My clay teacher (at the Durham Arts Council, hand-building classes) and friend for lo these many years, Larry Downing, teaches full time at the NC School of the Arts in Durham. A couple of his classes got a big project to work on–a multi-tile mural to be installed at the American Tobacco Campus.
Larry asked me in to consult with a couple classes to talk to the students about Walter Anderson, whose work inspired the student’s design, and talk about surface treatment ideas. Each student had two 8″-tiles to work with. They each had two squares of the overall design to transfer to their raw tiles. Here’s what they ended up with !
It was a big project and a big practice in being one of many voices supporting an overall design.