The last few days have been rainy- quite unusual for Pondy at this time of the summer. It rains in small bursts, but very hard. After the rain stops, there are sometimes small floods, like this one. But these nice clay stepping stones make it easy to keep your feet out of the deep puddles.
The cooler days have been wonderful, but the humidity is very high, so the students were using this method to dry out their clay. Everything has been drying very slowly, which I actually really like, because it gives me a lot more time to work on things.
I've been working on a batch of mugs, where the clay has been cut and/or pushed through in a single place. The handles are still very much a work in progress, but I'm very intrigued to find new ways to bring the ideas in my display work into functional vessels. The balance between comfort and uneasiness is of great interest to me these days.
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.