Top stories today:Β Β 

(1) Pottery wheel classes are back! On your mark, get set, register!🏺

(2) Candle Making Workshop on Salt Spring Island 🏝️

(3) We went viral! Our Froggie Jars have over 3 million views! 🐸 😬

June 15th
June 15th

June 15th

(1) Getting ready to learn centering on the pottery wheel 🏺

Centering your clay on the pottery wheel is the first lesson of learning the clay wheel and, to be honest, centering clay is often a little hard, a little frustrating, requires patience, practice and a healthy sense of humour.

I always say in the first pottery wheel class you will end with a bowl, a cappuccino cup or a plate.

Likely not a master-piece but a practice piece. πŸ˜‚

3 ways to mentally prepare for your pottery wheel class

You are practicing and learning a new skill - relax...

πŸ€— Be kind to yourself! You don't sit at piano and become Mozart in 1.5 hrs and it is the same with the pottery wheel!

Go easy on yourself, enjoy the process. We are here to have fun. You will need to practice just like any other new skill. 🧘

The first class is designed to set up the safety rules, measure the clay, learn how to place your arms and hands, feel the speed, handle the spinning and centering.

More than one way to throw clay on the pottery wheel

πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ€πŸ‘½πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ¦±πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ§ŸπŸ§•πŸΌπŸ§›β€β™€οΈ You may have multiple instructors throughout your pottery wheel learning! You will notice there is more than one way to throw on the pottery wheel.

There are best practices, but some people pull with a rib, some with a sponge, some with a knuckle. The important thing is to learn centering and experiment from there!

The myth of the natural on the pottery wheel

😫 Ok, someone in your class might get a good lookin' bowl on the first time and you might struggle.

When you start to learn the pottery wheel, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't.

Some people get lucky πŸ€ on the first try but everyone needs to build the skills to confidently throw on the wheel! πŸ₯³

Check out our 4Cats NEW clay wheel centering badge!

Wheel classes sell out fast so register soon!

Classes start in:

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(2) Candle Making Workshop on Salt Spring Island 🏝️

Tiny Pause Candle Co. presents:

Sat July 13 & Sun July 14 from 1pm to 4pm

Come to beautiful Cedar Heart Farm on Salt Spring Island and make your own candle vessels on the wheel, learn the art of glazing and choosing inspiring colours, design your own candle scent and learn how to pour candles.

(3) Breaking News! We went viral! Froggie Jar pottery has over 3.4 million views! 🐸 😬

Like this frog picture?

Great! So did 3.4 million people on pinterest! We have no idea why, I mean it is cute and all but... who knows on social media! 🐸

We were selling them on etsy and sold out quickly so we decided to start our own ceramics studio - Chunkies Pottery.

I love hand made dishes and I like them to be chunkie and substantial!

Anywoo, it is frog season and we have lots of frog art for you to check out at Chunkies!

And we are even throwing in a frog jar giveaway! See below for details!

Contest time!

Enter for a chance to win one of our froggie jars!

3.4 million people can't be wrong! These are jars are cute! πŸ˜‰πŸΈ

The 3 simple steps to enter for your chance to win a frog jar:

  1. Sign up for our enews here on joeyalice.com!
  2. Fill in your contact details form so we know how to get hold of you if you win!
  3. Tell us in the comments below your favourite froggie jar #.

Contest closes August 15th!

The winner will be announced here on the blog August 25th!

To see more good lookin' pottery for sale (and potentially viral on social media πŸ˜‚) subscribe at Chunkies Pottery too!

Step 2 & 3

Step 2: Let us know how to get hold of you if you win!

Step 3: Tell us in the comments: What number frog jar is your fav. 🐸🐸🐸🐸

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Froggie Jar #5

Emma – 06/21/2024

Number 7

Ting – 06/17/2024

Hop hop hop hop to #5!

Monica – 06/16/2024
8
It’s so cute!
Sofia – 06/15/2024

All froggie jars are gorgeous, but froggie #8 has a special place in my heart ❀️

Sally – 06/15/2024

Love frog go #8…. So cute!
Thanks!

Diana – 06/15/2024

Fun
Round
Oogly-moogly
Great
Grand
Incredible
Elegant!!

Helen Phan – 06/15/2024

They are all so cute!
Jar #1

Laurie – 06/15/2024

All the frog jars are so beautiful!! My personal favourite is frog #3 he looks so polite and dignified.

Emma – 06/15/2024

I have lots of great 4 Cats moments, however, one of my favourites was makimg mother-daughter figurines with my daughter. They are still sitting on our shelf watching the precious moments go by. We have made clay cats, bowls, holiday houses at 4 Cats and will be back for more creative bonding time together.

Melanie Gaudun – 06/15/2024

Frog #5 is so cute (and they are all adorable) !

Annes – 06/15/2024

My favorite 4cats moment (thus far!) was the ditto clay mother’s day activity at the beaches location. Always a great time (:

heidi b. – 06/15/2024

Frog #2 is so cute! I love it

Francesca Davies – 06/15/2024

Number 5 but they are all cute!

Karen Kuhlman – 06/15/2024

Every single jar is cute, but if I had to choose, it would be #4!

Anya Gustave – 06/15/2024

Frog #2 is my favourite!!

Nony Cuppen – 06/15/2024

They are all too cute to just choose one. So I got my daughter to help pick. She loves #6!

Laura – 06/15/2024

Jar #2, is a cutie!

Cveta – 06/15/2024

#9

Naomi Tweddle – 06/15/2024

#2!!

AB – 06/15/2024

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