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Ohio clay community.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lakeland Show Call for Entry and Raku Workshop

Call For Entries:  3rd Annual May Show at Lakeland  May 18th – July 20th. Saturday, May 5: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, May 6: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday, May 7: 10 a.m.-Noon & 4:30-8 p.m.  $15 Each forup to 4 entries. Get all the info here: or here:
Raku and Barrel Firing Workshop J uly 7 – July 13, 2012 Location: Oberlin Pottery Co-op & Breuer Pottery Studio Tuition: $350 Studio Membership Fee: $30 Enrollment Limited Deposit: $175 plus $30 Studio Membership fee Non-refundable after June 1st.  Join potters Chris Breuer & Michael Roest for a seven-day workshop including daily demonstrations and discussions. Participants will investigate pottery form and surface through wheel throwing and hand building techniques, and the raku and barrel firing processes. The session will include a full day of firing. Basic wheel throwing skills recommended.  Schedule: Saturday, July 7 10:00AM-1:00PM  Sunday, July 8 10:00AM-1:00PM  Monday, July 9 6:00PM-9:00PM  Tuesday, July 10 6:00PM-9:00PM  Wednesday, July 11 6:00PM-9:00PM  Thursday, July 12 ALL DAY FIRING  Friday, July 13 6:00PM-8:00PM  To register or for more information please contact Michael Roest via email at   Sponsored by Chris Breuer, Michael Roest, and the Oberlin Pottery Co-op

Thursday, April 26, 2012

4.27 + 28


“Passages- Work by Lauren Herzak-Bauman.”  (Image featured above.)  Opening Reception 5:30-8pm.  Artists talk 6:15.  The centerpiece of the Center's exhibition schedule is the W2S (Window to Sculpture) Emerging Artist Series which annually presents six solo exhibitions by early career artists who have Ohio roots.   Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527

“Don Harvey, Chorus and Lane Cooper, Ghost Stories.”  Opening Reception 5-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“ArtCares 12.”  Opening Reception 6:30-11pm.  The signature event of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland will be going on down at the MOCA. ArtCares is celebrating their 10th anniversary with style. The VIP reception is set to begin at 6:30pm, with the party and auction to follow at 8pm. All proceeds raised go directly to supporting the mission of providing a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS. Museum of Contemporary Art, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671,

"The Black and White SHow."  Opening from 6-10pm.  Breakneck Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216.227.8440

"30 Year Anniversary SHow."  Opening reception 1-6pm.  Tregoning & Company, 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland, 216.281.8626,  Free but $30 donation requested at the door to benefit Cleveland Artists Foundation Purchasing Fund.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

4.19 - 21st.


Wooster Functional Ceramics Workshop Featuring Bill Hunt, Gail Kendall and Jeff Oestreich.” Opening Reception Thursday April 19th from 7-9pm. Open to the public. At Wayne Center for the Arts. 237 South Walnut Street Wooster, OH 44691 (330) 264-2787


“American Art Pottery Association Pottery Show and Auction.” Holiday Inn Cleveland South.


“SMALL SHOW.” Opening 6-9 PM Group exhibition of small works by six significant artists including: Amber Anderson, Susan Danko, Emily Felderman, Rene Harris, Lynn O'Brien, Campbell Paxton. Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457

“Letterpress Exhibition. Opening Reception 6-9pm. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900

“Juma Gallery 10 year Anniversary Celebration.” Opening Reception 6-9pm. Featuring Bess Rodriguez Richard, Travels in Color (Image Above). Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216.721.3773,

“Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association 2012 Art Exposition.” Opening Reception Friday from 5-9. Live music and refreshments. Saturday, April 21, 11am - 6pm, Sunday, April 22, 12pm - 5pm. Christi Birchfield, Timothy Callaghan, Michael Gill, Mark Howard, Andrea Joki, Hildur Asgeirsdóttir Jónsson, Arron Koehn, Matthew Kolodziej, Michael Loderstedt, Paul O'Keeffe, Debra Rosen, Amy Krusinski Sinbondit, Brinsley Tyrrell

“United Artists Local 4.20….Escape Into Your Own Mind.” Opening 6-9 PM and by appointment. Brownhoist Gallery at The Brownhoist Building 4403 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 Ph: 216-789-2997

Thursday, April 12, 2012

4.13-15 + Workshop info + Poll Question!


