About Me

Hey Everyone! I am Bianca Del Cioppo and I am in love with art!

I am currently a student at Sierra Nevada College in beautiful Lake Tahoe. I am working towards my BFA in ceramics. I am relatively new to the ceramic art world, but I am quickly making up ground and filling every moment of my life with art shows, conventions, ceramics history and time in the studio. This blog is just a collection of what I make, what I see and things that peek my interest in the art world. Enjoy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Workshop Class on an Adventure

I am in a Friday class that meets with artists, that visit the college, and learn different ways of looking at art. We sat in on a lecture from Bill Gilbert, and from that we were assigned to do a piece, made solely from nature, in nature. So last Friday we went on a hike to Chimney Beach and each student went off and made a piece, having to do with nature and their own work. Because I am right in the middle of my JAPR process, I decided to make a vessel of sticks and pine needles, balanced on the edge of a rock. When all of us were done, we decided to relax and talk about each piece and how we could use aspects of it in our own work. Everyone responded well to my piece and a few thought that I should incorporate the balancing aspect into my JAPR. So I am. I feel very good about what was accomplished on that trip. It also helped to get out of the studio and clear my head. It allowed me to be open to new ideas. 

As soon as we got to our "camp", one of my classmates climbs up a broken tree and arranges all our buckets on top. Collaborative piece at work. Haha.

This is my piece.

 Another student's work. Also, the class talking. (Left)

  More of my classmates' pieces.

Our "collaborative" piece next to one of Lake Tahoe's bald eagle nests. Unfortunately they are just a memory now.