Hi there! It’s been quite a long while since I updated my last blog entry. I’m really sorry for the delay.
I went back to the States again and took some classes at Cheri’s International Painting Studio in Huston, TX with my friend from Bolivia, Fresia. After the classes, we enjoyed traveling around New Orleans, and I want to write about it on my another blog entry.
In this entry, I want to show you my pieces that I learned from Mary Gosden and Peter Faust.
I took two of Mary’s classes in September last year with Dixie. She is the first teacher who taught me how to handle luster. Since then, I have become more interested in using luster to my works. I have come to like it!
This is the class subject that I took. This design has belonged to Mary Gosden. She is one of the best teachers whom I have taken before! Everyone loves her, and we really enjoyed painting with her. Mary will come to Anna’s painting studio next summer again, and I really can’t wait to take two classes from her again!!!!
One day Anna took us to a Chinese restaurant with Mary. We had a great lunch time there!!
In the Last day, Mary and we threw a chocolate party! It was so much fun!
Thank you so much for teaching me, Mary!!!
Next is the class subject what I painted with Peter Faust. Since taking his classes, I’ve been involved in designing more modern patterns. He definitely has given me a huge influence! I learned a lot of things from him.
This unique porcelain was designed by Nancy Benedettii. I’m so lucky to get in the classes thanks to my dear friend, Fresia!
She and I really enjoyed hanging out and painting even though we sometimes argued. Through arguing, we have become much closer friends!
At the Cheri’s painting studio, I met some of my Facebook friends, Wilma, Karen, Cheri, Nancy, Herta, Dian, in person for the first time! I also met some new friends there. Everyday, we hanged out to eat dinner and had a wonderful time together!
This is not a class subject. Cheri gave each of us a blank porcelain with Peter’s original pattern. Since I took two classes, I got two of white porcelain which has a different pattern. While taking a class, I painted on one of the pieces by myself. The pattern belongs to Peter, but the idea belongs to me.
I don’t want to excuse, but I know my piece is lack of values. Since I didn’t have enough time for firing and I wanted to give this piece to a friend of Fresia while I was in the States, I fired this piece two times. I wish I could fire one more time….. but I love my idea. Using the similar idea, I want to paint another piece some day!