Born in a Barn: Saturday Open Studios

First & Second Saturdays of Each Month!

The Dairy Barn is proud to bring the community the return of this fabulous series.  The idea is simple; on the first and second Saturday of each month, Lyn will be in the Barn from 1:00-5:00 in the ceramics room or art room, and can help people who walk in off the street create a small ceramic art project.

1:00-2:00 We’ll have “Littles and Bigs”19381_10203811382107866_4328759432127866171_n

For this parent and child activity, Lyn will have a simple ceramic “Project Du Jour” each Saturday. From the 1:00-2:00 hour, Lyn will be available to help guide children and parents through making the project.  Projects are generally $5 each, including glazing and firing.  As these projects are ceramic, they will need to be fired and then glazed, and fired again.  Each session a new project will be offered, but we will also have a glazing station for folks returning from the previous week or weeks.  No registration is required, just come on in!

 Here is what we have planned for February and March 2017

February 4th: Sweet Hearts!

 We will use little heart cookie cutters to make tiny hearts, and then push in cooked alphabet pasta into them to make personalized valentines day messages.  That same day, we will coat them in under glazes.  Lyn will fire these, then the next week, come on back and Lyn will show you how to get the glaze just in the letter parts!  A perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

$5.00 to make 5 hearts!

February 11th: Love Bugs

For this session of Littles and Bigs, we will make heart shaped clay bugs.  We will add underglaze the same day and when they are fired, Lyn will add little pipe cleaner legs!  These will be ready to take home Tuesday February 14th.  Another perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

Each bug will be $5.00 to make

March 4th: Shamrock Bowls!

For this session, we will use rolled slabs of clay to make a shamrock, then place them in plastic or Styrofoam bowls to hold a curved shape.  Once fired, we will glaze them with green glaze to make the perfect St. Patty’s day home decorations.

Each Shamrock Bowl is $5.00 to make

March 11th: Turtles!

For this session, we will make little turtle friends!
$5.00 per turtle



Upcoming projects will also be announced on The Dairy Barn’s Facebook Page.


2:00-5:00 General Open Studios

Children and adults can create their own unique ceramic projects.  This is not a class, only minimal guidance will be given by Lyn or whomever is acting studio monitor.

cash cow punch card imageEach 1/2 lb ball of clay costs 5 dollars.  (Price includes firing and glazing). Participants can pay upon receiving clay.  Each week, all pieces will be fired.  Participants can return the following week to glaze their pieces, which will be fired again the following week.  All Saturday Open Studios work will be fired to cone 04.  Pre-paid “Cash Cow Punch Cards” worth $50.oo can be purchased and a punch can be made for each $5.00 purchase of clay.

pottery wheelPottery Wheels/General Studio Access for Adults

People currently enrolled in a pottery class at the Barn, or members who have completed a simple certification checklist can use the studio and wheels from 12:00-5:00 each Saturday, with the exception of Holidays or other special occasions.  A regular calendar will be posted of the Dairy Barn’s Facebook Page.  Other times to use the studio and pottery wheels are also available.  For all information about using the pottery studio at the Barn CLICK HERE.



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