Cameron's Art cameron jolee lowery
Throughout the past few weeks I have been working on my clay owl project. I faced multiple challenges as I was finishing shaping my owl and carving patterns into it. I had to decide what shapes I wanted them to be. Some problems I faced included that my owls face and head/ears were not really the shape I wanted, but the clay had already began to dry so it was harder to reshape them. It was also difficult to carve into the clay without the proper tools. It was also a tough decison to decide what glazes I wanted to put on my owl. Once I decided what colors I wanted my owl I had to decide what glazes would work to make it how I wanted. I feel that while I was doing this project I developed more art skills with clay.
This project proved to be challenging for me because I had never hand built anything this large out of clay before. This project was engaging for me because I liked actually building and shaping the owl and carving into it. I really hope to work with clay some more in the future. My owl was also meaningful to me because I spent alot of time working on it and planing it. I also plan to give it to my grandmother for her birthday this spring so she can plant some plants in it.
If I were to do this project again I think I would take more time when developing the structure of my owl so that I would not of had to of come back to it later when it was harder to shape.