I am from Pittsburgh and I am a huge hockey fan I decided to make my tile the Pittsburgh Penguins logo. First I cut out my slab, then I did many layers of black paint on the clay, beveled the edges and cut out a slit on the back to hang it. Then I carved my sketch into the clay and then fired it.
5. Which project was your least successful? Explain why you consider this work of art unsuccessful? If you were to create this project over, what changes would you make?
I think my least successful project was my pitfire piece. I think it was unsuccessful since the inside was rugged and the colors didn't turn out the way I wanted them to. If I could remake it, I would add way more acid, smooth out the middle and add bones to the wrap before I burned it.
- New experience, got to use a different medium
- Great way to bond with classmates
- Helped me with problem making skills
- Cut my chin
- Cost a decent bit of money
- The bodies would bend and wouldn't keep the correct shape
-Wrap your body in saran wrap
- Wrap multiple layers of tape around the wrapped part
- Once the tape will hold its shape you cut it off and tape it together
I started out taping Madison and Tomas, then we switched and
they taped my body. We then made 3 of my heads to use for me,
Emily and Megan.
My set is used for chips and dip. The starfish is for the chips and the shell for the dip. I didn't really have a plan, I kind of just made whatever I thought of. The materials were a starfish plate, a turtle shell mold and clay. First i started by placing the clay in the molds and letting it harden. Then i added details. Finally I painted.
I think my piece was successful due to the even distribution of black and white. I thought the process was fairly easy, it just takes a while since you have to let everything dry. First you cut out your slab, then do many layers of black paint on the clay, bevel the edges and cut out a slit on the back to hang it, carve your sketch into the clay and then fire.
We made a Lebes which is used in weddings for holding water to sprinkle on the bride before the marriage. I cut out the animals, drew them and glue everything on the white sheet. Madison did the research, designs and put everything together. Sgraffito: scratching the surface to reveal a different color underneath Registers: horizontal lines that separate different parts of the story
The most successful part is the colors, I think they are almost spot on which really brings him to life. The hardest part was when both of his eyes fell down so I had to hot glue them back up which made me have to glue them together instead of spread out. I started out with two tinfoil balls and 4 stakes for the eyes. I then made the base out of cardboard and construction paper. For his shell I used 2 paper plates and squeezed paper balls inside to make his shell 3D. Then I paper mached him 2 times, one with news paper and once with tissue paper to make him smoother. Then i painted him and that was all.
I think the only thing that makes my piece successful is it's unique shape. Most people went with a standard bowl shape but I tried to leave mine as random as I could. I burned salt, teabags, a cookie, a lollipop, baking soda and acid. Pit firing is a unique way of firing a clay piece. First you wrap your piece in foil with different products such as salt, hair or bones, this is also know as a saggar. Second you make a hole in the ground and fill it up with wood and other flammable materials so that it will burn the salt and such to your piece. Then you light it on fire and wait for everything to finish burning, once finished you take your piece out, clean it, and spray it with a concealer to make the colors pop.
I started by forming his body and legs then I added his head on top of his body. After I finished the basics I went and gave him arms, a face, pants, and his pet rocky. For the handle I made his arm stick out and hold rocky so that I could put my finger in the gap and wrap my hand around his body. I think the colors were the most successful part about Patrick, without the colors you wouldn’t have been able to know that he is Patrick and I would never change anything about him. Clay slab: A thin sheet of clay used for manipulation into different shapes
The most difficult part was getting stared since I had no idea how I wanted my piece to look. I think the most successful thing is the complete randomness of my piece, there is no repetition, it is just complete chaos
Inspired Artist - Hanna Dovhan
Hanna Dovhan is a Ukrainian designer based in Kharkiv. She mainly works with wool and creates cute wool animals and foods. She creates these creatures for people to decorate their homes or give as lovely gifts. What draws me into her work is how adorable her little creations are. I love making things like this but she makes these everyday foods into something special that people love. Hanna's work makes me want to create art work just like hers in this adorable form.