Classes at the Studio

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Classes at the Studio

This summer we had a lot of fun classes at the studio.  Some were large, up to 15, and some very small–perhaps an adult and visiting grandchildren or other relatives. Here is a piece a young lady (8 years old, I think) made.  It’s her cat and she made it as a Christmas present. How cute is he, with his catnip mice?   Between this girl and her younger sister, we had fun with lots of glazes:   Even the mess was pretty!        ...

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Clay Day at Summer Fun Camp

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Clay Day at Summer Fun Camp

  Summer camper sculpting a chameleon on a branch   Every summer for many years, I have had the pleasure of presenting a day of clay classes at our local Agricultural Extension Office.   Summer campers can make anything they choose. So that I can give everyone individual attention, I’ve set the maximum number of students at 15  per class, 2 classes per day, and we fill that up  every time. As usual, there were many wonderful creations–here are a few images. Lots more where these came from, but t my camera (i.e. cell phone) just did not do them justice.   A very large and amazing...

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Perrin and Jenni

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Perrin and Jenni

Jenni and Perrin recently visited the studio and created these “Critters,” as Perrin calls them. Jenni’s Leopard Slug Beautiful texture and love those eyes! Perrin working on an awesome beetle Although you may not appreciate the real thing in the garden these Critters are pretty cool.   This guy looks like he could just crawl off the slab...

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The Chameleon Contest! And the Winner is….

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on The Chameleon Contest! And the Winner is….

There were so many great suggestions…..but I had to choose one. Rachel C. wins for the name Guacamole! It’s green, fun to say and something I like a lot! Rachel receives a two hour clay sculpting class for two people, materials included. Congratulations, Rachel! Thank you, everyone, for participating. I”ll probably do this again in the future–there are other clay critters in the studio without names. Guacamole...

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Can You Say, “Camouflage”?

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Can You Say, “Camouflage”?

As a former zoologist, many of my artist-in-the-school programs involve animals and their adaptations. Here is a video shared by my good friend and amazing sculptor, painter and master of other art forms, Cindy Billingsley. From: Every Day is Science Friday, host Ira Flatow

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Name that Chameleon, Win a Class for Two!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off on Name that Chameleon, Win a Class for Two!

Name Me! When I chose this photo of a happy chameleon for my postcards for teaching clay sculpture classes, I had no idea how popular s/he would become. People of all ages have remarked that they picked up the postcard because of his (her?) great expression. Even I still smile when I look at the photo. Well, it’s time for this joyful Spokeslizard to have a name. Please send me your best suggestions and the author of the name chosen will win a 2-hour sculpture class for two people (includes clay and one firing) at Out of the Fire Sculpture Studio, in Saxapahaw, NC. Anyone may enter! E-mail...

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