Assignment: Create at least 2 functional cups with at least one other complimentary form. These objects will comprise a thematic group.
Some students choose to interpret this assignment with very elaborate compositions; other students focus on more understated form and surface. Function is always the main goal. The variety of outcomes contribute to an interesting discussion on the concept and challenges of making (and using) utilitarian forms.
2 views of a vase that completed the ‘thematic group’ for this student’s cups (approx. 13” tall) constructed using the pinch method. Fired to cone 6 in oxidation (electric kiln).