Welcome to the Burnish Clay Studio Blog, a weekly update and news source for all things Burnish. Here, you will find clay tips, professional resources, and news and events in the Burnish Community and beyond.
Happy Anniversary, Burnish!
On April 30th, the gang got together for our first ever critique club and threw a surprise anniversary party for Burnish. There was cake, both ceramical and culinary, merriment, and of course, our very first critique meeting. We celebrated the great community that Burnish has become and thanked Heather for the hard work she has put into creating such an amazing studio space.
The critique was a lot of fun and we were able to pinpoint some ways to streamline and improve it so that we get to more pieces next time. The next critique club will be held the last Tuesday of May, the 30th at 6 pm. Please bring one finished piece and a desire to engage in a lively conversation about the formal and conceptual elements of the pieces presented. All skill levels are encouraged to join. There is a lot to learn in a critique, including cool new stuff people are trying on their pieces. Hope to see you there at the end of May!
Don’t forget to show up at the Pop-up Pottery Sale and Fundraiser
May 20 from 3-5pm. We are partnering with L&L Libations to sell some pots and cocktails to raise funds to support the June Atmos-Queer Soda Firing and the Burnish Studio Grant Fund. While I am excited to expand the ways that we support people from communities that are historically underrepresented in the arts, I need your help to make it sustainable. There are a few ways you can help.
Want to get involved/donate? Follow this link and fill out the form at the bottom of the page: https://www.burnishclaystudio.com/fundraising.html
Looking for a local place to show your work? Look no further than our own neighborhood! It is always good to do some recon on the places on the list below to see if they are a match for the work you do. Visit, call, or even look them up on Yelp. Maybe call the store directly. Here is a short list of “local” places that might be looking for new stuff.
Need funding? These are good websites to know.