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.

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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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Tips for Creating Large Sculptures

Creating large sculptures is no easy feat, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Whether you’re a professional artist or a hobbyist, working on a massive sculpture requires a different set of skills and tools than creating smaller pieces. In this article, we’ll provide some tips and tricks for sculpting on a large scale, from planning your masterpiece to putting on the finishing touches.

Sculpting on a Large Scale

The first step in creating a large sculpture is figuring out the scale you want to work with. Large sculptures can be difficult to transport, so consider where your sculpture will be displayed and how it will be moved. Additionally, working on a large sculpture requires a lot more space than smaller pieces, so make sure you have a workspace that can accommodate the size of your project.

Planning Your Masterpiece

Before you start sculpting, it’s important to plan out the details of your sculpture. This includes deciding on the subject matter, the materials you’ll use, and the overall shape and composition. Creating a detailed sketch or model can help you visualize your sculpture and make sure everything fits together properly.

Tools of the Trade

When working on a large sculpture, you’ll need specialized tools to help you shape and mold your materials. Some essential tools include a large sculpting knife, a rasp or file, and a mallet or hammer. You may also need power tools, like a chainsaw or angle grinder, to help you cut through large pieces of wood or stone.

Tips for Handling Materials

Working with large materials can be challenging, but there are ways to make it easier. If you’re working with heavy materials, like stone or metal, make sure you have a sturdy workbench or table to support them. You may also want to invest in a hoist or crane to help you move heavy pieces around. If you’re working with wood, be sure to wear protective gear like gloves and a mask to avoid splinters and dust.

Working Smart, Not Hard

Sculpting on a large scale can be physically demanding, so it’s important to work smart and take breaks when needed. Try to pace yourself and avoid working for extended periods without taking breaks. You may also want to enlist the help of friends or fellow artists to assist you with lifting and moving heavy pieces.

Don’t Forget the Finishing Touches!

Once you’ve finished sculpting, don’t forget to add the finishing touches to your masterpiece. This may include sanding, polishing, or painting your sculpture to give it the desired texture and color. Take your time with the finishing touches, as they can make all the difference in the final product.

Creating a large sculpture is a challenging but rewarding endeavor. With the right tools, materials, and planning, you can create a masterpiece that will awe and inspire viewers. Remember to work smart, take breaks, and enjoy the creative process. Happy sculpting!

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