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hoverflies, etc, nectar pots? I'll explain ..! Many times I have revived a bee giving idle and cold, he mixed a few drops of sugar water. also known that bees and butterflies are attracted to certain colors and shapes of flowers. on the same principle, I have heard that some people saw alikes metal flower painted or enameled with bright colors and with a hollow core bit, to put a little sugar solution. I like the idea that this use of bees as hunger hunger emerge in the spring, a cold afternoon, possibly unwelcoming spring [like this year was]. flower garden, perhaps a lover artists / sculptors and could have a field day with this. What I'm doing is that, even if you only have the bare concrete outside their front or back door, with the addition of a tree in a pot, a water container and a source of [nectar sweet, even if it were a flower, ceramic or metal!], the desert can attract wildlife.
Hello, for example I'dd a potted plant or as would be the best option, since it contains a flower with sugar-coated metal is likely to attract other insects and small animals, flowers, while it will be only to bees and such. If you do not want to spend too much time and you do not want a position near the huge pot, get a smaller plant and some wildflower seed packets. These will grow at different times, and give a colorful mix everything without much care. In addition, the flowers attract bees different (and drones) more likely, then only one rate, which probably has a point in the culture by its color and durability are so high, other aspects like the smell (And the taste?) Have been left behind (such as modern roses at the store that hardly smell at all).
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In recent years, as budget concerns reduced art programs in schools, there has been a great deal of research about the importance of art in child development. From my own experience as an artist and ceramic teacher, I believe that few art mediums kindle growth and skills in children in the way that clay does. At Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio in Stamford CT, I have taught children (ages 6 to 15) for the last six years. During that time, I have witnessed firsthand how invaluable the experience of working with clay is for sensory development, motor skills, self esteem, and self expression, problem solving skills, discipline, and pride. Clay also has a uniquely therapeutic quality that I have seen settle and calm children; it retains their attention for hours.
Sensory Development and Motor Skills There is no better moment for me than witnessing a child’s joy as they sit at the potter’s wheel for the first time and place their wet hands on slowly spinning clay! Clay, and its necessity to be touched, is at once familiar to children. The sensory experiences they encounter in our pottery studio are numerous and as they experience the texture and feel of the clay, the students express what they are sensing with uninhibited enthusiasm; “It’s cold, it’s wet and squishy, and it’s so heavy!” Clay asks to be poked, pinched, twisted and rolled and as they handle it, children develop both fine and major motor skills and realize that they have an effect on the clay as it responds to their manipulation. Children visually inspect the clay’s surface and color, they smell it and they laugh at the sounds it makes when it’s wet. For many, it’s perhaps the first time they’ve been encouraged to get wet and dirty in a classroom environment and there is an instinctive and uplifting response to the freedom they feel. Even when the finished product is ready to take home, the children hold and cradle their work, smoothing their fingers over the now colorfully glazed surface as they turn it around and around for inspection.
Esteem and Expression From my experience as an art teacher, I believe that clay is a unique art medium because it is highly responsive to touch and very forgiving. As soon as children are given clay, they immediately begin to mold and shape it. They become aware that they are in charge and have influence over the medium as it is quick to respond to their fingers. The feeling that they are in command of the clay gives the students the confidence to attempt any project which opens the door to greater self expression and imagination. Clay also allows a child to learn to repair mistakes and therefore not be afraid to make them. Making mistakes is essential for self improvement but can be difficult and even an obstacle for some children. The forgiving quality of clay, and therefore the ability to readily fix mistakes, gives the child a sense of control over their project’s success which improves self esteem and self expression as they realize that mistakes aren’t going to stop their progress. For example, during a class, a boy had been working on his project, a toothbrush holder that looked like a baseball player, for over two hours. All of a sudden he accidentally pierced a hole right through the side of the project while decorating. He looked up at us devastated. But as I showed him how to take a piece of clay and fill in the damaged area, he suddenly took the clay from my hand and stated, “I can do it myself!” He repaired his piece and went on decorating with fervor.
Problem Solving Clay is different from other art mediums in that it requires an understanding of the three dimensional world. In our programs, we often encourage the children to work on spinning decorating wheels or to get up from their seats and walk to the other side of the table so they can see their creation from all sides. They begin to understand shape, form, and perspective, and therefore get a first lesson in geometry. The child learns to really look and see the world around them and discovers their place in that world. They gain knowledge of planning methods and problem solving as they map out their three dimensional project. Where should the door go on my square castle? How tall can I make the tree before it gets unsteady? Should my dog’s tail go out straight or curl up over his head? If my rabbit’s head is too big for its body will it fall over? We encourage the children to think on their own and help with the planning experience. For example, when we make a cylinder we start with a flat rectangular piece of slab clay which the students decorate and design as it lies on the table. As they are working we ask them how we could use this flat rectangle to make a standing vase. It’s wonderful to see them understand how to roll it into a cylinder and we always have a few children who forecast the next step by saying, “We need a bottom!”
