Last school year, I set off to learn more about Japanese art, particularly clay.  I guess I was just bored of making tea bowls with my second graders.  Now, tea bowls are wonderful and as a ceramist, I have deep respect for the tradition.  I just wanted to change it up a bit.  I stumbled upon Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging),  so I decided to explore this idea of playing with balance in how we can arrange flowers as well as what a vase can look like.
 Everyone loved making these so much last year that I decided to make them again.
Vases drying - textured slabs attached to a pinch pot base

Proud moment
More happy artists


* Be sure to look at my previous post from last year for other images.