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Community Totem Project – Demo Day & Build

June 1 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

FREE Demo: June 1
Roger Wiere
Room 117
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
FREE (free materials included)

About the Totem Build

Join leader and studio monitor, Roger Wiere, for a day of totem piece demonstrations in the ceramics classroom. Roger will be working from 10am-1pm demonstrating multiple types of totem pieces that can be created for our Community Totem Build. This project is great for folk looking to expand their studio practice into large scale work, but don’t know where to start.

Come to demo day and get the scoop on all things Totem Build 2024.

Megan Billingham, Director,

Sonoma Community Center Members and Staff are all invited to participate in our next FREE 2024 Tall Sculptures Community Build. You can make one or more pieces that can be placed on a pole to make 10 or more Sculptures/Totem Poles/Lamps between 2 to 6 feet tall that will be auctioned off to support the Sonoma Community Center and ceramics programming. New this year will be making totem sculptures that can be converted into pole lamps.

Each sculpture piece must be able to slide down a 1.5- inch metal pipe that accommodates the electric wire and/or balance/stabilize the “tall” lamp/totem sculptures. Reclaimed clay and demonstrations will be provided during the
build period. No prior experience is required.

We anticipate that the Totem/Lamp Sculpture Build Days will take place during the last weekend in August 2024 – weather permitting. So, start planning and making your pieces now. This is an interactive community event that everyone is invited to participate
in… The Sculpture-Totems and Lamps become the property of the Sonoma Community Center and become one of the Center’s fundraisers. They have been sold at the annual Chili Bowl and Muse or purchased after being installed around the Center. Their prices
range from $400 to $2,000 (+ or -) depending on their size and appearance. Artist/Participants may purchase them at the end of the Build event too! If you have questions most of the Monitors/Members are familiar with the process of making large sculptures.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

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