Workshop Postponed

The Dot Mandela workshop…

scheduled for next week is being postponed until October. Duncan Ambassador,
Dru Woodward (who taught our Essentials I & II) will be returning in October and she has taught this workshop before. Here are before and after pictures of the Dot Mandela Workshop that she did in PA last month. She has agreed to do this workshop for us, using fall colors and maybe some leaf patterns.

Drus Dot Mandela greenware

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Watch for the Dot Mandela workshop coming to you in October.


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Slip Trailing

slip trailing Facebook videoI recently shared a video on our Facebook page that showed an artist demonstrating a decorating technique called slip trailing. This is a still clip from that video. Doing some research brought up several videos on U-Tube that show us how to do it. I am unable to share those here but you can Google “U-tube slip trailing”.

Slip Trailing


Slip trailing is the application of slip, which is clay mixed with water, to a clay surface using a bottle or other flexible vessel with a pointed tip. Unlike applying slip with brushwork, slip trailing involves a thicker, more fluid application, which can be used to created beautiful lines and raised textures.

slip trailed mugs

If you simply Google slip trailing you will find pictured a lot of pieces that have been slip trailed. It appears here that different colors of slip have been applied and that a base color was applied first in some cases. Since this is done on greenware, I would assume that we need Cover Coats underglaze for the base color.


You can draw your own designs, trace patterns or stencils, or use silkscreens. Remember to  keep the design simple as you are “painting” with a bottle of slip.
So, who wants to give it a try?

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And there is always something new to learn!

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Updated Bears

clipart teddy bear border

This page is where all the teddy bears gather, over eighty of them! It includes seasonal bears as well as others, but NOT wildlife bears. For those, see Native American Indians and Noah’s Ark.

There are also quite a few ornaments with bears which will be found in Alberta Ornament CollectionCookie-Cutter Ornaments, and Assorted Ornaments. And see Carousels  for carousel animals that are bears.

[Note: this page is not new but it is completely redone with photos, descriptions, and prices on most items. There are lots that have not yet been poured, not updates will be made as available.] To see the page follow this link: The Bear Essentials

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So come check out our updated catalog
and see how you can have more fun!

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New Catalog Page


Today I added a page about our Jamar Mallory doll molds, a division of Alberta. These dolls are used for lace draping. Here’s the link Alberta Dolls 



Check it out and let me know if you would like a workshop on how to do this. One of our colleagues is interested and has done this before. It can be done with regular ceramic slip or porcelain slip, the latter being very costly. There are several different sizes, although we may not have all the “parts” for all the sizes. 


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Fall Workshop Calendar

August posters were just put up in the last entry.

Here is the calendar for the rest of the year. Dates and projects are tentative this far in advance. The file is available as a Word docx upon request.

Open classes are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday unless noted Closed. If there is a workshop scheduled and you don’t want to participate, you can still come and work on your own pieces. If the workshop is full we can set you up at a table in the other room.

calendar August 2018
calendar September 2018
calendar October 2018

calendar November 2018
calendar December 2018

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So make some plans for holiday gifts and decorations.
Get a group together and plan your own project.

Afternoon classes, birthday parties, showers
and special group workshops
are all available .

And don’t forget about the Party Van
(where we bring the party to you).

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August Workshops

Here are the posters for the upcoming August workshops.


KK Unicorns & Princesses 8-3-18

Date Night Sip & Paint (beer steins) 8--4-2018

Sand-Painting WS 8-5-18 POSTERAll About Brushes WS POSTER 8-17-18

KKK Bubbles & Bowls 8-24-18

Dot Mandela WS 8-26-18

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Where having FUN is why we come!

So come, bring your friends, bring your kids.
And be sure to register for the workshops
so we have enough pieces ready to paint.

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Foundations Page Added

foundation clipartToday I finished up and published a new catalog page called “Foundations”. Check it out here: Foundations

This page includes more than sixty “Foundations” or bases that can be used for supporting a variety of projects. They are round, square, soft, and wood.
The page includes some for scenes because it looks like they can be used with other figures.

Same with music box bases. However,  bases for the Christmas trees are included with the trees.

You will need a base for making lamps and music boxes, and may want to mount small items on a base rather than setting them precariously on a shelf.

Many of these pieces have not been measured, poured, or priced. This page will be updated as that is done. You may, however, inquire about any base and we will pull the mold for you.

Next week’s schedule

  • tonight we have another Soaring Kites workshop for anyone interested
  • Friday, August 3rd Kids Krafts @ 6:00 — Unicorns and Princesses, silkscreens on a plate
  • Saturday, August 4th Date Night Sip & Paint @ 6:00 — Beer Steins
  • Sunday, August 5th Workshop Week — Sand Painting

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Bring your girls on Friday.
Find a date for Saturday night.

Tell your friends about our workshops.

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