Gallery of some favorite images of finished work created by this extraordinary class during "Finding Your Form Through Nature", at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in TN

Way to go everyone!!!!!!! Thank you for making the workshop such a special experience!  I have missed you all since we left Arrowmont and think about our time together often.  I do hope our paths will cross again soon....Keep in touch, send me images and enjoy your journey in clay and in life....Alice  

Day 5 - easy clean up plaster press molds and quick sawdust/pine needle smoke firing

Imagine getting all this done on our last day before clean up!!!!! What a fantastic class this was....  

Tomorrow, a look at our studio, dressed up and ready for the Arrowmont Studio Tour that was held on Thursday night....and what a Grande Finale it was!!!!!!

Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Notice everything is wrapped in plastic!  In the end, the molds are cleaned up, ware boards and buckets are unwrapped. Left over plaster, plaster covered plastic, clay from molds is thrown in the center of the plastic we worked on. All the mess is bundled up and thrown away!  Very little muss and certainly no fuss!

Notice everything is wrapped in plastic!  In the end, the molds are cleaned up, ware boards and buckets are unwrapped. Left over plaster, plaster covered plastic, clay from molds is thrown in the center of the plastic we worked on. All the mess is bundled up and thrown away!  Very little muss and certainly no fuss!

These simple molds require less plaster and are lighter....

These simple molds require less plaster and are lighter....

Love this picture Cat!

Love this picture Cat!

Love those pine needles!

Love those pine needles!

Day 4 - Pinching, dowel pots, hard forms....

All the while, we are loading and unloading 6 kiln loads of work, with gorgeous results I might add!

Pinched Meditation Bowl in the Arrowmont Instructor's Show

Pinched Meditation Bowl in the Arrowmont Instructor's Show

Display of pinched, dowel and hard form work...

Display of pinched, dowel and hard form work...

Transitioning from simple to complex, all the time having a "conversation with the clay and with our intuition...

Transitioning from simple to complex, all the time having a "conversation with the clay and with our intuition...

Creating form using hard forms...

Creating form using hard forms...

Lovely examples of the projects we did...

Lovely examples of the projects we did...

Saturday was the make-up day for my class, so wanted to include one last assignment....

From reality to abstraction using charcoal and pastel with Mondrian's early to newer work as the inspiration...

I love this still-life!  It is an excellent example of using color, line, shape, value to achieve great results. Learning to use the skill of close observation in order to create a strong composition was also an important part of the project.

I love this still-life!  It is an excellent example of using color, line, shape, value to achieve great results. Learning to use the skill of close observation in order to create a strong composition was also an important part of the project.