My Ceramic Creatures

Over the summer I got to take a ceramics class with a wonderful teacher, Judith Simonds, and I really enjoyed it and I learned a lot. My pieces are finally all done and graded and I wanted to post them because I am just so proud! I took pictures of them today out at Laguna Gloria and I think they turned out really nice. Our first assignment was to recreate and ancient sculpture and I fell in love with this old Ganesh statue from Sri Lanka that now sits in a museum in Vietnam. I thought it was going to be really easy. It was not, but I love how he turned out! I think this is my favorite picture.Our next assignment was to envision the first sculpture so I made a Ganesh Jr., who kind of ended up looking like fetal Ganesha because he has the tiniest little legs and arms. Then the last assignment was to make a zoomorphic vessel. I really need a piggy bank because we always have change all over the place and I was inspired by pictures of pygmy hippos that I decided to do a Pygmy Bank.If you want to see more pictures there are some on my flickr page. All the pieces are really big and I am excited to bring them all home, they have been in my office for the last few weeks. (PS I got an A in the class wahoo!

UPDATE!

Later I got home and Dinger started furiously barking at the sculptures, I got just a little bit of it filmed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGXZUyFj-no

13 thoughts on “My Ceramic Creatures

  1. twoveganboys

    Wow. These are awesome. Beautiful. Where did you take a ceramics class? I would love to try to take such a class.

  2. Judith Simonds

    Hey, you forgot to give your teacher a “plug”……the photos turned out great Stephanie!
    I’m trying to email you but it keeps coming back to me. Could you send me your email address so I can send you some pics…can’t find you on facebook either.

  3. taleoftwovegans

    Very cool! Back in the day I took some clay classes (mostly on the wheel), but I pretty much stunk at it. All your stuff looks super, how fun to have done that through a community college! -Eve

  4. kim g.

    I was scrolling through the pictures, admiring the ceramics, and then realized that you MADE those sculptures! They’re amazing! I took a pottery class years ago, and I can’t even imagine making anything that looks remotely close to your beautiful pieces.

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