Building with clay is my passion. There is always something new to learn. I can help you express your ideas in clay or am available for consultations on building your own studio.
Slab construction techniques
Tile and mosaic installation
Large scale sculptures
Non functional ceramic objects
From the beginning, throwing on the wheel was my favorite way to work with clay. My goal is to help you have fun with clay as an experiment cultivating beauty in the messy movements of wheel throwing--in terms of sporting a face covered in clay splotches (like me) or ending up with a piece you proudly display on a shelf in your home.
I love working with all clay bodies utilizing various techniques and surface treatments. Building a relationship with any process takes time, patience, and understanding. My focus as an instructor is to make this process enjoyable as you accomplish your personal clay objectives.
Carving, glazing and underglaze surface techniques
For me, working with clay on the pottery wheel is a meditative escape from the busyness of life. It's also just plain fun to get your hands dirty and make something for yourself or to share with others. I will help you learn the basics of wheel throwing while exploring your creativity through clay in a relaxed environment.
Sarah Logan Beasley
Sarah Logan Beasley
I love creating representational work! Tally Clay Arts has been a wonderful organization to me for over ten years and I adore creating in this space. My goal is to give you the tools to make something that perhaps you thought you couldn't while having a blast! I teach practical ways to make fun forms, faces, and creatures.
Email is Chaiaclayworks@gmail.com
As an artist and art therapist, I find art making to be healing and I often use my own art in this way. I create pieces that are heavily influenced by nature and botanical themes through an abstracted lens to express my lived experience. I often hand build with clay because I prefer organic shapes in my work but I am also experienced in wheel throwing. My goal is to continue growing as an artist and to help others find healing through their own personal art making.