The other benefit is that snow makes everything look lovely, even the piles of workshop overflow in the yard. Buckets, wire, barrels and miscellaneous piles of art junk all look beautiful. It's the one time of the year I can imagine I'm a tidy person.
In the spring I'll have to order a dump truck load of talcum powder, I guess.
I'm in the mood to teach something new this year. I've been experimenting in the studio, putting new workshops together and feeling inspired! I'm writing descriptions and making samples to photograph so final details should be ready later this month.
Here's what's in the works for spring.
Advanced Landscape Workshop - Independent projects for former students, five days.
Tentative dates March 22-24 and 30-31
You'll complete your own design with lots of instructor support before & during the workshop.
Sand Casting in the Kiln - April 27-28
You don't need a hot shop; we'll make sand impressions and cast them right in the kiln.
Glass Garden Art - May 18-19 and 25
Make a variety of outdoor glass garden art, just in time for spring!
Botanical Casting - June 22, 23, 29
Cast perfect replicas of flowers, stems and branches in glass.
I think that's a good start. I can't wait to see the studio filled with creative frenzy, It's one of my favorite things.