Author Archives: Meghan Garner

All I Want for Christmas is a Valium

  Ah, Christmas – the season of peace and joy and selflessness. Oh, and STRESS! Name any common cause of stress and it’s probably present during the holidays – financial worries, major travel, disruption of routine, busier than usual schedules. … Continue reading

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Bronze clay items are on the way!

  It’s true! I’ve got a pile of ’em ready to be cleaned and polished for your viewing pleasure. I’ve been having a devil of a time getting the firing schedule right for these babies! Without boring you with too … Continue reading

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Assorted Minor Bits of News

  I’ve not posted much recently, largely because I’ve been working like a madwoman trying to prep for the holiday season, besides experimenting with firing schedules for bronze clay and trying to plan a few classes and an open house. … Continue reading

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Did Someone Say Party?!

  That’s right, Sophistique is throwing a party, and you’re invited! We’ll be set up with all of our sparklies at the Indian Lakes Apartments Community Center (for directions, click here) on Sunday, December 5th from 6:30pm to 10:00 pm. … Continue reading

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What the heck is a Sinter?

  I can’t even begin to count the number of times I encounter a new metal clay artist struggling with the concept of firing. It’s not surprising, considering that almost every formula of metal clay lists a different firing schedule. … Continue reading

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The Lady Who Couldn’t Purl

I recently had a rather odd encounter with a woman at the local knit shop that I frequent, and it taught me perhaps one of the most valuable lessons of my professional life. I was loitering after an instructional class, … Continue reading

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BronzClay in a Box

I have waited months for this day. Tonight, I fire my first batch of BronzClay pieces. This is huge. I’ve been wanting to play with the base metal clays for quite some time now. The problem is that most base … Continue reading

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