Celebrate the 100th Wood Kiln Firing with a Fundraising Sale of Rich Holck Shino Glazed Pottery

Celebrate the 100th Wood Kiln Firing with a Fundraising Sale of Rich Holck Shino Glazed Pottery Recently we had the 100th firing of our wood kiln at Historic Yellow Springs. With this milestone in mind, as well as limited funds during COVID-19 pandemic, Rich Holck has generously offered to host a fundraising pottery sale. Rich has recently fired numerous that he made during our state’s-stay-at-home order. The gas-fired pottery is all glazed with shinos. He has offered to donate 90% of the sale of his pots to the benefit of the Studio! With the current 39K of lost income just from class cancellations and refunds—every donation and offer of support is appreciated. Please join us for this celebration and sale. Students and the ceramic community are invited to have first choice on Friday afternoon. The weekend dates are open to the public. WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2- 4pm Saturday, August 8, 12- 2pm Sunday, August 9, 12- 2pm WHERE: Chester Springs Ceramic Studio Clement and Peggy O’Rourke Pavilion We are COVID compliant and ask that everyone wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing. Historic Yellow Springs especially thanks Rich Holck, and all who participate in this fundraiser for your support! We appreciate all who have been a part of our creative community and look for ways to continue to support local artists and the...

Open Sculpture at Chester Springs Studio

Do you have a concept for a sculpture project but need assistance to realize it? Or, have you been wanting to try your hand in this media? Either way, the Open Sculpture class at Chester Springs Studio may be what you are looking for. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sculptor, you will expand your skills and talents in this workshop. As the Director of sculpture for the Franklin Mint, George McMonigle has worked with award-winning sculptors around the world to perfect their skills and talents. As instructor of the Open Sculpture class at Chester Springs Studio, McMonigle will assist you at your individual level of skill to realize your vision. Do you want to explore a particular subject like birds, animals or a portrait? Bring your ideas to the first class, and you will be walked through the design and composition stage and on to the execution of your sculpture in the round. If you would like to work on a relief or plaque, that would be great! The goal will be to enjoy the process of creating sculpture while learning in a manner that you can apply to your future works. Learn more about this class > Register Now...

New Stairway at Chester Springs Studio!

  Thanks to Matt Milkiewicz and the Eagle Scout Troop 216 we now have a new stairway at Chester Springs Studio! They have designed and are in the process of constructing the new stairway. All at HYS are thankful to Matt Milkiewicz, Eagle Scout Troop 216 and all who have contributed financially for this generous addition to the historic Chester Springs Studio. The new stairway and handrail also add to the safety of the many students attending classes at the Ceramic and Fine Art studios. Thanks for all of your hard work and valuable contribution!...

Jack Troy Lecture at Historic Yellow Springs

“Throwing Words; Composing Clay” Lecture with Jack Troy at Historic Yellow Springs Monday April 15, 7 to 8 p.m.   Historic Yellow Springs invites you to a lecture with internationally known potter, teacher and writer Jack Troy, entitled “Throwing Words; Composing Clay.” This is the second in the 2019 Art Lecture series at Historic Yellow Springs. “Throwing Words; Composing Clay” Troy will speak on this theme in a style that engages the audience in its weaving of words and images with his experience and knowledge of pottery. A humble master of both clay and language, his anecdotal stories include valuable technical and aesthetic considerations, humorous depictions of artistic challenges as a potter, and inspiring new ideas. Also included in the presentation, slides of Troy’s pottery reveal sources of inspiration as well as his understanding of ceramic history and its continuity to the present day. Troy adds, “In addition to documenting my work in clay with images, I will also be reading and reciting some of my poems—many of which are pottery related—that are important aspects of my expression.” If you have a passion for clay, art, poetry, or the process of transformation, this is an opportunity not to be missed. The lecture will take place on Monday April 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Washington Building in Historic Yellow Springs. Tickets may be purchased in advance as well as at the door the day of the event. Pottery, throwing sticks, and publications by Jack Troy will be for sale at the event. HYS Wood-Fired Kiln Rebuild Campaign All proceeds from sale of lecture tickets will go towards...

Kids Creative Summer Camps

Join us this summer for the creative Kids Summer Camps at Historic Yellow Springs. Three weeks of art and clay camps and then the Archaeology Dig for Kids! Does your child like art? Enjoy shaping clay? Exploring nature? They may enjoy the great kids camp All About Nature from July 8 to 12, 2019. The lush natural surrounds of Historic Yellow Springs inspire art in a variety of media, techniques and natural textures. Explore the native plants, learn about the wildlife, and create art that may be used outdoors at your own home or displayed to bring the beauty of nature inside. Learn more about this Kids Half-Day Camp at Historic Yellow Springs...

Jack Troy Workshop: Firing the Chester Springs Noborigama Kiln

JACK TROY WORKSHOP Firing the Chester Springs Noborigama Kiln   Historic Yellow Springs is pleased to offer a wood-firing workshop with Jack Troy. Join us for a great experience with this internationally recognized pottery artist and expert in wood firings. You’ll will be able to fire your work in both the wood and salt chambers of the two-chamber Noborigama at Chester Springs Studio. Jack will share his experience in developing wood fired surfaces, glazing, wadding, loading techniques, as well as firing methods. Register Now > https://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/workshops/   About Jack Troy Jack Troy, teacher, potter and writer, retired from Juniata College in 2006, where he taught for 39 years. He has led over 230 workshops for potters at colleges, universities, and art centers in the U. S. and abroad. His career has taken him to 13 countries, and his work is in many private and public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Japan), Auckland (NZ) Museum of Art and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.   His first book, Salt Glazed Ceramics, was published in 1977. In 1978, he built Pennsylvania’s first anagama-style kiln at Juniata College, and personal anagamas at his home in 1987 and 2006. In 1995, he published the book Wood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain. His collection of poems, Calling the Planet Home, was published in 2003 and more than 60 of his articles, book reviews, and exhibition catalogue essays have appeared in the major periodicals in his field. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts awarded him two Craft Fellowships for his work in ceramics, and a Fellowship in Literature for his poetry. He was selected...