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      Everyone LOVES working in clay, children and adults alike. Clay is an amazing tactile medium that offers so many possibilities. I remember my first experience with a modeling material was Play-doh.  It had a certain smell and taste (yes, we all tasted it) and it squished nicely between my fingers. Play-doh has […]

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Today’s objective was to throw several vessels that were the same shape and size.  Any “potter” who produces for commerial sale needs to be able to do this. I’ve gotten pretty good at throwing successfully every try, however the pots and bowls took  shapes on their own. I had little control of the outcome. Today […]

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Opps !! Seems when you start to throw larger chunks of clay ( up from 1lb. to 2 1/2lbs.), you apparently have to learn to “center” and “pull” the clay all over again.  As flexible as clay is… it’s not very forgiving if you mess up the basics.  But all is not lost.  This wonky […]

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In the case of this ceramic bowl, glaze and a wax resist technique took a BLOOPER to something of INTEREST.  The Chinese character translates to “Skye”, a most beloved fur baby of many years ago.

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 Take the ORDINARY to EXTRAORDINARY !!  Just picked up the rest of my finished ceramic pieces from my summer class.  I’m telling you, just like I did with the kids and their clay pieces, surface decoration and glaze can make all the difference. On this bowl I used colored slips and a scraffito technique. With […]

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It must be a “Twin” thing.  Ryan, Reese and I were working on 1 point perspective drawings. The girls were each drawing their houses independently, but when they were finished we discovered their fences matched up perfectly!!! They had inadvertently created JOINED properties!!i

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I have discovered a great need , and I will be writing the manual soon, as a public service…                                            “How to Throw Clay When You Have Acrylic Nails”. We will be covering hot topics […]

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I am LOVING my pottery throwing class at Mesa Center for the Arts. My goal is to become more consistent in my throwing and centering skills. Only 3 more classes left in this session and I can say with confidence that I’ve most definitely improved. I can successfully throw a pot every time. They don’t […]

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After reading some information on identifying why each animal chooses you, I feel an even deeper contection with the Horse as my Spirit Animal. The Horse continues to teach me to see things from a higher spiritual perspective,  to be sensitive to others, to be compassionate, and to travel and broaden my horizons. I cherish the […]

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Spirit animals appear in your life to guide you, teach you , strengthen attributes within you. There may be just one, there may be many over your lifetime, and they may change throughout the years. Looking over my life, from young child to present, there is one animal that has “spoken” to me and been […]

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