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What a great way . . .
. . . to usher out winter and welcome spring. Our 6-week late winter classes will take you on a creative journey from the depths of winter in February to the first signs of spring at the end of March and beginning of April. So throw off those winter blues and sign up today to make art.
Here's our full late winter 2019 class schedule:

Introductory and Continuing Wheel
  • Mon, Feb 25-Apr 1, 7:00-9:00 pm, with Kevan O. Wilson
  • Thurs, Feb 28-Apr 4, 12:30- 2:30 pm, with Nancy Bulkley
  • Thurs, Feb 28-Apr 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, with Kay Yourist

Introductory and Continuing Wheel Sundays
  • Sun, Feb 24-Mar 31, 1:30-3:30 pm, with Kevan O. Wilson.

Coffee and Clay
  • Sat, Feb 23-Mar 30, 9:30-11:30 am, with Nancy Bulkley
  • Wed, Feb 27-Apr 3, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, with Nancy Bulkley

Try It Once on the Wheel
  • Sat, Feb 9, 1:00-2:30 pm, with Nancy Bulkley

Reminder: All recent classes canceled due to the bitterly cold weather will be extended. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you're staying warm out there!
At the studio
Overheard in the studio

Student 1 : Do you date your pieces?
Student 2 : No, I keep my relationship with them strictly platonic.
Come and get 'em
If you have bisqueware from January on our shelves, please glaze it or collect it and take it home by February 28 . To free our shelves for new work, we must discard any unclaimed January bisqueware remaining after this date. Please be aware that December bisqueware and glazed works have already been removed from our shelves.
Ready, load, fire
We've tentatively scheduled the following gas kiln firing in February:

Loading : February 19
Firing : February 20
Unloading : February 22

Keep in mind that this schedule could change if we don't have enough pieces to fill the kiln. Check with the studio for the latest schedule.
Tool Time is back . . .
. . . with Tool-O-Rama! Kay will demonstrate the Hax tool, fluting tool, and conical shredder in this session. Once you throw or hand build your pot, you have only just begun! When your pot is leather hard you can do more and when it is bone dry, you can even do more! Find out how.

This demonstration is free and open to the public. Just drop by the studio at 4:30 pm on Sunday, February 17 . Meanwhile, if you have topics you'd like Kay to cover in her free Tool Time demonstrations, please let us know . We're interested in hearing from you.

Potter's quick tip
Q. I love making cups and mugs, but pulling attractive, functional handles for them is my downfall! Am I doomed to making only cups without handles?

A . Not if potter Paul Donnelly has anything to say about it. This video from Ceramic Arts Daily shows how Donnelly makes and attaches beautiful and usable handles to his cups with a minimum of pulling. Whether you're a wheel thrower or a hand builder, you'll find Donnelly's techniques helpful. See a portfolio of Donnelly's latest work here .

Clay lover's events calendar
Vessels by Peter Pincus
Pewabic Exhibition

Elena Weissman: Steeped in Whimsey: Ceramic Teapots . Now-March 8, 2019. Gifts of Art Gallery, Taubman Health Center. More . . .

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped . Now-March 10, 2019. Cranbrook Art Museum. More . . .

Ian McDonald: In No Particular Order . Now-March 10, 2019. Cranbrook Art Museum. More . . .

Peter Pincus and Adam Welch: On Differentiation and Affinity . Now-May 6, 2019. Pewabic. More . . .

Butter . April 6–August 25, 2019. Third Biennial National Juried Exhibition presented by the International Museum of Dinnerware Design. Museum on Main Street. More . . .

Resources for potters
Secret salt and pepper shakers?
Join "Ceramic Jim" Fazio to learn how to make "secret" salt and pepper shakers. The salt and pepper are dispensed from the bottoms of the shakers, meaning no more little holes to keep from plugging up with glaze. No cork stoppers needed either. Some clever ceramic engineering.
Yourist Studio Gallery
1133 Broadway
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-662-4914 |

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