Monday, November 8, 2010

Holly Jolly Show and Market
The Gallery Show is open to all current teachers, Independent Study members, and students, as well as anyone who served as a Studio Assistant in 2010. Current students should work with their teacher to choose a piece for the show. Teachers, Studio Assistants, and Independent Study members should bring 2-3 pieces on Monday, November 29, and selections will be made by Gale and Sarah, who are curating the show. With your permission, pieces not chosen for the show will be in the Market. Work in the show that sells is paid on a 65/35 split between the potter and the Center, respectively, with checks cut after the show closes in January. However, “Not For Sale” pieces can also be in the show.

- The Pottery Market is open to anyone who has taken a class or workshop at the BMCA Clay Studio in 2010. This is a fundraiser, so work that sells is paid on a 50/50 split between each potter and the Center, with checks cut early in January. Pieces can be brought to the Studio the week of Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. With your permission, work not sold on Friday, Dec. 3 may remain until Dec. 23 on a table set up in the upstairs hallway. More information about pricing, volunteering, etc., will be forthcoming.
Open Studio/Thanksgiving Holiday – There will be no Open Studio or classes Nov. 24, 25, and 26 (Thanksgiving holidays); to make up for that, on SATURDAY, NOV. 27 – there will be a BIG 4-hour Open Studio, from 11 am – 3 pm.

Tile Project
– If you have not picked up a tile from the studio to add to the Community Tile Project for the Gallery Show, now is the time.
Nov. 18 – last bisque firing.
Nov. 27 – last day to turn in tiles for glaze firing.

Next Session’s Classes: The classes for the current six weeks will end the week of Thanksgiving, except for Geoff’s class, which is ongoing. New classes will begin the week of Nov. 29, and continue until the 2nd week of January (with no classes meeting the week of December 27.). All current classes will be repeated, with the exception of the Maureen’s Decorative Tile Making on Thursdays from 12-2 pm. In its place, she will teach a 3-week class, on Dec. 2, 9, and 16, to allow anyone who wants to make holiday gifts and have them completed in time. A more detailed description is forthcoming.

Holiday Closing:
The Studio will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 24 – Jan. 2. All students are encouraged to thoroughly wrap their work in plastic at their last class or Open Studio before Dec. 24 to ensure it will not dry out.