(elephant pot by Virginia: the original joke of 2 weeks ago was that a high school student wanted a glaze recipe from me, and I said 'yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but is it me? NO' Therefore, we have named our student artist Virginia, her high school in Connecticut, Troy. I did not think it would be polite to post their real names, unless they gave me permission)
SO, Virginia checks in from Connecticut, and sends us pictures of her elephant pot! I see astounding skill and talent here.
Every day the news tells us horror stories of teenagers smoking crack, having babies and becoming republicans, but with Virginia and her school, we see we have hope. Every young person should be encouraged to develop creative skills.
Virginia tells us:
'so, i'm not sure if you even remember me haha but i finally fired my pot. and i took pictures. so here's the thing, i couldn't use your glaze because our class is crunched for time, with the semester ending shortly and winter break coming up very soon... so we didn't have time to make and fire your glaze recipie, but i did promise you a picture...or four so here they are. :-) The glaze came out a little darker than i wanted, but i am very pleased with it anyways. I tried a jackson pollock effect on the inside. I wish i had a better camera that would get the color a lot better but i don't so this will have to do...'
Virginia, this elephant is WONDERFUL. Please stay with it, send us more updates in the future, and good luck from potsblog.