Throwing on the wheel
I don’t have a picture of my finished piece because after I was done throwing on the wheel I never got to finish them as I was working on other pieces
1. To throw a piece on the wheel you first have to get a ball of clay and wedge it so there aren’t any air bubbles in it. Then you have to center it on the wheel by pulling it up and down. After you put your thumb in the center to create a dip and pull up slowly.
2. The difficulties I had throwing on the wheel were centering and locking my elbows so they wouldn’t move
3. I found when I got it centered pulling up to create the cylinder was successful
1. An installation is art that the viewer is able to interact with and be a part of
2. The finished product was nice and I like the design and colors we ended up choosing.
3. I would have changed the size as it took some time to finish in a group and would take even longer individually
4. Marissa and I each carved a wing and attached them to the body and we each painted a wing with orange and black acrylic paint.
Figuartive piece - clay
1. To make the figurative piece from clay first I started with a pinch pot and widened it to make the shell. Then I cut the fins and attached them to the shell and made a smaller pinch pot for the head. I fired it and then painted the design on with watercolor.
2. It was successful with the shape and design on the shell of the fins.
3. I had difficulties with the shell holding up the rest of the body as it fell apart at first. It was difficult to keep the clay the right softness to be able to keep molding.
1.To make the sgraffito piece first you make a mold of the shape you want, I made a tray. After making the shape, I waited until it was dry enough to paint with the black underglaze and painted on 3 coats. After that was dry I carved out my design and fired it. After it was fired the first time I touched up any areas with black underglaze, put clear glaze over it and fired it again.
2. The sgraffito pieces are fun to make but once you carve there is no going back
3. My piece was successful with the design and how there are certain areas that fade from black to white. If I were to do it again I would carve some areas more detailed so there is no grey area.