I already shared about half of my ceramics earlier on during the semester. We ended up doing two firings, so I shared the first firing, but not the second. You can see the works from the first firing here. I really enjoyed ceramics. I caught on to hand-building pretty quickly. The vase I made (13 inches tall) was thinner than most hand-thrown vases, which is actually pretty difficult to do. I was really excited when we finally started on the wheel. Unfortunately, although I made some decent bowls/vases/cups, I am definitely going to put a lot more time into really learning how to use the wheel. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. That said, I really loved ceramics. There is something unique and fun and enjoyable about making things with your hands that painting and drawing just don’t compete with. I liked it so much, in fact, that I am going to concentrate in ceramics.
Here is my second firing:
I can’t wait until next year, when I will be able to create more, more complex, and larger items.
And that concludes all of the artwork I have made this school year. When I actually had everything out at once recently, I realized how much I actually made. I can’t wait to learn and make more next year!