Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel
UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups. The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and she has a few pieces for sale in her shop. (via Slow Art Day)
Monday, Monday. March 10th. Tried to get work done at ceramic studio last night but misjudged my drying time to attach handles. So I left things uncovered, and meant to go back last night and it didn’t happen-snuggled my son to sleep and I was out. My cups are probably too dry today to carve or attach handles. Damn. Gotta go back today and hopefully mix up some new glaze.
Waiting to hear back from 3 grad schools still (2 rejections already). I dont even know that i want to go at this point and I am ok with that. I am deeply questioning if I am ready or not. I have a hard time with verbal expression when it comes to my work so its hard to write about. I may need to work on that. I don’t know, a lot of life circumstances are just making me really think about stuff and what I really want—what is important to me.
Life is too short to be frustrated, caught up in unhappiness and depression…..but why am l 38 and still trying to figure out such big stuff?
"Pretty Women" pouring vessel by Steve Hansen
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