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Warm up: (in sketchbook) Draw and label the following- Clay Wire cutter Banding Wheel Wooden Rib Needle Tool Fettling Knife Clay Sponge Wire Loop Tool
Clay Vocabulary Wedge – knead clay (like dough) to align platelets and expel (AKA…get rid of) air bubbles. Score – Scratching the surface of clay in order to attach 2 pieces together Slip – Clay water Greenware- Clay that is not fired* Bisqueware- Clay that has been fired once Glazeware- clay (bisqueware) that has been silica coated and fired a second time. *leather hard –clay that is strong enough to hold shape but can still be smoothed * bone dry – when clay is dry and no longer cold to the touch and can be fired Kiln- oven used to bake clay at high temperatures. Pinch Pot- the method of making a vessel by which the clay walls are thinned by pinching with the thumb and forefinger Coil Pot- the method of creating a vessel by stacking and joining coils of clay one on top of the other
A Bit of Clay History Originally clay vessels were rounded so as to avoid sharp edges, which could crack easily. Clay was originally fired in pits, known as pit firing. The potter’s wheel was invented in Mesopotamia between 6,000 and 4,000 bce. Stone glazeware was created in Chine as early as 15 th c. bce. Artisans usually got clay from the earth that was available around them. Earliest known figures from 29,000-25,000 bce. Etruscan Red Figure Ware Vase, 330 BCE, south Italy.
The Funk Art Movement An artistic movement that began in the Bay Area of California in the 1960’s. Like Pop Art, Funk Artist’s often depicted objects from our consumer culture. Unlike New York, which was the center of the art world and focused mainly on abstract painting at the time, Funk Art depicted real objects in ceramics. Images were often funny to the point of self deprecating absurdity. Robert Arneson, Self Portrait.
Viola Frey, Firesuit, 1983, Man Observing, 1984, and Weeping Woman 1990-91. http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/spark/pro file.jsp?essid=4954
Viola Frey, Man with Jar II, 1999. Standing Woman, 2003.
TRANSFORM 1 a : to change in composition or structure b : to change the outward form or appearance of c : to change in character or condition : convertconvert 2 : to subject to mathematical transformationtransformation 3 : to cause (a cell) to undergo genetic transformation
Your mission: to transform a coil pot into…. Blue Cocoon on white semi-porcelain, Judit Varga, 2013. Twisted Yellow semi-porcelain Cocoon, Judit Varga, 2013.
Planning Your Design 1.Define Transform. 2.What will your clay pot look like? Sketch a design for your pot. 3.What will you transform your clay pot into? Sketch a design for the final transformation. 4.How will you combine your coil pot with your transformation? 5.Create a design for your sculpture. 1.The sculpture may not be any smaller than the palm of your hand or larger than your hand. 2.You must have designs for your sculpture from at least 2 sides. 3.You must include at least 2 patterns and 3 different types of texture in your drawing.
Warm Up: Write down Coil Pot Building directions 1.Make a clay slab with a rolling pin 2. Cut a slab based, ¼ inch thick 3. Roll coils by hand4. Score and slip base And apply coil 5. Cut coil as illustrated 6. Pinch coil onto slab on the inside 7. Merge coils, Using both hands 8. Do the same with The outside
Today Warm Up Open Up to your design for your coil transformation Intro. To Coil Building Create a coil pot using the correct methods: 1.Did you score and slip? 2.Is the inside as smooth as a cereal bowl?