Wednesday, March 2

Pots at the PMA

This is a crazy week! I've collected and delivered artwork for the Battle of the Sexes show down in Wilmington, been teaching, and writing up a paper for the History of Modern Craft and Design. We had to select an object dated between 1915-1945 from the Philadelphia Art Museum's American wing to describe and contextualize. I selected a white glazed ceramic pot from the Rookwood Pottery in Ohio by ceramicist, William Hentschel. Here's the sketch:
It was an interesting paper to write, as there are quite a few pieces by Hentschel in the museum collection, and I traced the cultural influences evident in his work across 3 decades. Unfortunately I waited so long to write the paper that I squeezed it into last night-- and now I'm exhausted and sleep deprived. Time for a nap.


  1. Sounds like you are really living life! Nothing like going to bed exhausted because you've been doing so much cool stuff.

  2. Well I'm living, but lately it feel like burning the candle from both ends!