I will give you a tour of Clay Squared which is a working studio in two types of clay- Ceramic and Polymer clay. You'll be surrounded by my sculptures and my husband's tiles and we will both tell you about our art. Then I'll teach you a few easy techniques in polymer clay that even the non-artistic can pick up right away. Next you will get to explore my endless scrap pile to add to your own creations and make a finished piece which could be anything from a decorative frame to a light switch cover to a sugar bowl. I can bake your creation for you while you wait (20 minutes) or you can take it with you to bake yourself. I always create right a long side you- sometimes on large commissions and sometimes on small pieces. I will also share any info you are interested in about the North East Minneapolis Arts District which is home of over 400 studios.
I've been creating with polymer clay since 1993. The magical technique of millefiori is my specialty. My work has been exhibited around the country and I've won over 50 awards. I love to demonstrate and teach millefiori to all skill levels because everyone can find success and marvel at the magic. I've lived and worked in the NE Arts District since it's inception and I'm very involved in the arts community. I like to introduce visitors to our arts community and connect them to the types of art they are interested in.
All tools and supplies included.
The studios of Clay Squared are located in a newly renovated building that is own by artists (myself and 3 others). This building used to be a filling station and a grocery store in the 1920s and was many other businesses until it sat empty for many years. Now it's a fantastic studio with skylights and community space. My studio is full of inspiration and materials in drawers and jars. The walls are covered with my whimsical sculptures.
Play with Clay in a Fanciful Studio