It was a busy day of teaching today, but I managed to fit in some work time as well. It was also a lot cooler today, after last night's epic thunderstorm. I've found that my best work days are a balance of teaching, wheel work, and time spent looking and thinking rather than making. Today, this balance felt just right.
I have some new wall pieces in process right now, using a very gritty clay that is forcing me to let go of my tendency to overwork the surface of each piece. I'm trying to work more quickly and decisively, which means I spend a lot of time looking and thinking before making a mark.
I really enjoy the lines created when I cut these bowls off of the wheel with a wire.
These are the latest iteration of a series of bowls I have been working on, in an attempt to marry the ideas in my wall pieces with more functional objects. I think I'm getting closer...
In conclusion, to round things out, some goats.
My name is Sarah Camille Wilson. I am currently living in Pondicherry India and working as a visiting instructor and artist in residence at Golden Bridge Pottery.This blog is an informal way for me to share my experiences and ideas with friends, colleagues, and anyone else who is interested. Welcome, and feel free to comment.