Center gifts are one of a kind

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Those looking for artistic, one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family should stop by the Burbank Creative Arts Center, 1100 W. Clark Ave. More than 60 students, teachers and members of the Fine Arts Federation are selling their work in the Holiday Boutique.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

They each add their own personalized touch too, said Frances Santistevan, gallery director.

Pottery instructor Jack Paul Miller experiments a lot with the glazes he adds to his pottery. While some artists dip the whole piece into a glaze, he takes a brush and paints intricate designs on his pieces. Sometimes he makes just hand-built items and other times, he combines both techniques. He’ll throw a pot and accent it with hand-built handles.

Barbara Rog, another pottery teacher at the center, is showing casserole pieces and wall hangings you can add dried flowers to, Santistevan said.

When it comes to jewelry, Teri Suarez, a student at the center, makes sterling-silver earrings and necklaces embellished with crystals. What makes her items even more special, however, is the packaging, Santistevan said. She decorates them with intricate designs as beautiful as jewelry inside, Santistevan said.

There are also paintings, photographs, Christmas ornaments and decorations, clothing, mosaics and hand-knitted items likes scarves.


Written by Joyce Rudolph

December 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Events

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