Monday, June 30, 2014

Mug Monday with Nancy Gorman

It's Mug Monday! Today's wonderful creation is by Resident Artist Nancy Gorman. Nancy has just launched her website so you can see even more of her work. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"Changes" by Amy Martinez

Celebrate "Changes" with Resident Artist Amy Martinez in the Gallery at ClaySpace on Friday, June 27th from 7 - 9 p.m. Refreshments and great art, who could ask for anything better? Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Fun with Fused Glass Workshops

We heard you! You want to dip your creative toe into trying something new, but do not want to commit for 5 to 10 weeks. Here are just two opportunity for you. More workshops can be found by visiting our website. Did you know we even have a Kid's Camp?

After your Spring flowers have faded, add a little color with these delightful and colorful fused glass Garden Stakes. Workshop is Saturday, June 28th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Resident Artist and art teacher Dawn Lagerstedt will be your instructor and you are guaranteed to have fun.

Cost is $20.00 plus a $15 materials fee. Sign up can be done by phone (630.393.2529) or by visiting ClaySpace. Space is limited so enroll today! Ages 15 plus

Get ready for hot summer parties with this month’s bowl (each month a different bowl will be offered). Using the beautiful colors of yellow in fusible glass, you will create a one-of-a-kind bowl that you can give use to decorate your home. In this 3-hour intensive workshop, you will learn the basics of cutting small pieces of fusible glass, incorporating them into a design for a 6” round or square bowl. You will receive supplies to help you in the design process and once your creation is complete, it will be fired two times so that the end result is a beautiful piece of art. Your bowl will be ready for pick up a week after your class. Workshop is Thursday, July 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Artist Stephanie O'Neill will be your instructor.

Cost is $30.00 plus a $15 materials fee. Sign up can be done on the website, by phone (630.393.2529) or by visiting ClaySpace. Space is limited so enroll today! Ages 15 plus

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Another Reason to Visit the Growing Place

Resident Artist Nancy Gorman will also be participating in the Growing Place's annual Art Festival tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival occurs at the Naperville location- 25W471 Plank Road.  Stop by her booth #26 and say "hi."

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Resident Artists at the Growing Place's Art Festival

The Growing Place in Naperville is hosting their annual Art Festival at their Naperville location, 25W471 Plank Road this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The Growing Place annual Gardener’s Art Festival features more than 40 garden artists, live music, talks and refreshments. The Nature Artists Guild of The Morton Arboretum will be painting and drawing in the gardens. Resident artists Sue Borghesi and Michelle Kuo will be participating and sharing a booth. Stop in and say "hi" at booths #12 and #13.

A New Connection and Now a Sister Studio

Yesterday Brett Stone from claypool Ceramic Studios in Sydney, Australia, stopped by. He is staying with a friend in Chicago and a Google search lead him to us. It was our similar missions that made him want to visit. During our time together, the list of similarities became almost spooky. Here are just a few --formed through a college connection, price charged the same, and they have to move because their building is being torn down. When a "sister studio" relationship was suggested, Brett jumped at the offer. Hopefully a "road trip" to visit claypool will happen in the near future. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mug Monday- Linda Kiepke

It's Mug Monday! This week's mug was created by Resident Artist and the current Vice President of ClaySpace Linda Kiepke.

Friday, June 13, 2014

It's About Time

Resident Artist Karen Musgrave will have two of her altars, If I only Knew III and IV, in the Oak Park Art League's show It's About Time.  This is the first time that Karen has shown her ceramic work outside of ClaySpace. The opening is tonight from 7-9 p.m. It proves to be an interesting night with performance piece by Luis Mejico in the courtyard during the opening and a demonstration on 3D plaster casting and mold-making by Katie Short, a Chicago-based artist working in sculpture. The show will be up until July 3. The gallery is open 1 - 5p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday. It's free.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Mug Monday- Susan Johnson

It's Mug Monday! Today's mug was made by Resident Artist Susan Johnson. She helps make First Friday happen as well as many other things at ClaySpace.

If you haven't been to our First Fridays (7 - 9 p.m.), you are missing out on a fun night. We have great refreshments, demonstrations, fun activities (check out our kiln gods), our gallery is open for shopping and inspiration, and there is a critique session.  It is open to everyone so bring a friend! However, you'll have to wait until August 1 because the First Friday in July is the 4th so save the date.

If you have been to First Friday, what is your favorite thing?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Name Our E-Newsletter

You have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to ClaySpace Gallery and bragging rights. Leave your name suggestions for our e-newsletter here by June 15th. Winner will be announced in our July e-newsletter so make sure we know who you are and make sure you are signed up for our news!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Don't Miss All the Fun This Friday and Saturday!

Don't miss all the exciting things happening with ClaySpace Ceramics Art Center this Friday and Saturday!

Join us for First Friday from 7 - 9 p.m. We will be making bowls for our charity fundraiser "Empty Bowls" which raises money to flight hunger. Our gallery will be open for inspiration and shopping. Refreshments will be served.

We will be having a special sale, "Gone to Pot: Slightly Imperfect, No Longer Loved, Artistically Moved On" in the multipurpose room during our First Friday event and it will continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our Gallery will be open on Saturday too!

Also on Saturday, we will be having a booth at the French Market from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and we are providing an activity, kid's can paint butterflies, at the Lisle Library during their summer kickoff event. 
Hope to see you!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mug Monday- Pauline Ares

It's Mug Monday! Today's mug was created by Resident Artist Pauline Ares. Pauline will be one of the artists participating in ClaySpace's "Gone to Pot: Slightly Imperfect, No Longer Loved. Artistically Moved On" sale that will be taking place at First Friday (June 6) from 7 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 7th from 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. She has also recently opened her Etsy site.