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.

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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.

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Come into our studio and see all of the supplies we have for sale.

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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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Perfecting Centering: Tips & Tricks

The Art of Centering: An Introduction

Centering is a powerful practice that can help you find inner peace and balance in your daily life. Whether you’re dealing with stress at work, challenges in your relationships, or just feeling disconnected from yourself, centering can help you ground yourself and find a sense of calm. In this article, we’ll explore some tips and tricks for perfecting centering so you can experience the many benefits of this practice.

How to Find Your Perfect Center

The first step in perfecting your center is to find it! This may sound simple, but centering requires a deep connection with yourself and an understanding of what grounds you. To find your center, try taking a few deep breaths and focusing your attention on your body. Notice any areas of tension or discomfort, and try to release them. Once you’ve found a comfortable position, focus on your breath and let go of any distracting thoughts.

The Power of Breath in Centering

Breath is a powerful tool for centering, as it helps you connect with your body and calm your mind. When you’re feeling stressed or anxious, try taking a few deep, slow breaths to help you relax. As you inhale, imagine that you’re filling your body with positive energy and light. As you exhale, release any tension or negativity you’re holding onto. Repeat this cycle as many times as you need to feel centered and calm.

Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection

Centering is all about connecting your mind and body, so it’s important to strengthen this connection through regular practice. Yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness exercises can help you develop this connection and improve your overall well-being. Try incorporating some of these activities into your daily routine to help you stay centered and grounded.

The Benefits of a Centered Life

Living a centered life can have many benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved focus and productivity, and deeper connections with yourself and others. When you’re centered, you’re better able to handle challenges and setbacks with grace and resilience. You’ll also be more in tune with your own needs and desires, which can help you make better decisions and live a more fulfilling life.

Final Tips for Perfecting Your Center

To perfect your center, try incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine:

  • Take regular breaks to breathe deeply and connect with your body
  • Practice mindfulness exercises like yoga and meditation
  • Surround yourself with positive, supportive people
  • Identify and release negative thought patterns
  • Engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment
  • Take care of your physical health through exercise and healthy eating

By making centering a priority in your life, you’ll be able to experience the many benefits of this powerful practice. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, improve your focus, or simply feel more connected to yourself, centering can help you achieve your goals and live a more balanced life.

We hope these tips and tricks for perfecting centering have been helpful! Remember, centering is a practice, and it takes time and dedication to develop this skill. But with regular practice and a positive attitude, you can experience the many benefits of a centered life. So take a deep breath, connect with your body, and find your perfect center!

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