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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Form Transformed: Celebrating Altered Beauty

Gone are the days when beauty was defined by flawless skin, perfect features, and symmetrical proportions. Today, we celebrate altered beauty – a beauty that embraces imperfections, celebrates diversity, and transforms flaws into features. From body positivity campaigns to the rise of inclusive beauty products, the world is finally waking up to the fact that imperfection is not a flaw, but a feature. In this article, we explore the art of transformation and celebrate the altered forms that have taken the beauty world by storm.

Embracing Imperfection: The New Standard of Beauty

In a world obsessed with perfection, it takes great courage to embrace our imperfections. But that’s exactly what the new standard of beauty is all about. From stretch marks to scars, from freckles to wrinkles, every imperfection is a unique feature that makes us who we are. The rise of body positivity campaigns and inclusive beauty products is a testament to the fact that we no longer have to conform to unrealistic beauty standards. We can celebrate our flaws and wear them with pride.

From Flaws to Features: The Art of Transformation

The art of transformation is all about turning flaws into features. Whether it’s through makeup, fashion, or body modification, the art of transformation is a celebration of individuality and creativity. From bold haircuts to dramatic makeup looks, altering our form is a way of expressing ourselves and showcasing our unique beauty. It’s about taking something that we may have once considered a flaw and turning it into a feature that sets us apart from the crowd.

Beauty Beyond Conformity: Celebrating Diversity

Beauty has always been about conformity – conforming to a certain standard of beauty that is often unattainable. But the rise of altered beauty has changed that. Now, we celebrate diversity – the diversity of skin tones, body shapes, and facial features. We celebrate the beauty of people from all walks of life, and we recognize that beauty comes in many different forms. We no longer have to conform to a certain standard of beauty – we can create our own.

When Beauty Meets Creativity: The Power of Alteration

The power of alteration lies in its ability to bring out our creativity. From experimenting with new makeup techniques to trying out bold fashion choices, alteration is a way of expressing ourselves and showcasing our creativity. It’s about taking risks and trying new things, and it’s a way of discovering our true beauty. When beauty meets creativity, the possibilities are endless.

The Future of Beauty: A World of Altered Forms

The future of beauty is a world of altered forms. It’s a world where we celebrate diversity, embrace imperfection, and transform flaws into features. It’s a world where we no longer have to conform to unrealistic beauty standards, but can create our own. The rise of altered beauty is a testament to the fact that beauty is not just about what we look like, but about who we are. And as we continue to celebrate altered beauty, the possibilities for self-expression and creativity are endless.

Altered beauty is not just a trend – it’s a movement. It’s a movement that celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity. It’s a movement that empowers us to embrace our imperfections and transform them into features that set us apart from the crowd. And as we continue to celebrate altered beauty, we create a world where everyone can feel beautiful – regardless of their skin tone, body shape, or facial features. So let’s embrace our imperfections and celebrate the beauty of alteration – because when it comes to beauty, anything is possible.

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