Ceramic planter pots created by Rod Tisdale stand on pedestals
Ceramic planter pots created by Rod Tisdale stand on pedestals in Lane’s Building 10. Kira Jones / theTorch
Ceramic planter pots created by Rod Tisdale stand on pedestals
Ceramic planter pots created by Rod Tisdale stand on pedestals in Lane’s Building 10.
Kira Jones / theTorch

Lane artist and student Rod Tisdale has ceramic planter pots on display in Building 11. The pots were made in Lane’s Ceramics Hand Building class over the course of three terms, between 2014 and 2015.

The colorful pottery was made in an effort to explore the historical aspects of southwestern Native American pottery, a style that has been in use for roughly 2,000 years. Tisdale tried to model this collection of planter pots after the styles of three specific tribes.

“I have been influenced by the styles and traditional forms of the Anazasi, Membres and Alcoma pottery,” Tisdale said.

The Ceramics Hand Building class focuses on basic skills required for making pottery with your hands. Lane offers several other ceramics classes, many of which will be offered over winter term. The courses offered range from the Alchemy of Ceramics class to the Wheel Throwing class.

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