Monday, December 24, 2012


Dear Family, Friends and Patrons,

Thank you for another very good year on this planet.  It always amazes me how resilient we can be during all the things that arise in one's life-time. 
I am so grateful to all the artists, family and patrons who joined us for the last open studio of the year.  And, to all who wished they could stop by during this busy time but could not.  Your warmth and support is what keeps me going!

May we all find peace in our hearts and minds in the approaching NEW YEAR.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Open Studio December 2012

May these dark days be full of light for you and your family- AND-  Many thank “you’s” for your patronage over the years.

          -Happy Holidays-

OPEN STUDIO with several guest artists!
winter solstice will be upon us soon and I suspect we will still be here and the
Mayan civilization just took a break from all those calendar numbers
So, come on over for a year end
at Yondo studio and visit with Bruce (Murphy), Theresa (Yondo) and several wonderful artists.

December 22nd and 23rd NooN – 4:00.
13796 Chillicothe Rd. (St. Rt. 306)
Novelty (Russell Township) Ohio 44072

The studio is just North of Fairmount Blvd on the west side of 306.
The studio building is behind the residential farmhouse. There will be someone to assist with parking.

images in bloomsoap and salt/sugar scrubs
James and
Linda Zmina – Glass
Kim Mettee – Jewelry
Maryann Posch and
John Gulyas – Jewelry (Sunday only)
UrbasSilk Screened Clothing
Theresa Yondo – Ceramics
Anne WarrenFiber

Hopefully, the ground will be frozen which will make parking much easierIf not, where your boots.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Last Minute Market 2012

Trial Run set up for LMM 2012
See you Saturday!

13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Admission is a give-as-you-wish monetary donation to the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Translucent, strong, dense and vibrant are a few words I use to describe porcelain.

Working with porcelain clay is yummy.  The clay slips through the fingertips on its way to becoming a form.  After firing the clay is so strong and dense and the glazes are so vibrant on the surface.  I still fire to a hot cone 10 because I love the sound of the clay body at this temperature.  I love how the high pitch ring vibrates and carries in the air.  I recently started throwing and building with Jack Troy Porcelain from Standard Ceramics.  The cone 10 porcelain I was using was warping at cone 10 so I switched to a cone 13 clay body which I am firing to cone 10. 

I am not sure why the old clay started warping so much.  Maybe I am handling the clay differently or my throwing has become much thinner.  Or, maybe the clay recipe was changed.    Regardless of the reason, I am getting use to a new clay body and wondering how it will change my work. 

Concept to Creation,

Theresa Yondo

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bearing ones SOUL

Continually hoping for PEACE!

Occasionally, I really need to bear my soul and not just talk about clay!

This time of year is always difficult.  With daybreak at 7:00 or so and dusk at 5:00 or so this time of year, people start losing their grounding.  Especially if you work a 9 to 5 job.  So, it is not surprising that great reflection might happen upon ones past life experiences.  There are so many stories in each and every ones of us that are fortunate enough to be birthed upon this earth.  That said I am in this life for the long haul.  You should be too.   Life is so precious that you need to get over whatever it is that is haunting you.  One story I seem to be sharing lately is a survival story which goes like this.  My dear brother in law Dan, who was a Marine in the Vietnam War, shared many horror stories with me that he experienced in the war.  He was in the Battle of Khe Sanh.  That said I choose to tell this story.  While fighting an unclear war for whatever reason, the thing that kept my Dear Brother in Law going was his experience with following the Buddhist Monks into the Jungle.  He would transform his consciousness to wonder and look and listen to the prayers, mantras and pujas offered to the directions of the worlds in hopes of better times.  One monk offered an amulet of protection and yes my Dear Brother in Law came home.  Not in tact as he suffered from severe PTSD.   His life energy so strong, that he recovered mostly from his own decisive ability to go forward. 
My prayers for anyone this time of year is for healing, health and good fortune in your days ahead. 

Offering much love and protection.
Concept to Creation,

Theresa Yondo

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 2012 Shows

December shows are abundant. 

If you are in Tremont for the artwalk,
I will have a few things at Jewel Heart; the evening of December 14th from 6-9 p.m.
Jewel Heart Cleveland is located at
2670 W. 14th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
I will also be selling work at the Last Minute Market in Lakewood.
organic porcelain shapes about 5 inches round
the 15th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
The location for the show;
13000 Athens Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
The show is in the old screw factory warehouse and there is much to see. 
So wear comfortable shoes and shop away.
For information about the show
For information about the artists


December 22nd (Saturday) and 23rd (Sunday) from Noon - 4:00 there will be a party and open studio with several guest artists.
Stop by and enjoy visiting with the artists while picking up that last minute holiday gift.

Yondo studio located at;
13796 Chillicothe Road (State Route 306)
Novelty, Ohio (Russell Township)
Studio is located in back building.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo