Artwork of the Week, 1/20

Trevor Brockhaus, Starry Night Coil Pot, 9 x 9 x 18″

A little ceramics work, some art history action, and voila! Starry Night Coil Pot. The technical skill is not great, but still pretty good. What I really like is the dedication Trevor had when he decided to put this all together, and more importantly, the problem solving skills he had to utilize throughout the project. It’s not easy to translate two dimensions into three, especially with a circular form, but I think he’s done pretty well with it.


Scholastic Art Awards 2014

Today was the deadline for the Scholastic Art Awards here in Nebraska. Our art department doesn’t have the money we once did, so our entries have been scaled back considerably. I am, however, really excited about the two portfolios we entered. I’m not sure how they’ll do when it comes time for judging, but I love the effort the kids put in to creating the work, documenting the work, writing and editing their artist statements, and putting everything together for their entries. I thought I should share.

Here is Alex’s portfolio of ceramics and sculpture pieces:

Here is Shara’s drawing portfolio:

I’m very proud of these two ladies.

Artwork of the Week, 11/25


I finally got around to firing and photographing the ceramics pieces we’ve had sitting around for a while. This piece was created by Alex Johnson. It was made with a slump mold to form the top and bottom of the base. The neck is wheel-thrown, and the handle is hand-built. It’s just under 12″ tall, and I love the glaze.