Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Stuff fresh from the Kiln

 Coupon Code on Etsy:  O11P10 for 10 % off  Enjoy!
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Friday, October 14, 2011

October and November Newsletter

Open House to any one who wants to see what we do:
Nov. 4th and 5th from 11 to 5 pm.  
If any Home School Groups want to put together a field trip for then, just give me a call or send me an e-mail.  biscottipottery at

(The studio is small, so we take up to about 5-8 students at a time for a field trip tour of the place.  You can see the whole process in about 15 minutes, or stay and ask more detailed questions, look at examples of class projects, etc. You can see those at the blog too.)
Several students entered projects to the AV Fair and did very well!.  Good Job Students!  I give them a blob of clay and they make great stuff!

New class:  A four session beginner class would cover pinch/coil/ and slab building techniques.  All materials and firings included.  $40.   At least  three projects completed, all experimental!   Ages from 12 and up for the four week class.  Class minimum of 3 and up to 6  students.  So, find some friends who would like to come play in the clay.  See my blog for class examples.  Snack party at the conclusion to use our functional pieces.  Class time 1 hour.  Call for dates.

* Family Memory Plaque:
 Each one in the family gets to create a square of a larger puzzle.  You can make one large design, or each have an independent piece, creating a memorable event and something unique to hang on the wall.  First three families to do this will get the Discount Experimental Rate of $6. per person.  These pieces have a tendency to crack and therefore you have the incredible teaching opportunity to discuss how we are all cracked vessels, and how to deal with adversity, and how to 'feature the booboo'. 
Call me for ideas and directions!   See the photo at

* Pinch pots, slab and coil construction classes available, also. We practice with a bit of clay, discuss the construction methods, and begin a simple project.  $15. per student for the two session class.  All materials and firing included.  This class must be scheduled in a two week time frame.

 * Family Bargain Class:
 For one hour, work on a 'mini' pinch cup for each person.  Have a common inside color and different outside color for a family theme, if you like.
 Or each one could embellish the mini cup with something personal, a flower, a letter, a shape.   $7. per person, but it will be limited in amount of clay and time spent in the shop.  Two sessions.  About 1/3 pound of clay  each and an hour slot for creating and another for glazing.

I've had pottery badge classes for Girl Scouts and could do Boy Scout badges too. 
a few things for sale there.
We will probably be having one of our Art  Show Open  Houses with several other artist types, in Nov. or Dec.  Watch for details.