Friday, November 9, 2018

November and December events 2018 / Celebrate Handmade

Still Point Gallery in Cleveland Heights, 

Studio Open House and Fine Art Sale in Seville, 

Ginko Gallery in Oberlin, Prosperity in Cleveland, 

Holiday Day Sale at Superior Hot Glass 

in Cleveland and Doubting Thomas Gallery in Tremont, 

(all venues in Ohio, U.S.A.).

I cut way back on shows this year or so I thought.  Things just morphed in other             directions.  You can find my work at above mentioned venues with details listed         

Still Point Gallery (Cleveland Heights)
On Saturday November 10th there will be a Tea Tasting at Still Point Gallery 11am-5pm.  
Theresa Yondo, Amy Halko and Asya Palatova  will have tea cups to handle during the 
tasting event.  Purchase one of the cups and taste the tea or use one of the cups 
provided.  Still Point gallery is full of treasures.
12427 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106

Studio open House and Fine Art Sale. (Seville)
Bonnie Gordon is again opening her home and studio for the annual Holiday Sale.
Two Weekends,
November 10(Sat)-11th(Sun) and 17th(Sat) and 18th(Sun)
Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-4
167 Pine Needle Drive
Seville, Ohio 44273

Ginko Gallery (Oberlin)
Ginko Gallery is celebrating their 20th year in business by hosting a show and 

anniversary party.Saturday, November 17th, 1-4pm.
19 South Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Prosperity (Cleveland)                                                                                          
There will be over a dozen artists at this event.                                                      
Sunday, November 25th, 1-6pm 1814 East                                                                     
19 South Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio 4407440th St. 5th floor.                           
ACCESS:  Kelley Street entrance only.

Superior Hot Glass (Cleveland)
Join us for our 6th annual open house and Holiday sale Saturday 12/1 from 10am- 6pm and 
Sunday 12/2 from 12-5pm!! Great gifts, glass demonstrations and of course hot dogs!!! Sue Berry, 
Zac Gorell, Shayna Roth Pentecost, Matt Fiorilli, Rolf Matzen, Drew Cobb, Theresa Yondo, 
Betsy Fallon, Wendy Mahon, Julia Pankhurst, Kaye Vander, Paul David, Mark Anderson, 
April Firstencel, Beth Majewski, S.Jordan Fine, Lari Jacobson and Barbara Claas. As always 
attendance is FREE!!" 
1588 East 40th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103
(back building)

Doubting Thomas Gallery in Tremont (Cleveland)
Friday December 14th 6-9pm (opening reception)
Hours Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm or by appointment.
Closing reception Saturday December 29th, 2PM.  Stop by at 2pm to see the show as 
artists will begin to dismantle show.
856 Jefferson Ave, Cleveland Ohio 44113.  (TREMONT)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Cheers to new adventures!

Hello out there!
In case anyone was wondering, I will not be starting up classes this week and I am not sure when I will be starting up classes again.
There are many opportunities that have been presenting themselves so teaching in my studio is taking a back seat right now.
I will keep you informed with how things progress.
Check back for updates.
Cheers to new adventures and embracing change.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September Shows 2018

Closing for MULTIPLES-PROCESS-PATTERN at BRICK CERAMICS and Design Studio September 7th, 6-9 pm. 

MULTIPLES-PROCESS-PATTERN at Brick Ceramic and Design Studio will be open during Walk All Over Waterloo.  You can check out my solo show and then get a coffee or tea at Six Shooters and check out the show there.  Six Shooters is in the same building as Brick Gallery.  

There will be additional activities such as a pop up show in Brick Studio which is in back of the coffee shop and gallery.  And of course the many other galleries in the area will be open.  

Brick address is located at 16021 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland, OH 44110.

The Valley Art Center is hosting the show
Wood Fired Ceramics of Northeast Ohio, curated by Judith Salomon from September 4th-October 10th with a reception on Friday September 14th, 6-8pm.
The Gallery at Lakeland is hosting
MADE of CLAY, curated by Mary Urbas, from September 20th - November 2nd with a reception on Thursday, September 20th, 7-9pm.

