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

Farm Alone

Ryan Cass enjoys shooting video as well as still photography, and summer did not slow him down.

June 17th 2015

Some pieces from the last few firings as we wrap the year up. Thanks for all the fun times - let's do it again! (After, like, taking a couple months off, enjoying some sun and sleeping in).

Teapot by Ella Hutchinson

Ella Hutchinson

Blue slab vases by Kaylee Feeney

Kaylee Feeney

Coil pot by Madeleine Truffat

Madeleine Truffat

Cup by Michael Rhoads

Michael Rhoads

Thrown and altered cup by Anders Ledell

Anders Ledell

Bowl by Jordan Lemieux

Jordan Lemieux

Shino bowl by Anders Ledell
Handbuilt cup by Chase Sutton
Iron red bottle by Clarisse Chaussee
Bowl by Doug Kafka
Bowl by Jacob Davis
Coil pot by Karley Bentler
Bowl by Kaylee Feeney
Handbuilt cup by Madeleine Truffat
Helicopter by Matthew Bland
Bowl by Michael Rhoads
Tray by Michelle Maciel Sedona
Head pot by Nick Sogge
Sgraffito plate by Nicole Rauch
Handbuilt cup by Emily Rauch
Shino tray by Ryan Kubasta
Zachary Anderson-Nord
Vase by Zachary Anderson-Nord
Slab vase by Madeleine Truffat


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