In reflecting on this term, I am pretty pleased with the self discipline I’ve implemented in my studio practice, from simply allocating more hours in my schedule to making work, to taking better notes of glaze combinations, to doing more kiln loading and firing, and especially getting photographs of my work for a stronger and more complete portfolio. And I’m already seeing how much my new habits have and will pay off. I was able to submit artwork to juried shows, and get acquainted with the submission processes I will have to utilize if I want to show in galleries. I also submitted work to The Bayleaf, Marywood’s art and literary magazine, and had a piece selected for publication—another way to get my work out there among other great writers and artists, and a really cool thing for my resume! Check out the spread!
Hopefully, as I continue to make work and document it professionally, more and more of my submissions to calls for entries will come back positive, just like it did with The Bayleaf.
On another note
Sadly, this will be my last blog post for Where Creativity Works. I think it’s time to pass the torch and key our readers into the life and work of another phenom within the ceramics department, Suzie Stone. It’s such a pleasure working alongside her and sharing our creative spirits, pushing each other to create better and better work. I’m excited to see what she has in store as our ceramics blogger. Good luck, Suzie!
As for me, this summer I’ll be living and working in Philadelphia at The Clay Studio, a dream of mine coming to fruition. I’ll be just a little intern, but just to be associated with such a reputable and successful clay studio is such a gift. I cannot wait to soak up everything they have to offer me there, and spend some time on the weekends getting a little more acquainted with Philly. I feel this is such a wonderful opportunity for me professionally, on the road to realizing success in the ceramics community, and I am so thankful.
So here’s to a great run blogging, and an even better summer! Wish me luck, and thank you always for the read! Tah tah for now!