Welcome to the first online edition of LSU MOA Museum Happy Hour! At 5 p.m. on Thursdays, we encourage you at this time to do any type of creative activity that inspires you. Last week’s activity was a Scavenger Hunt: Newcomb Pottery IRL (in real life)! A lot of the plants these artists designed from are wildflowers and weeds.This mug pictured features the plant: pickerel weed.
- Can you find this plant inspiration in your back yard? Take a photo of it and tag us @lsumoa with your finds.
- Can’t find them? Sketch your own Newcomb Pottery inspired piece using a plant you do have in your backyard.
The text on this mug says The Crown of this Cup is made of Love and Friendship. Let this message inspire you on your nature walk…we will get through this time together. Let’s share what inspires us and what we are creating together.
IMAGE: Mary Pearl Davis (American, 1882-1956), decorator; Joseph Fortune Meyer (America, 1848-1931), potter; Pickerel weed mug, c. 1895-1902, High glaze on white clay,H. 6 1/8 x W. 5 15/16 x D. 3 ¾ inches, Gift of Dr. A. Brooks Cronan, Jr. and Diana Cronan, © 2020 All Rights Reserved, Photo © 2020 LSU Museum of Art