Monday, 22 September 2008
NC pottery pride I will never loose
We had a quiz in Language class this morning and it went pretty well. I am learning loads in there. After I was really ready to get to some of my work after the day off yesterday. We had a lady come and demo today that does the blue on white painting on porcelain. We were told that she was only going to be here for two days so I pulled myself away from what I was doing for that. It was really a struggle because I had my mind set so hard on what I was doing that to change up and do painting was really a push especially since painting on pots is really far out of my comfort zone. I keep reminding myself that I am here to learn more about other things than to explore myself. I can do that any time, but I am in China and its blue on white for crying out load! After dinner toninght we had a slideshow presentation where everyone said where they were at and what they were trying to accomplish with thier work. I made sure to represent NC well since I am the only potter from that super awesome pottery area. I showed work by my main influence and teachers (Talked and showed slides of Hal's work, Doug, Tom, Kim, Mark Hewitt, Matt Jones, Daniel Johnston.... some great NC stuff)as well as a few slides of my own. I also did a brief bio of myself and how I learned to make pots in a folk traditional way. I am very proud of that and hope to never loose that quality in my work. Anyway, we are going to the antique market tomorrow so I better get some sleep.