The September Calendar is now ready! I am still new at all this and have managed to get it attached to the blog but I am still working on getting it set up on the Calendar Download link. It is coming though! Just click the link under the picture and you should be able to access the September Calendar.
We are hosting a Raku Pottery Firing at the waterfront on Sunday, August 23. We will be set up in front of the webcam, across from the Cox Warehouse. We are setting up the kiln at 9:00 in the morning. It will take a couple hours to get the kiln up to temperature before we can start removing the pottery. Pottery will be glazed, then fired to temperature between 1600 to 1800 degrees. Pottery is then put into a metal container filled with a combustible material. There is smoke and fire. Then the container is covered, and the oxygen is depleted. After this the pottery is removed and immersed in water. The pottery is then cooled and polished. The reaction of the glaze is the unique aspect of Raku Pottery Firing. If you are out and about on Sunday, make sure you stop by.
Another exciting project that will be taking place at the studio in September is a collaborative art project for children. Children enrolled in the Wednesday and Thursday Art Club will be doing a large painting, 6 ft by 4.5 ft. This design has been worked on by the summer art students. We are painting a large Mandala, that will become a piece of public art for our town. If your child wants to be involved in the creation of this public art piece, they must be enrolled in either the Wednesday or Thursday class.
A special event happening Tuesday, August 25 at 2:00pm is a book reading by Shirley Frost. This event is hosted by Whirligig books and Art Studio 138. Shirley will be reading from her book, Walking Under Water. Shirley is a local author from Lower East Pubnico. Shirley used her creativity to cope with the unexpected loss of her daughter. In her own words, she says, I love to use color and to look deep within my soul to search for the truths and beauty in ordinary life events that occur in every life: times of sadness, joy, times that call out for expression in the written word. I have used my watercolours and poetry in speaking to support groups at various universities in Nova Scotia. Shirley will read from her book, share her experience and have some of her creative work on display. Please join us for this special event.
Hope the week ahead is full of creativity!
Cindy & Murray