When I got back to campus, I couldn’t wait to get my hands dirty in some clay. I haven’t taken a ceramics class since my first semester at Marywood, so it had been awhile since I was able to work with my favorite medium. For the first day of class, I spent my time on the wheel. I’ve always had a rocky relationship with the wheel, but the day was going well for me. I was able to make two small vessels and a bowl. I was especially proud of the bowl I had thrown, but it was just too simple. So, I decided to cut out a section on the rim and fill it with tiny bubbles. I was really happy with the result, and since I had always wanted to make a complete dish set, I wanted to run with this concept. However, I did not want to make the pieces on the wheel. Instead, I experimented with draping slabs with natural edges and that gave me the technique I will use throughout the set. I haven’t decided what glazing techniques I will use yet, and will try some different combinations on other pieces before glazing the set.
This set is just one of the awesome projects I’ll be working on this semester, and I can’t wait to see what the studio holds!
Let me know what you think!