Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Whole Lotta Clay Going On

Another group of pix that I'm really tardy with are these clay Abstract Family Groupings. Always a popular assignment with my second year clay kids, these were made in the First Quarter and glazed in the Second Quarter.  It was used as a review for slab and surface decorative techniques. 
The top one with the fantastic surface texture was created by senior Tiffany Liu.
The students are required to embellish these pieces after they come out of the glaze fire with beads, buttons, yarns, raffia, twigs, etc. so that it becomes a mixed media work.
This next one above was made by senior Melissa Garcia and hers has a very bas-relief feel because of the great overlapped shapes.
The very sweet piece above was done by senior Alyssa Olea.  The kids also had to think about hanging devices.  I really like how Alyssa stitched hers together.

3 comments:

  1. I love these! What a brilliant idea.

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  2. These clay family groups are great, what a fun project.

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  3. oh i like the stitch idea!

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