used Plus Air Dry Clay to replicate 19th century pottery in a series of workshops in August 2015. The class rooms were large and seated as many as 55 participants. Each workshop was 30 minutes long, and with 4 workshops each day, gave a grand total of 600 participants over 3 event days.
Joey Milillo, programs manager, stated;
"We were using the ACTÍVA PLUS CLAY to make a project based on Bayou Bend’s collection of Texas stoneware. Our teaching artist taught participants how to replicate the 19th century jugs, pots, pitchers, urns, and churns. Since we do not have a kiln at Bayou Bend, an air-dry clay was essential to our task, and in my experience, ACTÍVA produces the best air-dry clay I’ve been able to find."
"I first encountered this clay at our local Texas Art Supply store in Houston, but they didn’t have quite enough in stock for what we planned to do this summer. Imagine my delight when I found out I could order it directly ACTÍVA Products!
For further information visit , Bayou BendTexas Clay: 19th-Century Pottery from the Bayou Bend Collection Exhibition runs from Sep 5, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015 so you still have plenty of time to visit.
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A new Kiln fired clay project has just been added to our clay crafts projects page. This handy little herb saver will keep your herbs fresh all year round You can create this clay herb saver to keep those savory herbs fresh and beautifully displayed! Wouldn’t this be cute at a wedding reception with fresh flowers as well?
A video has just been added
to our Video Section and it shows
you how to make this easy kids Craft project.
The project teaches you how to make
wonderful Dinosaur fossils and uses
ACTÍVA Art Plaster, Plaster Cloth Wrap
and Colored Sand.
Especially for those who love to use a kiln. A wonderful Stoneware Clay Project using Blackjack clay, created by Karen Lowrey. If you don't have a kiln, don't worry, this project will work well using Plus Air Dry Clay instead. To try out the Stoneware Clay Project visit our Projects Page.
Why not have a party? Get some great ideas from Hands On Crafts for Kids episode 1705 which will be on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website on Friday, August 14, 2015. It will run for 7 days.
ACTÍVA products were featured as Katie and Jenny made the piñata party bowl.
1705 Let’s Party
There’s a party going on and you are invited! Katie shows how to make a decorative chandelier to set the mood for your party theme and Franz draws a colorful and fun postcard invitation that will get all your guests to come. Jenny and Katie sculpt a hanging piñata bowl full of treats. Then reach into the Family Craft Box to make a party decoration from yarn and glue to stuff with favors.
Indie Crafts is all about things that are cool and hip and thanks to Lisa Fulmer and her CelluClay Surfboard Treasure box creation the project has been shared on Crafts Gossip.
If you missed this wonderful summer project then visit our Craft projects page or pop over to Craft Gossip to find out how to make this cool project.