February 27th, 2017
The Art Skill That I Have Developed
I have developed the technique of creating roses out of clay. I improved with each rose that I made by trying different techniques and creating them in various sizes.
About This Project
This project is challenging because I have never worked with clay before. Attaching the leaves has been a challenge because they keep falling off, so now I have to fire them separately and "glue" them on with glaze. This project is also meaningful to me because it is for my great-grandmother. I painted a picture for her last year that I cannot put at her grave because the sun damages acrylics. So this clay sculpture is for her of her favorite flowers, roses.
What I Would Change
There is not much I would change with this project because I am very happy with it for now, it has taken a lot of time but I am ready for the outcome when it is glazed. If I had to change something I would make the stems thicker, the one in my twelve to be carved better and the leaves a little more realistic.
Create Original Art
I used my idea of an eraser flower that I created and made it into a larger scale of clay and added them onto slate of clay and then made stems and leaves. I changed my idea of just making single roses into making them onto a slate and different sizes.
March 24th, 2017
How My Skills Improved
I think my skills improved tremendously being able to redo this project. I learned that rose petals are round and not pointed like I previously created them. Creating my slate before I created my roses was a lot more efficient because I did not have to wait for the slate to dry before I attached the flowers. Another thing I learned is that it is better to attach leaves to my stems when the clay is wet on both the stem and leave.
Develop Art Making Skills
I developed the art making skill of throwing. This is my third bowl I have thrown, I think it looks a little crooked but its better than the others I have thrown. My glazing has also improved because the colors of my second bowl (shown below) looks a lot better than the colors in my first bowl.