Our Thursday afternoon art class with Kami Wilt of the Tinkering School has been a blast. We in the middle of a mosaic unit. Kami is inspired by Isaiah Zagar and the Philadelphia Magic Gardens and we are working towards a public installation in our neighborhood. Art in public places! Beautify your world!
Donate your broken tiles, dishes, pottery, glass, toys, trinkets…
We created collage postcards and sent them to area potters and businesses to solicit donations of broken material. We’re going to need a lot, so please contact Caitlin if you can help!!
We visited Stefanie Distefano’s FlamingO Ranch in South Austin, and were further inspired by her incredible studio and home, not to mention the work she’s done on the bridge by her house!
We loved the clay tiles she made, and she showed us her technique for casting, so off we trooped to Armadillo Clay on Allen St. to get some clay of our own. We got a tour of the warehouse and Brent answered all our questions about how they make clay.
We also visited Clayworks on E. 6th, where John loaded us up with a box of broken tiles and let the kids help use the extruder. We toured his gallery and studio, and he sent us home with some of his own blend of earthenware.
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