A drawing for her personal lithophane work, cups thrown
Jewelry waiting to be sold
Cara Long is a local artist who graduated a few years ago from the ceramics department at KCAI. She makes her own personal work as well as ceramic jewelry. Her business, Sweet Mud Clay Works, brings her technical knowledge, personal aesthetic, and ambition together to create translucent porcelain earrings and necklaces.
This semester I have had the pleasure of being Cara's intern and have benefited from receiving the knowledge she has gained from her work. I have so far helped to make new jewelry, research and seek new places to sell her jewelry, followed her to where her work is already being sold, and been introduced to the people with whom she works. She also has shown me her blog, documentation, catalogues, cover letters, post cards, business cards, etc., and shown me how she has created them. All in all, I feel that this internship has definitely been beneficial if I decide to pursue this path after graduating.