Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Finally, a picture from ceramic class

Cool. The instructor sent me this picture yesterday. He was also supposed to send me some other pictures, but I didn't receive them yet.



This is a relief sculpture in terra cotta clay. But not the terra cotta from my home, because we're still doing tests with that. It didn't come out bad at all. It was still drying when class was over, so this was the first time I got a look at it finished. I'll try to pick it up on the 29th or the 30th when the next class starts.



I'm pretty happy with it. Sometimes, things don't turn out the way you hope in ceramic class, and you have to say that it was a learning experience or something like that. I didn't want to learn anything with this piece. I wanted it to look the way I wanted it to look. Anyway, it's good when you like something before it is fired and there are no surprises after it is fired.

10 comments:

Babybull40 said...

That is really cool..Thanks for sharing .. Will you be painting it after?

laughingattheslut said...

I think I'm going to leave this one the way it is.

dmarks said...

It reminds me of some things I saw in Italy. Nicely staged and lit, too: not just a quickie digital snapshot.

laughingattheslut said...

The professor took some things home to photograph. For extra money he does stuff like that for other people, and occasionally when he's really happy with a student's project he takes a few pictures for free. I talked him into some other stuff, but he hasn't sent the rest of it yet.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Really interesting peice - I like it a lot - I think it's nice to be able to create something unique like this

laughingattheslut said...

I should not take credit for the whole thing. We were not given extra credit or extra time for coming up with original designs.

The original picture of the dragon, and many other good ones, came from this book


http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1565232313/ref=sib_dp_pop_sup/104-3111194-0268756?ie=UTF8&p=random#reader-link

Rachel said...

That is really nice. I am very impressed.
I couldn't make a decent looking bowl in ceramics class. I ended up with a warped looking plate.
I am SO not artistic.

David in DC said...

Wowser. Worth the wait. That's very cool, Laughing.

Ms. Prudish Diva said...

that is awesome

dmarks said...

It is my windows wallpaper (background) right now. Replaced David's wondrous fire rainbow.