I am using the coil method to create my sculpture. To do this I rolled clay into long strips and then scored and slipped it on to my base. After that I smoothed all the clay out. The most difficult part of this project was getting the right shape. At first, I made my coils too big which made my pot too fat. I had to restart to get the size that I wanted. I was successful in making it a pretty shape in the end. I plan to use a spoon to smooth out my piece and then I will be done. My original plan was to make my piece taller, but once I started I thought it looked better when it was shorter.
My groups project was an amphora vase. Amphora vases were used for the storage of liquids and solids such as grain. For my job I drew all of the pictures in pencil. Scraffito is a technique where you scratch of layers of pottery to create a design or image. A registers is a band of design around vases to separate pictures.
One sculptor that inspires me is Bennett Ewing. He is the CEO of Eyevan Tumbleweed Found Wood Sculpture and is also known by the name Eyevan Tumbleweed. He was born in Greater Boston, Massachusetts and is currently living in California. He has been collecting wood from North America and Ireland since 2001 to create wooden sculptures. His most popular work is his sculptures that look like faces. Bennet Ewing is an inspiring artist to me because he is very creative. I have seen a few wooden sculptures before but none that look as cool as his. He also inspires me because you can tell from his work that he is very talented.
Bennett Ewings website- http://www.eyevantumbleweed.com
One artist that inspires me is Sunga Park. She is based in Busan, South Korea. Sunga is an artist, freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She is currently traveling around the world to find inspiration for her art. Her most popular artwork is her watercolor architectural paintings. Her oil paintings of people are also very well known. Sunga Park is inspiring to me because she is a self taught artist. Even though she never had a teacher, her artwork is amazing. I love her paintings of places around the world. Her artwork draws me in because even though the paintings are based on real places, her technique makes them look like they were made up. The places look like they are from a story instead of real life.
Sunga Parks website-http://www.parksunga.com
I think my stamp that looks like a lemon will work the best because the indents in the clay are very deep. I might have difficulties with my stamp that has a lot of little dots poked into it because the dots are so small and they are not very deep so they may not show up. The hardest style to make was the random object stamp. It was hard to press the pattern into the clay without crushing the stamp. The easiest stamp to make was my stamp with the exes on it because I just pushed the ribbon tool into the clay to make the design and then I was done.
I found that the stamp that looked like a lemon worked really well because the indents were deep. The stamp that had x's on it didn't work as well because the indents weren't deep enough so it didn't really show up on the clay. I think practicing with these stamps will influence how I make mine because now I know some techniques to use and some not to use.