The first week of my last semester has come and gone. With it came excitement, anxiety, hopefulness, and a burst of new ideas that I cannot wait to create. Our first assignment for Ceramics II is to create a piece based off our responses to reading the short story “Apologia” by Barry Lopez. As an English Literature major, I am incredibly excited about creating a piece of artwork that evokes my interpretation from a specific work of literature. Images that this short story brought about in my mind are ones of darkness and vastness, while simultaneously illustrating moments of beauty. With this project I hope to display these ideas through the use of clay and create something I will be proud of.