My name is Karen Hoffman and I am a ceramics major at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. You can expect to find much pottery on this blog; a little bit of my own work and whole lot of current work from other artists that are catching my eye.
Hey everyone! I know I haven’t been around recently, and I apologize! Its been super hectic these last two weeks with school starting and I’ve taken on the TA position at the studio so I’ve been a little (a lot) swamped 😓 I DO have some new pictures of the stuff I’ve been throwing though, so I promise to get those up soon! Also, I exploded my first pot in a kiln! Not really an accomplishment, but I managed to go three years without doing it XD anyways, updates coming soon, and I’m looking forward to getting back into my ceramics groove!
Ryota Aoki :)
Dashboard: click box below for video
Ryota Aoki potter (via: tougeiotaku | youtube)
"I’m fortunate to have developed a deep love for historical and traditional pottery. The old pots have a mystery and beauty to them that could provide a lifetime of inspiration. I’m not making traditional pots, but I acknowledge the debt I owe them. They are the source of my ideas."
oh by the way… forgot to tell yous guys that one of my teapots was accepted into the Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition! i am very excited and honored to have a piece selected by this year’s juror, Christa Assad, as this was the first juried show that i have ever submitted to (other than shows at my university)
It is a most joyous day, dear followers! I have officially turned 21 and am having my first beer! Crabbie’s Spiced Orange Ginger beer :D The place where my parents took me has over 700 kinds I beer!
You know what else this means?? I can drink at NCECA next year! Score! ‘Tis truly a great day to celebrate!