With a record breaking booth at the Robson Ranch Craft Fair behind us as well as a successful trip to the Texas Clay Festival, potters are finishing making Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. Pie dishes, casseroles, a peacock shaped fountain and mugs in various stages begin as a lump of clay, finishing as beautiful and functional works of art.
Pieces that didn’t sell at the bazaar grace our display window in the CATC building. Reasonably priced, useful and decorative items eagerly await your inspection. Suggestions for packaging these pieces as hostess gifts or for family and friends are 1) a bowl with your homemade salsa, including recipe in it; 2) a dish with a package of Aldi’s gluten free pretzel sticks; 3) small dishes filled with mixed nuts for the Bridge or Samba table; 4) a large decorative bowl with packages of crackers and cheese or shiny Christmas balls; 5) a mug with cocoa or trail mix packs, or filled with crafting items; 6) dish topped with hand towels and soaps. The list can continue with your imagination and the shape of the item you purchase to guide it.
Special thanks to Eve Draper who spearheaded the collection, inventorying and packing pieces throughout the past year for the Craft Fair. Her administrative and creative abilities made our part in the fair a winner.
New member orientation begins Monday, January 9. Space is limited. Those interested in learning how to play in the mud should come by as soon as possible to sign up for the classes. Because of the nature of the craft we believe not only in training but also mentoring. We want all our members to enjoy learning a new skill and encourage those who can devote time to it to join us.