The quarantine is definitely affecting us all by now, and for some artists or particularly students of art; most likely it is cutting into your ability to do certain things. For me this is most definitely true of my ceramics. I don’t yet have my own ceramic studio equipped with clay, wheel, and kiln. This equates to a lack of production which is quite a painful thing indeed.
The alternative to hands-on work is academic research – not exactly a thrilling subject for many young artists but nonetheless something that can be quite interesting. I’ve taken up a combination of research into my own topics and a study of my own preferences when it comes to ceramic vessels. I sketch, I research, I write, and by now I am coming out with lots of new ideas and new thoughts that I Never would have had before.
Raw clay vessel study