Dear Parents, It is difficult to grasp how quickly our lives have just changed. Our instincts are to figure out how to resolve the uncertainty - but this time there are too many unknowns. We must be brave. Calm. Positive. I'm cancelling Pottery tomorrow. For my own health safety, I will stay home. And due … Continue reading No Pottery until 14.3
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)
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
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
What is a kiln? Well, ah,ask the pottery club kids! They know!.
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
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!
It was a delight to open the kiln! Look at these beauties! And many more! I am so proud of my students!
What an idea! We covered the rock with roving and then tied it with a piece of pure wool. A nice new white sock worked well to keep things together and then into the alternating hot/cold baths and bubble wrap. The next step will be doing a bit of embellishing! stay tuned!
Pottery club is sailing smoothly along after a little glitch in the schedule. Everyone begins at 14.00 this term. It is a busy fun afternoon of creative exploration. Look at these happy kids!
We are getting ready for the big show.
Puppet Club is hard at work every Wednesday getting their big production ready!
Pottery Club has been so much fun this term. We have three more meetings before the Holiday break. The Exhibition and Party will be held in the artroom on Tuesday, DECEMBER 13 from 14-15.30. There will be prizes for a variety of categories. It is always a highlight of the year! I will provide beverages … Continue reading Pottery Club: Happy Kids
The kids in Pottery Club were fantastic today. Their task was to take the cube they made last week and turn it into a lidded box. It wasn't easy! Each week, it is an intense couple of hours for the children and I. The room is most often filled with activity and laughter but with … Continue reading From cube to lidded box
The kids in Pottery Club have been learning every week. This week everyone's task was to make a cube. Six sides and all sealed up. Then they all learned how to bag their work so it will stay moist for next week. Names were written on little pieces of pink paper and slid in … Continue reading The cube
It was another great day for the Pottery club. The hours are a bit like watching fireworks in action. The children arrive in small groups and chatter as they work on their projects. Today it was a variation on a coil pot. Snakes eating snakes around a bowl and the adding some snails for decoration. … Continue reading Day 2: Coil Pots
The pumpkins are taken out of their boxes and carefully cut open. This gives them a utilitarian purpose, along with their artful beauty. They are set on a chipboard bat to dry for about a week. Longer is even better. The porous nature of the wood acts as a gentle wick to remove the water … Continue reading Back to the studio
I love words. I love color. It is natural for me to tie these two loves together and share them with my students. The puppet club has chosen a secret story and we are very excited about what will be happening from now until the Puppet Show in December. But, Shhh, don't ask about the … Continue reading Good Books and Art on Wednesdays
We finally met under the BIG concrete staircase! Pottery Club began today with 23 enthusiastic children excited about doing something creative. I was also very excited to meet the new children and see the children who were returning to Pottery Club. Once the talking/listening part was over, the art room was buzzing as the children … Continue reading Under the BIG Concrete Staircase
INFO about clubs here! Beginning week 34! Look what is happening this year at Opinmäki! Click here for info about Pottery! Puppets! And the NEW Fiber Art Club! WELCOME! Suzanne
A piggy bank project from the Pottery Club when it was at Komeetta Koulu. Perhaps a piggy bank is something the Pottery Club will make again next autumn. What do you think?
"Suzanne’s love of people shines through in all her art, whether creating tangible objects such as ceramics, watercolor, and fabric art, or singing, reading poetry or telling meaningful stories in her performing arts. Heavily influenced by her love of children’s book illustrations, her ceramic creations contain a whimsical, playful quality. Her student’s smiles not … Continue reading Come have some fun.
Ines won THREE categories in the exhibition. She sets an example hard to beat. Wow! Ben won the fourth with that beautiful mug. Welcome back in August, Everyone!
Sam glazed his bowl very creatively and the results were gorgeous.