I hope to see you soon!
Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Multiples-Process-Pattern at Brick Ceamic and Design Studio update.

It is July and the last correspondence I sent out was possibly last November in 2017.  The summer garden is planted the wood kiln is cooling, the electric bisque kiln is heating up and I am getting ready for a show at Brick Ceramic and Design Studio.

I have spent the past 6 months developing new work, reorganizing the studio and exploring wood firing.  The new work will be exhibited at Brick Ceramic and Design Studio and the opening is August 3rd.  In addition to the opening reception, there will be a workshop, artist talk and a closing date reception (see image below for dates).  There will be an opening at the coffee shop on the closing date of Multiples-Process-Pattern.  Ryan Laganson will be talking about Yixing teapots and showing work inspired by the teapots.  I hope you can make it to one if not all of the events.  If you come please do not hesitate to say hello and tell me how we met.  I need help remembering due to the over stimulation at art events.

Brick is run by Valerie Grossman.  Val founded brick to serve the community of Waterloo and bring a ceramic space to the area.  There is a gallery, communal studio, a few apartments and coffee shop in the complex at 16021 Waterloo Rd. and E.161st St.

On the opening date of the show, Multiples-Process-Pattern, there will also be a pop up show in the studio of Brick.  Both Matthew Pritchard and I will have work in the studio for sale.  This is a link to Matthew's website and believe it or not I still do not have a website.  I am on FB, Instagram and have a Blog You can search my name on FB and Instagram to find my page.

I am very excited about the new work I am making.  Brinsley Tyrrell, retired sculpture professor K.S.U., never plans on really retiring.  We go to Brinsley's property in Freedom Ohio and call ourselves Fired in Freedom.  You will see some of this work at Brick.

I hope you can come to visit and see the new work at Brick Ceramic and Design Studio.

A few other things.
* "An exhibit spotlighting the unique beauty and techniques of wood-fired ceramics, featuring artists hand-selected from the NE Ohio-area wood-firing community", curated by Judith Salomon, will be at the Valley Art Center.  I am honored to be included in this exhibition opening Tuesday September 4th.  The opening reception date is September 14th 6-8 and the end date is Wednesday October 10th.

* An exhibition titled MADE of CLAY, curated by Mary Urbas, will be at The Gallery at Lakeland.  I am honored to be invited to participate in this exhibition.  Opening and artist reception Thursday, September 20th, 7-9.  This community college is where I began working with clay with George Somogyi.  A most amazing and dear teacher who I will always hold dear in my heart.  The exhibition dates are September 20 - November 2, 2018.

* Teaching, yes I would like to get back to teaching in the studio.
Mark your calendars for a target date.  How about September 26th.  Please contact me if you are interested and I will begin to promote the class.

Best Regards
Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Mark your calendars!!!
Please join us for this show in Waterloo Arts District, Cleveland Ohio, U.S.A.
Opening August 3rd..
Artist Talk August 18th...
Workshop August 26th....
Closing September 7th.....

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hearts and Lotus Pods

We had another wood firing in Freedom, Ohio (6.1.2018)
Ryan spraying soda in the kiln chamber.
Nicolin spraying soda in the kiln chamber.
The firing was a good one and of course exhausting.
Susan restacking the wood.

The kiln fired for about 52 hours and we unloaded last Wednesday (6.6.2018).  I had some hearts and lotus pods in the kiln.
This heart went home with Michele.

And this heart went home with Jenifer.
The lotus pods at first were a bit uncomfortable to make.  Often, when I begin a new series of work it is not until I see the completed work that I can breathe a bit easier.  Sticking with the vision and making it happen can be exhausting and worth it when I see all the completed work.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Monday, April 30, 2018

The Lotus as Inspiration

Two days a week I work at a retirement community in East Cleveland facilitating art therapy projects.  Whenever there is a 5th Monday in a month I have the day off so I thought I would use some of this time to blog.

The past month I have been reading about the Lotus flower, pod and seed.   I have been reading mostly about how to grow the flower.  And then there is the spiritual side of the lotus.  The story of this flower which is used to teach parables in such religions as Buddhism and Taoism has intrigued me for years so I finally started making lotus pods out of clay.  I am making what I think of as the skeleton of the flower, the pod, while using artistic license to distort the form.

