Ceramics, to me, is an escape from everything. The spinning of the wheel, the malleability of the clay, the constant discoveries and surprises... they're all mesmeric; they're all aspects that feed my love of ceramics. Its difficult to put into words how the pursuit makes me feel. This past semester ceramics became my favorite class and pastime. It allowed me to reflect on everything going on in my life while creating forms that were guided by me, but determined by the clay. My professor told me, "if you don't like surprises, ceramics is not for you." And I'll certainly agree: ceramics is full of wonders. Air bubbles in the clay turn large vases into small mugs. Glazes that are red when first applied turn green after they are fired. There are just so many aspects that can produce unexpected, but often amazing results.
So, without further ado, I present to you my pride and joy of the semester... a few of my favorites: