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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hand Sculpted Clay Class



"It was beautiful not despite but because of the friction it has had to endure. It had been thrashed around, but instead of being destroyed, it was improved with every scratch and scrape, sculpted. In fact, the scuffs themselves are what gave it its quiet splendor; they are responsible for turning a simple piece of glass (which could have just as easily been trash) into a gem. It wouldn't be the same without the wear and tear; it wouldn't be something pretty enough to be turned into jewelry if it hadn't been damn near broken. I closed my fist around this tear-shaped gem and thought about my own uneven edges, my own abrasions, and things I have endured that have, instead of breaking me, completed me, prepared me for the next tumble. Its odd beauty was hard-won. It came from reinventing itself. From having risen to the top of the discard pile. Like a phoenix, from victim to victor. (325)" 
— Wendy Blackburn (Beachglass: A Novel)

Hand Sculpted Clay Class with Maureen Roslanic

Thursday, August 23, 6 - 9pm. $35.- includes materials. 

RSVP required by paying ahead @ A Work of Art Studio.

May hand sculpt a form or make a tile of your own design.

Class may run the next Thursday if adding color to clay.

Here are some of Maureen's examples:










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