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15NewPugmillissavingtimeandmoneyinHMAsClayStudioHMAsClayStudioisaverybusyplace.Classesworkshopsandcampsareunderwaythroughouttheyearwithhundredsopeopleenjoyingart-makingexperienceswithclay.Ineveryclay-makingendeavorwhetheritisonapot-terywheelorhand-buildingwhetheritisromthehandsoachildoraproessionalthereisalwayssomeletoverclaythatcouldpotentiallygotowaste.Butinaclaystudionothingiseverwasted.Whensomeonefnishesaprojectandhasletoverclaythatistoodryortoowettousethatclayisplacedinalargetrashcan-sizedcontainer.Whenthecontainerisullitstimetobeginre-processingtheclay.Theclayhastobemoistenedandordriedtoanevenconsistencyandlastlywedgedsimilartokneadingbread.Finallythepreviouslydiscardedclayisreadyoruse.Asisevidentthecontainerounusedclaytakesupspaceinthestu-dioandthewedgingtakestimeandmuscle.InFebruarythisprocedurechangeddrasticallyallowingormoreefciencyinservingourever-growingpopulationointerestedpotters.HMAboughtapugmill.ApugmillisamachinethatdoesALLothework.Discardedcollectedclaycanbeputinthetopothepugmillregardlessohowwetordryitis.Thepugmilldoesallothewedgingandextrudesperectlypreparedclay-readyoruseBeoreweacquiredthepugmillHMAtypicallybought11600poundsoclayayear-thatisnotatypoSoarsinceFebruaryartistinresidenceKathleenKneaseyhaspuggedmorethan1500poundsoclay.Thisreprocessedorpuggedclayhasbeenusedtomakethe275bowlsthatHMAcontributedtoEmptyBowlsithasbeenusedattheDowntownLiveCAFeventwherecountlesschildrenexperiencedthewondersoclayithasbeenusedbySaturdayKidsArtattendeesithasbeenusedinclayclassesandonandon.Needlesstosaythepugmillisavaluableassettothemuseumsclaystudio.Itsavestimemoneyandspace.AboveallitenablesHMAtoserveourcommunitymoreeectively.PurchaseofthepugmillwasmadepossiblewithgeneroussupportfromtheJamesH.andAliceTeubertCharitableTrust.DiscardedclaywaitstobereprocessedThankstotheJamesH.andAliceTeubertCharitableTrustorthegeneroussupportinthepurchaseothepugmill.TheHuntingtonCalligraphersGuildMeetsonthethirdFridayoeverymonthinStudio2at630p.m.Allskilllevelsarewelcome.Forurtherinormationcall304523-3037Tri-StateArtsAssociationMembershipmeetingsareheldmonthlyonthesecondThursdayoeverymonthat7p.m.inStudio1attheHuntingtonMuseumoArt.Formoreinormationvisitwww.tristatearts.orgOhioValleyCameraClubIyouhaveaninterestinphotog-raphyorwouldliketolearnmoreaboutphotographywewouldliketoinviteyoutojointheOhioValleyCameraClub.TheclubmeetsonthefrstandthirdThursdayoeachmonthat7p.m.Formoreinorma-tionvisitwww.ovccwv.orgWestVirginiaBeadSocietyTheWestVirginiaBeadSocietyisaneclecticmixocreativeandin-novativebeadweaversanunstruc-turedorganizationbasedonteach-ingencouragingandinspiringoneanother.BeadersmeetinStudio2thesecondSaturdayoeverythirdmonthcall304529-4200orurtherinorma-tion.CommunityArtGroupsatHuntingtonMuseumofArtThepugmillturnsdrydiscardedclayintoclaythatisreadytobeused.