Discipline “While there are rules and procedures that need to be followed when working with clay, I find that children are very good about understanding guidelines and respecting procedures. Through this understanding they learn something that is very important: discipline yields success. The methods I teach are simple, (e.g. don’t allow a piece of clay to be too thick, or a skinny tail should be connected to the body for support). I explain why the techniques are important (if the clay is too thick it won’t dry properly or if the tail is too skinny and doesn’t connect to the body it might break off because it is too weak) and the children grasp the concepts easily learning basic physics. The most important rule is “slipping and scoring.” This is used anytime two pieces of clay are joined together and if it’s overlooked, pieces may fall off or crack during the firing process. I’ll often hear one child remind another to “slip and score,” and they like to call out the rule as I am giving instructions. I give the children adult pottery tools to work with and they understand the responsibility they are being given and are careful. Throughout the entire period of using specific techniques and real tools, they are conscientious and thorough as they follow the process step by step. I am always thrilled when they remind me of other rules they have learned, such as when they say “Patty, don’t forget to poke a hole in my cat’s head, it’s hollow and the air needs to get out or it will crack!”
Calming Effect Our children’s after school programs are two hours long and our summer camp classes run for three hours. I have many parents who express concern that their child might not be able to stay on task for that long, however the opposite is always true. While I have worked with students in other art mediums, something magical happens when children work with clay. Whether it is the sensory response to the clay, the ability to be in charge of the medium or, perhaps, the ability to express and articulate their emotions through their physical prodding or smoothing of the clay, all children, even those with high activity levels, become engaged and engrossed in their work. The class of twelve children is composed and quiet and the hours melt away. The children don’t experience frustration or disappointment because the clay is flexible and compliant. While I am unaware of research in this area I can attest to the calming and healing results as I have seen them at the studio time and again.
Pride and Self Worth At Lakeside Pottery, we all teach ceramics with the philosophy that the process is more important than the product. I place emphasis on the discovery and joy of creating, however, there is an excitement for children as they make their mug or pencil holder and announce that it’s for their grandmother’s coffee or for their dad’s desk. The functional and durable nature of the finished stoneware clay gives children a feeling of significance and pride. I will often give the students the option of putting glass chips in the bottom of their bowls or plates as part of the glazing process. When I explain that though it is beautiful, it might make the piece not safe for food, many children say no to the glass because it is important for their bowl to be used as a center piece at their table. All forms of art are important for children to experience, yet it does seem that the long-lasting nature of the children’s finished clay piece adds a special value for them. We often ask parents what artistic creation their mother has kept on her shelf for years, and they all answer that it is the pottery they made in grade school.
It is always fulfilling for me to introduce clay to children and watch its unique qualities contribute to their development in so many ways. Knowing how valuable clay is to children’s achievements and because it is discouraging to see limits put on our children’s school art programs, Lakeside Pottery has helped schools start clay curriculums; we’ve trained teachers to work with clay, assisted in purchasing and setting up equipment, and helped plan and design school studios. We have shared the clay experience both in outreach programs in schools and children’s workshops within our studio with the belief that clay is an essential element for nurturing children’s growth.
About the Author
Patty Storms, proprietor of Lakeside Pottery, is a painter and ceramic artist. She began her love for pottery under the instruction of Ken Kantro, (Lovell Designs) in Portland, Maine. After graduating from Wesleyan University she worked at both Christie’s and LIGHT Gallery in New York City in the field of 19th and 20th century photography. She teaches the potters wheel and handbuilding/sculpting in both children and adult classes. She manages open studio, conducts corporate team building workshops and birthday parties and trains teachers in ceramic techniques. Patty’s work is sold in galleries and in exhibits.
“China Ceramic Industry Information Center” Formally Established In Foshan
The approval of China Building Sanitary Ceramics Association, China’s ceramic industry the formal establishment of the headquarters base in China Ceramic Industry Information Center! October 17, China’s ceramic industry, the establishment of the headquarters base in China Ceramic Industry Information Center news conference at the headquarters base for success. In China Building Sanitary Ceramics Association, honorary president of the Wei-Dong Ding and others witnessed the “China Ceramic Industry Information Center” officially inaugurated in Foshan, which marked China’s ceramics industry embarked on information technology development.
As a professional ceramic industry headquarters base, to create ceramic industry information platform for the ceramics industry, duty-bound to provide information services. Entrusted with such responsibilities and obligations, headquarters decided to set up base in China Ceramic Industry Information Center. ”
China is a big country ceramics, especially the building and sanitary ceramics production accounts for over 50% of the world’s total, while consumption of the world’s ceramic products half of the country, in this vast industrial system, the various types of information after another. Information is the basis for decision-making, with the ceramic industry development and social advancement of technology, business growing demand for information on the quality of information have become increasingly demanding. Disorder of information, one-sided information is not only unable to meet the needs of enterprises, but also affect the healthy development of ceramic industry. Ceramic industry of today, needed a credible industry information center was born.
Then, the headquarters base of China’s ceramic industry will be how to build the China Ceramic Industry Information Center?
