Ceramic art at the Lviv National Academy of Art
Use your words. That recording plays over in my head, like a mantra or a chant. Finding the words in the midst of experiencing new things has become a challenge. How can I express thoughts and emotions that are actively still forming.
Today I went to the Lviv National Academy of Arts for the first time. The seed of this trip was planted decades ago. It took years for me to have the courage to even speak about such a crazy idea. An extended stay in Ukraine to immerse myself in Ceramic Art, a childish dream. Yet, here I am.
The active part of pursuing my idea began in February of last year. I must thank all my friends and family who supported me and continue to support me. Oksana, who was able to point me in the right direction. Irene, who tirelessly helped me plow through the language barrier, translating my request to the Academy. Cathy and Diane, who have helped me keep moving forward for the last 20 years. Last but not least my family. Especially, my husband and daughter who understand my need to create.
I continue to be overwhelmed and in awe of all the new things I am seeing and doing. Here is a visual sample of my day. From taking the tram to cooking 4 chicken breast on a hot plate.
The photo above is from the Tram station in Lviv where my journey began. The director of the ceramic department kindly met me at my apartment and escorted me to the Academy.
From the outside you would never guess how much it is overflowing with creativity and ceramic art. Here is a sample.
Below are photos of the kiln room. They have both electric and gas kilns