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!
What is a kiln? Well, ah,ask the pottery club kids! They know!.
Where does our self esteem come from?
What is your favorite Saturday thing to do? This is Bob. He is hugging Bob. Two Bobs, imagine having the same name as your best friend. They sing, dance and hug every time they are together, jut what a best friends should do. What are you and your best friend planning to do for fun? … Continue reading Play
Spring Garden Woven Bowl Workshop Scarlette Beane knows she is going to do SOMETHING WONDERFUL in her garden, her fingers even glow green! Join us as we do something wonderful, too! Ceramic Handbuilding 101 Workshop with Suzanne I will be coming again with my pottery studio to the Finnish American Kindergarten for another chance … Continue reading The Garden Bowl Tour
POTTERY CLUB Opinmäki /Espoo International Pottery Club will continue in 2018-2019. We meet on Tuesdays 14.10-15.15 and 15.15-16.20 in room B121 in the textile/woodwork area. I meet everyone at the door. The children in the afternoon club have a snack and are sent by their staff to Pottery Club. Everyone usually completes their work … Continue reading Pottery Club EIS
These snowmen were made by the children in Ruoholahti Finnish American kindergarten. They are wonderful students. We had so much fun!
Back to the kindergarten after the Christmas holiday, the children have made some adorable wee snowmen.
POTTERY CLUB CONTINUES! We meet on Tuesdays 14-16.00 in the art room. The 1-2 grade children arrive at 14.00. 3-7 graders at 14.30. Everyone usually completes their work within 75 minutes and are free to go after cleaning their work space. The children in the afternoon club are escorted by their staff to the door. … Continue reading POTTERY CLUB CONTINUES!
Coming again to Ruoholahti: A REAL Pottery Workshop! Register today. Space is limited. 4 Tuesdays in a row! Ceramic Handbuilding 101 Workshop with Suzanne I will be returning for the third time with my pottery studio to the Finnish American Kindergarten! It's another chance for your children to participate in real ceramics workshop without bringing … Continue reading The Pirate Tour: A Treasure Chest!
June 10: Make A Mug or Two Workshop Beginning Handbuilding 101 Come make a stoneware mug (or two) on June 10. We will use a slab technique and press designs into the raw clay. Anyone can do it! Your mugs will be fired to stoneware temps for everyday durability. Ever wanted to try? Come join … Continue reading Make a Mug or Two Workshop
At NiiloVilla Studio Rauduntie 40, 02130 Espoo June Art Camp Welcome! I offer a hands-on introduction to the rewards of making art. Students will learn basic handbuilding and underglazing techniques. Make mugs, bowls, plates, vases, treasure boxes, animal sculptures, or birdhouses – or objects not yet dreamed of. (Themes and Projects take into consideration age, ability, and interest.) … Continue reading Art Camps!