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Ceramics Show: an ode to art

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Ceramics teacher Kevin Kowalski held the annual Varsity Ceramics Show to showcase seven of his advanced students at the Muzeo Museum in the historic district of Anaheim. Although the event already passed it was most definitely a show to remember.

Seniors Breanne Roybal, Madison Hanenberg, Brittany Leighton, Cedrick Moubayed, Travis Pecoy, Jacob Pratt, and Jason Francis have all spent the past two to three months preparing for the show. With Kowalski in charge and guiding these students, a total of 54 pieces of work were made.

The room that was occupied by the students’ works had a maximum capacity of 43 people. That doesn’t allow for many people to be viewing, even less are able to fit with the tables and displays.

Most students had a common theme throughout their pieces.  Roybal especially had a common color and used a theme for a large majority of her works labeled “Taste the Rainbow.” Roybal said she kept with the look because, “it brings a happy feel and happy side of people.”

The “Taste the Rainbow” works were common household appliances such as plates, bowls and vases. Roybal said these were intended for her family. She had decided that she “wanted them each to have one in their house, appliances or decoration.”

Overall Roybal kept family in mind when making pieces, but there are other inspirations to work as well.

Senior Jacob Pratt  who previously took the ceramics course last year, tends to find inspiration from other art. Pratt said, “I like to take a certain piece of it and incorporate it into my own art.”

Pratt used a special technique called soda firing  for every piece in the ceramics show. They made each piece look slightly cracked or aged and extremely detailed with hash marks and a sort of granite like texture to the piece.. He found the unique effect to be a point that could capture interest. In truth it did as that seemed to be the first eye catcher of the room.

Overall the Varsity Ceramics Show was quite interesting and one that deserves more publicity. It is surely something anyone who enjoys art would enjoy.

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