more student work in the library

For the last month of the semester, a ceramics class is displaying their wares in the library. They are all soup tureens with matching bowls and saucers. Students were inspired to create these objects from readings from

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honoré

Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose

Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Wintherur

The faculty member says each student had to create a set of objects that would enhance a meal based on a family recipe or tradition.  She wanted the students to consider how eating habits have changed and how this could affect the objects associated with eating.

When the pieces were finished, the students and guests sat down to a dinner of soups and bread served on their masterpieces.

Child’s playset for acorn soup!
detail of the set for chicken soup
a colleague brought in this adorable book from her childhood collection
for one of my favorite meals, tomato soup and grilled cheese
to accompany matzo ball soup
vegetable soup