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Ayumi Horie is one of my favorite ceramic artists ever, and this video of her dry throwing (!!!) makes me love her so much more (as if that’s even possible).

 

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The ceramics studio in Boliou was recently cleaned (and extremely well.  even Kelly commented that she had never seen it that clean) and the blackboard with the brainstorming for the throwlympics was erased.  So I thought I would update this goofy little blog with a list of potential throwlympics events.

  • Doubles throwing
  • Tallest cylinder
  • Blind throwing?  This is a new addition after I saw this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD8gJgVkEUA
  • Relay race (carrying bags of clay down the hall, centering, some other task to be determined)
  • Largest hand-built vessel
  • Most bowls thrown in X minutes (perhaps a long and short program)
  • Some slab building event?  Maybe build a cube.

There would be electric wheel events and kick wheel events, and while most events will be stoneware I think we’re even going to have some porcelain events too.  I’ll update this post as I think of more events.  As of right now we don’t have a date for the throwlympics, but I have a feeling it will happen over a week or so and it is entirely possible (nay, probable) that many of the bowls will go towards the Carleton Empty Bowls event which is coming up.

You better practice your throwing because competition is going to be fierce.

Hello.  My name is Allie and I am a senior studio art major from Milwaukee, WI.  I can’t even count the number of times I’ve said that in the past 4 years.

Both this blog and this idea of blogging are quite new to me, but I am excited to jump right in.  I plan on using this blog to post about the National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Philadelphia in a few weeks as well as posting about the upcoming throwlympics (an exciting ceramics competition, open to the entire campus).   I don’t have a ton to say at this very minute, but I assure you that won’t last long.

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