Monday, February 25, 2013


Please click on the flyer above to read about Laurie Beth Zuckerman's
June 8-9 Memory Jugs Weekend Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's "Tarnished Angels" Memory Jug Reliquary, 2012,
honors my mother and father.
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's "Tarnished Angels" Memory Jug Reliquary showing all four sides

Laurie Beth Zuckerman will lead a second two-day weekend workshop at the mosaic studio of Susan Wechsler in Boulder, Colorado, June 8-9, 2013. This is a special opportunity to work with two internationally-recognized found-object assemblage artists. I will guide each participant in creating their own personal MEMORY JUG RELIQUARY, inspired by this enigmatic Victorian-era American folk art of Memory Jugs and Memoryware. 

Susan Wechsler will assist me in this memory jug workshop. She was an awesome student in my last workshop that I held at her studio on February 16-17. What a great group and so talented. We all agreed it was a wonderful experience. Everyone worked so diligently and their memory jugs were fascinating with all the detail in their collections of memorabilia.

Pictured below is one of Susan's Memory Dresses. I am enthralled by the textures and colors we were able to create in her dress. Her 20-year background in art and mosaics made this challenging process proceed smoothly throughout the weekend. Susan is a natural.

Susan Wechsler transformed her Memory Dress form
using several of Laurie's memory jug techniques for the first time.

Pictured below are additional photos I snapped during the workshop. I love how they capture the deep state of concentration each of these participants experienced during the class. Each of the four students explored a unique approach and theme to their Memory Jug. I will post finished pictures of the finished jugs when I receive them all. 

February's Memory Jug Workshop at Susan Wechsler's Studio.
From left: Krystie Rose Millich, Dawn Putney, and Diana Muniz. 

Diana Muniz flew in from Houston, Texas to create
her Memory Jug honoring the passages of her life.

Dawn Putney from Fort Collins, Colorado utilizes
the workshop to create a memorial to her grandmother.

For workshop details and reservations, read the above flyer, or contact: or call Laurie at 970-482-5589

For workshop reservations: or call Susan at 303-485-0636


Gayle said...

Everytime I see a new jug of yours I say the same thing....."this is my favorite", but you know....I think this just could be... "my favorite".... So wish I could take a class from you.....someday...

cconz said...

Yes, all your jugs are so neat!!! i'd love to take a class too, someday.

rebecca said...

lovely post today laurie, i love your Tarnished Angels!
i have a very strong feeling there are tarnished angels in our future!

p.s. you were right, it is a heart shaped rock in the tree, i looped the thin just blossoming branch around it as a prayer the morning of the earthquake in japan. it hangs there still and every time i see it, i pause sending love and healing to their way.

rebecca said...

good morning lover of all things mary,

something beautiful happened when i has sitting at the feet of mary as the sun rose. from that a new meme was born at recuerda mi corazon. mornings with mary, each monday i am beginning my week honoring mary with a simple photograph, i hope you will join me in all this mary love.