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Positive and Negative Space in Ceramics II

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Kirsten Whittaker

on 6 October 2015

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Transcript of Positive and Negative Space in Ceramics II

Utilizing our Colorants
Dipping Glazes
Once your piece has been bisque fired, you will be using the dipping method of glazing!

Make sure your piece has been wiped or washed clean.

Dip your piece for full coverage.

Create a dry foot!!
Non-Utilitarian: Decorative Object
Utilitarian: Practical Purpose Object
Surface decoration techniques:

Impressing: Stamping or pressing into the clay. Use the tools that we have in the studio or bring in an object from home.

Incising: Carving into the clay

Piercing: Cutting through the clay to create your negative space
Utilizing the hand building techniques that you have developed in Ceramics 1, develop a non-utilitaran sculpture that consciously incorporates negative space.
Positive and Negative Space
Think about the steps it will take to construct your piece.
Can it be build first and subtracted from?
Should you use a paper form on the interior that can be removed later or burned out?
Are you able to use props to give your piece temporary stability while constructing?
Where is your conscious negative space?

Negative Space: Area that surrounds or encloses the subject (sculpture)

Positive Space: The subject matter itself.
You will be painting on colored slips to embellish the exterior of your piece. You must use sgraffito and/or mishima technques.

Sgraffito:Decorating technique where a layer of colored slip is applied to the surface of the clay, and the surface is scratched to reveal the clay underneath.

Mishima: Decorating technique where an incised design is filled with colored slip and the toop surface of the clay remains clean.
No Glaze on Bottom!
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