I finally got my BFA show installed and it opened today. Big sigh of relief! It looks great and I will have some images soon. Now I can take the time to catch up on work for my other classes. That is if I can resist finally looking through all of my NCECA photos. NCECA stands for National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Every year there is a huge convention and this is the first time I have ever been in all the years I have been involved with clay. Phew, what a whirlwind! I had a great time looking at all the work. It is just incredible to see it in person. I love the work of Susan Beiner. The juicy, colorful glazes, texture and use of mixed media really draw me in. I could spend a lot of time getting lost in her pieces.
David S. Smith
I have started working with cone 10 and cone 6 porcelain and exploring the translucent qualities. I was excited to see Poison Ball, by David Scott Smith. This is made from cone 6 translucent porcelain. His pieces are really great in a darker environment but the detail even in the bright gallery was intense.
Now it is back to cracking the whip. There are only five weeks left in the semester and I want to get as much out of it as I can!