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Advanced Sculpture

Sculpture II and III

Blue-and-White Ware Pottery much loved worldwide for centuries and involved the exchange of ideas and materials among cultures. originated in China with Islamic influence
Rookwood Pottery (1880-1967) known for its fine craftsmanship, attention to detail and highly decorative surfaces
Peter Voulkos (1924 – 2002) considered the father of expressionism in American ceramics
David Gilhooly (1943? - ) known for his sculptures of frogs and other animals
Pop Art (mid 20th century) satirized popular culture such as mass-media symbols, comic strips and billboards.
Jun Kaneko (1942 - ) contemporary Japanese artist who creates large-scale hand-built ceramic sculptures and public art pieces
Bryan Hively 1974? - ) contemporary artist who creates organic abstract sculptures based on nature and environmental concerns
Public Art art designed for and placed in the public domain, usually outdoors and accessible to all.
Hand-held relationship to scale small-scale art; easily fits into a hand
Human relationship to scale art comparable to size of human figure
monumental relationship to scale art huge in size, often displayed in public spaces
Shoji Hamada —(1894-1978) Japanese potter who was a significant influence on studio pottery of the twentieth century, and major figure of the mingei folk-art movement
Beate Kuhn (1927 - ) she pioneered the technique of making sculpture from wheel-thrown multiples
Bill Abright (1950 - ) known for animal forms, fish, insects and the human figure morphing and combining with different biological sources.
Halima Cassell (1975 - ) known for unglazed, deeply carved, large-scale, contoured sculptural vessels that are inspired by Islamic and African art and architectural geometry.
Chad Curtis (1975? - ) contemporary sculptor whose work draws inspiration from digital technology and examines the effects of high technology on the relationship between human beings and the natural environment
TWO FIRING VARIABLES Temperature and Atmostsphere
2 types of atmosphere in firing Oxidation and reduction
Pyrometer gauge to measure firing temp.
What is the composition of Glaze Silica, flux, alumina, + oxides ( for color )
silica forms glass in the glaze
flux lowers the melting point of silica
Alumina stabilizes glaze and helps adhere to bisqueware surface
colorants material that adds color, transparency or opacity (i.e., stains, carbonates, oxides)
vitrification when clay or glaze loses its porosity and transforms into a hard, non-absorbent, glass-like state
flashing color change in fired clay or slip due to direct flame
lug side projection on a pot that acts as a handle
calipers tool for measuring inside and outside diameters of pots
ergonomics science of comfort and utility; how a functional object or device works with the human body
presentation the display of an art work based on thoughtful consideration of how an artwork will be viewed. This may include the creation of a base or pedestal, placement, lighting, framing or hanging
symbolism something that stands for or represents something else (using symbols in art work)
S-Cracks —“S” shaped cracks in the bottoms of wheel thrown pots from inadequate compression and/or excessive water
Crawling glaze over dust or oil
crazing small cracks in glaze
blistering craters in glaze surface
pin holes air bubbles trapped in glaze
Running too much on outside surface
miter joint 45 degree angles joined
butt joint straight edge joined
Created by: lcharvey