Terrible ceramics project makes great modern sculpture

November 15, 2012 | 11 a.m.

Crowd gathers in awe of the masterpiece

Clarionion | Marsha M. Allo

Terrible ceramics project makes great modern sculpture

"I just wanted to make a bowl," Townsend explained, "but this has turned into something far greater than myself."

A ceramics project gone terribly wrong has resulted in an unexpected modern sculpture piece for junior art major Becca Townsend.

Townsend told reporters that her ceramics project, originally intended to be a bowl, turned into an object that appears to be anything but a bowl.

“I don’t really know what happened,” explained Townsend. “It just … flopped.”

Townsend decided to plop her bowl-like creation on a table outside of the printmaking studio. Over the course of a few hours, a crowd of fans was found gathered around the piece, marveling at its workmanship. A small group of admirers stayed for several hours, seeking to find the meaning behind the oddly shaped sculpture.

“It’s just so compelling,” commented one bystander. “The artist must have a deep and intrinsic meaning behind it all. It’s Brilliant.”

After seeing the interest of the bystanders, Townsend has decided to turn her failure of a bowl into a modern piece of art.

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