Clay Habit Studio And Gallery Announces Open House, Classes And Upcoming Events For All Levels And Ages

Mia Lindberg, winner of the 2017 mARTies Award for Outstanding Visual Artist invites everyone to play with clay!  Clay Habit Studio and Gallery announces an Open House on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd.  Get information about classes, workshops, and a special Breast Health Awareness Fundraiser coming in 2018.  Meet Mia and other artists showing their quilts, home made soaps,and pottery while enjoying refreshments and winning free gifts!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

CLAY   HABIT   STUDIO AND GALLERY

 OPEN  HOUSE  

 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

&

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

 10 AM – 5 PM   Both Days

1811 NE Mango Terrace, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

 

 

 

 

 

Located 150 feet off the Indian River and the Jensen Beach Causeway, Clay Habit Studio and Gallery is ready to share a wealth of creativity during their Open House on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am – 5pm both days.  Meet other potters, including Mia Lindberg, owner and teacher.  Other guest artists include a quilter and soap maker.  There will be give aways and lots of clay samples.  Mia is a master potter and the Laguna Clay Distributor for the East Coast of FL. so we will have lots of clay samples and giveaway’s.  Tickets will be picked for a winning gift during the event.

“Purr maid” by Mia Lindberg

Over fifty years ago, Mia’s love of art was nurtured on her family farm in rural PA.  The abundance of red clay, fauna, flora, slate fences of rust and verde, earthen -colored lichen, and moss covered mountain sides created memories for her artist palette.  Although clay had always been one of her interests, her scholastic focus was  with horticulture and applied plant sciences.  It was her search for just the right pottery vessel to nurture one of her projects that lead her to the Ceramics Lab.  She says, “I realized that plants were just a road leading me back to my true passion…and I changed my major to Ceramics”!

 

Mia and students at classes

 

Mia tells The Rickie Report, “Art has the ability to capture the soul of all who dare to enter its doors. I have had the privilege of holding those doors wide open. The rich earthen colors, evocative textures and strong design concepts of vistas past, seduce me, I need only to follow. Freedom is my guide when traditional theologies are questioned and ethereal paths are chosen. Bridging the space between life and impermanence with both vessel and sculpture has been a wonder filled journey. My work represents the beam of light that beckons me to test all the boundaries; ‘Come in’, it whispers, ‘the road is long and the art of creation abounds’….”

 

“Beauty And the Eye of the Beholder” by Mia Lindberg

 

 Lindberg’s artistry has been exhibited Nationally in venues such as the Backus Gallery, Armory Art Center, Zafka Gallery,5th Biennial Invitational Fulcra (CA), Elliott Museum, Design Color Concepts (Ft. Lauderdale), Grandfather Mountain (NC), Stuart Cultural Art Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter and more invitational exhibits throughout the US.  Mia is the Founder of the Ceramics League of Martin County and a longstanding  member of the Cultural Arts Center of Martin County.  She has taught both in and out of local school districts as well as with prison populations.

 

Classes for all ages and all levels of experience are available

 

In 2012, Mia’s work was featured in a publication, “She’s Come Undone”, Lark Books, 500 Raku “Bold Explorations of Dynamic Ceramic Technique”.  Her work has been commissioned internationally and can be found as Art in Public Places in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, England, Germany, and Italy.  Mia worked for 3 years in apprenticeship with world renown Dorothy Becken. In addition, Mia is  accomplished in metalsmithing, jewelry, fiber, glass and wood.

 

Workshops are available year long from both local and visiting artists.

 

 

 

Classes and studio time are available year round, whether advanced or novice, our motto is “Come Clay With Us”.  In mid-January, 2018 Clay Habit will participate in the Martin County Open Studio Tour in January.

 

In February, 2018, Clay Habit will take part in Empty Bowls. Mia shares, ” Our studio will donate over 150 hand made and glazed bowls, PLUS Silent auction pieces. The public is welcome to take part in the glazing process. Call for more info and glazing dates”!

 

 

A special breast cancer fundraiser in March, 2018 will bring the Gallery’s annual Breast Cancer Benefit, “Plates For Pink” – Mia’s brain child. 100% of all funds will be donated to Friends in Pink. Patrons can buy a handmade plate, $20 and eat till their hearts content on wonderful foods of all varieties.

“She’s Come Undone” by Mia Lindberg

 

 

For more information about the open House, classes, workshops or commissions:

 www.clayhabitsupply.com


https://www.facebook.com/claysupply/

772-341-1334

Our Email: miasclaysupply@aol.com

 

 

 

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Levis JCC Sandler Center In Boca Raton Announces Pottery Classes For All Levels

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton announces Pottery Classes for all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Beginning on October 12th, learn how to use a pottery wheel, hand build pottery, sculpt clay, stoneware, porcelain and glazes.  Renown faculty members include Marilyn Wander and Gina Skillings. The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some ideas for your next creations!

 

 

 

 

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The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

Focus On Pottery:

 

Beginning October 12th

All levels of students, from beginner to advanced

 

 

 

1 New Levis JCC Logo blue

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.     Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

The Rosen Pottery Studio has 8 wheels and 2 kilns. Students have access to free studio time when classes are not in session, on Sundays, and are free to stay and practice as long as they want Monday—Wednesday.

 

 

 

Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander's signature

           Unique Glazes are Marilyn Wander’s signature

 

Pottery on the Wheel and Handbuilding

With Marilyn Wander

Mondays (Oct. 12 – Dec. 14)

and

Wednesdays (Oct. 14 – Dec. 16)

 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Students will learn techniques of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Advanced students will sharpen their skills.  

 

Pottery by Gina Skillings

                              Sculpted Pottery by Gina Skillings

Handbuilding and Sculpting

With Gina Skillings

Tuesdays (Oct. 13 – Dec. 15)

and

Thursdays (Oct. 15 – Dec. 17)

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Gina focuses on basic pinching, coiling, slab construction techniques for pottery and clay sculpture. Advanced students work more independently. All levels are welcome.

Cost for the 9-week session is $315, with discounts available for Sandler Center members.

 

 

 

Gina Skillings' "Purse"

                                        Gina Skillings’ “Purse”

 

 

Visit: http://levisjcc.org/culture/programs_classes/

OR

Call 561-558-5250 for more information or to register.

 

LEVIS  JCC  POTTERY  GUILD  EXHIBIT

 

 April 3 – May 20, 2016

Opening Reception:

Sunday, April 3, 2016

1 – 4 p.m. with artists presentations

Free and open to the public

 

 

In the spring, the Levis JCC Pottery Guild presents an exhibit of utilitarian, sculptural and decorative works created by the students and their instructors in the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. This exhibit is a community favorite and draws visitors from Palm Beach and northern Broward counties.

 

 

 

Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

                      Teapot and Cup by Marilyn Wander

 

 

Marilyn Wander has been a potter since 1977. She specializes in stoneware and porcelain clay, and is known for her exquisite and unique glazes, which she shares with her students. She is also experienced in raku—oxidation and pit-firing.  It is unusual and important to note that Mariyln not only develops her only specialty glazes – – She also shares them with her students!

 

 

Pottery Class at Levis JCC

        Pottery Class at Levis JCC

 

Marilyn took up pottery after noticing that she gravitated to the pottery exhibits at art shows (she is married to well-known Palm Beach watercolorist Gustav Wander). Very tactile, she fell in love with clay. Marilyn notes, “I have been firing the clay in a raku process which was originally developed in Japan. I enjoy seeing the smooth melted glazes on the red-hot pots. There is a masculine drama in the black and white tones in counterpoint to the soft pastel colors and graceful feminine shapes—an exciting and artistic duality.”

 

 

 

 

 

"Green Bowl" by Marilyn Wander

                                 “Green Bowl” by Marilyn Wander

 
Marilyn’s students remark on her accessibility and skill as a teacher:
“When I began working with Marilyn, I did not know how to handle clay effectively. Now after 5 years, I was invited to exhibit my work at the local public library. Marilyn is a skillful teacher who inspires her students to reach beyond their limits. Through her patient coaching, she has enabled many of her students to get in touch with their creative side.”—Frances Levine

 

Marilyn trained at Florida Atlantic University, Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, Parsons School of Design in NYC, at the 92nd St. “Y” in NYC, and at Cumberland Pottery in Teaneck, NJ. She is affiliated with the FAU Potters Guild and the NJ Designer Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Las Olas Art Festival, University of Miami—Beaux Arts, Norton Gallery, Deerfield Beach Art and Craft Show, Vero Beach Art and Craft Show, Virginia Beach Art Festival, Garrison NY Art Festival, Bergen Museum—NJ Designers Craftsmen Show, and held a one-woman show with interior designer Pajia Wald in Tenafly, NJ.

 

 

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. It is located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

www.levisjcc.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291