Final marking period and my high school ceramic career has come to an end. I am beyond lucky to have had the opportunity to attend a class like this 5 days a week for three years with a super talented teacher. I have learned not only about art and hand-building clay, but also about myself. Below are things that inspired me and finished works from the yaear, as well as a picture of my final ceramics display. Thank you to everyone who joined me throughout my journey.

Third marking period, we made it! Three pictures below are of the cookie jar I spent majority of my time building so I decide it was appropriate to use all three pictures (after the kiln, professional picture, and with stickers on). The pictures of the non-ceramic work were the inspiration of  my mosaic tile box and the beginning pictures of my wind chime.

The second marking period brought some challenges. With the Art Open House quickly approaching, 40 minutes of class time flew by in the blink of an eye. Between glazing my work, preparing for the 23rd, and placing the finishing touches on everything I felt like I needed more time. Below are a couple ornaments, a vase, pitcher, small dish and my display at the show. My goals for the third marking period include challenging myself and creating more mature looking pieces. The motto is “build with a purpose.”

These are the beginning preparations for my December showing of my third year ceramic work. Pictured below include things I have been working on, including a turtle dish, sunshine plate, and striped vase. The past eight weeks have taught me that trying to stay organized not only in my work but in my ideas as well is a hard and stressful task. I plan to continue working diligently and having a cohesive display to showcase my talent in December.