Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ceramics Classes... (Updated)

So I have been teaching pottery classes here in Korea for a couple of weeks. The class is conducted in English...mainly for foreigners, although I do also have a couple of Native Koreans. The class is going well and my students are quick to learn. I would like to think that my instruction is the reason for this, but i think i just have good students.
I wish I was getting paid for it though. Here I am teaching classes and, for compensation, I get free use of the studio now. I guess that's kinda cool, but with 6 students, i'm making the studio quite some money. And now I sit here thinking, what did that Business degree teach me anyways? No, but really, I have no problems with helping out the dude. He's a good guy and helps me out a lot in other ways. For a foreigner in foreign land, that help means 10x what it's worth to a Native Korean if you know what I mean.

Meanwhile, I have been working on some wheel-based sculptures. I think I might be able to get into a group event/show some time soon where I may be able to get these suckers a little exposure. It's kinda far out and the people at the studio kinda stare at it wondering what the hell it is...but i think i would get a kick out of seeing some more responses. Like I said, I'm still working on them...I have about 8 done. I'm thinking of making these sea-forms have power in numbers though. Make it look like a great big underwater garden!


At February 19, 2006 at 1:17 AM , Blogger roger said...

cool pieces. they remind me of theose underwater worm tubes at the bottom of hte ocean that spew out hot stuff.

At February 23, 2006 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Nate said...

Those works of art are wickedly cool; I think of sea anemones (when they're closed up to protect themselves... (this next thing is random) always thought it was neat how some crabs place anemones on their shell for camo and defense) or these sculptures could be seen as various types of sponges filtering out their diner from the surrounding water.


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