(Click to enlarge pictures)
Though, you know, sometimes the clay turns out some pretty cool stuff, too, even without a rib tossed in.
The Archie Bray Foundation is a nonprofit institution located about 3 miles from campus. Started in 1951 by (who else?) Archie Bray, a brickmaker with an eye to the arts, the Foundation sprawls across the grounds of the defunct Western Clay Manufacturing Company. It hosts ceramics artists from around the world as part of its residency program. The works of many past residents can be seen strewn all about- everything from broken mistakes to planned-out installation pieces. A stroll around the grounds takes any curious person an entire afternoon and, to add to the problem, the staff is fantastic about letting visitors waltz themselves through the studio areas. For everyone: GO TO ARCHIE BRAY. TAKE A CAMERA. DO IT.