Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What other job is greater?

Well...I didn't think this would be as hard to blog about the art room and projects and such...but okay after a long day at school and time with the family, my brain is mush...I really wanted to share some photos of my art room and projects that my students are working enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Oh pottery I love you..

Well the weekend is over and I have 27 pieces of pottery to reflect a successful 2 days.  I have been a potter now for about 15 years, but now teaching full time and keeping up with my 2 creative kids, leaves little time to be creative myself.  I think that people just expect an art teacher to be creating at all times, well that is true of me 99% of the time.  I make cards, journals, paint (murals and pictures).  I often let my own kids find the glue and beads to assemble various artwork, but to actually have time to throw pottery...well...I have a kiln and a wheel and I love throwing pots, it was my concentration for my BFA.  I find myself thinking about the pots I want to make, then I seem to get sidetracked with another project.  Well this weekend was a huge success.  I sat down Saturday and got 9 mugs and 9 bowls thrown, mostly for gifts I promised.  Today I went to my studio to add handles to all my mugs and was drawn back to the wheel for another 9 bowls.  Now let me say that this seems all perfect and Zen like, but I did have a 2 year old playing in paint and clay the entire time I was throwing.  I didn't mind her company, in fact I loved that she will know clay at an early age.  So with all that said...I had a very successful day being an artist, not just an art teacher who wishes to make more art.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Trying it out...

I really want to be a part of the art teacher blogging here is my very small attempt to create a blog for my creative students. crafty kids and myself, a sharpie lovin, clay throwin, artist wanna's to the perfect mess of a blog.