When I was in Canada for my first (failed) FET, I went to a ceramics museum. They had a “special” exhibit of painted ceramics. Something I have a particular fondness for. Especially modern works. I was very disappointed. A meager exhibit. I thought about some artists whose work I enjoy that were either not represented or underrepresented. For example, these Picasso ceramic pieces (there was ONE of his, it was okay), or Beatrice Wood, or even more current, Matt Nolen, an artist I took a workshop with many years ago. Thinking about Nolen’s work (please, explore his website), I know he has many pieces in various museums’ permanent collections, but that he has also done smaller, less extensive pieces. On a whim, I searched for him on eBay. Nothing came up at the time, but I saved the search so that I would receive emails if anything was listed. 2 months later I received an email. I won an awesome, hand painted cup. For less than the cost of a good pair of sneakers. IMO, it’s probably worth at least 3-4 times what I paid for it. I think I’m just lucky that others don’t think to look there for his work.
I think the theme of this cup is very appropriate for someone who is pregnant for the first time in my mid-40s.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the class is showing.