Monday, July 28, 2014

Mug Monday- Kira Low

It's Mug Monday! Today's mug was created by Resident Artist Kira Low. Professionally, she goes as Carol Low, a licensed clinical psychologist with a holistic private practice. You can find out more by visiting her blog.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ClaySpace's First Video

ClaySpace has its first YouTube video! The features Resident Artist Amy Martinez sharing how she created one of her pieces.  A big thank you goes to Resident Artist Mary Puskar for making this happen. Mary hope to add a video each month.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Leslie Ansteth Colonna's Opening

Resident Artist Leslie Ansteth Colonna's opening of her show "Leslie Ansteth Colonna, Sculpture and Pottery" included a thoughtful demonstration on how she creates and why she creates. This was followed by a hands-on activity. It was amazing how quiet the room got as participants made their creations. You still have time to see the show. It will be on display in the ClaySpace Gallery through July 29th.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mug Monday- Date Night

It's Mug Monday but today's mug is an example of what you can make and own in ClaySpace's new "Date Night" workshop taught by Jon Pacheco. "The two of you together working in clay, sharing a bite and a sip while you create something wonderful." Register now- August 23 or September 13 or October 11 from 6 - 9 p.m. Cost is $99 per couple and includes refreshments and materials. What a fun way to spend time together.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Empty Bowls- Help Us Fight Hunger!

ClaySpace will once again be participating in the international effort by potters and other artists to raise money for local food pantries. The photograph is just a small sample of what will be available for purchase. Resident Artists and students produced the work that will be sold at the Naperville Woman''s Club Fine Art Fair at Naper Settlement in Naperville, on July 12 and 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year we raised more than $3,000 for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Join us in our efforts to help fight hunger. Admission and parking are free!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Leslie Ansteth Colonna, Sculpture and Pottery

 Leslie Ansteth Colonna, Sculpture and Pottery

Leslie Ansteth Colonna, Sculpture and Pottery will be on display in the ClaySpace Gallery from July 5 through the 29th.  The show’s opening will be July 13 from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. During the opening from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m., Leslie will be giving a demonstration followed by a 10-minute hands-on activity in clay on figure sculpting. Participants will be able to take their creations home.

Leslie Ansteth Colonna is a sculptor, teaches art at Lewis University and received her MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  She sees her work as a conceptual study of the human condition.  Although she gravitates to clay, she does not limit her work to one medium or theme and feels just at home when she is creating a clay portrait bust as when she is constructing a water fountain, designing a solar heater, or painting architectural watercolors.  
More information including Leslie''s artist statement, can be found on our website.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

First Friday

First Friday will not be happening this month due to it landing on the 4th of July. Enjoy a fun and safe 4th. You won't want to miss First Friday in August (1st). So save the date!