All students will be able to design and build a slab box using a personal theme, while learning about slab building techniques and form.
Upcoming: Fishbowl critique of flattened vases. (block day) Make sure to have your piece here!
Stoneware; ht. 16.25, wd. 19, dp. 6.5 in.
Yih-Wen Kuo is full-time professor at the Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. His work is in numerous public collections including the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, the Taiwan Museum of Art, Taiwan, and the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague.
One day, I discovered that leather-hard slab's surface can be an ideal sketch book. Ever since, I started to write on the inside of my slabs before I closed the form. When finished, they become space containers which embody many of my thoughts. Like a diary, it recorded my happiness and sadness, love and hate, affection and hostility, motivation and passivity, involvement and loneliness, up and down, and dreams...... Maybe, in many years later, someone will accidentally drop and break a piece of mine to discover this.