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Howdy K,
It's almost time for Back-to-School. We're here to help you get ready and be prepared. We are putting another Laguna order together now, so please let us know what your needs are for the Fall Semester.
We now offer a wide variety of in-store-only specials along with the ones featured on our website. Check them out at Flat Rock Clay website, and come in to benefit from the in-store specials that change regularly (such as - 20% off all pint glazes). Just a little "Thanks" for your business these past 3+ years.
Happy mud fingers, Kelley & Mike
in this issue
Product of the Month
Upcoming Workshops
Laguna Clays Are Here
Ramblings of a Mud Girl
Great Things Happening in the Area
Upcoming Workshops
July 22 (1-5p) Kelley will demonstrate mold making and go over the pros and cons of working with and having plaster in the studio. Tile making and multi piece molds will be covered along with making bats and other uses. $45 for the afternoon of learning. Limited to the first 8.
August 5 (Sat) For Teachers and Artists who want to Learn More About Firing Your Electric Kiln, we are offering a 6 hr course on the firing principals and will go over loading, bisque & glaze firing, electricity, voltage, kiln sitter, cones, controllers, ventilation, safety and troubleshooting. It'll run from 10-4p and is $49 (lunch is included). The workshop is limited to the first 12. Register early since we are almost full.
Coming Soon
Elmer Taylor (Texas), Greer Farris (Ark), and Frank Campbell ( was Tx, now Ok) are coming as the 3 Amegos sometime in the late Fall or Winter.
Robin Hopper is coming March 2-4 for a full 3 days of intense learning.
Plan ahead for these two great opportunities.
See past workshop images ...

Laguna Clays Are Here
Come by and try out some of our Laguna Clays! Think Laguna Clays cost too much? If you're making 10 cent Coffee Mugs, then use 10 cent clay.
Laguna Clays starting at
$7.95 per 25lbs
$24.95 per 100lbs
Samples will be provided for you to try here using our wheels and tools. Bring a couple pounds of your current clay and compare. If you haven't used Laguna Clays before, you're in for a treat! Characteristics Chart for texture, firmness, shrinkage and water absorption available. Each batch is tested and is also Certified Non Toxic.

Ramblings of a Mud Girl
OK, so every once in a great while, a project comes along that really speaks to us. While I was living in DFW, I became aware of a project called Empty Bowls where potters and other artists make bowls and then hold a simple soup dinner to raise money for feeding the hungry. Each person who buys a soup dinner gets to pick out a bowl and take it home as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
This is something I have wanted to get together since I moved back but could not find the right partners. I have been donating things to Seven Hills (we moved my grandmother out of her apartment) and just met Dianna Carpenter. It has all come together along with Suzie Stephens ,chef extraordinare and Brian Crowne of George's Majestic Lounge.
We will be having our first Bowl-a-Thon at the Fay Fine Arts, Sat and Sun Sept 2-3. We need volunteers in the booth helping the public make and decorate their bowls for free. We will be having a few other bowl-a-thons here at Flat Rock during Sept and Oct. And, I am asking every one of you to try to make one bowl a week from now until Nov 1 to donate. We have a goal of 500 bowls this year. Our gourmet $25 Soup Dinner will be at George's Majestic Lounge, Tuesday November 14 and we will have musical accompaniment with the LR group "Recovery".
Ramblings Archive...

Great Things Happening in the Area Laura Waters with Paradise Pottery in Eureka Springs was just awarded a $1500 National Museum for Women in the Arts Grant to build a replica of an Osage Indian pit kiln at their studio.
Terra Studios makes a great place to hold receptions or that special party. It's beautiful out there in Duram. If you haven't been lately you should go.
We still have our fun Pottery Classes. Wednesday or Thursday Evening Sessions - Combined Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing Class form 6 to 9p. Each class is limited to the first 6 paid registrants. $169 For 6 classes along with $1.50/lb of clay for items you want to keep. Open Studio is available to those enrolled in class for $4/hr or $10 for up to 4 on Saturdays 10a-2p (except during workshop weekends). Demonstrations will be given each class, and glazing demonstrations will be provided as needed.
More Great things Happening...

Product of the Month

Shimpo Banding Wheels are the best in the Universe. I have personally used the same one for 15 years and it is as smooth as the new ones we just got in. They are also on special for 10% off when you come in and buy (limit one - no shipping). They are going fast.
Find More Specials.... Quick Links... Monthly Specials
Mud Club information / Next Meeting Aug 8
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The Empty Bowl Project
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