Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"In Flux" Closing

Don't miss the closing of "In Flux," our intern's Gallery show this Friday from 7 - 9 p.m. New work by the artists--Vasliki Dracopoulos, Nicole Hummel, Nicole Rinde and Katharine Teesdale--will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be served. Katie will be leaving us soon for a job in Philadelphia so stop by and wish her all the best.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mug Monday and Good News!

It's Mug Monday! Today's mug was created by our new president Lee Ristow. Lee became a Resident Artist in April 2007.  She has served on the board as director of Education and Development.

The good news keeps on coming! ClaySpace was just awarded a $5,200 grant by the Illinois Arts Council!

Celebrate with us on First Friday on September 5 from 7 - 9 p.m. We will be 8 years old and have been in our location in Lisle for a year!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stefanie Anderson and Our Student Sculpture Show

This work in progress is being created by student Stefanie Anderson during the sculpture class offered by Jonathan Pacheco. Stefanie shared that taking the class made her move outside her comfort zone and while it was "scary at first," she is so happy. We love our students! You can see more of Stefanie's work at our September sculpture student gallery show, "Hand and Form."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Exciting Morning! We Have a Sign!

It was an exciting morning as our new sign from the Sign Authority in Wheaton was installed. Join us at First Friday (September 5 from 7 - 9 p.m.) as we celebrate our many accomplishments.  Thank you Sign Authority!

Monday, August 18, 2014

It's Mug Monday with Deana Cizek

It's Mug Monday! Today's fun mug was created by Resident Artist Deana Cizek. Deana is a new Resident Artist. She joined our family in July. Deana works primarily in sculpture and we are amazed by her talents.

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Ready Set Go"

ClaySpace donated this piece to the Lisle Library's "Ready Set Go!" event to kickoff their fall programs which happens tomorrow. Drawings will be hourly from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and this funky piece could be yours. The Lisle Library (777 Front St.) is just across the street from us! Our gallery will be open tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. You could kill two birds with one stone. Hope to see you!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Our Nicoles at "In Flux" Opening

This was the summer of "the Nicoles" at ClaySpace. Both of them sweet, caring and talented. Nicole Rinde, printed sleeveless dress, went back to school in California after the opening of the intern's show "In Flux." Nicole Hummel, shown with Resident Artist, teacher and Operations Director Kate Keilty, will return to Illinois State University in a week. We wish them both all the best and thank them for all their hard work this summer. They will be missed. You can still see their wonderful creations all this month in the gallery.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Our very talented intern and teacher Viki Dracopoulos created this incredible piece. She is also a part of "In Flux," the show that is currently in our gallery. You can purchase her work as well as those of Katie Teesdale, Nicole Hummel and Nicole Rinde all this month. The opening of their show is today from 1 - 4 p.m. Hope to see you there. Can't make it? They are also having a closing on August 29 from 7- 9 p.m. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This interesting piece for flowers was made by Nicole Rinde, who is one of our wonderful summer interns. She is also a part of "In Flux," the show that is currently in our gallery (740 Front St., Lisle, IL). You can purchase her work as well as those of Viki Dracopoulos, Katie Teesdale and Nicole Hummel all this month. Their opening is this Saturday, August 9th from 1 - 4 p.m. Hope you will support this young and upcoming artists.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mug Monday- Nicole Hummel

I know it's not Monday, but vertigo has kept me in bed the past few days and better late than never is always good in my book. Today's mug is from our wonderful intern Nicole Hummel, who will be leaving us soon and returning to college. Nicole is also part of "In Flux," the intern show now in our gallery. Their opening is this Saturday, August 9 from 1 - 4 p.m. 

Here is Nicole's artist statement: "Nicole Hummel was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois, and attends Illinois State University as an Elementary Education major. Interning at ClaySpace allows her to continue to pursue her passion of ceramics. “In Flux” describes her transition as an artist. She now views the creative process in a new way that has changed her work. This change is evidenced by her incorporation of different materials in her pieces. She feels that these pieces are a landmark of the change she is experiencing personally and artistically."

Friday, August 1, 2014

In Flux Gallery Show

In Flux, a show with our wonderful interns Vasiliki "Viki" Dracopoulos, Nicole Hummel, Nicole Rinde and former intern and now Resident Artist Katherine "Katie" Teesdale, is in our Gallery. Join us in celebrating their wonderful art with an Opening Reception on Saturday August 9th from 1-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. They will also be having a closing reception on August 29th from 7 - 9 p.m. Light refreshments and new work from these talented artists will be available. Our Gallery is also open the first Friday of every month from 7-9 p.m. (refreshments served), Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and by appointment.