Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pottery, Pottery, Pottery!!! And More...




Years ago I visited Joe Bennion's Pottery studio in Spring City, Utah and got to look around and he wasn't even there at the time. Little did I know that eventually I would have my own studio and shop that I could leave open all the time.

So this is to announce that my studio at 967 E. 11000 S. Avon, Utah is now open pretty much all the time. except when I'm set up somewhere else. This happens mostly in the summer. For those who wish to make the trek, the studio will be a help yourself type of deal if I'm not there. Since I live on the property, I think I can do this without disasters. At the studio there will always be some extra good deals going on. Right now everything in the studio is 15% off, plus I'll eat the tax, which means for you--more than 20% off. Think Christmas, wedding gifts, and so forth. I've started making great tumblers. These hold a good 16 oz. Come see what else there is.

The Paradise Art Sale will be Saturday November 22nd at the town hall. More on this later.(Studio will be closed this day only this winter.)

LESSONS: And now that I'm in a new place I'm offering lessons and classes. Any group and almost anytime. I'd love to do some group classes during the daytime hours, so if you have a home school group, or a stay at home mom group, or a mom and tot group, I'd love to start a class tailored to your needs. Scouts, church group, date night, family home evening--you'll be surprised with how much fun you can have with clay. The classes will focus on hand-building and can include projects, such as coil vases, slab bowls, and animal sculptures. The charge for a group lesson of up to six people is $30. for an hour and half session, add 3.00 extra for each person beyond 6. I can accomodate up to 12. Throwing on the wheel lessons are individualized and 20.00 per session. I'm starting a children's hand-building class Thursday Nov. 6th at 4:15. $30.00 for 5 weeks. 90 minute class. Email or call for more information. 435-760-2592 (If I get at least five students) AGE: 5 ON UP (CALL IF YOU NEED AN EXCEPTION) Also if you have little ones to take care of we can work out arrangements for this at my house.

UPDATE: I've added a MONDAY MORNING CLASS Nov. 10th THAT IS FILLING UP QUICKLY. THE CLASS GOES FROM 9:30 TO 11:00 AM. THE CLASSES WILL HAVE THREE HAND-BUILDING DAYS, ONE WHEEL-THROWING, AND ONE GLAZING DAY.

MAP TO STUDIO IS ON MY WEBSITE. FROM MID-LOGAN IT TAKES ABOUT 25 MINUTES TO GET THERE.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Out of the mouth of BABES!




Is there anything better than Autumn in Northern Utah? I'm not sure, but I just spent a week in Avon, Colorado and it was a close rival. In Utah we have a variety of colors with the maple, scrub oak, and aspen. In the area of Colorado I was in there was such a vibrant golden, yellow and sometimes orange aspen and against the blue sky it was amazing. Everyone knows I love to hike, but I wasn't in Colorado to hike I was there to help out with my newest grand baby, Isabelle, and to keep the two year old occupied and happy--no easy task! But just look at him? Isn't he delightful? And now he has a brand new baby sister, who I'm sure will end up being every bit as wonderful.

Well even though most people know I support Obama, I promise I did not preach to the two-year-old, and my son and his wife don't own a television, so he has not heard any political ads. So imagine my surprise when on my way home from Colorado while riding on the Amtrak, my daughter-in-law called me so the grandson Pi (nickname) could say his newest word--loud and clear into the phone, " OBAMA." and then he laughed hysterically. "Did he just say Obama?" I asked. "Yes," more laughter coming form the phone and in the back ground the two year old is shouting Obama, Obama, Obama, and laughing with all his energy. Now this kid is talking well for a two year old, but I can barely understand him when he says Milk, or Sopo (frog in Spanish) Yes, he's a bi-lingual two-year-old. But my DIL said he just started saying Obama, so to be fair they taught him McCain, but Pi doesn't get quite the pleasure out of saying McCain as he does Obama. Such a smart little boy.