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!
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!
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!
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
These snowmen were made by the children in Ruoholahti Finnish American kindergarten. They are wonderful students. We had so much fun!
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!
Coming again in 2017: A REAL Pottery Workshop! Register today. Space is limited. 4 Wednsdays or Thursdays in a row! 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. It's a Rocket … Continue reading The Rocket Tour!
The first workshop pumpkins have been glazed, washed up and ready for the kiln. They are so orange! Töölö and Ruoholahti FinnAm Kindergartens are filled with budding artists. It was so much fun.
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
Day two of our pottery workshop in Ruoholahti was busy and fun. We learned about using slip and scoring. Putting the two parts of the pumpkin together and adding the stem, it was a little tricky but we did it!
It was a wonderful morning in Töölö. Two halves became one whole! My pumpkin patch is very bountiful this autumn. Look at those smiling faces.
A REAL Pottery Workshop! One hour a week for 4 weeks. Ceramic Handbuilding 101 Workshop with Suzanne! TWO WORKSHOPS! THURSDAY AFTERNOONS! On October 27 – November 17 and November 24 - December 15. I will be bringing my pottery studio to the Finnish American Kindergarten in Kamppi for your children to participate in a real … Continue reading Pumpkin Tour goes to Kamppi!
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 in Töölö 1 and 2: 4 Wednesday mornings beginning August 24- September 14. in Ruoholahti : 4 Thursday afternoons beginning August 25- September 15. Using the book Pumpkin … Continue reading The Pumpkin Soup Tour
"There are bugs that hide until there are no people around" she told me. But her bugs walk bravely around the rim of her bowl. The most important part of the work is scoring and using slip to attach all pieces together. Scoring means making lines in the clay. Slip is like glue for clay. … Continue reading Ida at work.
Erika indepenently attached all her bugs around the rim of her very big bowl. We had a great day with Matilda and the bug bowl tour. She finished and will glaze tomorrow. Julia's bugs included a butterfly and the cutiest little worm! Hasan is done with phase one! Elliot has the coil snakes under … Continue reading The Bug Bowl Tour