Are You in the Mood for Mud?
For the past month, we’ve had small groups doing specialty firings and limited outdoor studio time for handbuilding and wheel work. We also just fired up our big gas reduction kiln for the first time in more than a year! We’ve done a couple of bisque firings and the first glaze firing in our electric kilns. And we’ve had several firings in our soda kiln, with more to come.

Now we’re ready to open things up even more.

Let us show you around
If you’re new to the facility, here’s a video tour of our ceramics studio.

Easy Ways To Book Studio Time
Members can buy a studio pass for $55.00 here that will allow you four studio visits. Or you can try out a single visit for $15.00. Check our website for available times and to sign up.

A “Making It Big” Deal
In addition, we’re planning some summer workshops.

  1. First up, Jennifer Hennig is offering her ever-popular Making It Big sculpture workshop, starting on Tuesday June 1st. Enrollment is limited to 5 people so be sure to sign up right away!
  2. Then look for Weekend Wheel Workshops with our beginning wheel teacher, Chris Finnie. Stay tuned for details.
  3. And our beloved intermediate wheel teacher, Laurel Grace is planning a summer workshop as well.

Showcasing Ceramics and Glass
Finally, in June, we’re planning our first post-pandemic in-gallery show, Earth & Fire, that will feature all clay and glass artworks. Submission deadline is June 8.

Life Drawing

Life Drawing is back! Informal life drawing sessions feature a different model each week, in both short and long poses. Beginner to professional artists welcome. Instruction and/or critique upon student’s request. This class takes place indoors and class size is limited to 5 as long as COVID-19 restrictions are in place for Santa Cruz county. Register to save your space.

A Note on Summer Art Camp

Sadly, we will not offer our Youth Summer Art Camp this year. There was just not enough predictability for us to effectively plan a full summer program. We are planning to return to it next year.