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Here is my first e-newsletter with details of lots of up-coming events and classes for Paula Armstrong Ceramics.  If you’d like to be added to the subscribers list just let me know 🙂

Dates for classes, Saturday workshops and special events along with project news for the summer term.

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** Welcome to the first e-newsletter from Paula Armstrong Ceramics.
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The aim of the newsletters are to keep you informed of everything going on at the studio from term dates fro regular classes to details of Saturday and guest workshops and special project updates. There will be one main e-newsletter per term with the occasional news bulletins when something fantastic happens!

For this first newsletter I’ve included everyone who has given me their email since opening the studio in October 2014 so I hope you all enjoy it.  However, if you do not wish to receive any future newsletters please let me know and I will remove you from the list, or click the Mailchimp remove subscription button at the end of this message.


Dates for your diary:
* Clay Play day – 31st March
* Start of next term’s regular classes – week beginning the 18th April
* Saturday workshops – 16th April, 21st May and 11th June
* Fused glass workshop – 7th May
* Open Studios – 9th & 10th, 23rd & 24th July


Paulaworking3sRegular classes run Mondays 10am – 12pm, Tuesdays 7-9pm, Thursdays 10am – 12pm and 7-9pm.
The next set of 10 classes will start after the Easter break in the week beginning the 18th April.

The course costs £130 including all materials and firing.  Current students have priority but there remains spaces on each course although they are booking fast.  To confirm your place please get in touch for the best way to make payment.  I look forward to seeing everyone after a lovely Easter.


There is a series of monthly Saturday workshops for anyone who would enjoy a day of working with clay.  Dragon1aThey run 10am – 3pm with a 2 hour glazing session 2 or 3 weeks later to finish the pieces made during the workshop.

Each has a theme and the next one on 16th April is Dragons in honour of St George’s Day.  After that the themes are 21st May – the Sea and 11th June – Animals.

The cost per person is £75 including materials and firing.


Clay Play Day
Thursday 31st March 10am – 12pm & 2-4pm
A workshop for all ages to have some fun with clay at the affordable price of £20 each.  Great for individuals, families or groups just get in touch to book your place.

Crafty Clay Parties
A fabulous fun activity for parties.  A chance for all your guests to make their own piece of ceramic which will then be fired and finished ready for everyone collection 2/3 weeks after the party. The activity can be inspired by your party theme. Suitable for all ages and abilities, parties cost £150 for up to 12 participants which includes materials and firing.  Parties can be at the studio, your home or other suitable venue.  Just get in touch for more information.


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Fused glass workshop
I’m pleased to announce Paula Armstrong Ceramics will once again be hosting a fused glass workshop with Sarah Hunt on Saturday 7th May, 1:30 – 3:30pm.

This is a fabulous afternoon offering the chance to make your own fused glass tile and pendant.  You will learn how to cut glass, about the properties of glass for fusing and what you need to consider when creating a piece.

The cost is £35 including materials and firing. This workshop is limited to a maximum of 8 people so booking early is advised!


Over tiles bisqThe Over Primary School commission is well under way now with all the in school workshops complete.  Every child in school should have had the opportunity to make at least one piece for the tile mural.  Now it’s down to getting everything fired and glazed as well as making the remaining tiles.  The aim is to have the piece installed before the school breaks for summer holidays.

 


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The studio will again be open two weekends for the Cambridge Open Studios event in July.

Open from 11am – 6pm each day many studios and galleries will be opening their doors each weekend in July for visitors to have a look at what they do, how and where fabulous work is created.  For more information about the event and who will be opening their doors please visit their website at http://www.camopenstudios.co.uk

 


As we’re heading into the longer days and warmer months Paula Armstrong Ceramics and Crafty Parties will be attending more events, from community fetes to craft fairs and more.  Come and say hi if you’re at any of the following in the next few months 🙂
* Mind, Body and Spirit Fayre, 2nd April at Over Community Centre https://www.facebook.com/events/1698843213686167/
* St George’s Day event, 23rd April at Longstanton recreation ground
* Spring Fling, 30th April at Hatton Primary School, Longstanton
* WSA Summer Fete, 21st June at Willingham Primary School
* Swavesey Festival, 25th June on the village green
* Over Carnival, 16th July on the village green


I’ve opened my first Etsy shop to sell my smaller pieces that can be posted, from cute dogs,cats and owls to ceramic jewellery and trinket boxes.  Please have a look if you’re looking for something unique as a gift.
Wishing you a lovely Easter break.  I look forward to seeing you again soon 🙂

It has been a fabulously busy time over the last couple of weeks, not least with lots of face painting!  It has been great to not only celebrate birthdays with some great little people but to be part of an amazing local fundraising event in my village of Longstanton celebrating St George’s Day.  I arrived straight from a party to be kept busy with a queue through the whole event and for an hour after the official finish time ;-). I think we were the last stall to clear away.

Face painting is quite a new skill in my range but I have to say I love it!  The mirror moment when people see their face after having it painted is priceless and very satisfying.  I love how you can completely change someone’s face, almost so you no longer see them but they become someone or something else completely, all with a little bit of paint and a few minutes.

I guess it’s a lot like clay in that the possibilities are endless!

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