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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Mastering Clay Surface Textures

Working with clay is a beautiful way to express your creativity and create unique designs. One of the most exciting aspects of working with clay is texturing the surface. The texture can add depth, interest, and personality to your clay creations. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced clay artist, mastering the art of clay texturing is a crucial skill. In this article, we will guide you through tips and techniques to achieve the perfect texture for your clay creations.

Smooth as Silk: A Guide to Mastering Clay Surface Textures

Before we dive into the world of textured clay surfaces, let’s talk about the importance of a smooth surface. A smooth surface is the foundation of any clay creation. It is essential to have a clean, smooth surface before you start adding texture. To achieve a smooth surface, use a damp sponge or your fingers to gently smooth out any bumps or unevenness. Once you have a smooth surface, you’re ready to start creating texture.

The Art of Texture: Tips and Techniques for Aesthetic Clay Design

Texture can add beauty and depth to your clay creations. There are various techniques to create texture, including stamping, carving, poking, and impressing. Stamping is a popular technique where you press a stamp into the clay to create a pattern. Carving involves using a tool to scrape away clay to create a design. Poking is when you use a tool to create small indentations on the surface, and impressing is when you press an object into the clay to create a design.

From Coarse to Fine: Achieving the Perfect Texture for Your Clay

When it comes to texture, you can go from coarse to fine. Coarse textures are created by using larger tools, while fine textures are created by using smaller tools. It is essential to choose the right tools for the texture you want to create. For example, if you want a coarse texture, you can use a wire brush or a fork, while for a fine texture, you can use a toothbrush or a needle tool.

Feeling Your Way Through: The Importance of Texture in Clay Art

Texture adds personality and character to your clay creations. It gives your designs a unique touch that sets it apart from others. Texture can evoke emotions, create depth, and add interest to your design. It also adds a tactile element to your artwork, allowing the viewer to engage with it on a different level.

Bold and Beautiful: Exploring the World of Textured Clay Surfaces

Textured clay surfaces can be bold and beautiful. You can create intricate designs using different techniques and tools. You can experiment with different patterns, shapes, and sizes to create unique textures. Don’t be afraid to mix and match textures to create a stunning design.

Finding Your Groove: How to Master the Art of Clay Texturing

The key to mastering clay texturing is practice. The more you practice, the better you will become. Experiment with different techniques and tools to find what works best for you. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; they are part of the learning process. Embrace the imperfections and use them to create something beautiful.

In conclusion, mastering the art of clay texturing is an essential skill for any clay artist. It allows you to create unique, beautiful designs that showcase your creativity. Remember to start with a smooth surface and choose the right tools and techniques to create the texture you desire. Keep practicing, experimenting, and creating, and soon you will be a master of clay texturing.

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