Learning to fly Again

May 31, 2010 § 2 Comments

This was my final project for a ceramics class I took this Spring. I only have a few quick photos of it that I snapped in the studio because it’s going to be on display so I haven’t been able to take it home yet. You can see the other pictures here.

The assignment was to create a self portrait that either actually looked like you, or that metaphorically represented some aspect of yourself. Over the past year, I had quite a lot to deal with in terms of “personal issues”. But of course, I am tough as nails! . You will notice this version of our ugly bird has a bandaged wing, but the bandage is beginning to come off, it is no longer needed. Some things that happened were so hurtful, I was almost certain I could never really recover. Yet in time,  I found myself learning to fly again.

The Tree who Lived

May 1, 2010 § 2 Comments

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Finally I have a completed project to share with you! I feel like I have spent more time invested in school work the past three weeks or so than I have in my entire college career! I will be back in crafty action soon though.

This little tree shouldn’t even be finished right now, in fact, it probably shouldn’t even be intact and here is why:

I am not used to dealing with ceramics. I love my polymer clay which is cheap and can be baked in your regular oven, but I never had much a chance to work with for real hey here is a large chunk of the earth, make something! type of ceramics until I signed up for a class this semester.

& while I have been working diligently all semester long, I am a slow worker & a bit of a perfectionist so I barely put one project out to be fired a week or so ago.

Of course, this is the time when our kiln overheats, breaking the shelves and damaging several pieces beyond repair. By some chance of luck, the one piece I had in (our dear tree) was for the assignment with a 14″ minimum height requirement so this tree baby was on the top shelf & instead of being crushed, was simply fused together with some other pieces & survived!

This piece could never be fired again since it already reached well beyond the highest temperature it should be able to handle, so instead of glazing, I was told to simply use acrylics. This actually made me really happy as it gave me an excuse to gesso spray something else & made it something I could do at home, saving studio time for my other pieces!

Update

March 6, 2010 Comments Off on Update

Good afternoon! I have added a new project completed this weekend,

Ugly Owl

As well as the new category, Sounds

More of my older journal pages

And so the Story Goes

Care

And some very old drips

Telephone Poles

The Earth, the Moon, and all the Tiny, Mystery Stuff in Between

Harriet is an Entirely Different Kind of Lady

She Doesn’t Remember

Be Careful What You Eat

Apples

He has bad Dreams

Ghost Girl

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