Students created these forms out of slabs, using a water bottle as the armeture. The inspiration for this project connects to what students are studying in U.S. History - Pre-Civil War Slavery. Students analyzed Anthropomorphic pottery made by African Slaves in South Carolina during this time period before designing and creating their own pieces to represent their personalities.
Each one of these vessels are completely unique to the individual who made them.
I recieved a $1000 grant for this project from the Arts Council of Grand Rapids through the generous support of Amway, Ted and Brenda Frey, Keller Foundation, Mercantile Bank, and Porter Foundation.