Over the summer I got to take a ceramics class with a wonderful teacher, Judith Simonds, and I really enjoyed it and I learned a lot. My pieces are finally all done and graded and I wanted to post them because I am just so proud! I took pictures of them today out at Laguna Gloria and I think they turned out really nice. Our first assignment was to recreate and ancient sculpture and I fell in love with this old Ganesh statue from Sri Lanka that now sits in a museum in Vietnam. I thought it was going to be really easy. It was not, but I love how he turned out! I think this is my favorite picture.Our next assignment was to envision the first sculpture so I made a Ganesh Jr., who kind of ended up looking like fetal Ganesha because he has the tiniest little legs and arms. Then the last assignment was to make a zoomorphic vessel. I really need a piggy bank because we always have change all over the place and I was inspired by pictures of pygmy hippos that I decided to do a Pygmy Bank.If you want to see more pictures there are some on my flickr page. All the pieces are really big and I am excited to bring them all home, they have been in my office for the last few weeks. (PS I got an A in the class wahoo!
Later I got home and Dinger started furiously barking at the sculptures, I got just a little bit of it filmed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGXZUyFj-no
Wow. These are awesome. Beautiful. Where did you take a ceramics class? I would love to try to take such a class.
At Austin Community College, they teach them at the Rio Grande campus and at Laguna Gloria
These are awesome! I love the ganesh 🙂
Hey, you forgot to give your teacher a “plug”……the photos turned out great Stephanie!
I’m trying to email you but it keeps coming back to me. Could you send me your email address so I can send you some pics…can’t find you on facebook either.
Ooh, I am so signing up next semester. Your work is amazing.
How cool! I am so impressed by what you accomplished. Can’t wait to see them in person.
Very cool! Back in the day I took some clay classes (mostly on the wheel), but I pretty much stunk at it. All your stuff looks super, how fun to have done that through a community college! -Eve
You are so talented! All those ceramics look really beautiful. I just fell in love with that hippo.
I know I’m just echoing the crowd here but those are amazing Smurfsky!! Well done!
Those statures are incredible! The Ganesh looks so happy in his environment!
Your hippo bank is so cute!
I was scrolling through the pictures, admiring the ceramics, and then realized that you MADE those sculptures! They’re amazing! I took a pottery class years ago, and I can’t even imagine making anything that looks remotely close to your beautiful pieces.