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

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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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Exploring Non-Traditional Sculpting Tools

Sculpting is a form of art that has been around for centuries, and it has evolved in various forms. Traditionally, sculptors would use chisels and hammers to create their masterpieces. However, in today’s world, sculpture has moved beyond these traditional tools to embrace non-traditional objects to create sculptures. This article will explore the world of non-traditional sculpting tools and how they can unleash your creativity.

Discovering Unconventional Sculpting Tools

Non-traditional sculpting tools can be found in the most unexpected places. These tools can be anything from household items like spoons, forks, and knives to garden tools like shovels and rakes. However, many artists are taking it up a notch by using 3D printers to create their sculptures. This technology allows artists to create complex shapes that would have been impossible to create by hand.

Thinking Outside the Chisel and Hammer

There are many unconventional tools that can be used to create sculptures. Wire cutters, pliers, and even dental picks can be used to create unique textures and shapes. Artists are also using power tools like sanders and saws to create intricate designs that would have been impossible to create by hand. The possibilities are endless when it comes to non-traditional sculpting tools.

Creative Alternatives to Traditional Methods

Using non-traditional sculpting tools allows artists to experiment with new techniques and materials. For example, an artist could use an electric drill to carve into a piece of wood or a plastic spoon to create a sculpture out of clay. These creative alternatives to traditional methods can result in unique and innovative pieces of art.

From Everyday Objects to Unlikely Materials

Non-traditional sculpting tools are not limited to everyday household items. Artists are also using unlikely materials for their sculptures. For example, some artists are using recycled materials like metal scraps, plastic bottles, and cardboard to create sculptures. These materials not only result in unique designs but also promote environmental awareness.

Unleashing Your Imagination with Uncommon Tools

Using non-traditional sculpting tools can be a great way to unleash your imagination. It allows you to experiment with new techniques and try new things. Using unconventional tools also allows you to create sculptures that are unique and different from anything else out there.

Get Experimental with Non-Traditional Sculpting

If you’re looking to get experimental with your sculptures, then non-traditional sculpting tools are the way to go. From using a simple spoon to creating complex designs with 3D printers, there are many options available to you. So, don’t be afraid to try something new and see what you can create.

In conclusion, non-traditional sculpting tools have opened up a world of possibilities for artists. From using everyday objects to experimenting with unlikely materials, there are many ways to create unique and innovative sculptures. So, the next time you’re feeling creative, think outside the chisel and hammer and explore the world of non-traditional sculpting tools. Who knows? You might just create a masterpiece.

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