Slab Built Ceramic Heart Boxes

February’s theme was hearts and clay at PFA Studio.  The Wednesday Elementary Art class made slab built ceramic heart boxes. First we learned about clay and using the slab roller.  We used my Shimpo Slab Roller that I absolutely love! Then everyone rolled out their own slabs. Cut the top and bottoms of the ceramicsContinue reading “Slab Built Ceramic Heart Boxes”

Elementary Ceramic Clocks

Now that Christmas is over, I can share the gifts we made this year.  I grew up with the idea of making Christmas gifts for the ones you love.  My Grandma was a sweet mid-western farm wife and every Christmas I could count on getting knitted hand clothes.  My memories of Christmas and those handContinue reading “Elementary Ceramic Clocks”

Hygge and My Imperfect Bowls

One of the Oxford Dictionaries lists of 2016 words of the year is hygge. Pronounced “hoo-guh ” it’s a Danish word derived from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term, hugga, which means “to comfort” or “to console.” In Danish it is defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment orContinue reading “Hygge and My Imperfect Bowls”

Adult Ceramics – Final Touch on the Clocks

It was another very creative week at Picket Fence Art.  In the adult class we added the final touches to the Ceramic Clocks. We have had so much fun with ceramics the past few weeks that we decided to upgrade the kiln.  An early Christmas present arrived for me on Friday! We love working withContinue reading “Adult Ceramics – Final Touch on the Clocks”

Ceramic Painting

The Elves were busy this week at Picket Fence Art Studio putting the final touches on their ceramics projects! Sorry – no photos of the kids classes this week!   We talked about Color Theory and mixing colors while we painted our projects.   We were busy painting our ceramics in the Adult Class asContinue reading “Ceramic Painting”