Working with each of these artists was an amazing experience and challenge in
communication. The collaborative process gave us the opportunity to learn a little bit about one another and in the process I was able to guide each artist to create a work that expressed their own thoughts and ideas.
We began this project with a discussion about infinity and as a warm up to experience using clay each artist made
a symbol of infinity. Maria liked making
coils so she continued to express herself
drawing with clay coils on her piece.
On seeing the finished work, she expressed sheer joy and happiness!
This key truly unlocked somehing special for Maria
Kamilla came to this project with no sight but i found out she liked to write poetry . We based her key on a poem she had had written. Choosing phrases and words from her poetry , Kamilla stamped the clay. She modeled the butterfly and chose to put a smilling face self-portrait in the center.
Kerri wanted to decorate with hearts and happy faces. Using cookie cutter shapes and drawing into the clay she created pattern on pattern. She carefully selected the underglaze colors, creating the key to her heart.