Well, here we are.. some pictures from my first ceramics classes.. this first piece is really an exercise in how to build using slabs and make a nice corner..of course mine turned into a simple structure similar to a house... i was thinking how I may like to create a whole series of these...



I love to use my hands to form the clay - this is a piece i began last week - Im not really sure where its going but I am enjoying playing...


I am trying so hard to not be too realistic but stay figurative... we'll see what happens to this little fellow. Not an amazing show but believe me, these 3 hours every week are the best.

17 Comments:

  1. eshu said...
    oh Julie!

    so glad to hear that you're enjoying your ceramics class!

    that house-structure is gorgeous, as if a drawing of yours turned 3-d over night.
    risa said...
    i too love the feeling of clay in my hands!
    did you see the ceramic artist i posted about yesterday? i think you would really like her work.
    kelly said...
    wow! that house is so you...which sounds silly now i write it down but i love how your handwriting stays just the same in clay : )

    the smoothness is exquisite. i'm so pleased you're getting so much from the class...what a valuable 3 hours!

    looking forward to seeing more.

    sending hugs xxx
    mariannealice said...
    just beautiful!can't wait to see what comes next....
    gracia said...
    So great to use the hands to create such works... I love the house you created. To me it looks like a face, or at least it reminds me of one; a lopsided face or one viewed as an Egyptian portrait side on.

    Happy working, creating and playing... g xo
    Janet said...
    Wow I really love the simplicity and smoothness of that house, I want a go now! Creating is so good for the mind! xxx
    cruststation said...
    Wonderful, it looks like so much fun!
    Your work is beautiful, even as a beginner (I really love the shape and features of the man's head). I think the series of houses idea is fab, so glad you're enjoying class.
    Paula said...
    I like the house. It has the soft lines of the adobe structures we have here in New Mexico.
    shari said...
    clay is so fun...especially when you are a natural? are you taking orders for houses? cause i'd love one. ;) xoxo
    lisa s said...
    julie... that house. really great. make more for sure!
    Jessica said...
    wow!!! I love the little house you created...there is something beautiful and haunting about those doorways and shape.

    you are going to create some wonderful items.
    maditi said...
    julie, just love your house structure!!
    you´re already a true clay artist :)
    cally said...
    Ooh, ceramic classes, 3hrs of pleasure indeed, I LOVE your little slab building, I can just see them in a cluster, or with lights inside them. And you Urban Lines illustrations, they have a similar look and feel which I'm really taken with.

    Very nice to pop in, sorry it's been so long once again.

    PS, cranes are always good to look at aren't they, I nearly got a stunning shot of 3 cranes sunlight against a dark stormy rain cloud highland sky today when visiting my uncle, but in the minute it took to get my hair from blowing in the camera lense, the tiny shaft of sunlight was gone and all became an even gray so they were almost camouflaged.
    AnastasiaC said...
    i love that little house...wonderful!
    amisha said...
    i love the house, and seeing the idea of 'home' in this medium... really wonderful. xox
    Song said...
    a series of those 'houses' would look fantastic! I haven't played with clay for ages and I miss it - I'm glad you're enjoying yourself.
    Lety said...
    Julie, I find your ceramics work and blog in general inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing your new work.

    XX
    Lety

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