After almost 20 years of teaching pottery to the children of Espoo and Helsinki, it is with great sadness I must inform you I can no longer continue due to the financial impact of the coronavirus. It has been a great joy to teach you and your children. T hank you for all the fun … Continue reading NiiloVilla CLOSED
Hello! Most Glazed projects have been claimed, look here: https://niilovilla.com/2020/03/29/eis-pottery-club/ And, here are the children's bisque projects for you and your child to look through. Some real beauties! Please notify me which are his/hers in the comments or by SMS by Tuesday, April 7!! There are Easter bunnies and projects I would like the children … Continue reading EIS: Bisque ware
Hello Everyone! I miss you all and hope that you are adjusting to this changed schedule. I went to school and brought all of the projects home so I could put them in the kiln. I have fired everything and want to find a way to get it to you. You have two types of … Continue reading EIS: Glazed projects
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
Something new for EIS Pottery Club children! The Pottery Club has a school year end party on April 21 at 14-16.00! It is always an exciting day for the children and I! This year I have reserved the room for extra weeks to offer your children something really fun! GLASS FUSION ! Fusing is … Continue reading EIS Intro to Glass Fusion
THIS IS MORE FUN THAN ANY CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASS YOU’VE EVER TAKEN! SUNDAY EVENING – March 8 at 16-18.00 EASY ENGLISH WORD GAMES with a LIVE BAND!! Join us at ARKIKULTA in Hyvinkää! Suzanne will host this Word Game event! Get your FUN on! SQUEEZY LOUNGE! A little band of musicians will accompany you warm … Continue reading Easy Peasy Lemon Lounge
DUCK IN A TRUCK POTTERY WORKSHOP with Suzanne FOR KAMPPI: 4 Tuesdays in March 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:45 –11:30. FOR TÖÖLÖ 1 & 2: 4 Thursdays in March 5, 12, 19, 26 at 15.30-16.15. We will make the COOLEST truck out of clay in the workshop. Step by step.... There will be CLAY … Continue reading DUCK IN A TRUCK
A CONCERT AND ART SALE!Saturday, February 8, 2020 17-21 at NiiloVilla The Holiday Season is over and Midsummer seems forever away... BUT let's have some fun while we wait for the sun to return.Let's embrace the moon!The Little North Band has been preparing for our Moon Songs Tour. We invite you to come enjoy a … Continue reading 8.2.20 Moon Songs and Valentines
A Kindergarten Clayworks Workshop for FinnAm Ruoholahti We have a few spots left! Starts next Tuesday!Here is what Ashley said about it:Testimonial from Töölö, FinnAm Kindergarten The workshop meets one hour a week, for 4 weeks. Handbuilding 101 Workshop with Suzanne I am bringing my pottery studio to Ruoholahti again! Beginning Tuesday 21.01.2020 Using the … Continue reading Snowmen at Night Workshop
Hello Pottery Club Parents, I was just loading the last of your child's work into my kiln so it's ready for GLAZE day next Tuesday. The following weeks, 10.12, is our annual Party and Exhibition! I love it! Everyone can come at 14.10 or as early as possible. We will display our projects and admire … Continue reading 10.12 Pottery Club Party!
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.
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
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!
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
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
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