Describe: My art has a beginner, learning look to it (which makes sense considering this is only the second time I work with throwing on the wheel) and I am really enjoying it. The subject matter is to have functional ceramics that I would be able to use for my own daily pleasure.
Create: I made my mug and plate from white ceramics that were thrown one the wheel. I had to use different tools while throwing on the wheel, like a needle tool, a sponge, and the wooden thingy.
Big Idea: I was actually inspired by Lauryn and my brother. I saw them doing cool stuff with clay and seeing how useful they were, so I was enticed to try it out. The color I glazed the mug was to represent the rustic style I like and reminds me of when I used to live in Arizona.
Goals: As an artist I’d like to show my hard work in my piece and the beauty in the simplicity. With this project I was able to accomplish my goal of making simple functional ceramics that display found memories of my past.
Thoughts: I learned many things while making this project such as knowing how to make a centered bowl or mug, also figuring out different ways to make your glazing creative. Not everything came out as I thought it would but I’m glad that it all worked out because it turned out cool. I think in the future I’ll be doing more ceramics for my personal use or even to sell.