Cast your 2014 intentions in clay on First Friday at an EvB Studios mini-shop

As far as First Fridays go, tonight's 2014 kickoff is a little slow, but there are certain things you can count on -- and Marie EvB Gibbons's monthly First Friday hands-on clay mini-shop is one of those. There's nothing quite like it: It's a chance to squeeze your hands into some clay and make something to take home, all in the inviting and cozy confines of the EvB Studio at 44th Avenue and Tennyson Street.

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Seasonal themes rule from month to month, and traditionally, Gibbons starts out the New Year with her INTENTIONcookies mini-shop. What's that? INTENTIONcookies are folded and patterned clay fortune cookies into which you can slip a written "intention" or resolution for 2014; for a $10 fee, Gibbons provides all the materials, instruction and use of studio tools, as well as firing and a color-wash finish, to make up to three cookies. You, of course, supply the creativity and the intentions.

Stop by the studio tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. (or tomorrow from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.) to shape a little piece of your future; pick up the fired pieces in seven to ten days. For more information, visit Marie EvB Gibbons online. And check out Westword's art gallery listings for more First Friday events.

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