the pods cut in half
alice and I
I had the AMAZING opportunity to take a workshop this past weekend with Alice Ballard. I fell in love with Alice's work the very first time I saw her fluid and organic ceramics and her work has inspired me ever since. I found out this weekend her work is not only amazing, but she too is and incredible woman. In the workshop she explained many handbuilding techniques and encouraged each of us to find a form in nature and sculpt it out of clay. We were to make two forms that somehow related to one another. I brought two pecan seed pods from the trees in my back yard for my nature subject. As I began to work in her techniques, I found myself lost in my own little world of me and the clay. Before I new it the first day was over. I couldn't wait for day two!
I took a gazillion pictures this weekend and tried to document every tid-bit of the workshop. I am so grateful for this past weekend! It was like meeting one of my heroes and getting work with her for two days! Below I have posted some pictures of Alice's beautiful work.