Tag: pottery

Happy Potters ‘Bowl Over’ Goal

Lynne Kelsey Empty Bowls of Denton is a fundraising event where ticket holders select a handmade bowl and then enjoy a luncheon of soup and bread. Happy Potters have chosen this effort as their annual project to give back to the community. Potter Pat Bender gathered a willing group of her fellow potters for a…

Ho-Ho-Happy Potters!

Lynne Kelsey The thermometer may say it’s over 100 (again), but in July, members of the Happy Potters had their minds squarely on the holidays. In the monthly Holiday Market workshop, the emphasis was festive decor. The studio became a workshop of busy elves who cut out ornaments, built snowman mugs, and created adorable figurines…

Happy Potters Seize the Clay!

Lynne Kelsey There’s no slowdown in activity at the pottery studio! On Monday, May 16, Happy Potters welcomed a very special guest instructor: Julie Edmonson, sister of Education Committee Co-Chair Jackie Graham and resident of SaddleBrooke Ranch, our sister Robson community in Oracle, Ariz. After claiming spots at the work tables and checking materials and…

Long-Delayed Guest Visits Happy Potters

Lynne Kelsey Two years ago, members of the Robson Ranch Happy Potters attending the Texas Clay Festival in Gruene were captivated by the work of Renee Lindquist of League City, who was demonstrating the use of a tool called an air pen. An invitation to present a workshop at the Ranch was extended and accepted,…

Busy Potters Are Happy Potters

Lynne Kelsey There’s lots going on in the pottery studio! The Happy Potters welcomed another orientation class to learn the basics of working with clay, building their first pieces, and discovering the collegiality of the studio. Meanwhile, members of the previous orientation class moved on from slab building to getting their feet wet—along with their hands…

‘Glazy’ Days in the Pottery Studio

Lynne Kelsey The Happy Potters are well known at Robson Ranch, but what does it take to become a member? I can answer that question first-hand. At the urging of an active member, last summer I put my name on the waiting list for the mandatory orientation classes, and in September I arrived at the…

Happy Potters Give Back!

The Empty Bowls project is an international support to fighting hunger throughout the world. Cities, states, and countries work together to earn money for the hungry. Here in Denton, this event will take place on Oct. 16, at the Armadillo Ale Works, 221 South Bell Ave, Denton, TX. Tickets are $30 each. The ticket includes…

News from the Happy Potters!

Karen Ellsworth Pottery is alive and thriving at the Ranch! On July 11, the Creative Arts Center held an open house. What a huge success! Our pottery studio was overflowing with people interested in seeing what we do, how we do it, and learning about the process from design, to building, to bisque, glazing, and finishing.…