Many of you blog readers have followed our younger daughter’s ceramics for many years now. (For a sampling, see here, here, here, here, here, and here.) She is a Physics major, minoring in both Math and Studio Art. The “studio art” portion is all about ceramics, and takes a large portion of her time. Now as a senior in college, she is half way through her “ceramics capstone” which will culminate in a museum show next April.
She has been focusing on developing two specific types of dishes. The first ones shown below she is calling “comfort food bowls,” which are meant to be held in your hand, casually near your face (not at a table); they are made on the wheel but without “feet”, and do not tip the contents over if you set them down.
Below that, are the segmented dishes she is making with porcelain poured in carefully designed and constructed molds; they are the other end of the spectrum from the comfort food bowls and are for specific, gourmet “art of plating” meals.
When picking her up last Thursday for the holiday break, I got to see all this great work shown in this post. I also watched her smash about half of her work that didn’t meet her high standards (see last photo below).
It is great to have her home!