My two favorite things start with C, so they are related. One because of their initial letter and two because they are my favorites. Camp and Ceramics. Actually three things: 1. Christ 2. Camp 3. Ceramics. So to start off this first semester of my senior studio, I wanted to share my favorite place through my favorite medium. Here are just a few of my dabblings. They will be uploaded to my portfolio and shop at some point, hopefully soon.
Besides being a visual and functional representation of my favorite place, the illustrations on each vessel bring childhood whimsy and fun to an otherwise "adult" vessel.Trays are associated with adult tasks or responsibility of service or entertaining. Mugs are also associated with being an adult, having a busy life. Isn't funny that in the media adults are always depicted with coffee or needing coffee? So by adding the illustrations onto these vessels, I am infusing this fun and whimsy into everyday life. They act as a reminder to embrace amusement and vagary but also asks the larger question of why adult life must be so different than camp. The specific song lyrics themselves are just my personal means to the larger concept in the end, just like the songs are a means to a lively and enthusiastic camp day but they are not Camp.