Porous, we know this

Is this pot porous?

Score!

“Rough up the clay like tiger paws” What does that ? What does slip mean?

Slab Work

Roll it flat with a rolling pin.

Coil Pot

Coil pots have been made for centuries, I call it making snakes!

Little bits of glass

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?

What is a kiln? Well, ah,ask the pottery club kids! They know!.

We use tools!

Tools! Tools!

Self-Esteem

Where does our self esteem come from?

Play

What is your favorite Saturday thing to do?

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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? Something fun.

How about a pottery workshop? Come play a little.

FinnAm Garden Tour

Spring Garden Woven Bowl Workshop

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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 for your children to participate in real ceramics workshop.

 

Here is the schedule of fun:

 

Day 1: We will make snakelike coils and then roll them flat! Preparing them for the weaving next week.
Day 2: We will weave the flat snakes and gently place them over a mold.
Day 3: We will make a piece of fruit or a vegetable from the garden!
Day 4: We will glaze our wares.

weaving a bowl

Projects will be ready for pick up ( at school) two weeks after workshop.

Cost: 65€ (includes VAT)

What: A REAL ceramics workshop with Suzanne
Where: FinnAm Kindergarten
When: 4 Tuesdays 10.30
Ruoholahti: May 8-May 29
Who: Max 8 children,  4.5 yrs.

Cost: 65€ (includes VAT)

Registration is taken by SMS ONLY.

HOW TO REGISTER: TO SIGN UP:
Please send an SMS to me, Suzanne, at 041 517 7096. Include which kindergarten your child is attending, your child’s name, birthday, your name and email address, Yes to photos.

Photos will occasionally be taken and posted on my website http://www.niilovilla.com. Please confirm your approval. Happy kids doing art. Everyone loves it.

Example:
Kamppi, Billy Doughnut, 5 yrs, Samuel Doughnut, sam.doughnut@gmail.com. Yes to photos.

Registration is only complete after SMS has been confirmed. Thank you!

Invoices will be sent directly to you via NiiloVilla Studio TMI and not through the school.

Espoo International School

POTTERY CLUB

Opinmäki /Espoo International

Pottery Club will continue in 2018-2019.

We meet on Tuesdays 14-16.00 in room 31 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 within 75 minutes, they are free to go after cleaning their work space. Children who need more time may stay with me until I leave. Many children head to the library to finish their homework. Children in the afternoon club go back to the afternoon club when they are done.

Autumn term dates: 28.08-11.12.2018

Spring term dates: 8.1-30.4.2019

How to register to make sure you child has a place.

THE SCOOP

Each Club will meet 13-15 times per Autumn and Spring Term.
The fee is 168€ per term ( the fee includes 24%VAT and a new rental agreement with the school). I send invoices in August and January. All materials are included.

To register or get on the waiting list, please send an SMS to me at 041 517 7096. Include the word Pottery club, your child’s name, grade, your name and your email address.

Occasionally, photos of participants will be posted on my website. Please confirm your approval by saying Yes to photos.

Example:
Pottery, Billy Doughnut, 4 gr, Samuel Doughnut, sam.doughnut@gmail.com, Yes to photos.

Registration is only complete after SMS has been received. Thank you!

Happy hands

More snowmen!

IMG_20180210_134318.jpgThese snowmen were made by the children in Ruoholahti Finnish American kindergarten. They are wonderful students. We had so much fun!

 

Snowmen at night

Back to the kindergarten after the Christmas holiday, the children have made some adorable wee snowmen.

POTTERY CLUB CONTINUES!

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.

Autumn term begins 29.08.17

How to register to make sure you child has a place.

THE SCOOP

Each Club will meet 13-16 per Autumn and Spring Term.
The fee is 148€ per term. I send invoices in August and January. All materials included.

To register or get on the waiting list, please send an SMS to me at 041 517 7096. Include the word Pottery club, your child’s name, grade, your name and email address. 

Photos of participants may be posted on my website. Please confirm your approval by saying Yes to photos.

Example:
Pottery, Billy Doughnut, 4 gr, Samuel Doughnut, sam.doughnut@gmail.com, Yes to photos.

Registration is only complete after SMS has been received. Thank you!

Some news from last year:

Under the BIG concrete staircase

Day 2: Coil Pots

Pottery Club: Happy Kids

From cube to lidded box

The cube

Check out the student work at the bottom of this page. Fantastic things

 

The Pirate Tour: A Treasure Chest!

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 them after a long day of work!

 

It’s a Pirate Tour! The children will make treasure chests and coins to fill them with. Using the book How I Became A Pirate by Author as inspiration, we will make treasure chests using the clay slab technique. We will glaze the items during the last week. The Treasure Chests will be delivered to the kindergarten two weeks after the completion of the workshop.

Here is the schedule of fun:

Day 1: Rolling slabs, we will prepare the pieces of the treasure chest and add texture.
Day 2: We will attach the walls like a box. Tops and bottom. Adding holes for string hinges.
Day 3: Everyone will make personalized coins!
Day 4: We will glaze our wares.

