Espoo International School Pottery Club It is the 15th year that Pottery Club will continue on Tuesdays at 14.00! Learn the basics of Ceramics. In this hand building class, your child will learn coiling, slab, and pinching techniques. This technique can be used for making bowls and cups, along with a world of other 3D … Continue reading Welcome to EIS Pottery Club
Good morning! Finally, a Pottery Workshop for Staff! I have been toting my ceramics studio from FinnAm kindergarten to kindergarten for a few years. And many children have made a variety of projects. Staff have requested a time to give it a try! Now it's your turn! SLAB BOWL 101 WORKSHOP At the Ruoholahti location … Continue reading Pottery 101: A Slab Bowl
Hello Pottery Club Parents! When people think about pottery, they most often think about throwing pots on a wheel and getting messy! The school owns two electric wheels and children have been asking about using them. So! I have arranged semi-private lessons. On THURSDAY, November 14, I am offering a one hour, semi-private workshop on … Continue reading Using the Electric Wheel (part 1)
Pottery Club is THE best day of the week! Today we underglazed some little projects made in the first weeks. There are lots of children this year. I love them all..... Yep.
Upcoming dates: October 12, November 9, December 14, 2019 Handbuilding 101 - No experience necessary! 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 … Continue reading 2ND SATURDAY CLAY GET AWAY
A Kindergarten Clayworks Workshop for Kids Valley, Hyvinkää A REAL Pottery Workshop! One hour a week for 4 weeks. Ceramic Handbuilding 101 Workshop with Suzanne I am bringing my pottery studio to Kids Valley Kindergarten again! Beginning Wednesday 21.8! Using the book Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper as inspiration, we will make a big orange pumpkin using the … Continue reading The Pumpkin Workshop
A Kindergarten Clayworks Workshop for FinnAm Ruoholahti A REAL Pottery Workshop! One hour a week for 4 weeks. Ceramic Handbuilding 101 Workshop with Suzanne I am bringing my pottery studio to the Finnish American Kindergartens again! Tuesday mornings in September! Using the book Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper as inspiration, we will make a big orange … Continue reading The Pumpkin Workshop
Pottery Workshop For Töölö 1&2It was a success doing the Mini Workshop :Three Little Birds! I have had requests to do another workshop before Midsummer! New project theme will be a Small Ball Bubble Bowl! 45€ Approximately 2 hours on Wednesday 12.6.19 in the afternoon. 12-13.00 First session: Children will make many small stoneware … Continue reading Small Ball Bubble Bowl
A mini Pottery Workshop POTTERY STONEWARE CLAY FUN ART OOOOH FANTASTIC CLAY FUN ART OOOOOH FANTASTIC Suzanne comes to school on Fridays BUT did you know she has been working at FinnAm kindergarten with Angie since 2005 ?AND did you know she has been teaching children POTTERY in Espoo/Helsinki since 2001? AH HA! She's more … Continue reading THREE LITTLE BIRDS!
It's a fun time in pottery! I keep the kids busy with step by step instructions. It is always a wonderful surprise how the projects evolve each week. Next week we will glaze. 🙂
FOR CHILDREN 4.5- 7 YEARS : POTTERY WORKSHOPS HELD AT THE KINDERGARTEN Ready for the Kindergarten Clayworks Spring 2019 Tour? A Little Blueberry Bowl for your summer adventures. Our inspiration will come from Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. This is an American classic from 1948. Sal and her mother go hunting for blueberries to … Continue reading A Little Blueberry Bowl
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
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!