Oriental ceramics

Have to do my homework to describe these two! What i know off the top of my head is the upper piece seems old from the crackle and no marks on back. The other is from a process that the images are done within the clay itself by creating the scene and putting it into the piece.

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sethsnap

It’s that time again.  Time for you to write the story for one of my photos.  This week while walking on the local bike trail, I found what seemed to be a rundown old grandstand.  Was it the town baseball field? A school?  Well, that is for you to decide.  This isn’t my prettiest picture but I think it will stimulate your writing caps.  So give it your best shot.  I look forward to reading your thoughts.

To get a better view, click on the photo.  To purchase a photo calendar with my work, visit the Seth Snap store.  To see more of my work, visit my galleries. .

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Sir Lancelot

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Sir Lancelot’s Swan Song (Lottie, also known as Lance Peepers) He has many other alias including “Baby” and “itty bitty” is very tiny…only 4lbs and has lots of attitude. My friend Ginger calls him “Wolfie” for good reason and says i will miss the boat if i don’t write a children’s book about him.
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Here he is with Gwyneviere…

Glass and Ceramics

There is a big kiln out in the barn here i hope to get hooked up this spring. Some of the ceramics done through Kent State University are pictured below.

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This next one was done by my talented friend Mollie Judge!

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Working with clay is one of the most fun art forms there is!
Two interesting points about ceramics as opposed to glass and many other objects of art is, to the best of my understanding, that (one)small imperfections in the piece may not devalue them drastically and the prices tend to rise steadily rather than fluctuate greatly, and (two) ancient civilizations have left “fingerprints” through pottery and even though broken, have a story to tell.

Awakened!

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As sunrise kisses frost away
Returns crystal iciness to dew,
in the beauty of morning…
Again i think of you and dream

In mind, your arrival soon…
For you to stroll over a knoll
Leap released from my heart
Gasp escapes this constriction

Speech can be restored
Once more we will play
In this beautiful place
And be always in grace

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eARTh Arts Center

History of the art school:

In about 1987 i joined a group who were developing a plan to establish an artist-in -residency colony in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at a location where i grew up, Everett Village. My parents had owned the general store there and it was home.
    In the interim in founding eARTh art school we began to work with some of the agencies in Summit County to bring art to the park and integrate those with challanges into classes with the general population. Integration has come a long way since then though there is still much work to do.
  When Yellowstone National Park invited us to ckme to Montana i spent nearly two years in the Rockies and explored the options. There i found it behooved us to work more independantly until the curriculm was fully developed.
  Now here in Portage County there are many plans on the table and many projects in the wings as we continue to develop a new board, staff and connect with the agencies in multiple counties.
  Life as an Art Form can cross most barriers to bring people together and build stronger community. A.P.P.L.E. S. Art Promotes People & Learning through Environmental Studies as the original parent organization is still viable and we hope to better serve the public in the very near future.

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