Today is a better day. The kids seem well rested and happy, it's a warm and beautiful fall day and I'm stoked to have my first USU interview ready to post. Fellow grad student Sunshine Cobb is in her final year of her MFA here at USU, so we got to know her last year and we're thrilled she's going to be around for this one too! Besides having an obsession with clay akin to Robin's, she's also been a great knitting partner and pal for me. And the kids love her to bits.
Thanks for being the first interviewee Sunshine!
Sunshine Cobb is a third year graduate student in the ceramics dept at USU. Hailing from California, she mostly misses lemons and long walks on the beach with her pina colada road soda. Sunshine is her real name and she moved to Utah in August of 2007 to pursue an MFA in clay. Since moving to Logan, she has developed a love for long winters and a recent passion for printmaking. She also likes goats and hip hop music. Here's a bit more, in her words......
I think it's a really useful medium. I like that it offers an accessibility to making functional objects that fit into people lives. I feel that through clay, my creative energy is channelled appropriately, in a non-ego driven way that can have a voice and make an impact.
Where do you fit on the scale?(Clay Obsessionscale)
I'm a #10, for sure.
It's potter friendly. When I visited the program before being accepted I could see that the ceramic community here is really great.
What do you consider your schtick?
Functional pots. My aim is to become the world's best potter.
What are you making right now?
Basins. Apparently calling them bowls, isn't good enough.
architecture, urban decay, rusty cars and peeling paint, landscape
incorporating more old time craft into my vessels, like wire handles.
They are kind of naughty, they have square pupils and have such inquisitive faces.
This photo would brighten anyone's day, eh?