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.

Supplies for Sale

Studio Hours

Come into our studio and see all of the supplies we have for sale.

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Librarians Corner

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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Creative Clay Sculpting Techniques

Unleash Your Inner Picasso with Clay

Clay sculpting is a wonderful way to express your creativity and unleash your inner Picasso. It’s a therapeutic and relaxing activity that allows you to create unique and beautiful pieces. There are several techniques that you can use to create your clay sculptures. In this article, we will explore some innovative techniques for sculpting, get our hands dirty with clay, sculpt beyond the basics, master creative clay sculpting, and share some tips and tricks for unique clay creations.

Innovative Techniques for Sculpting

The pinch pot technique is one of the most basic sculpting techniques you can use with clay. You can create a pinch pot by taking a small ball of clay and pinching it with your fingers to create a bowl shape. You can then add decorations or details to the pot. Another innovative sculpting technique is slab sculpting. This technique involves creating a flat slab of clay and then cutting or shaping it into your desired shape. You can create a variety of shapes and designs using the slab sculpting technique.

Get Your Hands Dirty with Clay

Clay sculpting is a hands-on activity, and you will need to get your hands dirty to create your masterpieces. Before starting your sculpture, it’s important to work with damp clay. This will make it easier for you to mold and shape the clay. Use a sponge or a spray bottle to keep the clay moist as you work on your sculpture. Remember to wear old clothes or an apron, as clay can be messy.

Sculpting Beyond the Basics

Once you have mastered the pinch pot and slab sculpting techniques, you can start exploring more advanced techniques. Coiling is a technique that involves rolling clay into long, thin ropes and using them to create your sculpture. Another advanced technique is carving, which involves removing clay to create your desired shape. You can use tools like a knife or a loop tool to carve your sculptures.

Mastering Creative Clay Sculpting

To master creative clay sculpting, you need to practice and experiment with different techniques. You can attend a clay sculpting class or watch online tutorials to learn new techniques. Practice sculpting different shapes and sizes to improve your skills. Remember, clay sculpting is all about creativity and imagination, so don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild and create unique and beautiful pieces.

Tips and Tricks for Unique Clay Creations

To create unique clay creations, you can add textures, colors, and designs to your sculptures. You can use objects like leaves or shells to create interesting textures on your sculptures. You can also use different colored clays or paint to add color to your sculptures. Another trick is to use tools like toothpicks or needles to create intricate designs on your sculptures.

Clay sculpting is a fun and rewarding activity that can help you unleash your creativity and imagination. With the right techniques and tips, you can create unique and beautiful sculptures. Remember to practice and experiment with different techniques to master creative clay sculpting. So, get your hands dirty with clay and let your imagination run wild!

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