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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Pottery & Mindfulness: A Connection

Pottery making can be a therapeutic and creative art form that helps connect us with the present moment. The tactile nature of clay and the process of molding and shaping it into something functional or decorative can be a form of meditation. It’s a chance to slow down, focus on the task at hand, and let go of distractions. When we engage in pottery making, we can find ourselves becoming more mindful, aware, and centered.

Pottery: A Journey to Mindfulness

Pottery is a journey of self-discovery, a path to mindfulness. It allows us to connect with our senses and the present moment. The process of making pottery involves using our hands, which can be a grounding and calming experience. It’s a chance to slow down and focus on something tactile, which can be a welcome break from the constant stimulation of technology.

Getting Creative with Clay

Working with clay is a fun and creative experience that allows us to express ourselves in a tangible way. With pottery, we can create something that is both beautiful and functional. Pottery making can also be a great way to explore our own creativity and experiment with different techniques and designs. It’s a chance to tap into our inner artist and let our imaginations run wild.

Mindfulness in Action: Pottery

When we engage in pottery making, we are practicing mindfulness in action. We are fully present in the moment, focused on the task at hand, and aware of our movements and surroundings. The process of making pottery requires us to slow down and be patient, which can be a challenge in our fast-paced world. But with practice, we can cultivate a sense of mindfulness that carries over into other aspects of our lives.

The Art of Creating and Meditating

Creating pottery is an art form that allows us to combine our love of beauty with our desire for mindfulness. It’s a chance to create something that is both aesthetically pleasing and emotionally satisfying. When we are making pottery, we can engage in a meditative practice that helps us find calm and focus. We can let go of our worries and distractions and immerse ourselves in the joy of creating.

Pottery: A Therapeutic Mindfulness Practice

Pottery making can be a therapeutic practice that helps us manage stress and anxiety. The process of working with clay can be calming and grounding, allowing us to connect with our inner selves. It’s a chance to release pent-up emotions and express ourselves in a healthy way. Pottery making can be especially helpful for those struggling with mental health issues, as it provides a safe and creative outlet for emotions.

Clay Therapy: Finding Calm in Pottery

Clay therapy is a form of therapy that uses pottery making as a way to promote mental health and well-being. It’s a chance to work with a trained therapist to explore our emotions and find healing through the creative process. Clay therapy can be especially helpful for those struggling with trauma or stress, as it provides a safe and nonverbal method of processing emotions.

Pottery and mindfulness go hand in hand, offering us a chance to slow down and connect with our inner selves. Whether we are creating pottery for fun or using it as a therapeutic practice, pottery making can be a powerful tool for cultivating mindfulness and promoting mental health. So the next time you sit down at the pottery wheel or work with clay, take a deep breath, focus on the present moment, and enjoy the journey.

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