Zhou Jun said: “China Ceramic Industry Information Center by the China Ceramic Industry Data Center, new release center, press center, information center market trends, policies and regulations issued center and China’s Foshan Ceramics IPR Information Center station, six specialized information centers to build made. six specialized centers of expertise from different areas of information collection, analysis, collated and published by different carriers to provide information services. China Ceramic Industry Information Center will set up their own team and in cooperation with relevant institutions means to achieve the operation of the six industry information center, information center will work with relevant domestic government agencies, the institutions, relevant professionals and the international professional investigation group to cooperate in the sharing of resources. ”
It is learned that in order to better promote China’s ceramic industry information center operations, the headquarters base of China’s ceramic industry to attract not only the success of China’s ceramic base of intellectual property information center set up at the headquarters, Foshan workstation; and the introduction of Fabric Technology Co., Ltd. of Foshan City, is responsible for industry Data Center data collection, analysis, and technology platform to build and operations.
In today’s society is an information-oriented era, and information to create value and wealth. China Ceramic Industry Information Center, established as a good development of ceramic industry, has set up a high-end interactive platforms, she established and fully operational in China for the building ceramics industry to upgrade the level of information technology for the majority of pottery business operators to share a richer industry information, harvested more abundant business opportunities and wealth, in order to enhance the overall competitiveness of the industry and build the most active flow of information platform! for China’s ceramic industry embarked on the road of the information and better integration with the international market has laid a solid foundation. About the Author
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Choosing Indian Pottery For Beautiful Western Home Decor
Indian pottery, like that made by Tarahumara and Tigua Indians, is hand made using rough white, orange and brown clay found in the earth. The earthen clay is not only very durable but is also what gives the pottery that popular rustic look.
The knowledge of pottery making has been passed down throughout the generations and is still made the same way as it has been for hundreds of years. If you are like me and love Native American pottery, you will definitely like holding a piece of this unique art in your hands, imagining the work that goes into creating such unique pottery.
If you are thinking about collecting Indian pottery, you will find many types and might even discover some that you never knew about. From rustic style pieces of Tarahumara pottery with dark earth tone colors to intricately detailed art pieces, painted by the Tigua Indians, you will definitely not have trouble finding something you like.
The various types of pottery are thrilling for collectors because there is so much to choose from. The most exciting part of owning real Native Indian pottery is the fact that it has always played a part in Native American lifestyle. In recent years, collecting pottery has become fashionable again because of the popularity of traditional Mata Ortiz pottery found in the Casas Grandes region of Chihuahua, in the northern part of Mexico.
A lot of Indian pottery can be used both to cook with or to add as part of a collection. Many of the Tarahumara pots or ollas as they are called, are used to cook beans, boil corn with lime for making tortillas, roasting corn to make pinole, or for making the traditional corn beer known as tesquino.
The ollas are utilitarian in design and come in various sizes and shapes that define how that particular pot will be used. It doesn’t matter which kind of pottery you buy, whether for cooking or decorative purposes, you will no doubt appreciate all the work that goes into crafting Indian pottery.
You will find the art of pottery making to be very fascinating. Hand-crafted by the potter, the traditional coil and pinch method is used instead of the pottery wheel. Finding and grinding the clay to a fine powder is the first step in pottery making. Water is then added to the clay powder and brought to the desired consistency.
A piece is cut for the base of the pot and then clay coils are used to build up the sides. The instruments the Tarahumaras use for cleaning and smoothing the pot are nothing more than pieces of gourd, stone or wood. They then heat the pot in a shallow hole after it has had time to dry in the open air. It is then painted using various items like a feather, the fingers or a cloth-wrapped stick and a variety of paints like red ochre, iron oxide or hematite.
Owning Native pottery, whether a roughly made Tarahumara olla, a beautifully painted piece by the Tigua Indian Tribe, or elegant artwork like Mata Ortiz, is definitely a great way to bring Native American authenticity to your home. You can buy southwest style Indian pottery online, and in pottery shops and many stores that sell southwestern decor and accessories.
If you want to be part of the exciting rebirth of Indian pottery collecting and bring Native American style to your home, try decorating with original pieces of handmade Indian pottery.
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There are a few guitar companies that are well known for their quality and their list of celebrity players. PRS Guitars is one such company. Paul Reed Smith, owner and creator of PRS Guitars, made his first guitar while he was a student at St. Mary s College in Maryland. He continued to build guitars after college and after he d complete one, he would bring it to concerts and convince the musicians to try them out and give him feedback.
Smith eventually encountered Carlos Santana. The end result of this meeting was that Santana ended up trying out his guitars. (He tried three total.) Santana was impressed, and this ultimately changed the direction of Smith s life. Santana put Smith in touch with a man named Ted McCarty, who eventually became his mentor.
Ted McCarty is a veteran of the guitar industry. He was the president of Gibson for a number of years and he created the Gibson Explorer, the ES-335, and the Gibson Flying V. Like Santana, McCarty also realized that Smith had talent and took him under his wing. The two collaborated and developed a series of guitars together. These guitars are now included in the PRS Guitars line.
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