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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Starry Night Cupcakes

Every now and then I dabble in creative baking... This was a very fun decoration I did for my daughters class when I went to teach a Starry Night lesson.

Tasted pretty good with all that icing!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Workshop with Regis Brodie

The brown bowl was worth $15,000!
What a great day I had Friday Oct. 8th with my fellow art educators at the "Japanese tea" workshop given by Artist/Teacher Regis Brodie! I just had to share a few pictures from the day. I can't wait to teach my students the lesson we did. They always LOVE clay projects anyway, and I know this one will be very exciting!

  • You begin by making a basic pinch pot...

Find the center of the pot by spinning it and using a needle tool...

  • Roll out a coil and add to the bottom for the foot...

  • Join the foot to the bowl with scoring and pinching the two parts together.
  • Flip your bowl over and spin it to trim to top or "lip" of the cup. (This makes it better to drink from...)
  • Then use stamps, paddles, or other tools to decorate! 

We learned a lot from Regis about the actual ceremony done to serve and drink the tea. It is very special to the Japanese culture, and has been around for thousands of years.
I really enjoyed the day, and am so glad I got to participate in this workshop!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Completed Ikebana Installation

We finally finished our school's art installation!
It was a little scary for me a to have to get on such a tall ladder, but I overcame my fear of heights for the sake of Wonderful Artwork! It has been so much fun teaching Chihuly units to my students, and we are all so excited about next week (when we get to take our Chihuly fieldtrip! Woohoo!!!)