First set of mugs thrown earlier this past week. I am working on two mug shapes, and trying to get a consistent shape and rough size out of experiments on the throwing wheel. Also I am working to obtain a thin delicacy to the mugs, working to find a fine balance with the throwing and trimming. These mugs will not have handles attached in the end, in aims to produce a comfortable shape that is easy to hold in the hand and feel the mug with.
These mugs have been trimmed (not shown here), and I have created more works such as a set of bowls and more mugs. I plan to take more photos in a dried and eventual final stage of these and others soon. Stay tuned!
Quick artist write up:
Paul White is currently in his third year at VIU in Nanaimo, BC working towards a Visual Arts BA Major. Through high-school and on through university Paul has worked across a variety of mediums, and has years of visual arts experience from his studies and practices. His current favorite mediums to work in are charcoal, spray-paint, water-colour, ink, oil paint, ceramic work, and 2-D digital design and animation. He plans to take his knowledge gained from post-secondary into a realistic career where he can incorporate his creativity and understanding of fine arts and continue to be artistically active.
I spent some time working on the pottery wheel this summer, but haven’t had much of a chance to get on one this passed semester. I am excited to get focused on the medium again and continue my studies and experimentation. Waiting on the response on my spot in the program, hopefully more to come!