Yestermorrow Blog

Natural Paints spruce up South Studio

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
The Natural Paints and Finishes class gave new life to the South Studio this fall. Mineral pigments were added to bases made with either clay or milk curds. The Rasta theme just sort-of happened as a result of trying to mix rich colors. Jah mon!

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Exhibition and Sale: Opening Reception this Saturday!

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
We are busy getting ready for the 2nd Annual Exhibition and Sale featuring art from the Yestermorrow community! The Main Studio Gallery is spruced up, and new pieces are arriving for the show every day- including ceramics, photography, watercolors, collage, fine furniture, wooden boxes, oils, and a variety of mixed media pieces.The vases shown...

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Chalet bathroom gets a makeover.

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
The old leaky chalet shower is now a thing of the past. This beautiful new watertight shower was completed last week. All of the interns got to participate in the various aspects of this project from the plumbing, to the tiling, to the plastering. It was a long process, but our hard work paid off as the bathroom is now the best room in the chalet.

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West Wall Project is Complete

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
After months of work on the west wall of the shop, the project has come to a point of completion. Thanks to the natural paints and finishes class the doors were painted with an auburn casein (milk based) paint and a salmon alis (clay based) paint; and look great. Rough cut pine was used around the windows and doors to give add a little wabi-sabi....

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Biofuels

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Our latest Biofuels course successfully converted two diesel trucks to run on straight vegetable oil (SVO). The class split into two teams and spent the weekend installing heated SVO tanks, fuel and coolant lines, and electrical solenoids and switches. By Sunday evening the trucks rolled out our new shop doors and hit the road running petroleum-...

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