Welcome to Hawkmoth Arts Studio and Gallery. Owner and resident artist Sandy Gray-Murray adds a creative flair to the winery space. The work you will see when you visit is largely inspired by the vineyard / winery and surrounding landscape. A large portion of the work is created using leaves from the estate vineyard and property which are pressed into clay. Each leaf is hand cut and hand crafted into a variety of bowls, trays, and hanging pieces. You will also see pieces of wine barrel, tendrils and canes from the vines and other wine related imagery. A large amount of the work is mixed media; including: clay, encaustic, cast tin, etched glass, acrylic paint and more. If you love nature, you will love this work.
CLAY CREATION Experiences
Play with Clay while Connecting with your Creativity
All experiences are private and must be scheduled in advance. Call 540-422-3443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sip, Sculpt and Glaze:
In this session you will create an artwork from start to finish with clay. You will have the option of making a platter, tray, vase or bowl. Your experience will start with a vineyard tour, where you will walk through our vineyards, hear a little about our grape growing and wine making as well as gather leaves for your artwork. You will then create your piece. A Glass of Wine is included in the experience. **This experience will require you to return to glaze, if you are not able to come back to glaze, there is an option for Sandy to glaze for you.**
Pricing: The entire experience is $95.00-$155.00 per person (depending on the size piece created)
*No more than 6 people at this time
Sip and Glaze:
This is a shorter version of the full experience. This experience allows you to join me in my studio to glaze a piece of your choice. Select a piece from a variety of unglazed works (choices will vary). OR Sandy can sculpt a custom piece for you ahead of time to be ready for you to glaze. Please email sandy ahead of time for this option (email@example.com) You will be able to pick your colors and enjoy painting a piece of original Hawkmoth Arts pottery.
The price of this experience depends on the piece you pick to glaze….the average price is $95.00-$125.00 and includes as glass of wine.
Private Couples Experience:
This is a private experience for 2 people to share.
There are several options for this experience. Couples can create a variety of sized platters, trays, vases or bowls. More options include: a set of nesting bowls, a personalized grape cluster plaque or a double vase.
Your experience will start with a vineyard tour, where you will walk through our vineyards, hear a little about our grape growing and wine making as well as gather leaves for your artwork. You will then create your piece together. A Glass of Wine is included in the experience. More than one couple is welcome to join the class (a maximum of 3 couples)
**If you are not able to come back to glaze, there is an option for Sandy to glaze for you.**
Pricing: The entire experience is $125.00-$165.00 per couple (depending on the size piece created)
A Group Sip and Glaze Experience:
In this experience a group of you will come together to glaze a large platter. Using patterns and select colors, you will give your piece character and beauty. This is a perfect gift to give a friend who needs a boost, a boss, or a family member. This experience will include a complimentary glass of wine while you glaze.
**Advance notification of at least 3 weeks is required for this class as each piece is custom made.
Pricing: $275.00 for the group (no more than 6 participants)
Horse Hair Pottery:
Horse Hair Raku is a type of surface application. Horse hair is applied to a very hot completed ceramic piece. The hair burns into the surface leaving unique markings and character. Bring hair from your favorite horse to use during the experience. The forms for this class are pre-made taking the shape or a decorative vase. The application of the horse hair is about a 30 minute experience. Includes a glass of wine of your choice.
Advance notification of at least 3 weeks is required as each piece is custom made.
~ $95-125.00 per piece
General Notes About
*No Experience Necessary, this is for fun!!
*The clay sessions take about 3-3.5 hours
*Glazing takes about 2-2.5 hours
*1 glass of wine/person is included with the clay making and glazing sessions
*Clay making session will require the work to be fired and you to return to glaze (option for Sandy to glaze to minimize trips)
*Wear Comfortable shoes for exploring the vineyard and gathering leaves (if it is raining, Sandy will gather a selection of leaves ahead of time)