Later this year I will have a show at Brick Gallery in Waterloo and have been invited to participate in the Ceramics Show at The Gallery at Lakeland in Kirtland.  The work I am making now is inspiring so many new ideas which will be ready to present at these shows.  Most of the pods are loaded in the kiln waiting to be bisque fired.  Later this week I will take images of the unglazed work for posting.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Sunday, April 15, 2018

I've Gone Underground!

Yes, I have been a bit silent as of late.
Organizing and purging to make room for the new.
I have been in that conceptual stage and
I am just beginning to create.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Testing glazes and crazing

I have been doing much early spring cleaning and organizing in the studio.  Testing glazes is something I love to do but have struggled over the years with how to document results.  The new filing system consists of storing small glaze tiles in old plastic slide sheets.

These small tiles give me a base line of where to go next.  They show me such things as texture and weather the glaze will be matte or gloss.  This is a good place to start and then I can add stains or oxides for color.

A few years back I switched my throwing clay body to Troy porcelain from Standard Ceramics #437.
This clay body does not warp in my electric firing to cone 10 especially if the kiln gets a bit overfired.  I also began a wood firing adventure with Brinsley Tyrell and crew and the Troy porcelain will work for both the electric and wood firings.   I do love working with this clay body although my glazes seem to craze more than usual on this body.  I have tested my glazes on 4 clay bodies and the glaze on Troy porcelain crazes more that I like a glaze to craze.

So, I have been running many tests on the glaze and clay fit.  The last firing showed results I am happy to use but will still tweak the glaze to see if I can have a solid glaze fit with no crazing.

Glaze tests from last kiln firing.
The mug on the left had no crazing.  The mug on the right is the glaze I will still be experimenting with for a tighter clay body fit.  The crazing on the mug (right mug) is quite beautiful.  The crazing is tight and so far their is no staining of liquid in the mug.

I am grateful to have the time to spend on testing glazes.

Concept to Creation,
Theresa Yondo

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Clay class begins January 17th, 2018

2018 started out very busy with a workshop at BAYarts in Bay Village.  The group of 10, which included me, explored glazing techniques.  Wax resist is a most difficult technique to teach as the technique has many variables like the thickness of the glaze to the moisture in the air.  We all had a good time!

With the busy start to the New Year I will be pushing back the starting day of the next class session one week.
Maybe the cold has you hibernating or cabin fever is about to drive you crazy.  If the latter is true sign up for a clay class.
Classes resume January 17th.
WHEN:  Wednesday evening January 17th or Thursday morning January 18th for 6 weeks.
TIME:  Wednesday evening 6:00-8:30pm or Thursday morning 11:00am-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
Let me know of any special requests you may want to explore with clay and glaze and I can see what I can do for you. 

Some changes for the New Year include the closing of Gestures/ArtistTree in Rocky River and The H'Art of Chagrin in Chagrin Falls.  Thank you Val and Chris from Gestures.  A privilege to have worked with the two of you for 9 years.  Good luck Debra at the H'Art of Chagrin on your next adventure.

Please forward to a friend you think may be interested in this information and if you would like to be added to this email list let me know.

Thank you and have a great year,
Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation

Friday, January 5, 2018

Workshop at BAYarts 2018

Tomorrow, January 6th, I will be teaching a workshop at BAYarts, 28795 Lake Road Bay Village, Ohio 44140
I am all prepared and looking forward to the workshop. 
With possible temperatures of high 6F and low -5F a big thanks to all the brave souls who will be showing up for the class.

Exploring Glaze Techniques: Surface Decoration for Clay WORKSHOP    

4 teapot
with VISITING ARTIST Theresa Yondo

SATURDAY 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

JAN 6 (1 day)

The way your clay work is identified is based largely on your color and glaze application. In this one day workshop, various resist methods such as wax, paper and tape will be explored on small tiles and plates.


*Now registering, earlybird discounts on this workshop have expired.