Monday, March 20, 2017
Explain the process start to finish.
WELL first we have to sketch out the break up of the shoe and figure out how the shoe pieces together. Then you have to cut out the structure pieces from note cards and then wrap it all in tape, and then tape it together with tape also. It depends on what shoe you're doing also, like shoe laces and buckles.
What do you find successful about your piece?
I think the bed of the shoe was really realistic. The part where birks curve up rather than just a flat base is kind of unique and I thought, not to brag, I kind of killed it.
What would you change? How was it unsuccessful?
I would probably change the buckles to make them a little more realistic and I think
the most unsuccessful aspect was the whole tape factor. I used tape obviously,
but I kind of missed out on the whole make it look completely out of tape; you can still see the lines of the note card which is a shame.
(I can't crop this picture on this website, and I deleted them off my phone to make room for the other pictures! I'm so sorry I should have tried this earlier today so I could have asked you!)
What material did you have?
What made it hard to work with?
It was really hard to bend and mold around curves.
What did you make and and why?
I made a hand grasping up, covered in the map. I made it because I wanted to make a connection to human rights in some way, and I find a lot of symbols for that are hand related. I wanted to make a hand open though instead of a fist so it could be like "holding the hand in the palm of your hand" or like how it's the people's job to hold the world and take care of it.
How is your piece successful?
I think the shape of the hand turned out well and the colors I used were really well.
The block colors on the tips of the fingers I think really made it look more artistic rather than crafty and I really liked that.
- Explain the process of pit fired ceramics and saggars. Should be at least 3 sentences or more (20pts)
First you have to make a sketch and choose what technique you'll use to make it. After that, and once you make it, you have to fire it in the kiln. Prior to the firing you have to make sure that you smooth it out best you can (using a spoon). After the firing, fix anything by sanding it, and then begin the actual pit fire. Wrap your piece in flammable items and drizzle chemicals all throughout it, then place the pieces in a pit and light it on fire. Hopefully the flame doesn't blow up and destroy your piece, but ya know, sometime fires are LIT.
- How do you feel your piece was successful and how might you change it if you were to make it again? (20pts)
No I feel like my piece failed terribly. However, I thought the structure of the piece was good, I'm proud how it turned out because it was pretty challenging for me. Though I worked hard on the actual piece, I think I could have improved on the integrity; the scratch and slip wasn't that good which is what probably added to the incredible break in the piece.