From the Clay Studio… a herd of African cows!

Over the past several weeks, our friends from the Sudanese Education Fund in Arlington have been busy up in ACA’s clay studio, creating a herd of over 100 cows for their 10th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser, held last weekend at Arlington Town Hall.

We had to photograph these guys before the left for the fundraiser!

Here’s one batch, just out of the kiln

They came in all shapes, sizes and colors…

And they all seemed to have their own personalities… we hated to see them go, but we knew they were off to greener pastures..!

On the big night of the Fundraiser, Arlington Town Hall was transformed with cows of all shapes and sizes, including one life-size sculpture to be auctioned off to the highest bidder!

The cow sculptures made at the Arlington Center for the Arts graced each table setting:

And the evening was a huge success for the Sudanese Education Fund’s Gala, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the “Lost Boys” from the Sudan.

Fundraiser photos by: Rebecca Hildreth.
See her complete set on Flickr.

Visit the Sudanese Center online.

Handmade for the Holidays

We’re suckers for handmade gifts at the holidays, and just had to share some of the wonderful projects coming out of the clay studio this month.  Who wouldn’t love to unwrap one of these at the holidays…?

a perfect plate for leaving cookies out for santa...

Sweet hand-made candle holder

super cute polar bear!

girl under a tree with a... hmm... any guesses?

blue and green bowls

vessels & vases - so many great ones!

most unique project of the season - a ceramic hot dog, with all the trimmings!

There’s more!  See all the photos on our flickr page:

Want to make your own?
Lots more classes coming up – click here for our latest catalog.

Clay Feats – introduce your kids to the art of pottery

your kids will be excited to design, sculpt and glaze their own individual projects and then watch as they magically emerge from the kiln!

Working in clay is relaxing, messy, and fun!

In this after school class, kids will learn sculpting skills, how to make pots, wheel working, hand-building and color through glazes.

This class is a comprehensive and fun introduction to the art of pottery and wheel work, taught by Pam Shanley, a fun and enthusiastic teacher who has a magical way with kids.

Your kids will be excited and proud to design, sculpt, and glaze their own individual projects, and then see their creations emerge from the kiln.

Clay Feats next offered: Fall 2012
8 Mondays, beginning Sept. 24
3:30-5:30 pm
for grades 2-3
Register online or call (781) 648-6220

check out some scenes from a recent clay class with Pam:

Pam Shanley, Clay Feats instructor, gives the group helpful hints on how to glaze their clay creations.

For photos of finished projects from ACA’s Kids Clay classes, visit our Flickr page.