January 31st 2016

The end of the semester has come and gone, and with it some very cool ceramics students:

Pacman ghost by Jonathan Haaga Croning

Jonathan Haaga Croning

However, some final works were made, some great people return for more, and some fresh faces have joined in, so once again the fun continues.

Four petalled tray by Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher

Paw print tea bowl by Marissa Miner

Marissa Miner

Vase by Zachary Anderson-Nord

Zachary Anderson-Nord

Slab vase with braided handle by Anastasia Sidorovich
Shino slab vase by Becca McGee
Coil pot by Bridget Black
Cup with handle by Dellen Behrend
Slab vase by Reilly Both
Bowl by Zachary Anderson-Nord
Vase by Zachary Anderson-Nord

January 3rd 2016

Some ceramics works from this semester so far.

Flying dragon by Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher

Nested shapes vases by Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher

Honey pot tea cup and saucer by Jenna Tong

Jenna Tong

Black and white spiral tray with center cup by Jenna Tong

Jenna Tong

Teabowl by Gunnar Fjelstul
Hand-built cup by Anders Ledell
Teabowl by Duncan Krey
Teabowl by Eusebio Torres
Bowl with birds perched on rim by Anastasia Sidorovich
Bowl by Brayden Mills
Tray by Marissa Miner
Washington State Ferry by Idries Rashid

Frosty the Snowbong

Frosty the (unfired, don't want him to melt now, do we?) Snowbong

While I applaud initiative, some parts of what might be this student's 'high school and beyond' plan and holiday spirit would best be saved for the 'beyond' high school part. Or, from around three student-lifetime's worth of observation of how this plan has played out with far too many others, forgotten altogether. I love ya, my students - that's why I'm telling' it straight.

No bongs, kids - no bongs. Did Calvin & Hobbes make a snowman like this? No, Calvin & Hobbes did not.

(Why are bongs usually so less than aesthetically pleasing? Do they appear better after using them? Why not just put in the work to make cool art in the first place and avoid having to use a bong to make it look good?)

Darkroom Scene From "Boyhood"

A scene from Richard Linklater's film "Boyhood". Though it has been Hollywood-ized some and contains straight-spoken language, the heart is dead on and worth hearing, and thinking about. If you don't believe me when I say it, then listen to Mr. Turlington . . .

(via Petapixel)

August 28th 2015

Once again it's time to start back to school. I look forward to making or renewing your acquaintance, and getting to work in the studios.

And by the by - here be dragons.

Dragon sculpture in progress by Clarisse Chaussee

Work in progress by Clarisse Chaussee


time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog