Teaching Pottery

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My 14 week class of 12 young students has come to an end.  I’ll miss these students and the wonderful creative play they experienced with clay. Here is a look at some of their artwork:

 

 

 

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3D Art Camp

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We created some amazing work in my classroom this summer during 3D Art Camp!

Here is a look at some of my favorite projects from each lesson:

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Clay Aquariums in progress!

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Shoebox Dioramas

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Pipe cleaner Sculpture

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Weaving from Individual Drawings

We had such fun creating with all sorts of materials.  The kids were a creative group!

Still Life / Life Still

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A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre by the Dedham Square Artist Guild opens tonight in Dedham Square.  The exhibit features work by Guild members, local artists, teachers and students who responded to the artist challenge: Still Life / Life Still.  Tonight’s opening reception (THURSDAY, MAY 5th 6-8 PM) will include  refreshments; artists will be on hand to meet and discuss their work.

Still Life / Life Still
Explore still life in a traditional approach by studying objects arranged in a balanced composition; or, where objects are caught in their natural surroundings and documented. Show us how you see still life / life still.

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Still Life of Peppers. Handmade objects to be arranged in a pleasing composition. My peppers began as pinch pots with coils.

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Adding color with bright low fire glazes.

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clear glaze for an extra shiny surface.

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fresh out of the kiln and looking good enough to eat!

This exhibition will be up through the end of June. All artwork is for sale through the Dedham Square Artist Guild, including my one of a kind set of hand sculpted peppers.

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This painting by Guild member Matt Miller is also in the show.  Perhaps I was influenced? This happens when you surround yourself with beautiful art by talented friends 🙂

Potters Place Show and Sale – opens tonight

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Carol Bradley 2-L

platter by Carol Bradley

Gay Calo-L

lidded containers by Gay Calo

Henriette Dresens-L

sculpture by Henriette Dresens

Jane Wojick-L

saggar fired vessel by Jane Wojick

Jeannette McGillicuddy-L

leaf platter by Jeannette McGillicuddy

Joyce Lauro-L

Sculpture by Joyce Lauro

Karen Tracy-L

Shell platter by Karen Tracy

Lisa Walker-L

By the Ocean platter by Lisa W B Walker

Lizanne Donegan-L

textured pitcher by Lizanne Donegan

Sue Brum-L

Berry Bowls by Hog Wild Pottery

Thanks to Dave Bradley Photographer, I bring you these beautiful photographs of some of the 21 featured artists who will be selling their pottery at this weekend’s Potters Place Fall Show and Sale.  The annual show opens tonight, November 21st with a reception open to the public at 5:30pm.  The show continues on Saturday from 9am – 8pm, and Sunday 10am – 4pm.  The studio is located at 127 Old West Street in Walpole, MA.  Stop in and see the cooperative studio and all the talent that is created there every day.

More details at http://www.pottersplace.info

Clay Workshop for kids

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Clay Workshop for kids

Thursday, May 2nd from 1-2pm, I will be hosting a clay workshop for students first grade and older at the Dedham Community House in Dedham Square. Students will create a bunny using low fire clay and their imaginations! The bunny pictured here was created in a previous class. Students will learn to make the body and head, attach eyes, ears, paws and a tail while giving the bunny a personality of its own! This is a wet clay class and students will not be painting. Instructor will clear glaze and finished work will be available for pick up at the Dedham Square Artist Guild.

This class was designed to take place duing early release Thursday for Dedham students in first grade and up. Sign up by Monday, April 29th on the Dedham Community House website at http://www.dedhamcommunityhouse.org/program-calendar.html?task=view_event&event_id=139