Let the kid art happen

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Posted by admin | Posted in Bowls & Boxes | Posted on 15-03-2014

I truly hope that Lori C.’s exemplary efforts in her art class were rewarded with a commensurate grade for her little trinket box – unlike my experience in art, where I was one day working on the best painting I had ever done when the teacher came over and swiped a swath of watercolor over the entire sheet of paper, from top to bottom, telling me, “Now it is more artistic.” Artistic – shmartistic, that jerk ruined my painting!

Anyway, no indications here that Lori’s teacher tried to tell her how to do anything but use her imagination. This rich chocolate-brown box with the pretty pink lid is covered with tiny circles and hash marks¬†that give it detail and texture.

Click to read: Let the kid art happen! | YourClayProject.com

 

Click to read: Let the kid art happen! | YourClayProject.com

 

The lid features a flattened ball on top so you can easily lift it off, and there’s a tiny star imprinted in the ball along with more circles and hashmarks.

Click to read: Let the kid art happen! | YourClayProject.com

 

The pink from the lid is also used inside the box – it is almost a very soft coral color.

Click to read: Let the kid art happen! | YourClayProject.com

Click to read: Let the kid art happen! | YourClayProject.com

 

The box itself measures about 4 x 4 x 5, and is made from the slab method – flat panels joined together. You can see a bit of the joinery on the bottom panel.

Click to read: Let the kid art happen! | YourClayProject.com

 

And yes, the box itself is a bit off-square, but hey, cut Lori a break, will ya? This is elementary school, not the Masonic Lodge.

Click to read: Let the kid art happen! | YourClayProject.com

Also, note to art teachers: DO NOT try to “improve” your students’ work by smearing it with your own artistic vision. That sort of thing sticks with them for years. Decades, even.¬†Best to just let the kid art happen as it will, and create your art on your own time. K-thx.

 

I am sharing this sweet project for Pink Saturday. Many more delightfully pink posts at Beverly’s lovely blog, How Sweet the Sound.

 

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