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.

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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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Combining Thrown & Handbuilt Pieces

Pottery making is a wonderful practice that allows artists to express their creativity while making something functional. The art of handbuilding and throwing pottery are two different techniques, each with their own unique characteristics. However, combining these techniques can result in remarkable outcomes.

Mixing handbuilt and thrown pieces can provide a wide range of possibilities when creating unique and one-of-a-kind artworks. By combining the best of both worlds, artists can create pottery that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In this article, we will explore the benefits of combining thrown and handbuilt pieces and how you can elevate your pottery game with this technique.

The Best of Both Worlds

Thrown and handbuilt pottery each has its own benefits. Handbuilding allows artists to create complex shapes and textures, while throwing enables artists to create symmetrical, refined forms. By combining these two techniques, artists can create pieces that have the best of both worlds. For example, a handbuilt mug with a thrown handle will showcase the artist’s skills in both techniques and provide a unique and functional piece.

Uniting Thrown & Handbuilt Pieces

The process of uniting thrown and handbuilt pieces requires a bit of planning and skill. Artists can start by throwing a base for their piece and then adding hand-built elements, such as handles or feet. The two techniques can be combined to make interesting shapes and textures that are not possible with either technique alone. Combining techniques also allows artists to create more significant pieces than they could have made with either method.

Blending Techniques for Unique Results

Blending techniques can provide unique results that are impossible with traditional pottery methods. For example, combining handbuilt and thrown techniques allows artists to create pieces that have a mix of textures and shapes. The blending of techniques can create a unique personality for each piece, further emphasizing the artist’s individuality.

Creating One-of-a-Kind Artwork

When combining handbuilt and thrown techniques, the possibilities are endless. Artists can create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that stand out in any collection. By blending techniques, artists create pieces that have a unique personality and a story to tell. These pieces can also be functional, making them an excellent addition to any home.

Discover the Possibilities of Mixed Methods

Exploring the possibilities of mixing handbuilding and throwing techniques can be exciting and rewarding. It allows artists to push their creative limits and create something entirely new. It’s an excellent opportunity for artists to experiment and discover new techniques, expanding their range of skills.

Elevate Your Pottery Game with Mixing Techniques

Combining handbuilt and thrown techniques can elevate your pottery game to the next level. It can help you stand out in a competitive market and provide unique pieces that are functional and aesthetically pleasing. By blending techniques, you can create pieces that showcase your creativity and skills.

In conclusion, combining handbuilt and thrown techniques can provide endless possibilities for artists. The blending of techniques allows artists to create unique pieces that are both functional and visually appealing. By experimenting with different techniques, artists can discover new methods and push their creative boundaries. Mixing techniques is an excellent way to elevate your pottery game and create one-of-a-kind pieces that stand out in any collection.

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