“A Cleveland Tradition: The American Greetings Fine Art Show.” Opening Reception 6-9pm. You can’t deny the wealth of talent at American Greetings. Right here in NEO we’re home to one of the largest and most prolific creative studios in the world. See just how talented these people are at the American Greetings 33rd Fine Arts Show @ SPACES where you can view art and literary work from American Greetings artists and writers.Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314

“Student Art Exhibition.” Opening Reception 5-8pm. Fawick Gallery, Baldwin-Wallace College 94 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 440.826.2152

“Kilimanjaro Express: My African Adventure.” Opening Reception 6-10 pm. Mastroianni Arts, 2688 West 14th Street, Tremont, 216.235.6936,


“6th Annual Ceramics Invitational.” Opening Reception 3-7 pm. Featuring the work of 34 prominent clay artists! River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,

“The Giant Begins to Stir.” Paintings by William S. Phillips. Opening Reception 1-5pm with a talk by the artist. Gallery One, &003 Center Street, Mentor, 44-.255.1200,


“Preconceived Objects.” Opening Reception 1-4pm. An exhibition curated by Stephanie Craig presenting the work of Geoff Buddie, Elizabeth Emery, Jon Gott, Josh Haplea, Carey McDougal, Wendy Partridge, Gary Spinosa, Emily Sullivan and Chris Rom. Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Avenue at Perkins Sandusky, OH 44870 419.625.1188

May 5th Workshop!!!!!

Upcoming Hands on Workshop With Sandy Miller “Pedestal Making” at Hectic Studio! MAY 5th! 2-5 pm. Cost $20 members $30 non-members. Includes materials and tools to make one pedestal. (Images above of completed pedestals!) You must RSVP for the hands on workshop by April 22nd to : At 5 pm there will be a FREE slide presentation with Sandy and bring a dish for a Potluck!

Poll Question:

I have been using Speedball Underglazes for quite a while and wondered what others are using and to how high a temp are those colors reliable. Please direct your answers to Sharon Grossman:

Classes with Theresa Yondo!

April clay class begins on the Wednesday the 18th and runs for 6 weeks ending on May 23. The studio will be open from 5-9. Each class is about 2.5 hours long. Most students arrive at 6 and stay until 8:30. The 5-9 open studio is designed to allow flexibility in one’s schedule. So, if you miss one week you can stay longer the next week. The cost is 150.00 for 15 hours of studio time. Beginning or advanced wheel throwing or handbuilding is offered and the $150.00 fee includes clay, glazes and firing. An additional material fee may be accessed which is dependant on individual usage. Contact me for personalized project information. The class is a “jolly” time to unwind from daily activities and tap into some creative energy. GROUP NIGHT Personalized group night OR afternoon sessions are available for 1 or 2 weeks. Make one week and glaze the next. A minimum of 4 people required and each 1 week fee is $25.00 per person. Contact me to make arrangements if this fits your needs. Theresa Yondo 13796 Chillicothe Rd. Novelty, Ohio 44072 440.338.6219

Summer Workshop in Kansas


University of Kentucky A-S 390-011 Special Topics: Ceramic Kiln Building Summer Session I (May 8-June5) M-F 8am-1pm

•NO prerequisite, ceramic or construction experience required.

•We will be building a 15-foot long tunnel wood kiln on Coldstream Farm just 6 miles north of UK campus.

•The kiln will be fired solely with wood, which is an amazingly fun and educational method to learn about ceramics.

•It will be an exciting hands on course. Enrolled students will also have access to the ceramics studio to make pieces for the Aristides Inaugural Firing at the end of the course.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Instructor: Hunter Stamps, Assistant Professor of Ceramics ( REGISTER NOW!!!!

Department of Art, University of Kentucky

207 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY 40506


Office Phone: 859-257-3291

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Thursday, April 5, 2012



“ABNORMAL GROWTH.”Opening Reception: 7-10 PM, Saturday, April 7th. John Ryan and Beth (Kappa) Ryan's newest exhibition, Abnormal Growth, presents original artworks that playfully meld the integration and disintegration of pattern, color and form using paintings, found objects and man-made organic forms. The artworks are intended to be both serene and disquieting; a sensitive abnormality of collaborative invention. The portfolio of works began with a search for images and objects that could be seen as a host for other art forms, including painting and installation. John and Beth playfully toyed with the idea of these objects and artworks containing physical “growths”. As the works progressed, they realized the growth was not only a mesh of physical products, but also a mutual collapse of object and form. John and Beth have been collaborating on artwork since 2005. Their collaborations have not always been intentional, yet a mutual design aesthetic has grown between them. Abnormal Growth is the first complete exhibition that showcases this growth of ideas, both individually and combined. William Rupnik Gallery 1117 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44115