Upcoming Classes 



 Check the full schedule here.

Intro to Polymer Clay Class

Monday, May 18th
 6:30pm to 8:30pm 

Sunday, May 31st 
3:30 to 5:30pm

Saturday, June 6th 
10:00am to 12:00pm

Monday, June 8th
 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fairy Houses in Clay

Saturday, June 20th 

10:00 to 12:00 


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Fish Mobile Class

Saturday, June 20th 
1:00 to 4:00

Layl's Upcoming Shows

First Unitarian Society
900 Mt. Curve Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Solo show is up until May 11th.

Savage Art Council's 9th Annual Juried Art Show and Competition
Reception: 2 PM on April 26, 2015 at McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center
This show is up until May 20th.
(Layl has one piece on display.)

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Changing variety of colors; sometimes even decorative tiles; a portion are in pieces. You can request color preferences and we will do our best to fulfill your hopes. 
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Contact Us
34 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413


Art A Whirl is our biggest event of the year. Over 2000 people will walk through our studio. It is always humbling after 19 years to have hundreds of people say they have never heard of our studio or know about Art A Whirl in its 20th year. We are more than happy to give them the tour and show them how we make our art work. 
We have been spiffing up by building new walls and repainted other walls, lots of new work being showcased by Josh. Artist in residence Dougie Padilla new work will be showcased. Layl has hung all of her favorite pieces.  You can also sign up for classes at half price!  You will also find over 20 guest artist in the Keg House- including members of the Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota.  Layl's young assistant Mana McBurnie will also be set up for the first time and showing her creations.   
We hope to see many of our supports during Art A Whirl.  It is great for us to reconnect with so many of you all who have become collectors and supported us over the years.

--Josh and Layl


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Layl Has fun with Scribbles
Last winter I asked my four year old nephew to make some new scribbles in my sketchbook.  It was interesting to see the type of scribbles he produced compared to my other nephew a few years back.  His were much more structured.  One was the whole pa
Layl's sketch book
ge covered with a grid.  Well it sat in my sketchbook until this winter when I finally started to doodle on it.  It was super fun 
to come up with different designs and textures in each square.  I also
 attempted to tie some of the squares together with doodles that passed through to the next.   This spring I turned this doodle into a wall piece.  The piece is 50"x34" and built with a wire armature.  It wasn't until I was half way through with the piece that I decided it was a "Scribble Museum".  I love all kinds of museums to be able to commemorate the magic of a museum in this piece was really meaningful.  I even included drawings of bird bones that I drew at the Natural History Museum in Washington D.C.  Another fun addition was the travel spoons that we found at a garage sale- they became part of one of the towers.  There is a lot going on in this piece and every time I look at it even I see something new!  I hope you will come by the studio during Art A Whirl and see what you can discover in my new pieces too!

Scribble Museum

Project of the Month

Deco Kitchen on PointCharming Handmade tile kitchen backsplash. A stacked design of 4" x 4" handmade tile in Aurora Borealis glaze. Cosmic Cloud decorative accents are used orientated on point. Each of the clipped corners are made in the studio so there are no wet saw cuts on site. Photos by Sarah Whiting Photography
New Catalog
Layl is super excited to have her first printed catalog of her work.  This 12 page catalog is bursting with her various series of polymer clay sculptures.  If you would like a catalog that is hot off the press email layl@claysquared.com and we will get one off to you for free!
You will also find there are nice instructions to walk you through the steps to have a custom piece made just for you.


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