Projects will be ready for pick up at school two weeks after workshop.

Cost: 64€ (includes VAT)

What: A REAL ceramics workshop with Suzanne
Where: FinnAm Kindergartens

When: 4 Tuesdays in a row Aug. 22, Sept. 19, or Nov. 8.

 

Where: Ruoholahti FinnAm

Who: 4.5 yrs.

Cost: 64€ (includes VAT)

Registration is taken by SMS ONLY.

HOW TO REGISTER: TO SIGN UP:
Please send an SMS to me, Suzanne, at 041 517 7096. Include your kindergarten location, your child’s name, birthday, your name and email address, Yes to photos.

Photos will occasionally be taken and posted on my website www.niilovilla.com.  Please confirm your approval. Happy kids doing art. Everyone loves it.

Example:
Kamppi, Billy Doughnut, 5 yrs, Samuel Doughnut, sam.doughnut@gmail.com. Yes to photos.

Registration is only complete after SMS has been confirmed. Thank you!

Invoices will be sent immediately directly to you via NiiloVilla Studio TMI and not through the school. 

Make a Mug or Two Workshop

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 me for the adventure.  It’s art, it’s science, it’s therapeutic, but mostly it’s FUN!

June 10 is the last 2nd Saturday Workshop offered at this location. Niilovilla will be relocating in Hyvinkää over the summer. 🙂

MAKE A MUG OR TWO
10-14.00. SATURDAY June 10

64€

Please bring soled inside shoes to minimize tracking clay dust.

If you have a craft apron, you are welcome to bring it along.

Eat breakfast and be prompt!  There will be a coffee short break when we choose our glazes, but assume you will not want to stop!

Morning Session: 10:00 – 14.00
Make A Mug or Two Workshop

Afternoon Session: 14.00 – 16.00 Glazing for students of previous workshops.

Reservations required. Maximum 6.

Come do something different!

GLAZING: Choose your glaze from Botz Glazes and I will order it for you. After your project has been dried and bisque fired, you return to glaze the following month.

Previous 2nd Saturday Workshops

February 11 – A Yarn Bowl
March 11 – A Little Cookie Jar
April 8 – Another Fantastic Yarn Bowl
May 13 – Slab Work Pots or Yarn Bowl

FEES: 64€ plus your chosen glazes 8-15€ from Botz Glazes

TO REGISTER:

Send SMS text to Suzanne at 0415177096 with the following:

Name of workshop, full name, email address for invoice. Yes to internet posted photos.

Example: Slab bowl, Moxy Freefoot, onceuponatime@gmail.com Yes

Registration is complete only after official confirmation by Suzanne!

Workshop invoice will be sent via email and due immediately. Glaze fee due upon glazing. Thank you.  

Art Camps!

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.)

 

June 5-8
Mornings 9.30-12.30 (12hr) Grades 1-4
Afternoons 13-16 (12hr) Teens 12-16 yrs

June 12-15
Preschool Mornings 9.30-12.30 (12hr) 4.5 yrs- 7yrs
Everyone Afternoons 13-16,00 (12hr) Mothers, daughters and friends.

Cost: 150€

TO REGISTER:

Send SMS to 041 517 7096 with the following:

Name of workshop, date/time, full name, email address for invoice. Yes to posted photos.

Example: Art Camp, 5.6.17, morning, Meri Nowool, kitchen.queen@gmail.com Yes

Registration is complete only after official SMS confirmation by Suzanne.

Invoice will be sent via email and is due immediately to reserve your place.  Thank you.

Let’s have some fun!

Warmly,
Suzanne

Adventures with Suzanne : Monday Evening Open Studio

I can’t believe how much fun I am having in my studio these days. It IS an adventure! Art + beauty+ science + mystery + anicipation= FUN!

Here is a way you can come join me!

Monday Evening Open Studio
Beginning Ceramics

6 hrs Workshop: 3 hrs for creation and 3 hrs to glaze! 55€

Handbuilding Studio

Have you been wishing you could join in? Is there something you’ve been thinking you’d like to try to make from clay? Want to do something different? Here’s your chance!

Join me from 18.00 -21.00 on Monday, April 24, May 22, or May 29 for an evening of handbuilding. I’ll cozy up the studio with just the right music and friendly ambiance. You bring your playful heart.

Beginners welcome! Bring an idea or try the suggested project. No experience necessary.

On Handbuilding Mondays, we will create the form and add detail. Projects must air dry for 12-14 days and then are bisque fired. You return to glaze your work on a May 15 or June 12. Work will be ready for pick up by June 20.

Mondays : 18.00 – 21.00

Handbuilding Studio:
Session 1: April 24 + glazing day = 55€
Session 2: May 22 + glazing day = 55€
Session 3: May 29 + glazing day = 55€

Glazing Days: May 15 or June 12

Book all 5 Mondays for 150€!
Clay: it’s malleable fun!

Please bring soled inside shoes to minimize tracking clay dust. If you have a craft apron, you are welcome to bring it along.

