Pottery wheel classes

Just a reminder that our beginning pottery wheel classes are available to start anytime, just give us a call at 623-516-2209 to register for the date and time you have chosen and we will confirm availability as soon as we are able.  All classes are by appointment!!

Learn to draw Super Heroes!

Join us welcoming Dave Beaty of Marvel Comics, teaching us all how to draw Super Heroes!  Apply your art to a mug, plate or coasters all for only $35!

 

Mishy’s Music and Art Adventures

Hello fellow clay lovers!!

I am sharing this with you in the hopes that someone out there likes music and has an interest in being a part of my adventure!  It is a bit long but heartfelt <3

Life has led me along some crazy paths at times.  In the past few years I have had some wonderful times and some sad times and have been fortunate to be in a place that I am able to  pursue some personal art and music adventures that have been compelling me for some time, some things that I  have wanted to do that I was afraid of, or felt insecure about.  There are many experiences along the way that have propelled me, and several mentors and coaches who have been invaluable and inspirational.  I have discovered that sort of support, along with communities of like-minded spirits have helped to build my personal arsenal of creative tools and secret weapons to achieve what seemed insurmountable and way too scary.

One aspect of my path was learning to write songs and feel comfortable sharing them.

Thanks to Pat Pattison at Berklee Online,  Graham English, my tribe at my pottery shop and my bandmates at the Shards, and more recently joining FAWM.org (amazing support group), I have overcome that fear for the most part.

Another paradigm shift that was influenced by several creative coaches-

Tiamo De Vettori, Bob Baker, Bree Noble, Steve Palfreyman and more.

This awareness in me continues to be hungry for more input, it is the knowledge of the importance of each individual’s creative and spiritual contribution to this world.  All of these people who I  respect and consider mentors have their priorities and their hearts in the Right Place, coming from a place of love and positivity. How one chooses to share one’s creativity is personal and sometimes very private.  It does take courage to put yourself and your personal inner creative compulsions out there for others, but it is an amazing incredible reward when it reaches someone and does some good, even in any little way.  If one is very private, then maybe writing books, or poetry or music for others to perform, or creating visual art is more for you.  I love making music related pottery art but I have a very social part of me that craves the interaction and excitement of performing live.    I have had the incredible good fortune of being on a path in life that I chose, I love my work and having achieved something way beyond what I could ever have hoped with my pottery studio, I continue to delight in and learn about clay since I began in 1979.  Marrying my two passions is a current joy, they have been courting for long enough!!

The best thing anyone can do for me right now to help me continue my adventure is to join or share my mailing list and facebook page and livestreams, to help me build my audience.  On my end I promise to continue to attempt to be consistent and valuable in the content and entertainment I share.  Thank you to anyone who is already supporting my music and art and especially to anyone who is pursuing their own creative dream and inspiring others!!
To join my email list- go to this link, put your best email in the box on the top left, click the green button and check your email for the confirmation link.  I will NOT spam you nor share your email address, I promise!

http://desertdragonpottery.com

also appreciate Likes/Followers at-

http://www.facebook.com/mishykatz

 

 

Keepsakes

Keepsakes for your lifetime. There are many ways and methods to capturing that moment in time and clay. We help you create these kinds of keepsakes for all ages from 5 days old and up. And don’t forget the non human family members. You can create your keepsake from clay or make handprints with glaze on pre-made bisque pieces like plates, bowls, cups etc. This service is charged based on the bisque object you select. For example, a bowl is $16, dinner plate is $19, mugs/cups $15-$18 plus tax.

Clay made keepsakes handprints will require 2 visits to the studio. The first to create. It will take up to 3 weeks to dry thoroughly and then bisque fired. Then you come back and apply glaze and have the final firing.

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8″x11″ clay keepsake $20

Each additional clay keepsake (made same time) $17

If you are planning to bring in a group of people to do this project… it is best to call or email ahead to make sure we are ready to assist you and don’t have another event happening at the same time. Think of it like having a family portrait done, you would make an appointment. Also we will give you ideas for your keepsake, but arriving with a picture is always helpful.

Clay slabs (which is what we call these plaques) need to be gently covered and allowed to dry slowly to avoid warping and or cracking. Clay slab is a form that tends to crack in the firing processes. We don’t say that to frighten you away, 9/10 have no issues. You should always anticipate this could happen and allow yourself time to make another, especially if this is a gift.

Reach out to us using our contact page.

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