Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beauty Out of Dirt

I posted the other day with some pictures of various murals that appear around the high school where I work (here), and I mentioned posting some pictures of the ceramics display. Ceramics 1 & 2 classes are comprised of mostly underclassmen. The sign in the display case says it all: CERAMICS 1 & 2 done by Mr. P's Vicious Students. Savage Work Ethic Can Create Beauty Out of Dirt." You be the judge. . .

This flower is about a foot wide and it is just beautiful. How do they do that? So delicate. . .

These gourd-like creations are fantastic. Some of them look like the lids actually come off, but I think most of that is faux. I love the speckles.

The blue bowl would be a beautiful vase.

Love the giraffe. I understand that it's very difficult to keep the neck so vertical. It's not on display right now, but there was a peacock about this same size with real peacock feathers for its tail.

Love the stem on this one, and the colors.

Ditto here.

These look more functional than the gourds, but no less beautiful. I can see the green platter as a cheese plate, and a couple of perfect roses in one side of the red vase, and oak leaf hydrangea in the other side.

And just because I love it so much, here's that red rose again. The teapot on the other side of it is awesome, too.


Kathleen said...

High school seems better than it was back in my day. I didn't take art classes in high school, but I'm pretty sure they would not have matched the caliber of the class at your school.

My elective in high school was horticulture. Loved it.

Kathy said...

Horticulture is just another way to get beauty out of dirt, right? I'm not so artistic either. I remember making a lump once that vaguely resembled a snail. I was so proud!