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Transcript of Ceramic Mug
•Fong Choo, a Singapore-born potter, skillfully makes miniature teapots with great skill and beauty. Established in Louisville, Kentucky, some of his sculptural teapots are no larger than an egg.
Gain an introductory knowledge of clay terms and
work of art using hand building techniques.
mug/vessel using hand building techniques. Although the subject matter is left up to the artist, mugs should be creative, detailed, and well constructed. Remember, mugs are intended to be seen from
sides. Mugs do not have to be animal in nature.
a fine-grained, but firm, material that is
when wet, brittle when dry, and very hard when
The art of making objects from
Clay Building Techniques:
Made by mixing clay with
of clay that are used in making pottery.
a technique to make clay plastic and remove air
•Halima Cassell is a British artist whose deeply sculptural vessels are inspired by Islamic and African art as well as architectural geometry.
•One of Germany’s most important potters, Beat Kuhn pioneered the technique of making sculpture from wheel-thrown multiples.
a thin coating of minerals which produces a
transparent or colored coating on bisque ware.
the process of baking and
a special oven or furnace that can reach very high temperatures and is used to bake, or
Pinching is a fundamental pottery technique.
Pinch-pots are created by pressing the
into a ball of clay, and drawing the clay out into a
or pot. This is achieved by repeatedly squeezing the clay between the thumb and fingers.
The coil method of making pottery involves building the walls of a pot with a series of coils into the required shape.
Clay slabs are cut to shape and joined together using scoring and wet clay called
Scoring and applying slip to such roughened surfaces creates a bond that holds the pieces
Slip is a fine, liquid form of clay used with scoring to cement together parts that have been formed separately.
A type of sculpture in which images project from a
There are three types of relief: high, low, and sunken.
relief, forms project half-way or more from the background.
relief, forms project only slightly from the background.
relief, the backgrounds are cut away and the areas in highest relief are level with the original surface.
Temperatures in kilns can reach
The high temperature fuses the clay particles together, hardening the clay.
Glaze is fixed by firing the bisque ware in a kiln a second time.
•American ceramist Allan Rosenbaum makes humorous figurative sculpture influenced by West Coast Funk and Surrealism.
•Michael Lucero is American clay sculptor who creates surrealistic works surprisingly influenced by Native American Pueblo art.
•American ceramist Kathy Butterly is known for her softly folded, twisted and distorted porcelain vessels. Her abstract works are whimsical sculptures often created with bodily references.