We are back at it, in the studio, learning new techniques, having fun, and working hard. The beginning of the school year has been challenging yet the students rise to the occasion and have grown tremendously in a very short time. It is important to note that wheel throwing is an extremely difficult skill to learn and takes hours of practice to make a piece. Furthermore, the act of throwing an object is only one step in a line of processes needed to accomplish the project. There is a balancing act that consists of tooling your foot, possibly pulling and attaching handles or spouts, carving texture, throwing a lid, and, of course, decorating and glazing. To be a successful potter, you need to be able to juggle many things for one project to come together...and all of the beginner potters are learning how to do just that. It will be a long journey but I am so happy with The work ethic and grace that they have put forth in the most difficult point in the process.
The ceramics studio had a group of special guests in for some glazing. Ms. Papuga threw ten different shape planters for the students to choose from and gave some directions on different glazing techniques. Each student was able to plan their own decorations, draw and paint on the glaze which took over 2 hours. There was a lot of hard work involved. After the planters were fired the student planted succulents and gave them to their mom for Mother's Day.
Students at work... lots happening right now in the pottery studio. Nesting bowls are a challenge for anyone and these wheel I students have risen to the challenge making interesting and beautiful work. And the AP 3D studio art portfolio is due next Friday...everyone is feeling the heat and franticly finishing all the work so we can photograph in the next couple of days. All good and exciting! Check us out on Instagram at hingham_pottery for more gorgeous works!
Second Parish Art Show Winners:
15 Towns and Schools participated so this is quite an accomplishment! Congrats!
Show opens tonight 5/3 5pm-8pm runs until 5/13
Second Parish Church
685 Main Street