Josh’s Hot Cocoa

As the Minnesota weather starts to turn chilly, the Clay Squared employees start looking forward to the infamous hot cocoa made by Josh. Here is our recipe for the best homemade hot cocoa to warm your winter nights.

Ingredients
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

Steps

Mix dry ingredients until evenly blended.
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.

To read the rest the newsletter click here

August 2020 Clay Squared Newsletter

A New Addition

Recently, we have a new addition to the Clay Squared Crew. Maddy has taken on the shipping of our handmade tiles, sample packs, catalogs and Layl’s Silly Millies. She makes sure our sample tiles get shipped promptly with all of our literature and planning guides. Maddy’s an illustrator and is pursuing a BA in studio arts, and she also spends the majority of her spare time making costumes for Cosplay. Recently she’s been working on her core strength by lifting heavy boxes of tiles all day (bending her knees of course).

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

Nada Presents: New Works For Unorthodox Loudspeaker Arrangements
Friday, July 26 7pm
Flux Arts Building in the HUB
2505 Howard St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
$7
“New Works For Unorthodox Loudspeaker Arrangements” re-examines the traditional model of stereo sound through an unusual loudspeaker configuration and new sound pieces by artists Michael M. Flora and Pooch Karton. NWULA attempts to create an environment where sound is the primary focus of the experience and the focus is on the act of listening. Whereas the dominant consensus regarding stereo sound recommends a fixed and central sweet spot, NWULA encourages the auditor to move about the room and examine their relationship to space in regards to what they are hearing.

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

On Wednesday May 15th enjoy a complimentary breakfast, introduce yourself and network with other members through “one-minute commercials.” The recently opened Flux Arts Building is owned and occupied by Potekglass, Clay Squared to Infinity and others. Learn about the building, its artists and help kick off Art-A-Whirl. This free event fills up fast – get your name on the guestlist today!

Wednesday, May 15
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

FREE ADMISSION

Flux Arts Building
2505 Howard Street NE | Minneapolis, MN 55418 | View Map

Register Today

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