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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Realistic vs. Stylized Sculptures

Sculptures have been a form of art for thousands of years, evolving through different styles and techniques. When it comes to sculpture, there are two primary styles that artists can choose from: realism and stylization. Realistic sculptures aim to capture the subject as accurately as possible, while stylized sculptures prioritize artistic expression and design. But which one is better? Let’s explore the debate between realistic and stylized sculptures.

Realistic or Stylized: Which is Better?

The debate between realistic and stylized sculptures is one that has been ongoing for centuries. Some people believe that realistic sculptures are better because they accurately depict the subject, while others prefer stylized sculptures because they are more visually interesting. Ultimately, the answer to which one is better depends on personal preference and the purpose of the sculpture.

The Art of Sculpting: Realism vs. Style

Sculpting requires a great deal of skill, patience, and creativity. Whether an artist chooses to create a realistic or stylized sculpture, they must be able to capture the essence of the subject and bring it to life. Realistic sculptures require meticulous attention to detail, while stylized sculptures require a strong sense of design and proportion.

Finding Beauty in Realism and Stylization

Both realistic and stylized sculptures can be beautiful in their own way. Realistic sculptures can be breathtaking in their accuracy and precision, while stylized sculptures can be captivating in their unique design and creative expression. In the end, it’s all about what the artist wants to convey through their work.

Bringing Your Vision to Life: Realistic or Stylized?

Choosing between a realistic or stylized sculpture can be a difficult decision for artists. It all comes down to the artist’s vision and what they want to convey through their work. If an artist wants to showcase the subject as accurately as possible, a realistic sculpture may be the best option. However, if an artist wants to highlight a particular aspect of the subject or express their own creative ideas, a stylized sculpture may be the way to go.

The Pros and Cons of Realistic and Stylized Sculptures

Realistic sculptures have the advantage of being able to capture the subject as accurately as possible, which can be impressive to viewers. However, this level of detail can also be time-consuming and challenging to achieve. Stylized sculptures, on the other hand, allow artists to express their creativity and design skills, but may not accurately depict the subject. Ultimately, it’s up to the artist to decide which style suits their vision and purpose.

Sculpting Beyond Reality: Exploring Stylization in Art

Stylized sculptures are a way for artists to push the boundaries of reality and explore their creative potential. By exaggerating certain features or elements of the subject, artists can create sculptures that are visually striking and unique. Stylization allows artists to infuse their own personality and style into their work, making each sculpture a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Whether an artist chooses to create a realistic or stylized sculpture, both styles have their own unique advantages and challenges. It all comes down to the artist’s vision and what they want to convey through their work. So, which one is better? That’s for you to decide!

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