Ceramics Art Exhibition
Featuring a pair of ceramics showcasing one displayed right side up, and the other upside down to showcase the bottoms of the wares. I had two cups selected to be a part of the exhibition.
Entry 1: Tea Cup
Entry 2: Tumbler
Clay Buddies Workshop Week:
Calling all ceramic teachers, did you hear that Clay Buddies is putting on an entire week of free live clay workshops! This is a great opportunity for you to create a assignment based off of these free live workshops. Clay buddies is a group created on facebook for clay artists to share their ideas and work.
Bonus, they will be re-sharing the workshops on the Clay Buddies Youtube Channel if you are unable to see the workshops live on Facebook. The topics being covered by these workshops are diverse ranging from throwing skills, surface decorations, handles and lids, glaze work, and so much more.
See me, Lisa York, live on the Clay Buddies facebook page Tuesday, March 23rd 9pm to 10pm (CDT).
Thrown Oblong/Squashed Vases
A great ceramic assignment: throw a specific form in increments of 1/4 or 1/2 pounds. This helps you hone in on what clay weight is ideal for a form you have in mind. I am sharing an example of oblong vases.
Weights of pieces below: 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.5, 2.75, and 3 pounds balls of clay.
It's important to make observations of what the shape looked like pre-squishing if you would like to create that shape again. Look at a few of the examples provided below.
Note: that sizes vary based on amount of clay used, how wide the base is, and how narrow the top is. I personally like having the variety of the shapes. If you wanted to see how the size changed just by the weight you could standardize how wide the top and bottoms were with a pair of calipers.
Ps. I have some of these finished vases for sale in my Etsy store.
A ceramics art exhibition at Good Earth Pottery.
Good Earth Pottery is a ceramics gallery in Bellingham, Washington. Lisa York's wood fired plate is part of the juried art exhibition "Function: Luncheon. I'm really looking forward to seeing the other ceramic pieces as the exhibit will also be hosted online April 1-30th, 2020.
Kip O’Krongly, Juror's Statement:
"What a treat it was to put together this exhibition of plates for Function: Luncheon! As I set out to whittle down the many excellent submissions, I found myself guided by a few questions: Did the piece show a clarity of vision and a confidence with the chosen materials? What unique voice did the artist bring to the idea of a plate and its surface? How did the decorative elements and the form interact? And were the best parts of the piece highlighted by the submitted image? The resulting plates represented in this exhibition come from a wide range of firing techniques, processes and materials, but each captures a strong sense of the artist and shows an understanding of how to successfully translate ideas into clay. I would be thrilled to lunch from any of these delightful plates and congratulate the hard work of all the artists, selected or not, who took the time to see pieces through the ceramic process, photograph their pots, and enter submissions. Thank you to Ann Marie Cooper for inviting me to jury Function: Luncheon for Good Earth Pottery, and to all of the artists for sharing your wonderful plates with me!"
Check out the exhibit online the month of April!
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