Looking back over this short semester, the studio has created an environment key to my growth in ceramics techniques thanks to inspiring artists, a collaborative space, and a free space open to experimentation.
For fun, I have dug up some of my older ceramic pieces! In middle school I took a month long ceramics “summer camp” through my school and learned a bit of ceramics in art classes through middle school and early high school; however, the medium never really stuck with me. I procrastinated on taking ceramics one throughout all of college because I was so sure I wouldn’t like it! Guess I was wrong.
Project 1: Technical Portfolio
Project 2: Nature Inspired
Project 3: Glazed Portfolio
I chose the above three pieces as my glazed portfolio because they are visually cohesive, each was an experiment, and shows a certain level of comfort with glazing.
On the far left, I used wax resist to create the x’s. On the center piece, I wiped away the glaze. On the far right piece, I used painters tape to reveal a shape.
I have always been very inspired by pottery that uses the natural stoneware texture in the overall aesthetic of the piece. I saw @moonstonedpottery at the Art Walk here in Corpus Christi not long ago and was very influenced by her style of glazing.