A Fresh Start

Ceramics…

It’s has been a year since I last touched a pound of clay. Oh I miss the feeling. I miss how I can form anything and how smooth the clay gets when it’s getting thrown on the wheel. How my fingertips glide from the bottom up and how easy it is to become impatient when your professor says, “It’s done firing, but you have to wait for a few days. Don’t worry, it will be on the shelf and you’ll see it”.

I grew up in Philadelphia, a place where dreams can’t really be put into action because of the lack of resources or being financially unstable. I usually work and hang out with friends each day and that wasn’t enough for me. I’m always that ‘friend’ that would bring up how I want to do something different and that I want to explore new hobbies. Having the chance to attend Marywood University changed my whole perspective about art and how creative one can be. It opened a doorway for me and I am here to make sure I seize my moment each time.

Having the chance to attend Marywood University changed my whole perspective about art and how creative one can be. It opened a doorway for me and I am here to make sure I seize my moment each time.

My first day back in the ceramics studio was a blast! I met new people, shared a few ideas, and even shared my personal goals I have for ceramics. This semester, I want to focus on expanding my knowledge and learn more about sculpture and ceramics. I would like to perform a series of facial expressions on cups/pots. I think it’s beautiful incorporating life into ceramics. Imagine coming home to a happy pot and seeing your plant grow. The plant would represent the pot’s hair so it would look something like this.

These are my own personal creations that I created on Jan. 29th, 2018.

Making the face was a challenge, but I learned so much from it. Proportions is key! My goal for next week is to make five different face cups and five different mugs. And yes I’m talking about hug mugs! I am looking forward to show you guys my next creations! Stay tuned!

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