|Pottery cartoons recently in the Dallas Morning News|
I don't know if you can see this well enough to read the words, but I had to cut them out and save them as they pretty much depict all the things I went through (and am still going through) as I learn to use the pottery wheel... especially the giant coffee mug. I've made a few of those...
|You can't really tell... but this is one *huge* coffee mug|
And this morning I finally got a chance to go to the school and get pictures of the Spring Projects that were displayed in the galleries. Remember, don't be too critical as none of us are professional potters, we just enjoy learning the skill. For this project we were given a semi-famous person and told to do a dinnerware set and centerpiece depicting that person's life.
|Frances Glessner Lee|
To the left is Winchester and to the right is Frances Glessner Lee (again )
My person, Frances Glessner Lee, was a millionaire heiress who was born in New England in the 1800's. Being a woman, she wasn't allowed to attend Harvard with her brother, but she became good friends with some of his friends who were medical students and became very interested in forensic medicine. She was famous for her *Nutshell studies of Unexplained Death* and she and a doctor friend were known for being responsible for the change from coroners to medical examiners. She is also known to be the person who influenced the character of Angela Lansbury in the series Murder She Wrote. My theme was Death, Crime, and Medicine so I tried to use a black, grey, and red color scheme. The books are medical, crime, and mystery books and the plate has a small cut out of a gun-sight target. My dinner-ware set was done on the wheel, whereas my book sculpture was hand-built. (Most of the projects were hand built, but we had the option of going either way.)
Anyway, I had promised to post all the students projects... and although all didn't display their projects for whatever reason, these are the ones that did.
The next set of pictures depict a project done earlier in the year by the first year students. They had to create a wrecked ship from clay...
|Loved this one that depicted a wrecked ship with drowning hands|
These were some of the others...
That's it pretty much for today. After I returned home from the studio, DH and I went for a walk and ended up having lunch at Cafe Max. They offer a selection of about 6-8 fresh made salads as well as quiche, and home-cooked zucchini muffins or whole-wheat rolls. I took a picture of my plate which although we *shared* a 3-salad lunch is still an awful lot of food for someone who seldom eats lunch (I took home about half of it). But it was very good...
|We each had a plate like this...|
It sure looks like you're having fun with the pottery exercise. I read all those cartoons and smiled a lot at them, although I've never made a thing. And that huge coffee cup would be a perfect pottery dish with a hole or two in the bottom. Nice creativity shown in the pictures, Rian. :-)ReplyDelete
DJan, my son actually uses that giant coffee cup... for coffee.Delete
I loved your pieces. The black and grey look really nice together. I was lucky to stumble upon a few more pieces in a thrift shop that I drove by today on my cat-sitting route. I really love the browns and blues in pottery. Oh, who am I kidding, I love them all. How are the kittens doing?ReplyDelete
Actually Deb, shades of browns and blues are my favorite too... and not just in pottery.Delete
The kittens are starting to run and jump about (on the side of the house)... but mama hasn't taken them into the backyard yet.
I think everyone is super-creative! I don't have a creative bone in m body -- lol. As for your lunch, I probably could have eaten both plates. Yum!ReplyDelete
Kim, with all the painting and stuff you do around your house, I would say that you certainly do have creative energy.Delete
And the salads at Cafe Max are good... they just give you 'a lot'.
What a fun idea...and a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Your dinner ware set looks great. I think everyone did really well with the Spring project.ReplyDelete
Everyone did do well... when you think that the amount of expertise is so varied... from first year attempts to almost 30 years experience. Of course some are more familiar with hand-built and do little pottery wheel... while others combine the two.Delete
It does look good. I probably would have snarfed it down and gone halvies on supper.ReplyDelete
I did take home some of mine for supper. DH finished his.Delete
You pottery students really are a creative crowd, Rian. Those projects look really good. As for the lunch, I do eat lunch and for preference salad, so that would have suited me fine. :-)ReplyDelete
I find that I do better with very little breakfast or lunch... maybe tea and toast for breakfast and possibly cheese and nuts around 2. But I eat a normal healthy supper. We eat mostly chicken and fish and all fresh veggies - no canned or frozen.Delete