Sunday, September 24, 2017

  Saturday Tea For Two

Low fire clay, underglazes

2010

Photo by Paris Doty

This is one of those projects that just happened. I was trying to earn extra money and agreed to work Saturday School, designed for students who miss excessive days of school. Students are normally corralled in the library and serve their hours reading, texting (when we are not looking), or making up missed assignments. I brought them into the art room so I could work. I began with a closed spherical form and shaped the pot from there. I cut holes in the top and spout areas and fashioned a lid and stubby spout to fit. The cups were cylindrical forms first. I enjoyed the challenge of turning that form into an expanding square. I added a serpentine handle. For texture I nicked the leather-hard unfired surface with a wooden tool. I finished the pot and the two cups over three Saturday schools.