Monday, April 28, 2008

End of Semester Excitement and Stress

As usual for the end of the semester, it's been a roller coaster ride the past few days. A fun weekend, but a busy weekend, and I can hardly wait for a break. Thursday! That's the day of my portfolio presentation. The last big requirement from this University. The bit of sadness I felt for the last day of wet clay last week has passed, and now I'm so excited to be moving on. I'm craving a more professional atmosphere, a studio where everyone is there because they love being there. A studio that is open to the students 24/7, where the guy in charge trusts the artists to be responsible and not hurt themselves when the professor isn't there. Anywho, I'm tired, so there's my little rant. And here's a plug for another artist who's blog I read occasionally: Mochaware - I think a lot of potters can relate to his latest post.

In other news, I loaded almost an entire kiln today with my own work, so that's exciting! Here's the before photo, stay tuned for the after:


Cheryl Alena Bartram said...

Good luck with your firing. I love having my own studio although I would truly love to be part of a large collaborative workspace.

Erin said...

The firing turned out pretty good. I'm actually excited to have my own space someday. In our university there are always those who are too impatient to let the pots cool completely, or those who forget to make cone packs in time and that end up blowing up in the firing. I suppose the collaborative atmosphere could be exciting in some instances though :)

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