When you ask your professor for their opinion on your piece and they lead with, “ok… I’m going to be really blunt with you…” you know you will experience a [possibly painful] learning moment in a matter of seconds.
What I learned:
- Water weakens clay (yes, she mentioned this in the first lecture, but was I listening?? On the bright side, she told me to leave it alone and go drink a coffee😊)
- My piece is delicate… it might fall apart.
- It will not be functional as anything other than a sculpture.
- I may have interpreted “vessel” too loosely even for an artist.