Students completed a unit which focused on becoming inspired by a contemporary ceramicist that they found in a Ceramics Monthly magazine. The students had the choice of what to make, how to make it, how big or small they wanted to create their piece, and they created their project on their own time without a specific due date.
The artist I became inspired by for this project was Katharine Morling. She handbuilds 3D sculptures, and paints them. When she paints them, she outlines them making them seems like sketch lines. I decided to try her technique and outlining my piece as she does. The idea behind my project was making a detailed camera, but also including something unique inspired by Katherine’s pieces. I decided to make my camera into a piggy bank to store/save money. If you lift off the flash, there is a slot for money to go into the bank. There is also a cork at the bottom to take money out. Building the camera overall was a challenge because I had trouble adding on the lens,. Since the lens was so heavy, it caused my camera box to lose its shape. However I managed to fix it and made it look as even as possible. Another challenge was painting the black lines on the camera because they were so thin and I had to get them straight. My favorite part of my camera is the lens because I liked the way the textures came out, Overall, I believe my first project in Ceramics II went well and am happy of how it turned out since it reflected my idea.