Well now, I have many things I need to catch you up on since I haven’t posted in a while.
The Fall semester is fully underway and all the teeny boppers are out and about studying hard. With this new academic year I have received my own studio space! I have been doing ceramics for almost 7 years now and this is my very first studio. I cannot tell you how awesome it is to have this space.
In other news, the ceramics department was in the news. This is just a little article the school newspaper did on the ceramic department. http://northernarizonanews.com/blog/2012/03/19/ceramics-not-as-easy-as-it-looks-but-as-fun-as-it-sounds/
Now an update on some forms I am working on. I don’t know where I got this idea, it kind of just came out of no where. This is a prototype and I am excited to see what else comes along.
Its already getting cold here in Flagstaff and this winter I plan on taking advantage of it. I got the idea to freeze my pots one winter day when I was drying clay. I let it sit overnight and in the morning I found the water within the clay froze and crystallized. After the ice melted and the water evaporated, it left behind its texture in the clay. Last winter I threw this vase and put it out over night. you can see the crystals the frozen water made.
This is also just a prototype. I am going to experiment with different forms using this surface. This is one reason to not fear the icy winter to come.