Ceramics 1 & 2 is taught by Mrs. Larsen. She has been teaching ceramics for 35 years now. She went to California College of Arts and majored in ceramics. It was very expensive; she had 3 jobs and 1 loan to pay it off. Mrs. Larsen gets her inspiration from figure works of women. She goes to form life drawing classes. Ceramics 1 is all about the basics and building techniques. You learn about the basics of clay and utensils. Ceramics 2 is more detailed and historical based projects. You put more of “you” into your projects. I interviewed Krystal Coogan and asked her questions about her ceramics class.
“My bottled project.”
How long have you been working on it?
“Its been a couple weeks at least.”
Do you enjoy this class?
“I do, it helps me relax.”
Is it easy?
“No, ceramics 1 was not 2.”
What was one of your best projects?
“One of my bowls that I did on the wheel.”
How much time do you get for each project?
“It varies, depending how hard the project is; but normally 2-3 weeks.”
Which project would you do over again?
“I would want to do more projects on the wheel.”
Where do you get your inspiration from?
How many projects are you working on?
“At the moment two.”
What don’t you like about this class?
“I never finish the project by the deadline. And when you wear black you can see the clay all over, you also get ashy elbows.”
What happens if you do not finish in time?
“You get a zero for that grade until you finish it.”