Tag: pottery

News From the Happy Potters of Robson Ranch!

Karen Ellsworth Even though our 2020 year looked a little different from previous years, we managed to adjust, adapt, and, most of all, create! Our kilns were running full time, new members joined and learned the joy of playing in the clay. We also learned several new glazing techniques and new ways of hand building.…

Happy Potters

Karen Ellsworth It’s that wonderful time of year! This year looks a little different from previous years, so that is exactly why the Happy Potters are here to help! We, along with many other vendors, were unable to have our annual Holiday Market at the Ranch. However, we have items for sale in our window…

Happy Potters Raku Class

Pat Bender The low fire method of Western Raku was experienced by 10 members of the Happy Potters on Sept. 26. The offsite Raku class was attended by Delnia Crum, Angela Daniels, Jackie Graham, Kathy Jacobs, Sally Klang, Mimi Mancuso, Lorie Shaddix, Carol Stoltz, Lucy Ventura, and Pat Bender. Horse hair pieces were first loaded…

Happy Potters Accept the Illumination Challenge

Alesia Passalacque

Karen Ellsworth Each year the Happy Potters are issued a challenge. This year the theme was illumination. The criteria was very broad—the item had to be lighted in some manner and had to incorporate a medium other than clay. Our potters worked on this year’s challenge for several months. Everyone who entered definitely rose to the…

Georgies Interactive Pigments

Pat Bender Every potter knows a good glaze can make any vessel beautiful. The Pottery Studio now has a new manufacturer to use for glazing. Georgies Interactive Pigments are an interesting way to show texture on the pottery piece and to keep the natural lines of the vessel. The eight interactive pigment colors are golden straw, autumn…

Reflections of a new potter

New members of the Happy Potters Club: Rick Jedlowski, Kathy Jedlowski, Karen Solomon, Lorie Shaddix, and Susan Engstrom.

Rick Harwell I recently moved to Robson Ranch and have been faced with the wonderful dilemma of what to do with my time in retirement. One of the activities I selected was to join the Happy Potters. I wasn’t disappointed in my decision. I am not particularly artistic, nor have I had any previous experience in…

Happy Potters Santa Workshop

Pat Bender The Spotlight Window this month features the “Happy Potters Santa Workshop”. The pottery is just a few of the items that will be sold at the Women’s Club’s Holiday Market on October 5. Yes, it has been a “Santa’s Workshop” in the Pottery Studio since March. Early in February, Jackie Graham, Chairman, with…

What’s up in pottery

Linda Becker, painting clay watercolors.

Carolyn Detjen There is never a dull moment in the Happy Potters Club. These are called “the dog days of summer,” and some of our potters are on vacation doing family travels or cruising, but not all of us. We just recently did a short visit to watercolor painting on clay bisque. This was written…

Happy Potters are happy

Carolyn Detjen I wasn’t around when the pottery club was named. “Happy” is a curious descriptive for a club filled with vintage fossils. What? You think that is a mean thing to say? Well, I am close to being the oldest artist in the club, and I think that since I am composing this article,…