Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Creative Process and letting it unfold.

It is pretty cold here in Novelty Ohio. I woke up this morning and the temperature reading was 14 degrees. March 15th and 14 degrees.

I have been doing much cleaning and organizing in the studio which is one of the reasons why I have not been posting images of new work. That and the fact that my phone will not let me send off images right now. Back to using the designated camera I guess.

My mind is focused on the creative process right now anyway. I have been a bit distracted by looking at botany. I'm a bit smitten right now with the protective function of the sepal on a flower. 
When I think about Buddhist iconography I wonder if their is any reference to the function of the sepal in relationship to the lotus.
This curiosity seemed worth sharing.  Here is an explanation of the meaning of the lotus flower in Buddhism.
https://buddhists.org/buddhist-symbols/the-meaning-of-the-lotus-flower-in-buddhism/

I just need time for the creative process to unfold before diving in again with the making.

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Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo



Saturday, February 25, 2017

March 1, a new class session begins.


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

It is time again for another 6 week session to begin.
CLASS INFORMATION
WHEN
Begins Wed. March 1st for 6 weeks.
TIME Wednesday morning Noon - 2:30 pm or
Wednesday evening 6:00-8:30 pm.

FEE Class fee is $150.00 which includes most materials.  Bring an apron and towel!
Reserve your spot by email, tyondo@windstrem.net
WHAT (Beginning, intermediate or advanced) Hand building and wheel work is offered.
What to Bring You may want to bring an apron, towel and paint brushes.  I can show you what brushes to purchase the first day of class.
WHO Adults or young old souls!
WHERE Located in Novelty (AKA Russell Township) in the barn out back.
13796 Chillicothe Rd (AKA State Route 306)
Novelty, Ohio 44072
To reserve your space; email tyondo@windstream.net
Want to schedule a PRIVATE PARTY?  Last month I had a party of 9 come in the studio and we had a great time.  Contact me for more information about the parties. You need to schedule two dates, one to make work and one to glaze the work.

Planning for the best,
Theresa Yondo
440-338-6219...  any questions???   please leave a message and l
et me know a good time to reach you.(I don't usually make it to the phone in time to pick up the call).  In the last email blast I mentioned I was working on two new wholesale accounts.  The account in Cincinati is a go so you now can find my hearts at Indigenous a Hancrafted Gallery in O'bryonville district in Cincinnati. http://indigenouscraft.com/
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A New Year Begins 2017


Happy New Year to All.

With 2016 behind us and 2017 beginning I wanted to thank everyone for your friendship, patronage and continued support in helping to create a world where clay work has a place.

I continue to explore texture and glaze on the small sculptural objects I make such as the hearts and with the functional work pattern and contrast with the wax resist technique.  Two days a week I still work at McGregor Retirement Community facilitating art therapy projects.  I can hardly believe I have been there 5 years.  And on Wednesdays, I continue to teach privately out of my studio.  This schedule sometimes gives me Thursday through Sunday to immerse myself in studio work.

I already have started the New Year with the possibility of having two new wholesale accounts, one in Texas and one in Cincinnati, Ohio, and two private clay parties scheduled so the journey continues to unfold.

The studio classes will begin one week from today on January 11th.  There now are 6 wheels and a slabroller in the studio.

CLASS INFORMATION
WHEN
Begins Wed. January 11th for 6 weeks.
TIME Wednesday morning Noon - 2:30 pm or
Wednesday evening 6:00-8:30 pm.

FEE Class fee is $150.00 which includes most materials.  Bring an apron and towel!
Reserve your spot by email, tyondo@windstrem.net
WHAT (Beginning, intermediate or advanced) Hand building and wheel work is offered.  I have one student interested in cone 6 glazes.  Although we work with cone 10 in the studio I have agreed to have a few glaze making sessions on a Friday morning.  The first is scheduled on Friday the 13th at NooN. You must have your own kiln to fire the glaze tests.
What to Bring You may want to bring an apron, towel and paint brushes.  I can show you what brushes to purchase the first day of class.
WHO Adults or young old souls!
WHERE Located in Novelty (AKA Russell Township) in the barn out back.
13796 Chillicothe Rd (AKA State Route 306)
Novelty, Ohio 44072
To reserve your space; email tyondo@windstream.net
Want to schedule a PRIVATE PARTY
Contact me for more information.
 

Planning for the best,

Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo

Friday, December 16, 2016

Last Minute Market 2016



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016


Please save the date SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 2016 10am-6pm at the Galleria in downtown Cleveland
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/337935079916735/

Come shop with one hundred artists & craftspeople bringing their work to one place for a one-day festival of handmade gifts and wares. Check out the tabs above for information on parking, lunch, and lodging, as well as a list of last year's sellers and photos of their work. Most all of the 2015 sellers will be back again this year with a few new sellers coming into the mix.
Can't wait to see you there! :)



Tomorrow 10-6 is the Last Minute Market at the Galleria in downtown Cleveland. This is a link to the vendors map and my booth is #17 first floor by the YMCA. Hope to see you there.



https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54f73ca6e4b0952b4dff9862/t/585173c329687f54ce06fc72/1481733073956/guest+map+LMM+2016.pdf

Friday, November 25, 2016

Prosperity's 28th Holiday Party/Sale, one more weekend added to Bonnie Gordon Open House and Fine Art Sale and a few other events.


 

Hello family, friend and clay enthusiast,

I hope you were able to spend quality time with family on Thanksgiving Day.
Below is a list of a few upcoming events I thought might interest you.

There are two events this weekend.
Prosperity's 28th Holiday Party/Sale, Sunday, November 27th, 1-6p.m. at 1814 E. 40th St. #5E Cleveland, Ohio. USE KELLY ST. ENTRANCE. 

And, due to a winter storm in Seville last weekend, Bonnie Gordon has decided to extend the Studio Open House and Fine Art Sale at 167 Pine Needle Drive, Seville, Ohio for another weekend.  The additional hours and days are Saturday, November 26th, 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, November 27th 11 AM to 4 PM.

At both events you will find hand made gifts created by individuals striving to continue small business practices.


Every year I have work towards creating a new ornament.
This years new ornament is an angel which I will have at the Prosperity event and a few more upcoming events such as;



Superior Hot Glass, 4th Annual Holiday Sale and Open House, Saturday, December, 3rd, 10AM-7PM and Sunday, December 4th Noon-5PM.  1558 E. 40th St. Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland West Art League (CWAL) Annual Members' Holiday Sale.  CWAL'S Annual Holiday Show runs in conjunction with the Cleveland Bazaar held at 78th Street Studios.  1305 West 80th Street, Suite 110, Cleveland, Ohio. Here is a link to the CWAL page on the 78th street studio site http://www.78thstreetstudios.com/cleveland-west-art-league  Show dates; Saturday, December 10th 10AM-6PM, Sunday, December 11th 10AM-6PM Friday, December, 16th 6PM-10PM.

Last Minute Market is once again at the Galleria, 1301 East 9th Street in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, December 17th, 10AM-6PM.  The show most likely will return home to the Screwfactory in Lakewood next year.

EXHIBITION ,
The Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd. Cleveland Heights, Ohio, will be having an Opening Reception on Friday, December 2nd, from 5-7PM.  Perception of Place: Pattern and Palette with artists, Barbara Eisenberg, Lari Jacobson, Gunter Schwegler and Theresa Yondo.
Please join us!  Gallery hours: Weekdays 9AM-5PM; Weekends 9AM-1PM

As always, you make it possible for me to continue to do this.  A big grateful
THANK YOU.

Concept to Creation
Theresa Yondo