Throughout this class, you have gained both technical and conceptual skill as they are applied to the ceramic medium. Your final project is a chance to highlight your strengths, delve deeper into your interests and showoff your mastery of the material. For this final, you will choose one of the projects below.
Ceramics history and contemporary making very much answers the questions of function. Your assignment is to make a table setting for 4-6 people using your wheel throwing skills. Making functional work is really exciting when you have a specific purpose or favorite food you will be serving. You will create a menu for a specific meal, you need to consider what the food stuffs will be and make appropriate tableware for this meal. You must consider the use and aesthetics of the forms. Your research for this assignment MUST include sketches and ideas both of form and surface. A set can be various forms decorated in a similar way or a set can be various decoration on exactly the same forms. Decide the menu, determine the various forms and highly consider how the food will look in this set! Look at various potters' work to influence and help you decide your forms and surfaces. Your set must include 10 pieces.
Perhaps you were more drawing to the handbuilding techniques and the sculptural presence of work. For this project, you will use the wheel simply as a tool to create forms that will then be the components to a handbuilt sculpture. Maybe you are interested in the figure, or abstract sculpture engaging space or questioning some aspect of our culture. This is your opportunity to be really creative and express an idea that you find important. Your sculpture must include 10 thrown components to make the larger form (but will not be limited to just those/you have the freedom to handbuild other components to complete your composition).
**Which ever you decide, you MUST write a one page proposal of what your idea is. Include scale, forms, concept, etc. Include how you think you plan to resolve the surface. This one page proposal is DUE Nov 19