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Studio Hours

Studio Hours:
As of June 15 our studio will be back fully open.  We will post the new schedule once we have it.

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Librarians Corner by Mary Doyle


New books added recently to our Library: "Simple Pottery" by Sara Pearch and Geraldine Christy and "New Ceramic Surface Design" by Molly Hatch. I have purchased it for our Club after reading good reviews and seeing the colorful layout with spiral binding.

Books may be borrowed by members for two weeks except for those labeled DNR which may be read in the studio only. Remember to ask a Supervisor to open the shelves for you. We also have new Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Clay Times, Sculpture, and Sculpture Review. They are filed newest on top in the fat binders. The library is a valuable resource for potters of all abilities.

Open Studio Hours

Monday
8:30 am 0 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
NO Open Studio Hours
Thursday
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

Featured Demo Artist – Robert Bodem

Featured Artist: Augustus Rodin

François Auguste René Rodin November (1840 – 17) was a French sculptorgene rally considered the founder of modern sculpture. He was schooled traditionally and took a craftsman-like approach to his work. Rodin possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, and deeply pocketed surface in clay. He is known for such sculptures as The Thinker, Monument to Balzac, The Kiss, The Burghers of Calais, and The Gates of Hell.

Many of Rodin’s most notable sculptures were criticized as they clashed with predominant figurative sculpture traditions in which works were decorative, formulaic, or highly thematic. Rodin’s most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory. He modeled the human body with naturalism, and his sculptures celebrate individual character and physicality. Although Rodin was sensitive to the controversy surrounding his work, he refused to change his style, and his continued output brought increasing favor from the government and the artistic community.

From the unexpected naturalism of Rodin’s first major figure – inspired by his 1875 trip to Italy – to the unconventional memorials whose commissions he later sought, his reputation grew, and Rodin became the preeminent French sculptor of his time. By 1900, he was a world-renowned artist. Wealthy private clients sought Rodin’s work after his World’s Fair exhibit, and he kept company with a variety of high-profile intellectuals and artists. His student, Camille Claudel, became his associate, lover, and creative rival. Rodin’s other students included Antoine Bourdelle, Constantin Brâncuși, and Charles Despiau. He married his lifelong companion, Rose Beuret, in the last year of both their lives. His sculptures suffered a decline in popularity after his death in 1917, but within a few decades his legacy solidified. Rodin remains one of the few sculptors widely known outside the visual arts community.

Renew Your Membership

Happy New Year

If you have not renewed your membership yet please do. Until you renew you won’t be able to use the glazes, stains and slips, so the sooner the better.

Still only $15 for the year. Check or cash accepted. Please make checks out to the Potters and Sculptors Club.

I have attached a copy of the Membership Application or you can get one in the studio.

If you can’t make it into the studio just yet, you can mail your check and completed application to :

Potters and Sculptors Club
P.O. Box 2026
Laguna Woods, CA 92654
ATT. Membership

Looking forward to a terrific 2018

Thanks so much,

Sandy

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

 

 

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 of talented artists, we know you will be impressed! Please attend.

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Random Quote

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

— Twyla Tharp

Art Gallery

See some of our artwork in the Laguna Woods Art Gallery.