Temecula Clay gives artists a creative outlet

Henry and Jack painting
Brothers Henry (left), 7, and Jack, 4, paint ceramic figures at Temecula Clay in Vail Headquarters. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Jennie Soderquist, owner of Temecula Clay reopened her doors Monday, May 4, at 32127 Temecula Parkway, at Vail Headquarters in Temecula.When the safer-at-home order was put into place mid-March, Temecula Clay was forced to close its doors to the public to help ensure the safety of California residents. Keeping the business afloat, Temecula Clay offered painting to-go services. Customers could shop online for pottery pieces to purchase in a kit along with painting supplies. Once finished, customers could bring in their pieces to be fired in the kiln.Soderquist said her goal in reopening was to “give our community hope that we will recover, the economy will restart and that we can create a safe environment for kids to feel ‘normal.’”Deborah Martinez, an essential worker i
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