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Everett’s Shack Art Center offers clay day Saturday

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By Theresa Goffredo
Herald Writer
  • A raw bisque pot in the background, with a glazed and fired pot.

    Schack Art Center

    A raw bisque pot in the background, with a glazed and fired pot.

Folks at the Schack are opening their art center up again, this time for a full day of playing with clay where visitors can attend family-friendly workshops to learn to make a clay mask or fire and take home their own raku pot.
"Connecting with Clay" is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett.
Many of the workshops and lectures are free, although registration is required for some. For a complete list of activities, go to For registration call 425-259-5050.
During the clay day there will be workshops and demonstrations happening in every corner of the facility, including the opportunity for participants to glaze and fire their own raku pot on site.
The session "All Fired Up: American Raku" will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Schack will provide the bisque pots and then help you glaze them and put them in the kiln. This quick firing method will let you experience the process and have a finished piece to take home with you. Cost is $25 per vessel with multiple styles available.
The family-friendly workshop "Faces in the Mud," is an interactive activity for children ages 5 to 13 to learn about how masks are used and make their own out of clay. Children will learn about working with clay, glazing and firing.
For this workshop you might want to bring an apron, as well as items that you can press into clay to make designs such as clam shells or rubber stamps, or a small pair of scissors for cutting designs out of paper.
Two workshops will be offered, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is required and an adult must accompany children.
Other workshops include "Leaf it on the Table," where Kathy Huckleberry will demonstrate the hand-building techniques she uses for her maple leaf motif serving pieces. There's also "Gypsy Drums and More: a Clay Drum Workshop" where visitors learn the methods of constructing clay drums using a combination of slabs and throwing.
"Connecting with Clay" is happening in conjunction with the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts and is also during Schack's "Embracing the Edge" exhibit, which features the Cascade Clay artists whose work is on display through April 19.
Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424;
Story tags » Arts (general)EverettLeisure (general)Family fun

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