I’ve been hella lazy this past week. I finished up all of my ceramics videos this week. I also worked on my project for drawing. It’s supposed to be a collage of intimate moments between lovers. There are no faces to emphasize the point of how two lovers become one and are hard to distinguish between the two. The whole piece will be 18 by 24 inches. As of Monday night when I right this earlier in the day we had a zoom meeting with the ceramics crew. It was nice seeing everybody. I miss everyone so much. We have new post baccs starting in the fall and I can’t wait to here what study I may have gotten for the fall. I don’t know if I’ll be able to move things in over the summer but we will see. It’s been a great spring semester despite all the corona virus. Another semester down 4ish more to go.
So this week I did quite a few of my videos for ceramics. I’ve been watching quite a lot of tv and videos while I quarantine. I watched a video on how many legal law suits Willy wonkas factory would accrue as well as the reparation he would have to pay out. Turns out it’s like close to 200 million dollars. Also I’ve been watching to much stuff on aliens. I’ve also been ready a lot of books on art history. I can’t wait to see people in later generations look at the art made during quarantine.
I want to first start off by saying I am so glade the 12th is past because if I have to find one more egg on animal crossing I’m going to rage. Now that my stop motion short film is done I can now clean up the horrid mess in the make shift studio at my boyfriend’s house. I also was working on my sculpture all this week. I’m very proud of myself when I compare this figure to the one I did in the fall semester. I still have a long ways to go but I’m definitely improving. My next projects are a proposal for digital, I drawing of a figure for well drawing, and continuing the glaze video and quizzes. I keep forgetting about the discussions. Also my own personal projects include researching armatures for not only sculpture but also stop motion characters. I want to continue to do stop motion.
So this week has been crazy. Despite all the precautions my work took someone caught covid 19. They called everyone that came in contact with that person but didn’t shut down work. Soooooo, I decided to take 2 weeks off just to be safe and make sure no new cases pop up. So while I’m off I’ll be able to easily get the glaze videos and quizzes done. I almost forgot about the Disscusion posts. I finished up my claymation short film and I’ve been playing animal crossing in my free time. I’ve also been meme search and sharing as you can tell from my photos. This theme will. Continue throughout the remainder of the semester.
So I’m right week 10 even though we didn’t have to because it was spring break. Unfortunately due to the corona virus spring break got extended an extra week and the rest of the semester will be only. I emailed my professors to see what was going on. Dates for projects got pushed back. Certain projects had to be modified, others completly canceled and even whole new ones added. This drawing of a possum (not mine but unfortunately I don’t know the owner) exemplifies how I’m feeling right now.
This week we found out that the school was closing for 2 weeks do to the corona virus. The studios would not be available to us so we had to get our work finished up and ready to be fired before the studios were locked up. I’m not sure what that spells for ceramics but Brian said we would figure it out. I’m a little stressed out but we will see. Also our last project was cancelled and Brian said we would probably have a research project instead. He is not sure yet.
This week we unloaded and cleaned the wood fire kiln. Everything turned out nicely. We did have a few things melt. Others cracked really bad. And we had some crunches. We also did a deep clean of the studio in preparation for workshops with Ben Carter and Kate Johnston. I made a bowl this week after Ben Carter suggested I do my mishama technique differently. Instead of cut the design into the clay and filling it with slip and cutting away I’m going to cut the design into the clay, bisque it, then fill it with underglaze and wipe away the excess underglaze. I also made test tiles this week in the hopes of making and testing glaze washes. I really liked the way they looked on Alma’s white body trees.
I realized that the torso piece that I created for the choose your own adventure wasn’t great and decided to restart. I created an armature for a bust of a woman I shall create. It will have fabric textures all over. I repurposed the clay from the torso onto the new bust. I hope to create some washes and use those on this piece. We are onloading the wood fire kiln this week as well. I also found out I could combine my ceramic and drawing class final projects into one.
Remembered to write my blog this week but unfortunately didnt really remember to take photos this week. I have a bad habit of not documenting the process of my work. I don’t like let people see my stuff unfinished because it allows people to put in their opinions before I can full get my idea out and in clay. With that said though I think it would be a good idea to get into the habit of documenting my process and allowing people to see that work before it’s finished to get feedback and twerk things as I go. This week I started my choose your own adventure project. I havnt really worked a whole lot on the project because we had a wood firing at the end of this week and a lot of my energy went to get this glazed and waded for the firing as well as helping to fire it. I’m a little behind on my project but I think if I buckle down and really focus this week i can get to where I need to be.
This is my first time writing this semester because I do a terrible job of remember to do these blogs. So to get you caught up me and Tre had a collaboration piece and I also made a set of hands. Brian also helped me make slip for slip casting. I made some slip cast cups this week. I had already made 4 previous ones but those got sold in our Dirt Bags sell. Also this week we started our third project which was the choose your own adventure project. I’ve decided to do the face jug project as mine and make more of a bust. It will have lots of fabric textures and folds. Alma also had her BFA crit this week. See all of her new work has been inspiring. Especially the glaze washes she credited. They were extremely bright and not glossy if I remember correctly. I would like to create some of my own and use them on a few of my projects.