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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Finding Inspiration in Nature

The Beauty of Nature===

Nature is a source of inspiration for many people. It provides a sense of calmness, beauty, and wonder that can’t be found anywhere else. From the awe-inspiring landscapes to the magic of the sky, from the wonder of wildlife to the earth’s colors and textures, nature offers endless opportunities to spark creativity and imagination. In this article, we will explore the different ways in which we can find inspiration in nature.

Awe-Inspiring Landscapes: Mountains, Oceans, and More

From the majestic mountains to the vast oceans, nature’s landscapes are awe-inspiring. They have inspired artists, poets, and writers for centuries. The grandeur of mountains, the serenity of lakes, the power of waterfalls, and the vastness of deserts all offer a unique beauty that can leave any person in awe. The diversity of the landscapes makes it possible to find inspiration in any part of the world. The natural beauty of these landscapes can be an endless source of inspiration that can be used in art, design, and even in our daily lives.

The Magic of the Sky: Sunrises, Sunsets, and Starry Nights

The sky is a canvas that nature paints with different colors every day. Sunrises, sunsets, and starry nights all offer a unique beauty that can inspire anyone. The colors of the sky can range from fiery reds to soft pink and purple hues. The patterns of clouds and the movement of the sun create a beautiful dance in the sky that can fill anyone with wonder. The starry nights offer a chance to gaze at the universe and ponder on the mysteries of life. The magic of the sky can be used to inspire creativity in writing, poetry, and art.

The Wonder of Wildlife: From Birds to Bees

Nature is not just about the landscapes and the sky, it’s also about the wildlife. From the elegant birds to the busy bees, the wonder of wildlife offers an opportunity to explore the diversity of life on Earth. The behavior of animals, the colors of the feathers, the patterns on the skin, and the sounds they make can all be a source of inspiration. The wildlife can be used to inspire creativity in writing, art, and even in our daily lives by learning from their behavior and adapting it into our own.

Earth’s Colors and Textures: Inspiration for Art and Design

The earth is a canvas of colors and textures that can offer endless inspiration for art and design. The colors of the leaves, the patterns on the bark of trees, the textures of rocks, and the shapes of flowers are all elements that can be used to create beautiful art and design. The natural colors and textures can be used to inspire creativity in fashion, interior design, and even in graphic design.

Renewed Energy: The Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

Apart from inspiring creativity and imagination, nature can also provide renewed energy and a sense of calmness. Spending time in nature can reduce stress, boost creativity, and improve overall well-being. Nature can offer a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and provide a chance to recharge and rejuvenate. Whether it’s a walk in the park or a hike in the mountains, spending time in nature can offer endless benefits to both our physical and mental health.

Finding Inspiration in Nature===

In conclusion, nature offers endless opportunities to find inspiration. From the awe-inspiring landscapes to the magic of the sky, from the wonder of wildlife to the earth’s colors and textures, nature provides an endless canvas of beauty that can spark creativity and imagination. Spending time in nature not only inspires creativity but also offers a chance to recharge and rejuvenate. So, let’s take the time to explore the wonders of nature and find inspiration in the beauty that surrounds us.

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