Delightful Décor Techniques!

Are you looking for ways to spruce up your home decor? Look no further than your walls and furniture surfaces! …

Spin to Win: Pottery Tips with Purpose!

Pottery has been a beloved craft for centuries, with roots that trace back to ancient civilizations. There’s something uniquely satisfying …

Sculpting Whimsical Ceramic Creatures

Sculpting whimsical ceramic creatures is an art form that brings out the childlike wonder in all of us. The art …

Sculpting Facial Expressions in Clay

Sculpting Facial Expressions: Bring Clay to Life === Are you looking for a way to bring life to your clay …

Sculpting with Slabs & Coils

Get Creative with Clay Sculpting with clay is a fantastic way to express creativity and make unique pieces of art …

Sculpting Delicate Clay Flowers

Sculpting delicate clay flowers is a captivating art that involves molding and shaping clay into beautiful blooms. It’s an excellent …

Sculpting Timeless Ceramic Stories

Ceramics is an ancient craft that has been practiced for centuries. It allows people to express their creativity and tell …

Sculpting Portraits in Clay

Sculpting portraits in clay is a fascinating art form that requires patience, skill, and creativity. It is an ancient technique …

Sgraffito Ceramic Decorations

Sgraffito (in Italian “to scratch”) is a decorating pottery technique produced by applying layers of color or colors (underglazes or …

Spring 2017 Emeritus Class Schedule

The mission of the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute is to promote lifelong learning by providing academically rigorous, mentally stimulating, socially …

Storage Solutions

Potters and Sculptors member Mary Doyle was at Target the other day and snapped some photos of some great storage …
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Tim Hahne Demo

A Laguna Woods Village Potters & Sculptors Club demonstration by artist Tim Hahne on creating vibrant and visually beautiful bowls …

The Art of Pulling Cylinders

The Art of Pulling Cylinders: A Delightful Journey=== Have you ever heard of the art of pulling cylinders? It may …

The Wheel Throwing Journey

The Wheel Throwing Journey There’s something magical about turning a lump of clay into a beautiful work of art. The …

Throwing Large: Secrets Revealed

Throwing Large: Secrets Revealed === Throwing large is an art form that requires greater strength, power, and precision than any …

Throwing Lidded Jars: Techniques

Get Ready to Throw Some Lidded Jars! Are you ready to take your pottery skills to the next level? Throwing …

Throwing Perfect Pots: The Art of Symmetry!

Throwing Perfect Pots: The Art of Symmetry! Pottery is more than just a hobby; it’s an art form that requires …

Teapot Tossing Triumphs: Mastering Thrown Lids!

Let’s Get Throwing! Are you tired of your usual hobbies and looking for something new and exciting to try? Look …

The Art of Ceramic Installations

The Beauty of Ceramic Installations === Ceramic installations have been around for centuries, dating back to ancient civilizations. But despite …

Tips for Creating Large Sculptures

Creating large sculptures is no easy feat, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Whether you’re a professional artist or a …

The Art of Clay Surface

Clay, a simple mixture of water and earth, has been used for centuries to create beautiful pottery and sculptural works …

The Process of Ceramic Repairs

Ceramic pieces can bring so much beauty and character to a room, but accidents do happen. It can be heartbreaking …

Throwing Footed Pottery Bowls

Pottery is an art form that has been around for thousands of years. It is a beautiful and functional craft …

Throwing With Various Clay Types

Playing With Mud: A Potter’s Joy As a potter, throwing with clay is a creative, messy, and satisfying experience. Each …

Tips for Throwing Consistency

Tips for Throwing Consistency Throwing consistently is an essential skill for sports such as baseball, football, and basketball. A consistent …

The Raku Process In The Potters and Sculptors Studio

Raku is a low-fire ceramic technique that was developed in the 16th Century in Japan. In using this technique, a …

Tips, Tricks & Techniques

How to Make Great Slump-Molded Plates with A Cheap Craft Store Tool Taken from an excerpt of an article appearing …

Tips for Uniform Drying

TIPS FOR UNIFORM DRYING AND FOR MENDING WITH PAPER-CLAY SLIP By Rosemary Schalek Tips for Drying your Clay Piece Clay …

Titia Estes Demonstration

In case you missed it, Tita Estes came to the Potters and Sculptors Club on May 13 and did an …

Textured Slabs

Below you will find a great video on textured slabs and creating a tripod slab mug.  Slab Construction is a technique …
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Vivian Basing Mugs

Potters & Sculptors Club of Laguna Woods Village present expert potter Vivian Basing giving a demo on throwing Mugs and …

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers: The Heart of Our Community The Potters and Sculptors Club thrives thanks to the dedication and hard work of …
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Wheel Throwing: Common Mistakes

The Joy of Wheel Throwing Wheel throwing is a fun and rewarding way to create beautiful pottery. Whether you are …

Working with Colored Clay

Get Creative with Colored Clay If you’re looking for a fun way to express your creativity, colored clay is a …

Wheel Throwing: A Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wheel Throwing! Wheel throwing is a fantastic way to express your creativity while also …

Wondering Why It Takes So Long To Get Our Pieces Fired?  

Large, low, flat pieces take the longest to get fired.  These pieces take up a lot of room on the …