Josh’s Hot Cocoa
1 cup of cocoa powder
2 cups of powdered sugar
2 cups of granulated sugar
2 cups of powdered milk
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
*Optional 2 Tbls of corn starch for thicker cocoa
Pour one cup of whole milk into a heavy saucepan, and add 2 tsp of hot cocoa mixture.
Whisk mixture until hot and slightly thickened. If using cornstarch, cook on lowest heat as it starts to thicken.
Turn off the burner and pour hot cocoa into a cup – Be careful; it can burn if it is left on the stove too long.
Add marshmallows or whipped cream and enjoy!
October 2020 Layl Newsletter
I know with all that is going on in the world you probably haven’t even begun to think about holiday gift buying but if you are looking for a distraction and wanting to get a headstart I’ve got a recommendation. Art to Change the World (nonprofit where I am board chair) has created a program called SWAP- Stand with Artists Project. You can shop for many different artists’ work in one place. The variety is spectacular- prints, sculptures, originals, and even books by local authors. All the proceeds go to the artist and you connect directly with the artist to either pick up or have the art shipped to you. I think you will enjoy exploring this site and hopefully find a very special gift for someone that will also support an artist.
Find more info at the Art to Change the World website.
August 2020 Clay Squared Newsletter
A New Addition
June 2020 Layl Newsletter
This past week has been the most painful and heartbreaking week in the memory of Minneapolis’ residents. I never thought I would see the entire area around the high school my daughters graduated from destroyed by fire and looting. But the anger at the killing of George Floyd has triggered some long seeded pain here and now around the country. My daughter has gone to protest and though I am filled with fear when she goes I support her desire to be heard. A lot of my friends live in the areas that are hard hit and Saturday night I read on Facebook about their plans to defend their own neighborhoods. Sadly, many small businesses and non-profits have been sacrificed in this cause and now they will need to rebuild.
I wanted to share a few of the places I am donating to with you. If you are in a place to give please consider a donation.
April 2020 Clay Squared Newsletter
A lot has changed in a month has changed in a month. Click here to read more.
April 2020 Layl Newsletter
Amidst this COVID-19 health crisis, we have a few resources for artists, and some ways you can still support and be supported by the arts community. Click here to read more.
March 2020 Layl Newsletter
In her newest blog post, Layl reflects on the art which grabs her attention. She describes the feeling a viewer has of a magnificent piece, from the perspective of herself as an artist. She states: “I get obsessed just looking at them. They make me want to live vicariously through those artists. Which is crazy because I live that life already, compulsively creating nearly every day of my life.”
She reflects on the dualism of artist and viewer; creator and consumer. View the full post Here.
February 2020 Clay Squared Newsletter
One of our more recent and exciting projects is a 125 square foot floor made out of 6 inch and 2 inch hexagons in Coco Moon. The customers for this floor got their inspiration from another floor we made a couple years ago, the massive star and hex project which all together came out to 300 square feet. Click here to read the newsletter
February 2020 Layl Newsletter
In January, Layl created several teapots that had added dimensionality like branches, ladders and carousels. These new teapots, while still functional, go beyond the teapot form and build beyond it’s “borders.” You can view more sculptural teapots like the Flamingo Carousel Teapot (above) at Layl’s website.
Read Newsletter click here
December Clay Squared Newsletter
Get Featured on our Instagram!
Follow us on Instagram to see recent project photos. Not all of our project photos can be found on our website, so check us out for daily tile inspiration. If you’ve recently finished a project, hashtag your photo #ClaySquared to be featured on our page. Read more.
December 2019 Layl Newsletter
Give the Gift of Art
Starting your holiday shopping? Find great gifts like bracelets, picture frames, DIY Kits, pins, magnets, and Holiday ornaments by Layl. You can also purchase a gift certificate for a polymer clay class here. Read more.
Nada Presents: New Works For Unorthodox Loudspeaker Arrangements
Friday, July 26 7pm
Flux Arts Building in the HUB
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Art A Whirl
The Flux Arts Building will host its first ever Art A Whirl. We will have 12 artists showcasing their work.
Starts on Friday May 17th 5 – 9pm
Saturday 12 – 8pm
Sunday 12 – 5pm
Get Acquainted Breakfast: Art-A-Whirl Preview at Flux Arts Building
Wednesday, May 15
Flux Arts Building