COIL POT FIGURE SCULPTURES
clay & glazes
These 2nd year clay kids worked their hearts out creating their incredible figure sculptures.
This year we had 2 males and 4 females sculptured.
The kids could choose what was the most comfortable for them.
They researched their subjects,
some choosing to abstract a bit,
others going for more realism.
What was really fun for me
was to watch them build these huge pieces.
At one point they all decided to work outside rather than inside the classroom.
The shorties needed a step stool,
and the picnic benches were perfect for that.
And then to watch then try to walk with them at the end of the period
to store them away in a safe place,
In a few cases some weighed almost as much as they did,
Check out the thickness of senior Sitara Puliyanda's coils.
Did she leave them that thick?
she thinned/pinched them out as she moved them upwards.
Senior Efrain Quintero was a brave one to do a male figure.
It was quite beautiful and very realistic,
in my humble opinion.
And kids being kids,
it brought in a bunch of his friends
who otherwise would never have come into my art classroom
to view the making of it.
Here is Efrain's finished work.
It made quite an impression at Open House,
District Art Show &
Senior Awards Banquet Nite.
I think this torso ended up being larger than its maker,
senior Celeste Zambrano.
And this one by senior Klyne Magayag,
with it's message,
touched the hearts of everyone.