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
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
Birds over a corn field. This was inspired by a ride through the countryside of Minnesota. Glass fusion is a new passion for me and I am looking for a few people to join me in exploring this method of melting glass upon glass. The kiln is ready and waiting for play. Are you interested … Continue reading An Adventure in Glass
Coming in January to Hyvinkää! CLICK THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION It's a whole lot of fun!
Pottery time again!! I loved visiting FinnAm Kindergartens last year and I am happy to return this autumn! I will be coming with my pottery studio for your child to participate in a real pottery workshop. Bringing the Outside In by Mary McKenna Siddals We are bringing the outside in, oh, bringing the outside in! This … Continue reading The Outside In Tour
Is this pot porous?
"Rough up the clay like tiger paws" What does that ? What does slip mean?
Roll it flat with a rolling pin.
Coil pots have been made for centuries, I call it making snakes!
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!