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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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 a seasoned sculptor, developing your style should be an ongoing journey. In this article, we’ll explore some tips to help you tap into your inner sculptor, embrace your creativity, experiment with different techniques, find inspiration in everyday objects, create your signature style, and share your art with the world. So, let’s get started!

Unleashing Your Inner Sculptor

The first step towards developing your style is to unleash your inner sculptor. This means tapping into your creativity and letting your imagination run wild. Take some time to explore different materials, shapes, and textures that you’re drawn to. Don’t worry about making mistakes or creating something perfect. Just let yourself have fun and enjoy the process.

Embracing Your Creative Flair

Every artist has their unique creative flair that sets them apart from others. Embracing your creative flair means exploring your interests and passions and incorporating them into your sculpting style. For example, if you love animals, you might focus on sculpting animal-inspired figures. If you enjoy fantasy and mythology, you might create sculptures inspired by these themes. Whatever your creative flare, let it shine through in your art.

Experimenting with Different Techniques

Experimenting with different techniques is a great way to develop your style. Try out different tools, materials, and methods. You might find a technique that you enjoy and want to incorporate into your style. Alternatively, experimenting with different techniques can help you refine your sculpting skills and find new ways to express yourself creatively.

Finding Inspiration in Everyday Objects

Inspiration can come from anywhere, including everyday objects. Take a walk outside and look at the shapes, textures, and colors of the things around you. You might find inspiration in the shape of a tree, the texture of a rock, or the color of a flower. Incorporating these elements into your sculptures can help you create unique and meaningful artwork.

Creating Your Signature Style

Creating your signature style is a crucial step towards developing your sculpting style. Your signature style is the unique combination of techniques, materials, and themes that sets your sculptures apart from others. To create your signature style, you should focus on what makes your art unique and find ways to incorporate those elements into your work consistently.

Sharing Your Art with the World

Sharing your art with the world is an essential part of developing your style. It can help you get feedback from other artists and art enthusiasts, which can help you refine your skills and find new ways to express yourself creatively. Share your art with your friends and family, participate in local art shows, and join online art communities. The more you share your art, the more you’ll grow as an artist.

Developing your sculpting style is an ongoing journey that requires patience, perseverance, and creativity. By unleashing your inner sculptor, embracing your creative flair, experimenting with different techniques, finding inspiration in everyday objects, creating your signature style, and sharing your art with the world, you’ll be well on your way to developing a unique and meaningful sculpting style that’s all your own. So, have fun, take risks, and let your imagination guide you as you continue to develop your style as a sculptor!

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