Sunday, May 18, 2014

Last blog :(

Its been a long year, and my time of making art has come to an end. I made a  total of 8 pieces over the whole year. One of which I will reveal today. Since I only had a few days left, I wanted to make something simple and effective. Since I made a pot based off of my pet pug, I made a pug head, and it looks freakishly realistic to the real one. But back to the part that this is over. My schedule mext year does not lead up to me doing sculpture or a blog next year, so this is indeed the end. Even though I'm gone...stay artistic my friends. :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Painting the lantern.

This week, I discovered that my lantern piece had survived the firing, so i glazed it with 2 different colors. For the lid, legs, and connected pieces I used a glaze known as Purple Blaze. For the body of the piece I used something called Blue Azure. The picture above is the glazed lantern before it has been fired. Next week, it will have been fired and I will display the final results here. Until then, stay artistic my friends. :)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Eat, Sleep, People

The title of this post is referring to the characteristics of my dog Buckeye. He is a 4 year old pug. And he is the inspiration of my next project. I will be making a pot, adding a pug head, pug tail, and writing the words Eat, Sleep, and People over the body of the pot. I have yet to make the head, but I have made the body and the tail. Pugs have a distinctive curly tail, so I used my finger to coil the tail. Over the next week or two, I will be making the head and attaching everything together. Until then, stay artistic my friends. :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Final Copy of Japanese Lantern

As of this week, I have completed my Japanese Lantern. It took quite a bit of effort, though it managed to have no major issues during construction. However, the real test of how it did is if it fires properly. Since I am doing the pieces of it independently, I have double the probability for something to go wrong. Next week, there will be a whole new project that I will be starting. At this point, I have absolutely no idea what it will be. This will be revealed in next week's post as well as construction and/or concepts of it. Until then, stay artistic my friends. :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Japanese Lantern Part 3

This week, I continued the construction of my Japanese lantern. I was originally using newspaper to help structure the space between the coils of the lantern's main section. However, I was concerned that the slants wouldn't retain their shape after firing, so I removed the newspaper and put clay structures in between the spaces. I managed to pick it up and have it stand on its legs. Due to its newfound strength, a firing is in the future! Until then, stay artistic my friends. :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Japanese Lantern Part 2

This week, I have continued work on my Japanese lantern, and I focused mainly on constructing the top piece of the lantern. Following the twist effect carried throughout the whole piece, I have twisted the top piece in all four corners all going in the same direction. When everything is fired, I will attach the top piece to the main section of the lantern. This will be covered in future posts. Until then, stay artistic my friends. :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Japanese Lantern

In my last post (about two weeks ago), I claimed that my next project would be another animal hybrid. I was wrong. Instead, I am making a Japanese lantern. I want to have a sort of twist aspect throughout the entire piece, to give it a sense of unity and balance. For the main section of the lantern, I have taken coils and layered them with a zig-zag effect to them. This is achieved by using newspaper in between the spaces to support the structure. This is currently the only thing I have completed and is in the picture below. For the top piece, I will continue the twist affect by curving point of the roof to one direction. This will also apply to the legs. Future posts will include the construction of these elements. Until then, stay artistic my friends. :)