Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Holiday Studio Sale, 2016

Here we are , again!  Another Studio Sale, coming right up---Margaret and I are busy getting ready for opening day! Outside, the weather seems like September, so it's hard to let go of all the yard work and concentrate on studio directions!  Margaret has just returned from the bead and button factories in the Czech Republic, and will have new work to display.  I have some new tables (the tiles from one are below in the postcard image), and new patterns, along with the proverbial lemons.  We hope you will join us!

Fall colors for the postcard photos!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

two more soap dishes


Working on a few more ideas for soap dishes.  These do not have the little bars across the inside base, but the next ones will.  No holes, though.  The long, low one is made using an extruder die, and it turned out to be (the die, that is) a one of.  Though I got a number of pieces out of the extruded lengths, the die broke during the extruding.  My next post will be about the problems I am dealing with (and the body tests I am doing) when the clay body I have been using for a number of years no longer performs as it used to.  Phooey!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Soap Dishes

I am making soap dishes--trying all sorts of shapes, and different ways of allowing the soap to drain.  Over the next few months I will be posting some of the results:
about 3" by 3"

also about 3" by 3"
and the backs of the three, trying out different feet, and patterns.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

upcoming workshop in Ann Arbor:

2763 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
734-604-7596

Ann Tubbs
  2-day Majolica workshop at Clay Work Studio
Day 1 - Saturday, Feb 20, 1 PM to 3 PM - Making a plate or shallow bowl with Yiu Keung Lee
Day 2 - Saturday, Feb 27, 10 AM to 3 PM Glazing/Painting plate made on Day 1 with Ann Tubbs.

All material and lunch on Day 2 are included. Fee: $120. Call (734)604-7596 or Email clayworkstudio.lee@gmail.com to register.  Limit 20 participants.



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

First Friday Art Walk in Sylvania, OHio

This Friday, I am going to be in an impromptu showing at Frogtown Computers, on Erie Street, in Sylvania, OH,
during the First Friday events held by the Downtown Sylvania business district,
which is now called the Redbird District.    Think Valentine's Day!   The hours for the First Friday event are from 5 to 8 pm. 
Frogtown Computers is owned by Erik Russell, and he specializes in Apple Macintosh Repairs, PC Malware/Virus cleanup,
Windows Re-installs, as well as  Free Computer and Electronics Recycling. His business is located at:

6565 Erie St.
Sylvania, OH 43560
If you haven't had a chance to tour Sylvania, during a First Friday, this coming Friday would be a great time! 
Here's a link to the event:  http://redbirdarts.org/art-walks/
See you there!