Ceramics are my current jam. I really like the idea of making badass pottery. Putting somewhat cruel imagery on pretty and delicate ceramic pieces. My first ceramics class was back when I was a kid with family friend and local artist Pam Golden. I was back and forth with it over the years and then got serious with it while studying under Judy Rossman for a couple of semesters while working towards transfer credits to MassArt for my undergrad in Painting and Art Ed. Although I enjoyed working in the medium, my other focuses pulled me away until this past spring when I signed up for a class with Lisa Howard at her studio/shop Local Pottery.
Altered books are similar to a journal in the way you can pick it up, work on it a little bit, forget about it for a while, remember it again, add some more, and before you know it you have this completed thing filled not only with all of the things you've added or traces of what you've subtracted, but memories of where you were and what you were thinking about while you were making it.