Public ceramics workshop offers a way to set new-year intentions into clay

A come-and-go ceramics mini-workshop offers members of the public the opportunity to create three "intention cookies" as a way to be "mindful and deliberate in our wishes and resolutions for the new year," according to Linda Ganstrom, professor of art at Fort Hays State University.

From 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, participants can drop in at the ceramics lab, Rarick Hall, room 123, make his or her cookies and then go. Each person will get three lumps of "cookie dough" – which is actually clay -- to roll out and impress with textures on one side and meaningful intentions for the new year on the other. The cookies can then be decorated with a glaze or left white before being folded like fortune cookies and placed in the kiln. The fired cookies will be ready to be picked up on Chinese New Year, Monday, Jan. 26, celebrating the year of the Ox.

Ganstrom said a $10 donation is suggested to help fund FHSU’s Visiting Artists Series.

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