(Closed) Any other studio artists?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I majored in ceramics… mostly.  I realized I would need to spend another semester in school in order to graduate with that major on top of my other stuff (a Creative Writing major, a minor in Japanese, and honors classes), so I dropped my major down to a minor at the last minute.  I was only two art history classes and one drawing class short of my BFA.

If you aren’t sure about pursuing your MFA, then I would recommend that you don’t do it.  Not yet, at least.  Get out and do what you want now.  Take the occasional adult education class to continue your education right now, and attend conventions and such for your art, and, of course, do your own work constantly.  You don’t have to do the formal MFA stuff yet, though.  If you later decide that an MFA is what you want, you can always go back.

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: January 2012

@thepainter:  I definitely still do it.  I work mostly on the wheel, and the first thing I did when I moved back to the US (I moved to Japan immediately after college and lived there for two years) was to buy a wheel.  I haven’t been able to finish anything yet, since I didn’t have a kiln, but it was okay because I combined my love of pottery with my love of theatre, and I found a way to bring the two together in such a way that a kiln wasn’t necessary.  I did get a kiln as a wedding gift, though, so I’ll get to start doing traditional stuff again pretty soon!  I’ll continue to do my pottery/theatre stuff, too.

I also got in touch with my old ceramics friends when I got back, so I’ve definitely remained a part of the ceramics community. 

Post # 7
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  • Wedding: January 2012

@thepainter:  I loved my printmaking class, and I was sad that I would have needed so much equipment to continue it outside of school.  It’s such a shame.  Yay for painting, though!

Have you ever been to a renaissance festival?  I’m a street performer at one.  My character is a clumsy potter.  I make about a thousand greenware pots before the season begins, and then, in front of the patrons, I fall and smash every single one of them over the course of the season.  It’s absolutely hilarious. 

I also sometimes run around with a bunch of wet clay and make random stuff…  For example, I’ll challenge a patron to a game of chess (but then they have to help me make the board and the pieces), or I make clay roses to smoosh into people’s hair if they say they want a flower garland, or…  The possibilities are endless.  And hilarious.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Me! I’ll be getting my BFA in Studio next fall (emphasis oil painting and installation/sculpture). I’m planning on going abroad for my MFA in the next few years too.

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