Be a part of history: make a leaf for the Silver City Museum’s new courtyard mural! Leaf making will take place during the museum’s Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 4 from 11 am to 4 pm.
Have you visited the Silver City Museum courtyard recently? A new mixed-media mural is being installed on the north wall, and you are invited to help make it! A large tree is painted on the wall, awaiting its leaves. Come to the museum on Saturday, July 4 between 11 am and 4 pm to make a leaf and enjoy the Ice Cream Social!
The leaves are made of clay donated by the Laguna Clay Company and procured by Lee Gruber of Syzygy Tile. So far, local children have used over 100 pounds of clay to shape and decorate leaves for the mural. And there are many more leaves to be made!
The clay leaves will be bisque fired at Syzygy Tile before a final raku firing. The raku firing will happen as a demonstration in the museum courtyard on Saturday, August 1, from 9 am to 5 pm with Claude Smith III. This raku demonstration is a Clay Festival event that is free and open to the public. Drop by anytime that day to watch the raku firing process. If you have made a leaf, you will be invited to choose a glaze color for the final product.
The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching, and interpreting the region’s unique history.