Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Yayoi Kusama Clay Pinch Pot Pumpkins
According to https://www.theartstory.org/artist/kusama-yayoi/ Yayoi Kusama's life is a poignant testament to the healing power of art as well as a study in human resilience. Plagued by mental illness as a child, and thoroughly abused by a callous mother, the young artist persevered by using her hallucinations and personal obsessions as fodder for prolific artistic output in various disciplines. This has informed a lifelong commitment to creativity at all costs despite the artist's birth into a traditional, female-effacing Japanese culture and her career's coming of age in the male dominated New York art scene. Today, Kusama reigns as one of the most unique and famous contemporary female artists, operating from her self-imposed home in a mental hospital.
Yup, the Soul Sisters love some Kusama!
How did we make these? Well, we made a normal clay pinch pot. Turned it over and pulled up to make the pumpkin a little longer. Added details. Let dry. Fired at 04 greenware. Took out and glazed with Stroke N Coat. Fired again 06 fast.
We have blogged on Kusama before check out the links below:
Each kid was very successful with this lesson!
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