From this post on, all updates are being documented several weeks after test, work, or thoughts came to be. I’ve worked with terra sigilata before and decided to return to it this semester. In the past I had worked with tsig on an earthenware body and firing to low temps, but because I am madlyContinue reading “Blog Post #4 (late)”
I’ve built 3 individual pieces, I’m not sure if they flow together very well as one. I view them more as individuals because I intend to experiment with adding drawings on different areas of the works. For example, I would like to draw on the fabric of the bottom right sign, or drawing on theContinue reading “Blog Post #3”
This past week I made terra sigillata, which is as smooth as I remembered in being. I really enjoy using it to create multiple layers and some depth to my work. I also mixed about 10 different Mason stains and created test tiles with different amounts of layering of the white t sig, then differentContinue reading “Blog Post #2”
This semester I am further working to combine my sculptural and pottery work. Both have parts of them that I enjoy; drawing on the clay, building with slabs and coils, and all typical figurative imagery or stories that relate to a human experience. I haven’t built much of my work from slabs in the past,Continue reading “Spring 2022 Blog Post #1”
And so I’ve started a new piece, finally. It feels good! This time around I am going for less tiles, hence less risk for smaller/thin pieces to warp. I’m also trying to reduce how much I’m moving these pieces around. This new work is about a third smaller than the first, which I think isContinue reading “Blog Post #9”
This week I feel more comfortable jumping back into my tile work. I think I have more of an idea on the type of surface I want to create for this work. I would like it to be more on the simple side because I’ve fallen in love with the texture I achieve and leaveContinue reading “Blog Post #8”
Nothing super new is happening this week. Still struggling with surface and fear. I decided to start working on some cups and small plates to keep the gears turning in my head. I was coming to a standstill with making work. My pottery generally focuses on telling stories about the environments I interact with often.Continue reading “Blog Post #7”
I’ve realized that I’ve come to a point that I seem to reach in every project; a point that can be debilitating, frustrating, and incredibly terrifying. It’s the point in every project where I have no idea what I’m doing and I have to make a decision that determines if the piece will be successfulContinue reading “Blog Post #6”
Because we reviewed and discussed artist statements this past week, I have been asking myself a lot of questions about what I’m trying to say with my work, and if I’m being honest: I don’t know. For so long my work was about my relationships with the outside world; friends, strangers, specific locations, or objectsContinue reading “Blog Post #4”
This week I continued building the current work I started and began sketching and planning the next work I would like to make. I finished up the second figure this week and will complete the third figure of the current work during the next few days. After finishing all of the rough building, I willContinue reading “Blog Post #3”
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