Friday, May 24, 2013

Pod vases

It's too bad the scans of my drawings are always lighter than in real life.  This is the second entry in my image journal.

Project 5/50

Saturday, May 18, 2013

First coil project

     After pinch pots, I learned the techniques to make a coil pot.  As I worked on this project my feelings toward it were critical and I didn't like all the imperfections.  By the time I had spent so many hours working on it, I began to make a connection with the piece.  Though its not semetrical and is lumpy and bumpy in places, I can't help but like it after all.
Concept drawing

Greenware with colored slip.
Finished piece with clear glaze

Project 3/50 2013

-UPDATE- I am now a professional artist. :o)  I sold this vase to someone and it wasn't even my mom.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Drunk as a Skunk

In my ceramics class I have to make an image journal featuring 10 different ceramic pieces.  Each entry has to consist of a picture of the piece, my rendering of it and a short write up on the piece and the artist.  Here is the first entry in my image journal.

Original jug was made by Josh Stover

Project 2/50 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

My little pinch pot

     I decided to take a ceramics course, despite never actually conquering play dough as a kid. The only clay piece I ever made  in elementary school broke in the kiln.  The first thing we did was squeeze and work the clay to discover how it was manipulated in our hands.  The result...a primitive pinch pot.
"Snail" glaze inside, the brown is bare clay and clear glaze over all.

     I am considering doing a "50 projects in 2013" challenge.  Basically you just make or finish 50 projects of any crafty kind within the year.  On one hand, I think I should try this because I'm a terrible finisher and this might motivate me to complete what I start.  On the other hand I'm a terrible finisher, and I will probably fail.  Not a great attitude but at least I'm realistic.  So I think I'll count this as my first project and see how far I can get.

Project 1/50 2013

For trade or sale