Bethany Presbyterian Church

A More Light Congregation

Memorial Wall Workshop #1

In which we create ceramic hands, poppies and houses to be incorporated into the mosaic.

A young artist traces a hand pattern over wet clay to create a tile for the mosaic.
photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
A young artist traces a hand pattern over wet clay to create a tile for the mosaic.
photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
After tracing the pattern, details are impressed into the clay, and the shape is cut out. 
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
After tracing the pattern, details are impressed into the clay, and the shape is cut out.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
One of the house patterns, ready to be pressed into the clay.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
One of the house patterns, ready to be pressed into the clay.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
Local potter Nancy Quickert shares techniques for rolling out slabs of clay.
Local potter Nancy Quickert shares techniques for rolling out slabs of clay.
Many hands make light work!
Many hands make light work!
Our happy volunteers seem pretty psyched to be playing with the clay
Our happy volunteers seem pretty psyched to be playing with the clay
Clay hands and poppies dry prior to being glazed.
Clay hands and poppies dry prior to being glazed.
Young volunteers help to sort tile by color.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
Young volunteers help to sort tile by color.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
Mural Artist Leslie Scott teaches how to make a slab hand.
Mural Artist Leslie Scott teaches how to make a slab hand.
Once taught, we teach each other.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
Once taught, we teach each other.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
Painting glaze on a hand that will 
become our phoenix.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
Painting glaze on a hand that will
become our phoenix.
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
All skill levels were welcome in this workshop!
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
All skill levels were welcome in this workshop!
Photo courtesy of Piper Nicolosi
All of the ceramics were fired by local artist Nancy Quickert (quickertceramics.com)
Photo courtesy of Nancy Quickert Bertolini
All of the ceramics were fired by local artist Nancy Quickert (quickertceramics.com)
Photo courtesy of Nancy Quickert Bertolini
A field of poppies in the just-opened kiln 
Photo courtesy of Nancy Quickert Bertolini
A field of poppies in the just-opened kiln
Photo courtesy of Nancy Quickert Bertolini
Before firing, the pieces were a bit dull.  Afterwards they are bright and gleaming!
Photo courtesy of Nancy Quickert Bertolini
Before firing, the pieces were a bit dull. Afterwards they are bright and gleaming!
Photo courtesy of Nancy Quickert Bertolini

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February 2013