Next "First Friday" Event - October 3rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Next "Second Look" Saturday - October 4th from 10 a.m to 4 p.m
Calling all budding artists--Children can discover a world of inspiration and creativity at Winter Break Art Camp.
Support your child's creativity in an open, supportive atmosphere where adventurous use of materials is encouraged. Your child will explore a variety of materials and experience many different techniques- clay sculpture, landscape, painting, foil repousse and fiber constructions. Our three day workshop is designed to encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, and imagination. Taught by art teacher Kate Keity who has more than 30 years of art teaching experience. December 29, 30 & 31. Details
The Tradition of Kiln Gods in Pottery
From Homer's Epigram's fragment 14
Potters, if you give me a reward, I will sing for you. Come, then, Athena [goddess of craft], with hand upraised over the kiln. Let the pots and all the dishes turn out well and be well fired: let them fetch good prices and be sold in plenty in the market. Grant that the potters may get great gain and grant me so to sing to them. But if you turn shameless and make false promises, then I call together the destroyers of kilns, Suntribos (Shatter) and Smaragon (Smash) and Asbetos (Charr) and Sabaktes (Crash) and Omodamos (Crudebake) who can work this craft much mischief. Come all of you and sack the kiln-yard and the buildings: let the whole kiln be shaken up to the potter's loud lament. As a horse's jaw grinds, so let the kiln grind to powder all the pots inside.
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