Thursday, September 28, 2017

Table Service Reception tonight 5-7

If you are looking for something to do tonight stop by the Downtown Gallery in Kent Ohio.  The Downtown Gallery is one of Kent State University Galleries.  There is an artist reception tonight for the clay show Table Service.  The show dates are September 28th - October 28th and hours are;
Hours: Mon - Wed 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Thurs 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sun 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Reception Thursday September 28th, 5-7pm.

While you are in Kent you may want to check out the new art building and studio spaces which are so incredible.  The university really went all out to build an amazing facility for students to learn and grow. 
https://www.kent.edu/art 

Table Service
Kent State University Downtown Gallery, 141 Main Street Kent Ohio.



On another note, we had so much fun last night in clay class making round hollow balls.  Maybe I can call them orbs since it is a Halloween thing.  Next week we will turn them into pumpkins.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

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.
CLASS INFORMATION
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,
email, tyondo@windstream.net
OR
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.

SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

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.
http://louisvilleclay.org/

NOC, Northern Ohio Clay at THE DOWNTOWN GALLERY
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
https://www.kent.edu/galleries/downtown-gallery

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

Companions

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Every Window Tells a Different Story - Ongoing

The window series I am working on is now titled Every Window Tells a Different Story - Ongoing.
I find myself replacing or swapping out windows in the installation and plan on building additional panels so ongoing it is. 

I have had more interest in patrons wanting to buy some of the individual windows.  So far I have sold one and am holding off selling any more right now.

I will keep you posted but may not have additional panels to show until December.

I am curious to see how all this unfolds.
close up of one window from the larger installation


Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition and Class Info.


Each Window Tells a Different Story, on view at Brick Ceramic Design + Studio.  http://www.brickceramics.com/about.html

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


June is looking to be a busy month with the opening of the Waterloo Arts
Juried Exhibition, June 2-July 21.  The public artists reception is Friday June 2, 5-9 p.m. and I hope you can join us. For additional information please follow this link http://waterlooarts.org/gallery-opening-waterloo-arts-juried-exhibition/ 
The exhibition will be housed in three galleries this year, Waterloo Arts, Brick Ceramic Design + Studio and Praxis Fiber Workshop.

My work will be housed in Brick Ceramic Design + Studio.  It is my understanding that the clay work accepted will be at Brick.  Barbara Bachtell was honored with her work on the post card
for this years event so be sure to stop by and pick up one of these keepsakes.

ON ANOTHER NOTE

It is time for another 6 week session to begin.  Who is up for the challenge?

CLASS INFORMATION

WHEN: 
Wednesday June 14th for 6 weeks.
TIME:  Wednesday morning Noon-2:30pm or Wednesday evening 6:00-8:30pm.
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,
email, tyondo@windstream.net
OR
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.

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




        

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 2017 Class Session


Thrown and altered pitcher.
     

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

I hope all is well with you and you have been able to find some time for creativity.  My studio is full of new ideas blossoming which is perfect for this time of year.  This is one of the reasons I am beginning this next session a bit late.

But, it is time again for another 6 week session to begin and I do miss having you students around to keep me on my toes.
CLASS INFORMATION
WHEN
Begins Wed. May 17th 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
I just made some small sculptures and clay molds for the sculptures and will show and tell on the first day of class.  As always bring your ideas and we will work towards making them happen.
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). 

Shows and Exhibitions
Two of my works juried into the Waterloo Arts show located at 15605 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.  More information to follow in next email.


 

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.

Related image


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