Clay Class Creativity!

 
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Students at our Clay Ring Dish Class in Portland weren't afraid to get their hands a little dirty-- which is always so much fun! Through making two custom bowls, attendees explored techniques for working with air-dry clay, such as coloring, marbling, and adding texture. Each dish ended up as unique as their maker and after being finished off with a sealant, these catch-all dishes will be perfect to hold jewelry or other trinkets. We can't wait to host this pottery class again in the future!

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Etch it!

 
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Our Glass Etching Workshop on Wednesday, November 30th got nice and messy with a neat mix of folk looking to learn this chemical process that leaves a permanent waterproof design on the surface of glass.  Students learned multiple techniques and insider tips on getting unique etched designs and went home with four personalized pint, cocktail, wine, or mason jar glasses.  A few students personalized their glasses with names or initials to make great gifts!  

Knitting without Needles

 
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We held an Arm Knitting Workshop on a lovely Saturday evening and our fantastic bunch of gals learned how to cast on, knit, and bind off. Chunky knit yarn in a variety of colors was provided, Brian fetched drinks for students who were "tied up," and everyone walked away happy with their very own cozy knit infinity scarf or cowl. The finished fabric is loosely knitted and drapes beautifully, perfect for winter weather. If you missed this one (it sold out), be sure to sign up for our encore offering this Saturday, December 10th!

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Block Party at the Beech Street Parlor!

 
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We had quite the party for our October 19th block printing workshop. Students designed and carved their own blocks, then printed their patterns onto stationary, journals, and tea towel fabrics. The Beech Street was the perfect hangout on this rainy Portland night!

A special thanks to all participants for a great evening and the Beech Street Parlor for their wonderful hospitality!

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