We here at Ironwood Studio would love to thank you for taking the time to stop by and see us! Not only are we students, but a community of artists. Here we have the opportunity to come together creatively and share our ideas with one another, and now with you as well. So, thank you again. Feel free to browse the blog, as it will have a little bit of all of us.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Carnival

Steve has over 20 years experience as a graphic designer, but originally was a sculptor. This happy kid in the carnival ride reminds him of his youth. 

He is part of a professional handmade tile group that has won contracts for municipalities. Check it out -  www.5onTile.com 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Those amazing animals

bisqued roosters

Lions and tigers and chickens? Oh my! And yes even roosters, cows, dogs and giraffes. All things animal are the creations of Jan Johnson. Whether it's sculpting or painting them - she's a whiz.

bisqued chickens and roosters
Raku chicken and rooster fresh out of the kiln
Majolica painted animals on handmade plates

Friday, April 1, 2011

You found what???

Yes - our very own Sylvanna Anderson Gish was accepted to Shemer Art Center and Museum's upcoming show - Shemer House of Fun! Her assemblage project entitled 'Road Horse' was made entirely of found objects; hangers, wires, and even pieces of the road. 

The Artists Reception and Opening is;
Thursday April 21, 2011 from 7-9pm
Exhibition closes May 25, 2011
Shemer Art Center & Museum
5005 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Arizona Clay Annual Juried Exhibition

Congratulations to five of our own artists who've been selected to be in the upcoming Arizona Clay - Annual Juried Exhibition! 

Paulette Galop
Lisa Harnish
Janet Wills Keller
Neal Walde
Diane Marie Watkins

Opening reception is this Friday, March 18th, 2011
Chandler Center For The Arts
250 N Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225

The Show is sponsored by the
Chandler Center for the Arts,
the Chandler Cultural Foundation
and the Chandler Arts Commission.

The show runs from March 18th - April 16, 2011
Gallery hours are M-F 10am - 5pm
Saturdays Noon - 4pm

For more information call 480-782-2695

Monday, December 13, 2010

End of semester.

Our awesome studio assistant - Sylvanna - helping a student with post-firing techniques.
Two lidded teapots waiting for their spouts and handles.
Glazed ware ready for the last firing of the semester.
A ceramic mask just out of the cone 10 gas reduction kiln.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Party

Last night was our annual and much anticipated Christmas Potluck and gift exchange party. Good food, good friends and good fun. Thanks to Jeri, our studio got decorated in time! 

More photos...

Here's just a few of the many volunteers that made our fall sale a success.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

7th Annual Fall Sale

What a great sale! 19 artists and a host of studio members made this one of our most successful fall sales ever. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Downtown Chandler benches nearing completion.

We've posted some photos of ceramic tiles and the people making them. Now, after almost a year - see them for yourself as they near completion! These public works of art are located throughout the downtown area, off Arizona Avenue, south of Chandler Blvd.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gotta make the tiles......

Beverly watches while Sue 'paints' on some tiles, while Steve is busy carving out a flower. The tiles keep stacking up! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What are they working on?

Clay is working on his latest intricate wall art piece, Thelma's throwing oversized mugs on the wheel, Holly is using a sgraffito technique on a plate, another student hand sculpted and hollowed out this adorable little puppy with a toy in it's mouth, and Toni is setting up her whimsical porcelain house sculpture for a photo shoot.