Thursday, 29 January 2009

Pottery project

Today is the deadline for handing in my ceramics project. I am currently in my 3rd year ceramics nightclass at York College. The course has been very project driven and with every project you have to submit an essay and sketch book of your designs & test pieces.
My current project has come together very last minute, and not through my usual working at the 11th hour. I spent 3 weeks sculpting a piece which dramatically blew up in the kiln on its first bisque firing. The teacher thinks there was a tiny bit of trapped air in one of the layers which caused it to blow. Couldn't piece it back together as it was in many pieces.
My project theme was Myths & Legends so I chose to do the Green Man. After the first one exploded I had to quickly start something else so I decided to make my own mould and cast some pieces from it. I did a stylised Green Man face & I've made wall plaques and a vase.
Vase is currently being fired, this is the wall plaque before firing.

1 comment:

Blossom said...

'mazing work. Such a shame about the first piece - looked good in the essay (I found myself wanting to turn over the pages to read more!)