Another day another (lost) dollar while making art.
Unfortunately I did not take a photo while I was working on this dude but I have a photo of the finished object ! I definitely wish I made it a bit longer to really maximize the space the kiln allows me. Shout out to everyone for helping me move her into the kiln, even though molly was annoying about it. Anyway I am proud of myself for touching clay again. Work on Sunday was so fucking bad I was drawn to the studio and It felt good to let out my feelings into the clay. I have to remind myself that THAT is why I started with this medium and that there is a reason I keep working with ceramics.
I went ahead and made a shelf so that I can make another piece. I have a feeling the first one is going to crack so I might as well view that one as a tester and the second one as the real deal. Again everyone hates me so they told me to build in the kiln. I know I should do that but I don't like further isolating myself thats why I never work in my studio. Ceramics has always been about community to me and it makes me sad to work alone but whatever no one gives a fuck about my thoughts and feelings they just take up space in the classroom even though they have plenty of space in their studios.... can you tell how bitter I am ?
This week I finally finished my sculpture and took photos. I ended up sanding the man for hours, the good old 60 grit got the job done. Thank god its over.
I also glazed a bunch of my baby head cups ! These little guys are very cute and I am excited to try and sell them. My goal is to go out into the world and ask a few different shops if they would be down to sell 'em, I was thinking breeze wine bar, dot fox, the new horror book store on barrett. Basically places that little freaks with disposable income shop.
I finally go to planning my sculpture. In order to do so I made a new fun tool. I took my little protractor (one of my favorites) and removed the metal and replaced it with pencil so that both ends could draw. I then took the cap of a pen in order to create a distance in the center that stays the same. I am using it to draw out a lines for the sculpture !
Yet again we have reached a new semester, spring time is upon us and I am more lost than ever. Ya boy last minute applied to graduate school so let's see where that goes.
This semester I have made the insane choice of taking not only ceramics but also a sculpture class at U of L. Because of this my goal is simple, make one (large) piece in ceramics and one (large) work in sculpture.
Here are my rudimentary sketches for the art !
I am feeling a new found excitement with the sculpture class, the idea that I can start using wood in my ceramic work gives me ideas that I didn't know I had in me. While I have certainly used some wood tools before, it's never been enough to feel confidant using them. So I am really psyched to gain more experience and feel like a pro !
On a real note, I am also applying to a full-time position at the Speed. I just submitted my resume so who knows maybe theres no shot, but I have a good feeling that I am qualified and I'm not sure what would happen if I got it. I am at a point in my life where I feel like I need a full-time job, whatever I have been doing with work and school is simply not sustainable. So anyway I am entering this year giving myself too many options, I will trust my gut to make the right choices.