During my last few weeks at UF, I was working on a series about jumping through hoops. (Those of you in academia: can you relate?) I was talking with friends about the artificiality of those hoops and in my sketchbook, I started exploring ideas about the hoops being objects, such as a diamond ring, to symbolize status or betrothal. On the pots, I decided to go with the cliche' of a heart. He gets hung up on the heart while trying to jump through it.
I just got this one out of a kiln at the Armory tonight. I have several more of these to glaze and I will be experimenting with color. Stay tuned!