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Upcoming Classes  

 Special Classes:

Layl will be teaching at Chema Malu May 27th:

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Two Classes will be offered on May 30th at the Northfield Arts Guild



The following classes are held at Clay Squared:


Bird Vessel Class
Monday, June 2nd 
6:00 to 9:00pm

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Fairy House Class
Saturday, May 17th  
9:30 to 11:30am
Art-a-Whirl Weekend!  Studios open at 12:00.


Little Clayer Class

Sunday, May 18th

10:30am to 12:00 noon


Take this class, 

then check out the open studios at Art-A-Whirl!

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Layl's Upcoming Shows

NE Minneapolis Arts District
May 16th, 17th and 18th

Warm Small Works Exhibition
Banfil Locke Art Center
May 17th- June 14th
Opening reception:
May 20th 6:30 to 7:30
Layl will have two pieces in this show

Northfield Art Guild
Northfield MN
Upstairs Gallery Show
June 6th to 29th
Opening Reception June 6th

Edina Art Fair 

50th and France, Edina, MN

Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 7th, 2012
10 a.m. to 7 p.m - Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m - Sunday


Juried Exhibition at 
Art at the Center
Overland, KS
(One piece is part of a group show)
now through June 8th
Smoky Hill River Days
Salina, Kansas

June 13th - 15th




New Silly Millies

Dancing Dolphin


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Art A Whirl is upon us! This Weekend!
2014 Dates and Hours:
Friday, May 16th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.
Sat,  May 17th - Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sun, May 18th - Noon-5:00 p.m.
This is the single biggest art event each year for Clay Squared. Over 2000 people are expected to visit us this weekend. We are very excited by our special features we are adding this year.
Josh has started a Artist-in-Residency program in the studio. Famed Painter/Sculptor Dougie Padilla will be our first resident artist. You can come see his progress and new work. 
Michael Flora, studio assistant, to Josh has created a sound installation called "Sounds of Clay Squared." He recorded all of our daily sounds: making tiles, kilns clicking, clay smacking, etc. and composed a musical composition, which will be a very cool audio experience. A CD will be available to purchase.
Layl will be teaching mini polymer classes for $4 each all through out Art-A-Whirl. (Other classes are featured on the left side bar too.)
Back by popular demand, we will also return the studio into a mosaic design studio for Art-A-Whirl visitors to play with Clay Squared tiles! Fun for all ages! 
We will have free Art-A-Whirl directories and free parking. Start your Art-A-Whirl with us and then take the trolley or walk up 13th Ave to take in this most amazing event. 

Josh and Layl

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Artist in Residence at Clay Squared


Dougie Padilla, Clay Squared's first Artist-in-Residence
This year Clay Squared to Infinity has started an Artist-in-Residence program. This concept has been in development for almost a decade. Josh Blanc, Co-founder of Clay Squared, artist and master tile maker, has chosen Painter/Sculptor Dougie Padilla 
to be his first resident artist. The program is still in its experimental stage, to test out ideas and see how the program flows.  We are working out details like: What are the needs of an resident artist? How do the artists work with Josh? Is this a give and take experience? What are the goals of both the artist resident and Clay Squared? We hope to flush out these issues and make the program be a long term, successful collaboration for future artists.  
Day of the Dead works in progress
The goal of the program was, and is, to find artists interested in exploring handmade tile. We want them to utilize their experience, vision and desire to push themselves outside of their regular mediums. Living and working in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, which is full of artists, Josh believes it is important to collaborate and see what possibilities exist to make great art. There has been a long tradition of visual artists turning to ceramics in mid, to late career, to experiment with master ceramic craft/artisans. Pablo Picasso is one of the most well known examples. Paul Gauguin also took on a ceramic endeavor later in his career. 
Check out Dougie's other work and come by and see his works in progress. 

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The Sounds of Clay Squared @ Art A Whirl 
Michael Flora is not only a tile maker by day, but a musician by night. He has an unlikely take on music as well. He loves sampling sounds and then turning them into musical compositions. While we were making tiles one day, we were discussing all of the sounds available here at Clay Squared. Then we came up with the idea of making "Sounds of Clay Squared" which will be featured during Art-A-Whirl with all of our other demos, mosaics and great art.

2014 Art-A-Whirl Dates and Hours:
Friday, May 16th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday,  May 17th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18th -   Noon-5:00 p.m.
Pick up a free copy of the A-A-W catalog here at Clay Squared! 


Show Opening In Northfield
Foxes Chasing the Moon
Join Layl the evening of June 6th for her show opening at the Northfield Arts Guild.  Layl will be showing in the upstairs gallery for the month of June. 
The opening will also include 5 other artists' work, shown throughout the center.
NE Library Frieze

Layl and Josh both had pieces chosen to be part of the NE Library FriezeThis new, photographic frieze includes 40 high-quality images submitted by artists who live or work in Northeast Minneapolis. The images were selected in November 2013 by a 12-member art selection committee and represent the many types of visual art forms created by Northeast artists.
This project was funded by Hennepin County's One Percent for Art program, which dedicates one percent of project costs in library building projects of $1 million or more to the selection, purchase and installation of works of art.  Thank you, Hennepin County!

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