Skip to comments.Artist Leaves Plans for Ashes
Posted on 06/08/2013 7:25:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A Nashville artist loved her medium so much that she decided to become a part of it.
Hyman not only wanted to have her ashes held by clay pottery, she wanted them added to the pottery.
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Ash (mostly wood) is a major component of ceramic glazes. Ash from different kinds of trees gives different color glaze qualities
I can only imagine what her glaze will look like!
I’ve asked that my ashes be mixed in to Marie Osmond’s bubble bath. That way, I’ll finally get to take that bath with her.
I having a tbsp of my ashes dropped in left field of Fenway park.
Brings a whole new meaning to the movie, Ghost.
I don’t recall wood ash in my ceramics classes.
Bone ash, containing phosphate, is an ingredient in fine bone china, lending the translucent quality by fluxing the flint (quartz sand) component.
Following Hymans instructions, DeMay produced several substantial urns, each of with a slightly different design, using a variety of glaze recipes and techniques. Another of Hymans good friends will pick which one will have her ashes sealed inside, another will be sent to Hymans family, and the last will stay with DeMay. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN
The lid, held here by Hoobler, features Hymans face with an Etruscan hairstyle. In her will, Hyman left money for the museum to create a ceramics exhibit once space becomes available. At that time, Hoobler says her box and burial urn will likely go on permanent display. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN
Way back in 1978 or so when I was at Tennessee Preparatory School craft instructor B.J. Place thought I had some potential. She got her friend Sylvia to render some private tutoring in clay sculpting and glazing. Ms. Hyman seemed to know everything about ceramics and their impact on civilizations.
At her suggestion I made a small sculpture of an old man in a robe and submitted it to the Tennessee State Fair. “Moses” won a blue ribbon in his category despite being a hat-less Gandolf. A win is a win.
Much later Ms. Place confided that Sylvia thought I was an egotistical know-it-all who needed a lesson in humility - and thought competing against a state-wide field would accomplish that.
Ms. Hyman, I’m sorry that one backfired. You were a great talent and excellent teacher.
- Mikel Tackett