Last year, Summer 2010, I taught a clay+English children's class at the Yingge Ceramics Museum during the International Ceramics Festival. This year, Summer 2011, I was invited back to teach again! It was a lot of fun, but I had to change my plan because some (most of) the tiles from last year's project were still sitting on the studio shelves. A plan was never developed and executed for display of the finished work. Some of the tiles were glazed and fired, some were not. Nevertheless, I felt I needed to provide a project in which this whole issue was obsolete. I took my cue from a well-known British artist, Clare Twomey, who I admire. Please follow the link to see the rest of her work.
Unfortunately, on the last day of the class there was a typhoon, a common occurrence during the rainy season in Taiwan. So, the studio staff and I took to a grass patch in the ceramics park this past (sunny) Sunday to place the flowers. As I explained to the students, the rain and wind will help to put the clay back in the ground. Peace, love, happiness, recycle, hug the earth, make art, etc . . . ;-)