A Beautiful Day for Clay


Today really was the perfect day for pottery. Many Spindleworkers gathered outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and to take advantage of the clay studio- a seasonal activity that, at this time, is only available to artists in the summer. Today, artists worked on a variety of pieces at a variety of stages- some creating new forms, some glazing, and others performing a technique called sgraffito that involves carving into a painted piece with a sharp needle tool. For some of the artists, working with a new medium can be intimidating, but it seems that once they get their fingers into the clay they are hooked! The photographs above show Teresa painting the details of her Luke Bryan platter, Betty beautifully carving into a slab (that was eventually made into a votive holder), and Caroline glazing her “star bowl”. Many more fantastic pieces are featured in the Spindleworks store- where 75% of every purchase goes to the artist!


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