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susan barbehenn seaver

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Ithaca, NY community clay studio forming

16 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

The Community Clay Studio of Ithaca, a group of ceramic artists - some from the former Cornell University Ceramic Studio and other interested artists, are hosting their second fundraising event at the Community School of Music & Arts (CSMA), Ithaca, NY on Gallery Night, May 3rd, between 5-8pm.

The event will offer ceramic and fine art for sale along with demonstrations in wheel throwing and handbuilding by members. It will also feature a raffle with donations from the business community and ceramic artists. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness in the community about the ongoing attempt to create a new community clay studio in Ithaca.

The Community Clay Studio of Ithaca and CSMA are working with the architectural firm, John Snyder Architects of Ithaca, currently conducting a feasibility study of an underutilized basement space at CSMA. The study is assessing the viability of the space to house a ceramic studio and all the necessary needs and requirements.

The first fundraiser, Gallery Night March 1st, raised enough funds to begin the feasibility study.The initial success in raising funds is entirely due to the support of the community, donations by artists and wineries, and the dedicated members heading up the Community Clay Studio of Ithaca.

If you would like to donate your ceramics (seconds or otherwise) please send them to:

Community School of Music & Arts

c/o Community Clay Studio of Ithaca

215 East State Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

Please include your contact information and a suggested price for your work. Many Thanks.

You can also follow us on Facebook: Community Clay Studio ofIthaca

New Community Clay Studio in Ithaca, NY forming

20 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

From Cornell's "Pot Shop" to CSMA:

In 2011 the Cornell University Ceramic Studio closed its doors to hundreds of students and local community members who loved to work in clay. Members and instructors from the former Cornell studio are now working with The Community School of Music and Art (CSMA) in downtown Ithaca, New York, to open a new community pottery studio. Join us during First Friday Gallery Night, March 1st, for demonstrations in wheel throwing and hand-building, a pottery and fine art sale, refreshments, and fundraiser. Your support and donations will help fund a feasibility study to bring ceramics instruction and studio space to CSMA.

We are accepting ceramic and fine art donations for our funraising event. These can be sent to:
The Community School of Music and Art
215 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Attn: Community Clay Studio of Ithaca
Please include your name and address along with a suggested price for your work.

Follow our development on facebook: Community Clay Studio of Ithaca.

$ Donations can also be made on our facebook page.