Ceramic art by Coleton Lunt

an abundance of things. a true abundance of stuff.

I don’t know where to begin.  I do a bad job at keeping all my people up to date, now that I have finally gotten around to it, there is so much to say.  First off, I am loving my education here at NAU.  I feel like a geek saying that but its true.  I have been discovering different artistic avenues and I feel like I’m quite the explorer of new frontiers.  I’m creating art for both the pleasure of the process and the pleasure of whoever sees it afterward, it is a simple fact and it drives me-

I just finished a soda fire.  the textures and crystal growth bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart.  Here are the results !

I happy about these pieces.  The surface on most of them is a surface I am been seeking for many moons.  it is a completely organic surface.  By that I mean I have mimicked a natural process within the earth, a process that in this case forms crystals, patterns and textures.  It is a somewhat random, somewhat uncontrolled, yet somewhat controlled look.  I feel like some sort of small god, some cosmic being who created a planet/piece of art but left the surface to develop its own organic beauty.  I also feel like a scientist.   its pretty great.

There’s other news, maybe even greater news.  The divergence from my regular routine of vessels has begun.  I am sculpting, and not just with clay but various types of metal.  I have just completed a recreation of Michelangelo’s “David” and I am pleased.  It’s a damn good thing too because it took a stupid long time.  It consists of metal rods, bent and welded.  As you can see, there are a lot of bends and welds.    the only critique I got from my teacher is that his wiener was too small and Michelangelo made a mistake. Oh well, this assignment was to simply recreate a famous piece and that is how it is.  Here is another piece from a fellow classmate. its pretty great.

I have been working on some other fun sculptures but cant find the photos.  Oh well, that leaves more news for the next episode.

A FINAL NOTE:

This semester has been that most difficult one I have ever endured but it has also been the most enjoyable.  I don’t even want to think about how many hours I have put into my work, not to mention all the late nights, deadlines and solitude that comes with it.  Still, it has been a work of love and I am finding more enjoyment the further I progress.  I’m busting my ass, so to speak, and the thought of getting paid for this one day is intriguing.  That is why I am working on an online shopping cart so you can purchase my stuff and things for your own pleasure and enjoyment. Lets hope I get that up soon.

Thanks for your time.

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