Plan of Action
Work on all projects concurrently. By the time we return from Spring Break, I would like to be at a place where I can narrow my focus or begin to merge my separate projects.
week five – three stacks built and bisqued, ready for glaze experimentation. A number of wasps’ nest forms bisqued and ready for glaze/atmospheric firing. Glaze experimentation could continue until Spring Break. At which point I hope to be able to choose a more focused approach.
week nine – experimental stacked shapes (non-rectangular)
Post Spring Break – Re-assess goals and adjust focus accordingly
Ongoing project: Stay functional! Go conceptual! Find a way to make functional objects that are conceptually charged. Keep your records of these projects. Use them in a book for potters about how to survive grad school with your pot intact. (Kidding about the book part, maybe)
– I want to start writing on pots again. It’s how I record things that I can’t say. Funny thing I’ve learned about writing for the purpose of expressing things you keep hidden—you end up having to explain the very things that you’ve tried to avoid saying. I don’t know how I feel about that yet.
Continue with wasp/hornet nests. Try spraying as a method of application. Try some ^6 slips. Try with crystalline glazes
Make more stacks. Try the rolled shapes that are in sketches. Try to show separate pages folding/rolling back. I want to try a very long stacked form, one that stretches the boundaries of “paper-shaped”. Maybe go on from there to shapes that are not at all encumbered by the concept of paper, not rectangular in any way. If they’re not rectangular will they still be read as paper? Paper-like layers?