Thursday, May 26, 2016


We used a tray to form clay around it. Then we painted it black/ wax and then started carving our design. I think the Tigers texture is very successful, but there are a lot of scratches that take away from the design 


We used the balloons as a form, we put plaster over the balloon and then painted it. I used fishing line to attach a nail person.  I think this is a very cool project.

Wire tree

We started by taking wire about 20 inches long to achieve a tree about 8 inches tall. After we cut them we made roots by making a loop and twisting loops at the bottom. We twisted all of the 20 wires together and then started making the branches. If I could do this differently I would make it shorter and have a smaller rock. 

Monday, May 2, 2016


These bowls were really fun to work on! Each bowl was a completly different process. 

The blue and red bowl was made on a wheel where you wedge the clay, center it, and then start building up.

The green and yellowish bowl was a pinch pot. I didn't like the pinch pot because it was very hard to make it even and neat.

The last bowl was paper maché with fabric, I used a dark red on the outside and a blue on the inside.

My favorite bowl was the kick wheel, the whole process was new to me and over all was just fun to make! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Unconventional materials

So I don't have any pictures of this piece because it well wasn't good. I was given a red lace material. I decided to make a dragon out of wire and then put the red lace over it to add accents and color. In the process of making said "dragon" I cut my self bent multiple wires and struggled.... A LOT.  It was a fun project but in the end it ended up in the garage. (Where it belongs) if I had to do anything different I would have used a thicker wire. The problem was that it wasn't sturdy enough and the wires would bend when I was trying to bend another wire.. So after a week of preserving I couldn't overcome my struggles... DRAGON = 1... Alex = 0.  
If I had this project again I would give it as a group project. Give them more than one material to make a sculpture or bigger piece, kind of a challenge thing and see what they come up with!