Tag: pottery

Pottery Club’s featured artist

Jeff Wilson So, you think you don’t have artistic talent or don’t think pottery is for guys. Well, neither did Gordon Cooper, the pottery club’s featured artist for November. A chance introduction to hand building with clay has turned out to be just the opportunity Gordon needed to reveal the inner sculptor lurking within. There…

Handmade pottery class

Jeff Wilson Participants in the September Handmade Pottery class showed amazing creativity in the projects they made including a large appliqued platter, a decorative Japanese-style bottle vase and beautiful “scrap” pots. All PC residents are invited to see examples of projects made in this class on view in the display case outside the Gecko Room…

Non-Objective Abstract Painting class notice

Jeff Wilson The September Non-Objective Abstract Painting class, sponsored by the Pottery/Sculpture Club, provided an opportunity for participants, some with no drawing or painting experience, to explore a different kind of painting in an encouraging and supportive environment. Unlike traditional painting classes, the subject matter for n-o abstract painting is simply shapes, lines and color.…

For the Birds, a Pottery/Sculpture Club sponsored

Jeff Wilson For the Birds, a Pottery/Sculpture Club sponsored class taught by Ane Aune, was once again a huge success! Ane taught this class on Sundays to accommodate football widows and those who have little or no time available during the week. Everyone made two unique, colorful and imaginative bird sculptures. Ane will be teaching…

Pottery Club

Jeff Wilson The Pottery/Sculpture Club was saddened by the news of the passing of one of our most active and beloved members, Mary Lou Willison. Mary Lou participated in many of the pottery classes, making good friends with several club members. With each class Mary Lou became more and more creative, confident and willing to…

“For the Birds” pottery class

Jeff Wilson The newest PebbleCreek pottery class is “For the Birds”—a class where whimsical, humorous, decorative and elegant bird sculptures of all kinds are created. The class is taught by Ane Aune, who besides being a talented artist, is also an engaging and entertaining instructor. There were eleven students in the first class and based…

Pottery Club featured artist

Jeff Wilson The Pottery Club featured artist for June is Ron Santoro. Originally growing up on a dairy farm in Oregon, Ron and his wife Cindy now split their time between PC and Portland. Ron is a Vietnam Navy veteran having served on river boats and as a sniper. His after-service career found him working…

New opportunities for the Pottery Club

Jeff Wilson Recent months have seen a welcome expansion of opportunities for pottery club members. First, a new class has been added to the pottery roster. It is being called, For the Birds. This class is being taught by the talented and wonderfully entertaining instructor Ane Aune. Students will make two whimsical and colorful birds…

Handmade Pottery class

Jeff Wilson The March Handmade Pottery class proved once again that folks in PebbleCreek love expressing their creativity in clay and glaze. Everyone in the class made a minimum of four beautiful functional and sculptural projects including patterned bowls, large platters with appliqued embellishments, a traditional Japanese-style bottle and a patterned and appliqued luminaria. Examples…