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!
Where does our self esteem come from?
What is your favorite Saturday thing to do? 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? … Continue reading Play
Back to the kindergarten after the Christmas holiday, the children have made some adorable wee snowmen.
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.) … Continue reading Art Camps!
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€ … Continue reading Adventures with Suzanne : Monday Evening Open Studio
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.