Friday, September 15, 2017

A Novel Freshman Experience Part Nine...A New Assignment

A New Assigment

My idea for this coil pot took a turn, but a good one.  I was going to do another acorn imprint, but while I liked it on a small pot, it looked dump on a bigger object.  The project was something asymmetrical, big, different shapes, sizes and textures.  They need to be side by side, and while connected, two obvious different pieces. I tried this for an experiment...

I was inspired from a pitcher I found at a house sale. 

They're from Pigeon Forge Pottery in Tennessee, which was started by Douglas James Ferguson.    The texture of the jugs is amazing.  My piece didn't turn out exactly the way I envisioned it, it's coming along.  I keep saying that in so many way pottery (art in general) is like writing.  I don't think I've ever written a book ended up where I thought it would.  LOL  And truly, that's okay.  That sense of discovery is part of what keeps me writing.  

I'll confess, I'm more of a symmetrical than asymmetrical gal, but  project was so much fun...a lot of work, but fun.  I learned to use different tools, learned more about how the clay feels and what it can do.

I can't wait until next week!



If you've missed any Novel Experience posts, you can find them here... Part EightPart Seven, Part SixPart FivePart FourPart ThreePart TwoPart One


  1. The goddess is in her element!

  2. LOL Thanks! I'm so happy with how the texture turned out. I hope I can do justice to the piece when I finish it.