I’m Trying to Study

From January, 2017.

Clay tile, 4″ x 4″.


6 thoughts on “I’m Trying to Study

  1. Evelyn Flint

    You’ve captured the moment perfectly Claudia – I can just imagine that man in the library just dying to tell some one to “shut up!”…

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. It’s funny how we go along together in spaces like the library with our own private view. I think that’s what I felt doing this image.

  3. Laura (PA Pict)

    I like the use of the bright red of the table. To me, it suggests that the table, that space for study, is a lure, the thing drawing attention, maybe like the figure is trying to turn all of the context of the space into background white noise so that he or she can focus on studying that book.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    At first the table was another color, dark, I think, and it just looked…bla. So I changed it. I’ve always liked studying and I think a nice study spot makes a difference, hence something bright and warm and cozy – plus the balance of other colors needed it. And white noise is needed so much in the library – one noise or visual distraction standing out from the hum and there goes your thinking.

  5. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, the underglazes are so strong and bright, and the nature of working with them means blocks of color work really well. I like how these tiles come out just for the reason you said. Bold!

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