Year Two: Week Thirteen
November 24-28, 2008
Site worth investigating…
Art in the 21st Century – to date;
72 artists are profiled in this PBS program, "Art:21"
Monday: Ceramics Class
My bowls: warning for the future in glazing – I used coloured slips on the greenware then applied a transparent glaze before the second firing. Most slips washed out (coil bowls and canister) and some turned different colours from what was expected or the colour can barely be seen. In future, I plan to use oxides under glazes (as I did with the wizard hat maquette) I include the maquette of the wizard hat to show results of using an oxide instead.
green glass bowl
coil bowl – two views
vertical coil bowl
And from last spring – Demeter Earth Goddess Cannister
And not least – the wizard hat maquette
Tuesday Evening: Collage and Assemblage
More students returned this evening, all working on individual projects. I spent the time with my “W” book for ceramics class.
Three etched plates for my seashell series
Thursday: Sculpting Class
Began building my fusion head using the maquette as the model. A sculpting tool salesman came and many dropped into the studio to purchase from him.
Thursday: Photography Class
This site will remind you of the World Press photo exhibit we explored – there are 500 photos you can click through – the latest in the news. http://www.pixcetera.com/news/latest-news-photos
IN Class - Discussion of F-stops and other numbers regarding depth of field in preparation for the assignment on perspective.
Links are plentiful on this topic – here are a few:
Understanding Depth of Field in Photography -
Depth of Field - http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/fototech/htmls/depth.html
Depth of Field Explained –
Video: The Power of Depth of Field
We also had a demonstration on mounting photographs.
Friday: Computer Class
Worked on the surreal teacher assignment using Photoshop. The new Macs were operational and we have CS3 version of Photoshop. I completed the project.