Welcome back to term 3, it’s great to see new faces along with the party faithful! This term is going to be a busy one with our first group exhibition in the pipeline scheduled for September and also this is the term to get thinking, planning, making for Christmas pressies!
Here are some details for Group Pottery Exhibition…yay!
The exhibition will feature our SOUP can mugs, SOUP wall packets and your other fantastic SOUP related items.
We will need you to volunteer for various tasks to make this show a success. Please have a look at the list below and let me know in class what you can help with.
• Photographing and making a catalog of works
• Distributing a poster and invitation
• Setting up the show on Friday
• Show supervision Friday night 5-7.30pm (opening)
• Saturday morning 10-12pm
• Saturday afternoon 12-2pm
• Saturday afternoon 2-4pm
• Sunday morning 10-12pm
• Sunday afternoon 12-2pm
• Sunday afternoon 2-4pm
• Packing down the show on Sunday
SHOW DATES ARE 5-7TH SEPTEMBER
Our exhibition will be called SOUP.
The theme SOUP is inspired by an American fundraising idea where ceramic students make bowls and then have an exhibition to auction/sell them off. Many pottery clubs do this. So this year we thought it might be a good idea to try and combine this alongside of student work
Most students in term 2 created a SOUP can mug. This term we will make a SOUP packet to be wall hung and this item will be available for sale for fundraising.
This week many of you completed your SOUP packet which explored hand-building techniques and the application of slip colour…well done everybody they already look amazing!
The other projects in class that we will encourage you to make for the exhibition will also be themed on SOUP. Think about what ceramic and serving items there are associated with SOUP.
We want you to enjoy this project and take the opportunity to produce items that can go to new homes. This will also be an exercise in professional practice, pricing, and curating ceramics.
One of the skills that was new to you this week, that is a little tricky to do, is kneading the clay. We do this so that the water content in the clay is evenly distributed and therefore your beautiful creation will dry evenly too. Also because if there are any air bubbles int eh clay they will be worked out during the kneading process. Because as we all know ‘air bubbles are the enemy of clay’! They will cause your piece to crack or explode in the kiln. Have a look at a previous post of mine that features kneading and printing onto clay.
Righty ho…I will leave you with some pictures of last terms final firing and some sneaky pics of our SOUP packet and mug creations.
Have a great weekend and I will see ya all next week!
a.k.a The Busy Finch