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Pop Up Market at Good Time

Come hang out this Saturday, May 6th from 12-5 at Good Time, a cafe located on Coronado in Zaferia. I'll be selling my ceramics along with tons of exceptional Long Beach vendors such as Handy Dandy Brandy, Current Shapes, and Preemoreno. There will also be cool activities:

  • Doggy Adoption Meet & greet w/ @pupswithoutborders (12-3pm)
  • FREE vegan birthday cupcake by @calendula_cakes for first 50 guests
  • Flash Tattoos by @brittkuechenmeister & -@tat2soft
  • Custom balloon arch and sculptures by @pinanikaparty
  • Bubbles & Dance party w/ DJ Heat @thefeather
  • Live portraits w/ @shainaturian
  • Custom Chainstitching w/ @ceremonychainstitch
  • Taco & Burrito Specials w/ Taqueria la Mexicana #5
  • Try free @drinkcebadora from our sponsor!

See you there!
Saturday May 6th, 12-5pm
1322 Coronado Ave. Long Beach, CA
Dog & kid friendly

SEED Creativity Incubator with Long Beach Public Library

I have been working with the Long Beach Public Library's SEED Creativity Incubator designed to instill participants with concepts, tools, and skillsets they can apply throughout their school, home life, and future careers. This programming arose from STEM/STEAM, which teaches students scientific, technological, engineering, art, and mathematical skills to solve problems all while learning collaborative skills and understanding new concepts. 

Students go through a 10 week training program where they learn theories and concepts pertaining to design thinking, collaboration, empathy, and ideation. They then participate in workshops led by guest educators from the community (like me!) and are able to apply their foundational skills on a variety of mediums and practices. Finally, their program culminates in a project-based experience that challenge students to ideate and create a prototype design for a real problem. 

My workshop for the students was thinking about how they perceive themselves and what adjectives they would use to describe themselves, then coming up with an animal (either real or imaginary) that personifies these characteristics. I taught this workshop at various library branches around Long Beach, like Main, Mark Twain, and Harte. The students have been wonderful, creative, and inspiring and I have enjoyed coming up with the curriculum and seeing it executed through their creations.

Morning Musings: 1000 Clay Cups

Honored to be a part of Morning Musings: 1000 Clay Cups, a group exhibition featuring 1000 clay cups by 50 artists from around the world, exploring the pivotal relationship between makers and morning rituals. Curated by The Outliers, who champion the makers, support the dreamers, and connect the collectors, this exhibition showcases incredible ceramic artists such as Veak Ceramics, Clay Canoe, Public Holiday, Peta Armstrong Ceramics, Oh Hey Grace, Rory Foster, and Foster Ceramics. Each artist included their morning rituals in conjunction with a drinking vessel highlighting how they start their day. The exhibition runs from April 13-20 in Byron Bay, Australia.