Students Work

In my classes students learn basic ceramic hand-building techniques: pinching, coil, soft and rigid slab construction, but the most important they discover artist within themselves.

I teach students of various backgrounds, age groups, majors, and life styles. You don't have to be an artist when you start at my class, but you will be by the end.

I give my students projects that open their  minds and broaden their perspective. I encoourage them to be fearless and try doing impossible. And it works!

Mid-term critique. Wark in progress.
Mid-term critique. Wark in progress.
Image transfer
Image transfer

Coil building project. Beginning ceramics.

Moche, Peru - contemporary sculputur
Moche, Peru - contemporary sculputur

Summer survey class, project based on Moche ceramics.

Based on Moche ceramics
Based on Moche ceramics
Italian Maiolica
Italian Maiolica

Summer survey class - table ware based on soft slab-construction technique.

Tabaleware - rigid slab construction
Tabaleware - rigid slab construction
Maiolica painting
Maiolica painting

Using maiolica painting technique to create watercolor effect.

From 2D to 3D
From 2D to 3D

Recreating famous painting in 3D

From canvas to sculpture
From canvas to sculpture

Recreating famous painting in 3D

Having fun with color
Having fun with color

Challenge was not only to recreate the painting, but to work with a large scale. Two part sculptural form, 27in.

Famous painting
Famous painting

Interpretation of flat image

painting_project_03.jpg
painting_project_03.jpg
Who said that it can't be don?!
Who said that it can't be don?!

Impressionistic painting in 3D. What a challenge.

Rigid slab-construction.
Rigid slab-construction.
Rigid slab-construction
Rigid slab-construction
Rigid slab-construction.
Rigid slab-construction.
Pinching technique
Pinching technique
Pod
Pod

Use of multiple elements to create one object. Repetition, repetition,....

Soft slab-construction
Soft slab-construction
Soft slub-construction
Soft slub-construction

Use of stains