Have you seen our gallery's new look yet? We invite you to drop by soon and enjoy our inaugural exhibit of diverse and exciting works by Yourist Studio Gallery Community Studio Resident Artists.
We're pleased to announce that our gallery grand opening on Friday, May 10, was a great success, with many friends joining us to celebrate and to meet our artists.
Visit our Facebook page to see photos of the opening.
Come see our newly reinvented gallery and special exhibit of works by Community Studio Resident Artists. Gallery grand opening and artists' reception
on May 10 from 5 to 8 pm. Works on exhibit from May 1 to June 14. That's Darcy Bowden at the right painting a new face on
Get full details in the May issue of our newsletter, which also includes a look at Christopher Benfey's memoir, Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay, and a tip on preventing cracks in your plates and platters.
Kay Yourist will show attendees how to make oval vessals with fitted lids at a one day workshop on Saturday, May 4, at the Flint Institute of Arts.
See our announcement for complete information about the workshop.
Move to the next level with this advanced class, which runs on Wednesdays, May 1 through August 7, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. You will get personalized advice and support from instructor Brigitte Lang as you work on your own projects. The photo at left shows an example of Brigitte's work.
Learn more or enroll for the class here. The full April issue of our newsletter also features our field trip to the 3 Days of Clay workshop sponsored by Jackson Pottery & Clay Guild and a helpful tip for freeing stuck pot lids.
Doesn't this look like fun? So many of you think so that Yourist Studio Gallery has opened a second section of its Coffee & Clay class by popular demand. Coffee & Clay Weekdays starts March 20, 2013, with teacher Sue Woestehoff.
Get more information or sign up for the class here. Read the full March issue of our newsletter for more studio news, including a field trip to the University of Michigan Museum of Art and another great pottery tip from Kay Yourist.
Darcy Bowden is a dedicated community studio member you'll often see at the studio creating signature works of ceramic art. Read about Darcy and her background, work, and aesthetics in the first of a series of profiles of community studio members. And don't miss her words of advice for new students of ceramics at the studio.
Resolve to put some art in your life in 2013 with a class at Yourist Studio Gallery. Our classes include beginning/continuing and advanced wheel throwing, hand building, and kid's clay. We also offer Try It on the Wheel classes, Try It Once Group Events, One on One With Kay Yourist classes, kids birthday parties, and Community Studio memberships.
Find out more about our classes and programs here.
And if you're curious about why working on the wheel is called throwing, read the full January issue of our studio newsletter.
Teeter Totter Interview with Homeless Dave:
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UpdateJanuary, 2013: We reached our fund-raising goal, built the gas kiln, and held the first firing on April 21, 2009. We've been firing the kiln regularly ever since. Be sure to stop by the studio to see the remarkable glaze effects our community potters have achieved with the gas kiln.
Pottery Lottery Raffle and Kiln Brick Builders - Thank you for joining us in our efforts to grow our studio. Our first step of building a gas kiln is in progress. With our new kiln almost complete we are still working to reach our goal of $25,000 . Thanks to the support, from you, our friends, community studio members, students, customers and patrons, our kiln fund has grown and we've reached 25% of our goal! With 75% to go, there are several ways that you can help.
* Keep buying Pottery Lottery tickets. The prize will be 10,000 cubic inches firing space or a $100 gift certificate. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.
* It takes 1000 bricks to complete our kiln and those bricks cost $3 each. Invest in Kiln Bricks for our kiln and sign your name to our list of kiln builders.
* The ultimate gift would be to purchase a burner for our kiln. We need four burners and each burner costs $500. The premium that we offer in exchange for each burner purchased is five months of free unlimited studio time and a complimentary 25 pound clay/firing package. This is a $630 value.
*Your investment in Kiln Bricks, Burners or the Pottery Lottery Kiln Fund is helping us toward reaching our goal.
Burner, Kiln Brick and Pottery Lottery Donations/Tickets can be purchased at the studio or by phone 734-662-4914.Thank you for your generous support! Soon, we will post images of our kiln in progress.
See our class schedule and register online.
Call 734.662.4914 or email Kay for more information.
We've added the newest pottery tools to our stock, including Clayprons, Michael Sherrill's Drag Tool and Mudshark, MKM wooden texture stamps, and Xiem texture rollers, clay cutters, flexible rulers, slip trailers, clay bag ties, and expandable art studio bags.
We offer a wide selection of tools, including a variety of ribs, carving and shaping tools, sponges, texture tools, brushes, cutoff wires, and much more.
Visit our studio newsletter archive. Our newsletter is packed with useful information for potters.