A Japanese form of pottery, Raku is a method of creating bowls for Japanese Tea ceremonies. They are made from hand, and therefore unique in several ways. The Raku style is influenced by the Zen philosophy of the tea ceremonies. For a while Raku was made only in Japan, but today it is a method… Continue reading Raku Firing
– My theme is the Queen of Hearts.
RESUME In this class I have learned how to… Use pinch pot construction and ribbing, add a foot by scoring and slipping, bisque fire, and glaze a tea bowl. Make a Bisque Stamp Using a pin tool and other wooden carving tools. Create a relief tile by using tools to carve out negative space, slip… Continue reading Final Ceramics Narrative
Here is a picture of the piece I made during my first time attempting to throw. It was a relaxing process that required patience but was fun and rewarding.
Here are photos of my zentangle practice and my final sgraffito piece. I used carving tools to scratch my zentangle design into the clay that had coats of light pink underglaze, then it was fired.
To form my piece I first used a rib tool to smooth the surface. I then placed the sketch of my relief tile on top of the clay and used a wooden tool to carve the design into the tile. Next, I carved out the areas where I wanted subtractive relief and then smoothed the… Continue reading Relief Tile
The shape of my monster is inspired by a squash, fat at the bottom then narrowing but getting wider at the head. The face and expression of my monster is inspired by a photo of a happy dog I found where the eyes are closed and the tongue is out. A monster attribute that I… Continue reading My Little Monster