At the beginning of the year, I definitely did not plan to create a giant jar, but I'm glad I finished something. I've really enjoyed working with clay, throwing, and building art, and it is great that I've been introduced to it. I've learned all about the techniques in throwing with keeping your arms locked in. I've learned about wetting to preserve clay, and drying out to bisque. Coil building is a blast, because its helps you make what you'd like faster. Building the pot has taught me a lot about how to take care of clay, and how to show yourself through it.
Mrs. G is super mind-boggled at the glazing skills of her weirdest student.
What Elements(Mayco Glazes) do to textured surfaces
Well I have dabbled in a bit of collaboration in this last time I've posted. Mrs. G is an experienced thrower, no matter what she says, and she allowed me to glaze one of her bowls. I decided to test something out and painted an ambre blue-green bowl. Mrs. G thought it needed something else, and she was right. She wanted to know my opinion first, and asked if a tree would be okay. Totally,boy was she right. She painted the tree, and it made the whole piece beautiful. We both enjoyed using each others ideas and knowledge to make an awesome bowl. I think we both got out of it, surprises and beauty can come out of collaboration.
I've just wanted to stick with pottery and glazing for a bit because its what got my mind out of a wall. It pushed me to want to create something and want to finish it. Glazing is amazing, its a total surprise until the end. It just makes you want to do it more to see how it all comes out. Its just how amazing how many ways you can make art out of a block of earth.