This project is 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide. I like this tall project a lot more than my other one because to be honest, the other one sort of sucked. I wanted to prove to myself that I could actually make something taller than normal and make it look nice, and I even painted some nice little waves on it. The mood of this piece is tranquil because instead of confusing the piece with lots of colors and textures I just have the green with blue, both cool colors, that work together to compliment the symmetry of the piece.
This is my set of 3! I Had a lot of fun with the red clay and I decided to carve into all of them similarly to make them match. One is a 4 inch tall and 5 inch wide bowl with a flared out edge, one is a 6 inch wide plate, and the last is a 4 inch tall cup. I love the way the red clay turned out with its earthy color it almost seems genuine or pure. Like the clay came straight from the dirt into these forms. I didn't want to disturb the already beautiful color of the clay with excessive glazing so I just used black as a accent to make the swirl designs. This minimalism isn't always my style because I do like the complicated designs but with the red clay it isn't necessary. The mood of these pieces is calm but ordered because of the simple shapes.
This is a porcelain bowl that I made as an extra wheel project. It is 6 inches wide and 5 inches tall. I loved throwing with the porcelain because it was so smooth and fragile but also resilient. With this project I wanted to take pride in the natural white color of the porcelain which made me think of innocence and purity so I glazed it with bright, cheerful colors to keep that theme in mind. The main technique I used to make this was throwing with porcelain. I love the way this bowl turned out with the paint strokes viable and the smooth shininess of the porcelain. It's so beautiful.
This is what I'm calling an "inverse bowl" because I decorated the outside with coils that project out of the surface of the clay and carvings that go into the clay. It's 5 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches tall and glazed with light blue with black glaze in the cracks and white glaze over the ridges. The theme of this bowl is opposites-- the light and dark, the protruding clay and the carved clay. I had to write an essay in this same week about opposites and how one can't exist without the other and I wanted to make a piece of art to match, so here it is.Some techniques I used include making coils and carving the clay along with painting glazes and making patterns in the clay.
This is my tall project! It's 7 inches tall and 4 inches wide. I glazed it with green and blue because I was inspired by the beautiful place we live, where we sometimes see a little bit of a blue sky, but we often see green everywhere we look. I wanted to make a vase for my mom and I thought the natural mood of it would go well with the various plants one can put in the vase. This tall project was difficult to throw because the more pulls I do the more likely it is that the project will get off center, but I used the technique of pulling in sections to get it taller. This resulted in it getting wider as it got taller but it's still taller than it is wide :) I gave this to my mom yesterday and she loved it so I'd say it earned an A!