Happy January! Ch, ch, ch chilly time! Luckily, it is beautiful and cozy inside our lovely little studio! We will all be snug as a bug in a rug! Very happy, busily creating!
Thanks to all our 4Cats Friends and Families!
It has been a wonderful year full of laughter, joy and art, and now we look forward to the next! We wish all of our 4Cats family good luck, happiness and success for the new year.
Stoneware clay is a durable white clay that can be glazed or left unglazed and is a popular choice for potter’s around the world. Stoneware dishes are really good at ensuring food and drinks stay warm, which is good when you are making dishes for warm food or drinks!
In the Fika Time workshop, you can create these beautiful stoneware clay mugs and plates! Beginning with hand-building, you will be introduced to stoneware clay and foundational ceramic skills, including slab rolling, scratch and slip and shaping the clay with an assortment of artist’s tools! Or choose to create a Stoneware Vase, using a variety of building organic hand-building & shaping techniques.
January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day and we are very aware of how cute and wonderful these creatures really are and how much we want to protect them!
In honour of the penguin, choose to create this handmade amazing Penguin Pour stoneware pitcher from scratch. This pitcher is both beautiful and functional and the stoneware clay is especially durable and retains heat well. Or choose to create your very own Emperor Penguin painting with acrylic paints!
Lunar New Year is filled with many interesting traditions. For many people, it is a time to honour deities and ancestors. Before the celebration starts, families clean their houses to make way for incoming good luck. On New Year’s Day, everybody dresses up in their best clothes. Children get hongbao, a small red envelope with gift money from their parents, grandparents, and older relatives. To create a happy and prosperous atmosphere, people write couplets on red paper and paste them on either side of the front door, put flowers in windows, and hang coloured New Year pictures and red lanterns.
This year create a new family and friends tradition at the studio by celebrating new Year by creating an adorable stoneware Snow Bunny vase. Or you can complete the Some Bunny acrylic painting.
Looking for a shorter workshop? Look no more! Take a look at January's shorties! Choose between creating this cute Penguin Charcoalor choose to sculpt a happy & joyful Love Bunny using Ditto oven-bake clay & Ditto tools.