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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Sculpting Whimsical Ceramic Creatures

Sculpting whimsical ceramic creatures is an art form that brings out the childlike wonder in all of us. The art of creating unique creatures out of clay is both rewarding and fun. Playing with shapes, colors, and textures can lead to the creation of fantastical beasts, mystical creatures, and even ordinary animals with a whimsical twist. If you are looking to unleash your inner child and create something truly magical, sculpting whimsical ceramic creatures is just the thing for you.

Unleashing Your Inner Child

The process of sculpting whimsical ceramic creatures begins with letting go of your inhibitions and tapping into your creative side. Allow yourself to play and have fun with the clay. Start by rolling the clay into a ball, then shaping it into the basic form of your creature. Don’t worry about perfection, this is the time for experimentation and exploration. Let your imagination run wild as you create the creature’s unique features, like wings, horns, or a curly tail.

From Clay to Whimsy

Once you have the basic shape of your creature, it’s time to add the details that will bring it to life. Using a variety of sculpting tools, you can add texture and depth to your creature’s skin, fur, or feathers. You can also add in intricate details such as scales, spots, or stripes. Don’t be afraid to add in whimsical elements such as a top hat, monocle, or bowtie.

Finding Inspiration in the World Around You

When creating whimsical ceramic creatures, the world around you is your greatest source of inspiration. Take a walk outside and observe the creatures that inhabit your surroundings. Look at insects, birds, and animals to gain inspiration for your creature’s unique features. You can also draw inspiration from fantasy and mythology, creating creatures that are both familiar and fantastical.

The Art of Adding Personality

One of the most important aspects of sculpting whimsical ceramic creatures is adding personality to your creation. Your creature should have a unique character that sets it apart from other creatures. This can be achieved through the use of body language, facial expressions, and even clothing. Think about the personality traits of your creature and how you can convey them through your sculpture.

A Playful Palette: Colors and Textures

The colors and textures you choose for your creature can make all the difference in creating a truly whimsical creation. Choose colors that are bright and playful, such as pastels or bold primaries. You can also experiment with different textures, such as glossy or matte finishes. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different colors and textures to create a truly unique creature.

The Joy of Creating One-of-a-Kind Creatures

The joy of sculpting whimsical ceramic creatures comes from creating something that is truly one-of-a-kind. Every creature you create will have its own unique personality and style. From the initial sketches to the final firing, every step of the process is filled with excitement and creativity. Whether you are creating a creature for yourself or as a gift for someone else, the joy that comes from creating something truly unique is immeasurable.

In conclusion, sculpting whimsical ceramic creatures is an art form that allows you to tap into your creative side and unleash your inner child. By taking inspiration from the world around you and infusing your creature with personality and color, you can create a truly magical and unique creation. So go ahead, grab some clay and start sculpting your own whimsical ceramic creature today.

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