Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Hearts at Gestures / August 2011

New hearts can be found at Gestures Gallery in Rocky River.  20 new hearts, some with lockets and all just waiting for their new home.

Gestures The Fine Art of Giving: 1150 Linda Street Rocky River, Ohio 44116. 440-665-3122.

Stop "buy" and check them out!

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Look at that beautiful parking area!

The driveway has been grated, extended and a drain tile laid which will make parking easier when the rain and snow are upon us.

Classes begin Wednesday September 14th and I am trying something new.

Classes run for 2.5 hours and cost $150.00 for 6 classes.

The studio will be open from 4:00 – 9:00. A sign in sheet will be provided for the 2.5 hour allotment.

Project demonstrations will be at 4:00 and at 6:30. If wheel throwing, you must commit to a time in order to have access to a wheel. Reservation accepted upon payment. First come first served.

If you know you will miss a class, plan on staying the five hours to wildly create if you can handle it!

POLICY: There are no refunds for missed classes and missed classes are not transferable for money credit to another session unless a medical crisis or life crisis occurs.

Let me know IF YOU WERE planning on taking class Monday or Tuesday evening. If enough people respond I could add a class.

I greatly appreciate your passion and enthusiasm for clay. Because of you this ancient way of creating can continue to thrive. Contact me for information on projects for this session. I am open to any input you have for projects you would like to create.

We will begin with a bowl.

Contact me with any additional questions at

Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Skull and Skeleton in Art: Folk Art to Pop Culture

Leather hard skeleton heads
3-4 inches tall
I am getting ready for a show at Lakeland Community College and have been working with skull images.
The title of this post is the title of the show.  Mary Urbas is the gallery director and is always coming up with great ideas for shows. 

I had way to many ideas circling around in my mind that could not reach my hands in order to birth them into this world.  My attention deficit was getting out of control.  Often when this happens I go to the library and get movies that I can listen to rather than watch on DVD.  It was appropriate to pick up some vintage Boris Karloff movies which were perfect.  I popped the movie in and began listening to the macabre story of The Man They Could not Hang and  Before I Hang, occasionally looking up at the visual screen of the TV.  All in pursuit of the eternal elixir.  Perfect for making skulls. 

So many things going on right now besides the usual such as, an addition on studio and fixing the driveway by the studio which needed drain tile and regrading.  I will be glad when it is done! 

Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation