Pottery by Lucie Rie
I’ve always been one to dig deep into my interests, particularly with my love for art. This is what jumped started my collage making--becoming obsessed with going to vintage stores to collect old magazines I could cut up. I've also gotten far on with my journey with acrylic and watercolor paints, the medium that has made me pull all nighters more than a handful of times just out of the excitement of making pieces. I've made sculptures out of recycled items I find, learned how to knit and sew. I've even tried out photography and film making. Most recently, I have dived into the world of ceramics.
I still think back to this past Christmas to acknowledge how lucky I was to receive the gift that I had been yearning for the longest time, a pottery wheel. During the span of that whole entire year, something about wheel throwing had intrigued me. So much that by December, I had watched just about every youtube video created that discussed the subject and followed dozens of potters on instagram so that I could remain updated on their newest projects. Each upload amazed me--I too wanted to create those gigantic sculptures and those beautiful dinner plates. I was eager to get my hands on some clay and find a wheel that I could work with--I rambled on and on about it to just about anyone who had ears to listen. More specifically to my dog Coca, who turned her head in confusion not understanding a word of what I was talking about but at least wagged her tail to remind me that she cared. I had obsessed over many art mediums in the past, so much that they became somewhat of a phase. I knew that pottery could be my next, if only I could find a way. However, getting a wheel and all of the supplies for it just seemed very out of reach and not as easy as other mediums. This is why I almost fainted that Christmas morning when I took that first glance at my wheel as I unwrapped Rudolf designs off of a giant box with my name on it.