Showing posts from September, 2018

week 6

I am continuing to work on the "distilling the complex form" project. I've recently found inspiration in a Instagram post where someone had used a hand held strainer as an extruder and using that on different forms that I have thrown. While I have gone this route the project still feels very impersonal to me but I'm starting to let go of that and trying to enjoy working and practicing in new techniques.

Week 4

We've started our second project. The idea is to repeat the same form over and over to create a larger piece but to be perfectly honest my heart is not in it. I tried thinking of ways to make the project more my own and have started to look at Molly Hatch for inspiration. I've started throwing again, but needless to say, I'm not very good. The plan is to go in on my free time and practice as much as I can and try to figure out a form that's best suited for this project.

Week 3

This Week I had wrapped up on our re-purpose project. As everything had to be found I started the project of by going around my city and scavenging for this that I thought might be useful in creating pigments. I was (semi) successful in creating brown, red, and orange "paints". -by this time now though, they are all molded and gross. I also went around and collected flowers and other vegetation. Before the project began I had many other materials that I had found that I wanted to incorporate into the piece, such as an assortment of bugs and glass panels I had received from a friend, that was also once found sitting in an ally way. all of these came together into a four part series commenting on the bible's interpretation of homosexuality. As I disagree with many peoples reading on these topics I decided to make my project centered around this idea. I laid down specific chapters of the bible that were commonly believed to be a negative views on homosexuality and

week 1 and 2

Being fairly new to the ceramics studio it was (still is) a process. I'm trying to find my footing and get acquainted with the people around me who have been here semesters before. That being said, it hasn't been bad. If anything being in the ceramic studio so much has helped me re-adjust to the school and coming back in for the fall session. Most of my time has been spent working on our first assignment- finding every weird gross thing, no sane person would willingly touch. It has been quite the challenge to try and find materials for making my own pigments. In the first week I didn't have any connection to pre-made paints or marker colours so I decided to make my own. I later found crayons and markers I could use as well. during the second week we made sandy white clay to help get us started. I already care for this clay more than my first semester stoneware. There is little to no grit with only 8 lbs in a 200 lb barrel- It makes for quite the transition from a clay the