Pottery Photography

Is this a photograph of art? Or is the photograph art in and of itself?

Creative public art workshop of student artwork

While this is a photo of art that was created during the Delphian School’s creative public art workshop, the image itself is beautiful! The clay bowls and plates in the photograph create a pattern that make it hard to look away. The element of repetition is a wonderful artistic tool to lead the viewer’s eye across the image. In this particular piece, the pots are aligned into straight lines no matter which direction you follow. This design makes it especially interesting to view.

The colors (or lack thereof) included in this piece are dull which brings more attention to the pattern. Having a background of black and white helps to draw your eye to the tan color of the clay and allows your eye to jump from point to point around the image.

Whether or not the photographer meant to “make art,” we appreciate the beautiful depiction of the pottery that was created during the free art workshop this February.

 

 

Scholastic Art Awards 2017

Some Delphian students came home with awards in a variety of categories at the Oregon Regional Scholastic Art Awards this last weekend. Eighteen of us won Gold Key awards, which was exciting because at this level we can compete for scholarships!

A drawing from one of the students that placed!

A drawing from one of the students that placed!

A pencil drawing of a bike done by Alex Has. 

A pencil drawing of a bike done by Alex Has. 

Kaden Morfopoulos received one of only five American Visionary nominations for his pottery piece submitted in the ceramics and glass category. Kaden's ceramic art is  on display at the Lawrence Gallery located in Sheridan, OR, where he is the youngest artist to have ever been featured by the gallery!