It's something new! Hand painted art work on 2 clay slab slump plates! I am offering your children something new in this workshop. We will paint pictures with underglazes on plates that have been rolled, stretched and pressed into paper plate slump molds. Our inspiration will come from a classic: The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric … Continue reading 2 Hungry Caterpillar Slab Plates
Holiday Ornaments! Suzanne will bring her studio to Ruoholahti FinnAm Kindergarten on Tuesday, November 27 for a real ceramics workshop! Participants will be given a lump of clay to roll, press, stamp and underglaze. A variety of shapes and designs will enhance your child's imagination. Items will be stamped with their name and the year. … Continue reading Holiday Ornaments!
Yesterday was so much fun! Pottery club is like a bee hive with the every child focused on their own task and still together buzzing with energy. We finished our mugs. Getting the handle attached and adding some interesting textures to the body. Most made monsters but there are plenty of cats, too! Even a … Continue reading Pottery Club EIS
The Espoo International Pottery Club has made a flock of pinch pots and pinch pot birds. These birds have been underglazed. I am very proud of these children! The little pinch pots have been fired once. They are ready for glazing. Aren't they sweet?
Words and wordplay. I have always loved words. And when I began writing poetry, about ten years ago, it changed my life. It added a mindfulness to my days, it brought a fresh thoughtfulness to the simple observation of my daily life, inside and out. For me, writing poetry has been like play. It is … Continue reading Poetry
2nd Saturday Clay Get Away September 2019 is Handbuilding 101 - On the second Saturday of the month, there is a place in my studio for you! Think of it as a little oasis of respite and relaxation. Give yourself some time to play. I'll put on some music and you can do clay therapy! No … Continue reading Clay Get Away
Pottery Club is a blast! This year we have 30 kids in two groups. Boys and girls from 1-8 grade fill the tables. The past three weeks we have focused on perfecting pinch pots. We have made a pot, a bird and many children also made a piece of fruit. It's a whirlwind of … Continue reading I love Tuesdays
It WILL snow. I WILL sit in my kitchen and stare across the yard to my Someday Studio... so I gave it a fresh coats of paint for the winter! My family has differentiated the rooms inside it by calling them, Door #1, Door #2, and Door #3. Door #3 is my someday studio space. … Continue reading The Old Sauna
We rolled our clay into a ball. Then we rolled it and cut in into a circle. Then we pressed leaves and weeds and flowers into it. Next week we will shape it into a bowl!
Up in the air, Junior Birdsmen! Up in the air, upside-down. A search on google would reveal that this song is from a time long ago. Because it takes 5 boxtops, 4 labels, 3 coupons, 2 bottle caps, and 1 thin dime... Get your goggles on! It's for all ages.... https://youtu.be/JizuHg_c7Ng
I remember clearly the first time I heard someone (seemingly) talking to themselves as they walked down the sidewalk. And I remember later hearing two DIFFERENT people at the same time and wondering if they were talking to each other! A year or so later, when I got my first Nokia phone, I was totally … Continue reading Gadgets and real life
My studio travels to kindergartens! I'll be doing The Outside In Tour in in Ruoholahti in September and Kamppi in November. It is truly a joy! Would you like me to visit your kindergarten? Call me or send SMS!
Birds over a corn field. This was inspired by a ride through the countryside of Minnesota. Glass fusion is a new passion for me and I am looking for a few people to join me in exploring this method of melting glass upon glass. The kiln is ready and waiting for play. Are you interested … Continue reading An Adventure in Glass
More Pumpkins!! Join me Saturday, September 8 at Niilovilla Studio and make a fantastic pumpkin! Click here for details, this is a 2nd Saturday Workshop
LIVE BAND! VIVA LAS VEGAS! Niilovilla Studio (Suzanne) and Wintti550, with the musical talent of The Monday Mix Band, invite you! Saturday, October 27 12.00-16.00 12€ Come sing along in the audience as the band leads you with the Elvis classics! AND Feast on a meal of a hamburger and a couple of tasty side … Continue reading LIVE BAND! Elvis Sing Along & Hamburger BBQ
Coming in January to Hyvinkää! CLICK THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION It's a whole lot of fun!
Pottery time again!! I loved visiting FinnAm Kindergartens last year and I am happy to return this autumn! I will be coming with my pottery studio for your child to participate in a real pottery workshop. Bringing the Outside In by Mary McKenna Siddals We are bringing the outside in, oh, bringing the outside in! This … Continue reading The Outside In Tour
Is this pot porous?
"Rough up the clay like tiger paws" What does that ? What does slip mean?
Roll it flat with a rolling pin.
Coil pots have been made for centuries, I call it making snakes!
Glaze is made of little bits of glass suspended in a mixture of clay, minerals and fluid. It is one color when you brush it on and another when it comes out of the kiln! It is an exiting part of Handbuilding 101!