Monday 25 January 2016

Katerina Giannaca ceramics exhibition

As I have already told you I am taking ceramics lessons. These are divided into 6-week terms during which we do one subject. Also each term starts with a presentation of the subject.
The first subject was the bowl and our teacher showed us a powerpoint with various artists.
The result was to make two bowls. One small one in just one lesson (three hours) and a bigger one in the next five weeks. Last week we glazed the bowls and they were put in the oven.
I brought them home and felt really happy to show them to friends.
Here they are.
 I really loved how they turned out and especially the bigger piece
which is glazed in a glaze not suitable for food so my spiders have decided to settle in it. Spiders made by Laura of Dans le Lakehouse.
The second term was called "The box" and I chose to make a biscuit jar which is not ready yet.
Here's how it still looks.
This subject was introduced with a visit at Ro Art Gallery where we saw the works of art of painter and ceramist  Katerina Giannaca. We were lucky the artist herself was there too.
 Here are some photos from that exhibiton visit. Don't you love all those shapes and colours?

We then had some drinks with our teacher and all the ceramic class classmates and discussed the experience of learning how to make ceramic objects. I know I am enjoying it really very much! And that was a great visit!


Jacqueline Morris said...

How wonderful are they!!
So so pretty, love the shapes and colours.... Oh they are brilliant :)
Your bowls are awesome!! Seriously good, pretty colours too. Oh I would be feeling proud too... You did a great job.
Big smiles :)

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Είναι όλα πανέμορφα !!! Και πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα απασχόληση !!!

Kaisievic said...

Hi Ariadne, thanks for sharing all of the wonderful ceramics with us - so special and I love your two bowls, too. Cant't wait to see your finished biscuit barrel.

Justine said...

Your blue bowl is my favourite of all the items pictured here - it's such beautiful shape and colour. How cool to meet a designer you admire.

mandysea said...

*gasp* wow! What gorgeous bowls you have created!! And your teachers work... so colourful and imperfect which makes them totally perfect!! I would buy!!! And thanks so much for your lovely comments too!

Mii Stitch said...

You know what? My favourite is your biscuit jar!!
It might not be finished or whatever else, but to me the simplicity of shape ,colour & design is just perfect :)

Marie-Anne said...

Congratulations dear Ariadne!!! Your first creations are so lovely!! Your friend's cute little spiders as well!!!
I also like your biscuit jar... it will be perfect when finished!!!
As for the artist's creations, they are really beautiful, their shapes and colours so very special!!!!
Keep on with the good work and enjoy!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty bowls, especially embellished with spiders!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This looks like such an interesting class since you don't only create, but also meet artists.

zina said...

λατρευω τα κεραμικα! και αυτα ειναι υπεροχα!

Unknown said...

Lovely! Love your bowls and the spiders.

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning your bowls are beautiful! Love them both

AppleApricot Wen said...

Wow I'm in awe of your beautiful work! Well done! I LOVE that beautiful blue you chose for the big bowl! By the way... it is your birthday somewhere around these days, is it?