A resource blog for students studying ceramics in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The cup above was inspired by a sea urchin. It is made using high fire (2200F) porcelain clay and covered with smooth white and aqua blue glazes. It's interesting to see the contrast of the organic nature at the bottom melded with the precision and regularity that is found at the top. The character of this simple form is completely altered by this unusual splaying at its base.