Monday, September 4, 2017

September class info and shows

Greetings from Concept to Creation, the studio of Theresa Yondo.

Hello Dear Family, Friends and Lovers of Clay,

I have enjoyed the break from teaching summer classes and I am ready to dive in again.  The summer break has allowed me to work on some new ideas.  It will be a while before I can share them with you as creating in clay is so process oriented which can take months.

So, with the Fall Equinox just around the corner, I am ready to begin a new cycle.
The Wednesday evening class time and fee remains the same.  The Wednesday morning class has moved to Thursday morning and the fee remains the same.

WHEN:  Wednesday evening September 13th or Thursday morning September 14th for 6 weeks.
TIME:  Wednesday evening 6:00-8:30 pm or Thursday morning 11:00-1:30pm
FEE:  $150.00 which includes the use of most materials such as tools, clay, glaze and firing.  Bring an apron, towel and a few brushes.
WHAT is OFFERED?  Handbuilding and wheelwork is offered to all levels of experience.  Remember to... Bring an apron, towel and paint brushes.  I can show you what brushes to purchase during the first class session.
WHO?  Adults or young old souls!
WHERE?  Located in Novelty (AKA Russell Township) in the barn out back.  13796 Chillicothe Rd. Novelty, Ohio  44072
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE, or for any questions,
phone, LL440-338-6219 please leave a message.  (since my hands are usually covered in clay I don't usually make it to the phone in time to pick up so please leave a message.  I will phone, email or text you back (whichever you prefer).

Want to schedule a party with your friends, family or coworkers?  Great!  You need to schedule two dates, one to make work and one to glaze work.  The fee is $25.00 per person per class ($50.00) with a minimum of 5 people.


Louisville Clay at MANTLE GALLERY
Show dates are September 15th - October 10th.
Mantle Gallery is located at 506 Baxter Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40204
The show is in conjunction with the Deb Schwartzkopf Workshop.
Artist reception and talk is September 30th 6-8 pm. Artist talk is free and open to the public.

Show dates are September 28th - October 28th
The Downtown Gallery is located at 141 East Main Street Kent, Ohio 44240
Artist reception is September 28th 5-7 pm

Planning for the best and thank you for your continued interest in clay work,
Theresa Yondo

Friday, August 18, 2017

Oval Serving Bowls

Two oval serving bowls.
These two bowls are being held for a show in Kent, Ohio.
More information to follow on the show.

Oval serving bowls, porcelain hand-built h.2'' x  w.11.5" x d.6.5" with wax resist glaze pattern creating positive and negative space. Cone 10 electric fired. 
Pattern is inspired from an abstraction of things found growing in nature. 
Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


More work that is emerging from the glaze kiln after months of making. This work is being held for an exhibition in Louisville Kentucky.

I recently started glazing work with the thought of the objects being companions.  Having the work talk to each other rather than just having the object staring back while you are looking is the goal.  I have not yet taken the step to price the work together.  I think that is the next step so the companions are not separated.  After they leave my possession it is up to the buyer to decide their fate.

Wheel thrown, wax resist glaze technique, cone 10 electric fired, porcelain

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Glaze Firing Results

I am finally getting some finished work out of the kiln after months of making.  These are the small petite bowls I make. They can be used for salt bowls or dipping bowls. Perfect for butter, jam or a few nuts. Patrons have also used them for jewelry, beads and other little treasures.

Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo

Monday, August 7, 2017

What's going on? (In the words of Marvin Gaye)

Hello August and where did July go?

I am taking a break this month from studio classes except for a few regulars stopping in for this or that.

Classes will resume September 13th and 14th.  Next session I will be offering the same Wednesday evening class and will be switching Wednesday morning to Thursday morning.

So mark your calendars and give me a heads up if you will be joining the group.

On another note, I have been doing much making and will now be glazing before I start having anxiety attacks from all the work piling up around me.  I can hardly wait to start posting some of the results.

This is what it looks like just before I start to glaze the hearts.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo