Tag: pottery

Show and tell with Happy Potters

Carolyn Detjen There are few secrets about clay use in the Happy Potters Club. Whether you throw or handbuild, it is a good thing when you reach out to guide and share methods with your fellow potters. On Monday, September 10 eighteen of us gathered around with one of our pots to show it off…

Farewell and welcome

Carolyn Detjen June 14 brought The Happy Potters Club together for the changing of the guard. We gave a round of applause to our President Judie Smothers, Vice President Colleen Jordan, Secretary Nancy Lussier and Treasurer Sandy Holt. Tender thanks and heartfelt recognition went forth to each of the potter/officers that carefully led us through…

Happy Potters… Raku and Masks

  Carolyn Detjen Clay, purified of rocks and organic matter, listened to the artisan spirit and became differing sights to behold. Each of the potters watched as birth came to life. Sarah Cunningham spoke of the experience as astonishing; never before had she watched as eyes looked back into hers and ears appeared beautifully. A…

Happy Potters in the spotlight

  Carolyn Detjen Travel over to the CATC building and walk the “gallery of windows”. On a monthly schedule the window displays are changed, exposing the talent of artists living here on the Ranch. Amazing! Bedazzling! Beautiful! Wow! Be ready to appreciate the wonders that the Ranch residents create. The Spotlight for March carries two…

Happy Potters – Class of  January 2018

  Carolyn Detjen January 15, 2018 started five new students on their journey down Pottery Lane. Katie Petropoulos, Brenda Stauty, Debbra King, Mimi Mankuso, and Jeanie Martenez have been learning The fundamentals of hand-built clay pottery. Pinch pots, shakers or rattles, hump molds or slump bowls, and coils are now new vocabulary for the ladies.…

Balloon bowls

  Carolyn Detjen Whether you call them balloon bowls or succulent spheres, if you have one, you will be involved in a current trend. The succulents are so easy to care for and so varied in leaf style that even those of us with brown thumbs are intrigued. The Happy Potters Club invited Julie Edmonson…

Happy Potters enjoy Women’s Club sale

  Wayne Detjen Holiday sales are one of the targets that Happy Potters consider all year long. What can we create to help shoppers satisfy their gift needs? What colors are in vogue this year? What bargains will bring smiles? Show something unique! It takes Robson Ranch purchases to help Happy Potters succeed in providing…

Gruene is grand! Texas Clay Festival 2017

  Wayne Detjen October 28 and 29 found Happy Potters Pat Bender, Angels Daniels, Wayne and Carolyn Detjen, Jackie Graham and Sandie Holt loving every minute of the Texas Clay Festival. It was the 25th anniversary for Texas Clay Potters to display their wares and demonstrate their techniques. Hungry for learning and enamored by talent,…

Happy Potters’ new members jump into the mud

Jackie Graham creates a unique bowl.

Jan Marx Eager to get their hands dirty and make something beautiful, our seven new members are busy taking lumps of clay and changing them into unique forms. Enthusiasm for pottery has blossomed throughout the club thanks to several established craft men/women. Carolyn and Wayne Detjen, Judie Smothers, Jo Hanes, Liz Katz, Mary Joe Manchester,…