Eat dinner and be prompt!  There will be a short tea break when we choose our glazes, but assume you will not want to stop for long!

Fee includes up to 3 kg clay, use of tools and studio equipment and firing fees.

Reservations required. Maximum 4.

Come do something different!

GLAZING: You will choose your glaze from Botz Glazes and I will collect it for you. After your project has been dried and bisque fired, you return to glaze on May 15 or June 12.

FEES: 55€ plus your chosen glazes 8-15€ from Botz Glazes (payable in cash on glaze day.)

Book all 5 Mondays for 150€!
TO REGISTER:

Send SMS text to Suzanne at 0415177096 with the following:

Name of workshop, date, full name, email address for invoice. Yes to internet posted photos.

Example: Monday Studio, April 22, Moxy Freefoot, abitofsunshine@gmail.com Yes

Registration is complete only after official SMS confirmation by Suzanne!

Invoices are sent via email and due immediately. Your payment reserves your place. Glaze fee due in cash upon glazing. Thank you.

Children’s Workshops are also available, please contact me if you are interested in reserving a date. Thank you.

Special Events for small groups can also be scheduled upon request!

Building houses

Pottery Club built little houses today. All unique and wonderfully whimsical. It will be exciting to see how they will gain even more wonder as they are glazed and fired. What wonderful diversity.

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Glazing Day

 

May 13: Slab Pot or Yarn Bowl

Slab Pot or Yarn Bowl

Handbuilding 101 –

May 13, the second Saturday of the month, I have a place for you in my studio to create your own slab pot or yarn bowl. My studio is a little oasis of respite and relaxation. Give yourself some time to play. I’ll put on some classic jazz and you can do some clay therapy.

Please bring soled inside shoes to minimize tracking clay dust.

If you have a craft apron, you are welcome to bring it along.

Eat breakfast and be prompt!  There will be a coffee short break when we choose our glazes, but assume you will not want to stop!

Morning Session: 10:00 – 14.00
Make a slab pot or slab yarn bowl

Afternoon Session: 14.00 – 16.00 Glazing for students of previous workshops.

Reservations required. Maximum 4.

Come do something different!

GLAZING: Choose your glaze from Botz Glazes and I will order it for you. After your project has been dried and bisque fired, you return to glaze the following month.

2nd Saturday Workshops

February 11 – A Yarn Bowl
March 11 – A Little Cookie Jar
April 8 – Another Fantastic Yarn Bowl
May 13 – Slab Work Pots or Yarn Bowl

FEES: 64€ plus your chosen glazes 8-15€ from Botz Glazes

TO REGISTER:

Send SMS text to Suzanne at 0415177096 with the following:

Name of workshop, full name, email address for invoice. Yes to internet posted photos.

Example: Slab bowl, Moxy Freefoot, onceuponatime@gmail.com Yes

Registration is complete only after official confirmation by Suzanne!

Workshop invoice will be sent via email and due immediately. Glaze fee due upon glazing. Thank you.  

Children’s Workshops are also available, please contact me if you are interested in reserving a date. Thank you.

Special Events for small groups can also be scheduled upon request!

April 8: Yarn Bowls

Another Yarn Bowl Workshop!blueberry-yarn-bowl2

Handbuilding 101 –

April 8, the second Saturday of the month, I have prepared a place for you in my studio to create your own yarn bowl. My studio is a little oasis of respite and relaxation. Give yourself some time to play. I’ll put on some classic jazz and you can do some clay therapy.Please bring soled inside shoes to minimize tracking clay dust.

If you have a craft apron, you are welcome to bring it along. Eat breakfast and be prompt!  There will be a coffee short break, when possible, but assume you will not want to stop!

Morning Session: 10:00 – 14.00
Make a coil pot or the scheduled project

Afternoon Session: 14.00 – 16.00 Glazing for students of previous workshops.

Reservations required. Maximum 4.

Come do something different!

GLAZING: Choose your glaze from Botz Glazes and I will order it for you. After your project has been dried and bisque fired, you return to glaze.

2nd Saturday Workshops

February 11 – A Yarn Bowl
March 11 – A Little Cookie Jar
April 8 – Another Fantastic Yarn Bowl
May 13 – Slab Work Pots or Yarn Bowl
June 9 – Try an electric wheel!

FEES: 64€ plus your chosen glazes 8-15€ from Botz Glazes

TO REGISTER:

Send email to niilovillastudio@gmail.com with the following:

Name of workshop, session, full name, email address for invoice. Yes to internet posted photos.

Example: Yarn bowl, morning, Meri Nowool, kitchen.queen@gmail.com Yes

Registration is complete only after official confirmation by Suzanne. Workshop invoice will be sent via email and due immediately. Glaze fee due upon glazing. Thank you.  

Children’s Workshops are also available, please contact me if you are interested in reserving a date. Thank you.

Special Events for small groups can also be scheduled upon request!

Pottery Club Pitchers

It was a delight to open the kiln! Look at these beauties!

And many more! I am so proud of my students!