The Country Store was abuzz with a new vibe on Monday evening as students from our Ceramics II class hosted a holiday sale of their recent work. With the smell of fresh baked molasses cookies filling the store, students and faculty darted around the pop-up gallery space, buying up a wide variety of high- and low-fire pieces. Featured items included plates, mugs, wall hanging planters, candle holders, leaf print dishes, and more.
The gallery sale was conceived of by members of the Ceramics II class who worked with Mr. Smith to plan and promote the event. In class, students have been learning recently about the life and process of the practicing artist. As part of their recent project work, students have investigated how artists make a living from their work, how they value and manage their time, how they mass produce their wares, and how they price their pieces.
An Artist’s Perspective
Students priced their own works for the show by calculating the value of their time, cost of materials, and the technical skill that went into each piece. By night’s end, the room was filled with little red “sold” stickers and many happy customers!
A big shout out to the Ceramics II class for all of their artistic effort and pop-up gallery organization. Class members include: Catrina Caruso, Zola Braswell, Vadim Karchemkin, Nate Lamprey, Maddie Kilfoyle, Darren Lombardozzi, Thomas Prentice, Noah Bolduc, Phoebe Kahn, and Bridget McCallum.