White Elephant Sale
June 7-10.  We are looking first for donations, coming in a separate email to all members, and then a schedule (currently all open studio hours June 7-10, beginning daily at 9:00).  Sale expected to open the morning of June 7, 9:00 am--best time to come! I'll put the list of desirable donations below the studio hours.

Regular Studio Hours
MWF 8:30-4, TuTh 8:30-8pm
Sat, Sun 10-2
Emeritus classes take place mornings 8:45-11:50 and afternoons 12:45-3:50, 3-4 days a week.
During these times the studio is closed, except for the Lunchroom, where you may work.
Days and times change each semester.

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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.

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Abstract Sculptures: Tips & Ideas

Creating abstract sculptures is an excellent way to express your creativity and imagination. Unlike the traditional form of sculptures, abstract sculptures have no defined shape or form, making for endless possibilities. With abstract sculptures, you can let your mind run wild and create something unique and extraordinary. In this article, we will be diving into the world of abstract sculptures, sharing tips, ideas, and techniques to help you unleash your creativity.

Unleash Your Creativity with Abstract Sculptures

Abstract sculptures are an excellent way to express your creativity and allow you to create something unique and different. They can be made from various materials and can take on any form or shape. With abstract sculptures, you can break the rules and let your imagination run free, resulting in extraordinary and unexpected creations.

Tips for Making Your Own Abstract Sculptures

Making your own abstract sculpture is a fantastic way to unleash your creativity and make something truly unique. To get started, it’s essential to have a clear idea of what you want to create. You can sketch out your ideas on paper or start with a small prototype to get a better sense of how the sculpture will look. It’s also essential to have the right tools and materials to bring your vision to life.

How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Sculpture

Choosing the right materials for your abstract sculpture is crucial to its success. You can use a wide range of materials, such as metal, wood, clay, and stone. Each material has its unique properties, and you should choose one that best suits your vision. For example, if you want to create a sculpture that is lightweight and easy to manipulate, you might want to choose a material like clay or foam.

From Inspiration to Creation: Ideas for Abstract Sculptures

Finding inspiration for your abstract sculpture can come from anywhere. You can draw inspiration from nature, architecture, or even everyday objects. One idea could be to create a sculpture that represents a feeling or emotion, such as happiness or love. Another idea could be to create a sculpture that is interactive, allowing people to touch and manipulate it.

Sculpting 101: Techniques for Creating Abstract Art

There are many techniques you can use to create abstract sculptures. One technique is to build up layers of material, creating depth and texture. Another technique is to carve or manipulate the material, creating unique shapes and forms. Experiment with different techniques and find the one that works best for your vision.

Displaying Your Abstract Sculpture: Tips and Tricks

Once you’ve created your abstract sculpture, it’s essential to display it properly. You can display it indoors, outdoors, or in a gallery. Think about the lighting and background when displaying your sculpture to ensure it stands out. You can also use pedestals or other stands to elevate your sculpture and showcase it properly.

Creating abstract sculptures is an excellent way to express your creativity and imagination. With these tips, ideas, and techniques, you can create something unique and extraordinary that truly represents your vision. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, there’s no better time to start creating your abstract sculpture. So, unleash your creativity and have fun with it!

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