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Join us in April for a class . . . or two

Classes beginning in April are open for enrollment. To take advantage of our Early Bird Discount on tuition for these classes, sign up for Introductory and Continuing Wheel classes by March 16 and for Coffee and Clay and Advanced/Intermediate Independent Study by March 24 . Register today to reserve your place.

Introductory and Continuing Wheel
  • Mon, Apr 16-May 21, 7:00-9:00 pm, Kevan O. Wilson
  • Thurs, Apr 19-May 24, 12:30- 2:30 pm, Nancy Bulkley
  • Thurs, Apr 19-May 24, 6:30-8:30 pm, Kay Yourist
$10 Early Bird Discount in effect through March 16.

Advanced/Intermediate Independent Study
  • Tue, Apr 24-Jul 24, 6:30-9:00 pm, Kay Yourist
$20 Early Bird Discount in effect through March 24.

Coffee and Clay
  • Sat, Apr 28-Jun 2, 9:30-11:30 am, Nancy Bulkley
$10 Early Bird Discount in effect through March 24.

Try It Once on the Wheel
  • Sat, Mar 10, 1:00-2:30 pm, Nancy Bulkley
  • Sat, Apr 14, 1:00-2:30 pm, Nancy Bulkley

And, there's still time to register for

Introductory and Continuing Wheel Sundays
  • Sun, Mar 25-Apr 29, 1:30-3:30 pm, David Timm.

At the studio
Our bisque shelves are overflowing
It's time to clear our shelves of bisque ware fired in January. If you have bisque pieces remaining from January, please come glaze them for firing or collect them and take them home right away.
Ready, load, fire
Here's the tentative schedule for our next gas kiln firing:

Loading : Tuesday, March 20
Firing : Wednesday, March 21
Unloading : Saturday, March 24

Start glazing! Our gas kiln firing dates are based on the availability of enough works to fill the kiln.
Tool Time: fluting with flair
Let Kay help you get a handle on fluting tools. Drop by the studio on Sunday, March 11, at 4:30 pm , to learn how to give your pots expressive surfaces using fluting tools. No registration is necessary for this free presentation. Just join us at demo time.
Potters say the darndest things
Young man overheard reassuring a fellow student after she accidentally trimmed a hole through the bottom of her pot:

"Just put a succulent in it!"

Contributed by Jessica Krivan.
Potter's quick tip
Q. How can I inlay a lighter clay into a darker clay, or vice versa, without smearing the colors?

A . In this video, potter Rene Murray , noted for her slab inlay work, shows step-by-step how she does inlay and avoids the dreaded smearing problem. One of her tips: keep your hands clean!
Ceramics events calendar
Diane Pancioli's "Still Life/Life Still"
from Masters of Ceramics exhibition

FUNction . March 25-May 10. Janice Charach Gallery. Darcy Bowden, Nancy Bulkley, Stephen Kerr, and Kay Yourist are among the 50 artists whose work has been chosen for this exhibition of ceramics and furniture. More . . .

Masters of Ceramics: From Functional to Sculpture . Now-April 8. Midland Center for the Arts Museum. More . . .

The Art of Containment: Vessels From the Sidney Swidler Collection . Now-March 31. Ann K. Walch-Chan Gallery. Flint Institute of Arts. More . . .

From Mud to Beauty: Ceramics by Jean-Marc Fontaine . Now-March 11. Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Health Center. More . . .

Distinctive American Art Tile: Motawi Tileworks . Now-March 11. Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Health Center. More . . .

Workshops and speakers

Forming Your LLC or DBA: Do it Now! Workshop . March 8, 2:00-4:00 pm, Great Lakes Regional Training Center, Washtenaw Community College. More . . .

The Business of Being an Artist Speaker Series: Start Selling on Etsy! March 21, 6:00-8:00 pm. Great Lakes Regional Training Center, Washtenaw Community College. More . . .
Resources for potters
Mesmerizing! José Domingo Prado throws a spiral vase
See more work by José Domingo Prado, a potter and teacher in Santiago, Chile, on his Instagram page .
Yourist Studio Gallery
1133 Broadway
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-662-4914 |

  • Classes and workshops
  • Community studio workspace
  • Pottery tools for sale
  • Exhibit gallery