Friday, July 26, 2013

Adult Clay with Hank Hall Continues in August

Creative summer fun is available at Art on 16th in Olde Town Spirit Lake. 2013 Artisans Road Trip artist Hank Hall will offer another Adult Clay class on Fridays, August 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 1:00-3:00 pm. Participants will hand-build functional &/or sculptural forms using slabs and coils and personalize them with carvings, add-ons, and color. A few openings in clay classes for youth ages 9 and above are also available. 

A retired Iowa high school art teacher of 34 years, Hall holds a Masters degree in Art Education/Ceramics from the University of Northern Iowa. He also studied under renowned 20th Century potter Marguerite Wildenhain at Pond Farm Pottery in Guerneville, California for two summers. He teaches art classes, produces his signature teapots and other mixed media work, and represents other area fine artists at Art on 16th.

More information about classes and artists represented at Art on 16th is available at, or 712-330-6006. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

2013 Artisans Road Trip Artist Mel Myers

 Pottery Works ©Mel Myers

All artists of the 2013 Artisans Road Trip are finding themselves very busy this summer.  This week we are taking a look at 2013 A.R.T. artist Mel Myers of Spencer!

Don't 'Do Clay', let Mel Myers make pottery for you. Ames, Marshalltown, and Clear Lake have outdoor art shows coming up respectively the next three weekends and Mel (Clay County Clay) will sell pottery to new and returning customers.

"Returning customers like checking out my newest glazes. I have a new baby-blue glaze that people seem to like a lot." From warm to cool colors, his original glaze formulas offer something for everyone's taste.

Clay County Clay will be at Art in the Park in Okoboji on August 3rd. Mel also sells from his studio located at 717 11th Ave. East in Spencer.

Thank you for stopping by; check back again for artists of the 2013 Artisans Road trip!