Sunday, May 8, 2011

So I still need to blog about the AP Showcase! First off, I thought this was an amazing showcase this year you guys! Everybody's work was amazing! I think there was definitely a lot of talented people in the 2D and 3D classes this year. And our class was a really great group, a really positive, creative place. I'm also really glad that I was able to get everything done.....barely hahah. Anyway great job guys!

Monday, April 18, 2011

So the showcase is really what is on my mind. I have been doing a ton of ceramics lately trying to get ready. I'm still worried though because there is so much to do before the showcase, but I know I'll be ready! I am going to sit down and plan everything out that I need to do. I know that by Thursday I need all of my projects to be either finished or at the glaze ware stage.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

OK so I finished two projects and I have one one the way. I am done with the three small shells and the three small sand dollar plates. I threw a pot on the wheel and on Friday I made a lid....the lid is going to be trimmed to follow the curve of the pot so that it is almost a ball shape. Then I will cover the pot with dots of slurry to look like the shell to the left. I know what my next project is and hopefully I can start that tomorrow. I am going to make a bunch of small dishes similar to the one I just little miniatures of the shell on the left.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

So I finished the three little shell dishes I have been working on and I wanted to put a picture up of them, but it wasn't working. So here is a picture of a sand dollar, because I am now working on three small sand dollar plates. They are going to be fairly simple so I am excited. I'm going to carve in a design and then fill it with black under-glaze and put a thin clear glaze over it.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

So this is what I am working on this week. They are, obviously, shells. My intention is for them to work as little serving dishes, for condiments or something of that nature. They are fairly simple to make and I'm glad that they are turning out nicely. I just hope that that all the fine details will turn out as well. I need to add some more shape/carving to them.

Monday, March 14, 2011

So I haven't blogged in a while, because I keep forgetting and it's really upsetting because it's so easy if I can just remember and last semester it ruined my grade, so anyway I just remembered so here it goes. I am way way way behind on my concentration and we just ordered portfolios so I am stressed out. I guess I will basically be in the studio all week...and I know what I will be working on during spring break too!!! So yeah I need to buckle down....and this is a shell. I am going to make three dishes like this for my next project...but I guess I will be working on probably three projects at the same anyway I really like the pieces I have made so far, but I am worried because I spent so much time on one and I took a lot of care to put the pieces together and I let it dry super slowly and it cracked, so if the glaze doesn't hide the crack I will have to redo it, anyway besides that we've got a great class going and I need to stop slacking.....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

So yeah about staying focused on my's harder than I thought. I need to buy some clay before I can make anything else for my concentration. It's just really hard for me to stick to one thing...I like being more spontaneous in art so I guess I just need to pull myself in and focus so I can get my work done for the deadline. my random mind is a picture of a shell that I want to make a vase of. It's the twisty one in the center.