Friday, January 31, 2014
This week I have been throwing clay on the wheel. It is a lot harder than I thought it would be but I am defiantly starting to get the hang of it. My problem is I find it is hard to throw my weight in to the clay to get it perfectly centered. When I finally think my clay ball is finally centered I begin to form the bowl or cup, etc that I am trying to create. I also find that it is hard to build up like a cylinder because when I attempt to do so my cylinder gets all wonky at the top then I have to either cut off the top the best I can or start over. So... I know what I'm doing this weekend.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Sophie Kahn is an artist that uses 3D scanners and printers in her art. I think it is neat how she combines both new and old processes when creating her work and how the outcome reflects this. The pieces are an interesting juxtaposition of old and new. The artwork is fragmented as a result of the 3D scanner. Once she has the 3D printed object, she uses it to make sculptures using ancient casting techniques. She brings together such contrasting processes, ancient and cutting edge, to make something new.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Evelyn Bracklow, a German artist, created a number of traditional porcelains called "Chitins Gloss." At first, I thought the army of ants were literally crawling up the porcelain--this shows how playful the artist is and how the artworks turned out so realistic and exquisite. Some of her collections are for sale, which I definitely want to purchase one of them!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Sónia Soeiro creates 3D art for Industrial DesignProduct DesignFurniture Design. Her 'Peel Ceramics' project is an idea for a tea set in which the ceramic pieces look as though sections are peeled away. The peeling effect creates a space for functional use and visual aesthetic pleasure.
- Cassie Wenger
"In this set I explored conceptually the idea of peeling associated to the fact that each washing of objects results in peeling of layers, like a skin removed of objects each time they are washed."
- Cassie Wenger