About a month ago, I shared the stuff I made in Ceramics II. I finally got around to taking the last few photos I needed to take for my Ceramics III pieces.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile now, but life’s been really busy. I took Ceramics I (more pieces here) last year and loved it. In the fall, I took Ceramics II and then this past winter, I took Ceramics III. Out of all of the art forms I’ve tried so far, ceramics is my favorite. It is very therapeutic for me and I love that I get something usable and functional out of it. I made quite a few things, so I’m just going to share the things I made in Ceramics II today.
I have a few more things that I need to take photos up, and then I’ll share my Ceramics III stuff.
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!
I am planning to do a couple of posts of all the artwork I’ve done this school year sometime in May, when I’m all finished, but I am so excited that I finally have finished Ceramics projects, that I just couldn’t wait to share some of them! I will give more information and share all of my Ceramics projects, Sculpture assignments and paintings then, but for now, I’d like to share some of my Ceramics projects today. I started Ceramics I in January, and we have made quite a few things. We didn’t start glazing until a couple of weeks ago, and today the glazed pieces had finally been fired. It’s really cool to see how different things look once they have been glazed and finished. I’m really happy with everything, even though nothing is perfect. After all, this is the first round, so they shouldn’t be too nice yet.
I’m really pleased with how everything turned out! These are all pretty small, the largest is only 3″ tall and the widest has a diameter of about 5″. The first six pieces (the first 6 collages above) were handcrafted, the final four were turned on the wheel. My favorites are the tiny mug (the 2nd from the top) and the shallow blue bowl (the last one above). I’m pretty sure I’m going to concentrate in Ceramics, so you will likely see a lot more of my ceramics from this point forward!