Friday, May 9, 2014

New vessel

This week I started a new vessel because my last one was too complicated and fell apart. I started the new vessel that looks like shoulders and a neck by folding the clay over its self and making a bend. I then covered the gaps with small pieces of clay. After I smoothed the piece out I began adding texture by adding lines in my piece kind a of like a shirt. I plan on adding more texture and shapes on the peice.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Textured vessel progress

This week I added the same system of tubes on the other side of my project. I also added half of the top section. I plan on adding the other half of it and three holes on the top to pour stuff into the vessel. For texture I plan on adding divers on the bottom ball and lines on the tubes. I also plan on closing the bottom of the vessel so it can actually hold liquid.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Textured vessel

This week I started working on my textured vessel by first creating a ball and hollowing it out. Then I added two holes on the top and added tubes coming out from them. After I added the tubes u added the corner of the tube and the rest of them. I plan to add the same thing on the other side and add a tube across the middle connecting them. Then on top of the tube connecting them there will be three openings. I also plan to textur the whole piece but I haven't decided what type of texture.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Finished lantern

This week I finished my lantern by adding the animal on top. I also added holes in top platform to create more space in the piece along with adding the fence around the top. I included texture by adding it to the middle platform and around the barrels. I also made everything smoother and made sure that everything was hollowed out. To even out the lantern I added clay under some of the legs so it wasn't crooked.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


This week I finished the barrels around the middle of lantern. I also added the flat piece of clay on top of them to serve as the base for the deer head. I plan on making everything smoother and more detailed. I was debating wether to make a whole deer or just the head. I decided on the head because I think it would be more proportionate to the rest of the peice.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lantern progression

This week I finished the stocks and added the ring on top of them. I also added the holes so it doesn't blow up. I started to make one of the four barrels and attached it. There will be space between the four barrels for the lantern. Next week I plan to make the rest of the barrels and the top and smooth everything out.

Friday, March 28, 2014


This week I started to make a lantern. It will have gun stocks as the legs and then a ring on top on top of them. On top of the ring I will make 4 barrels around the ring in a curve. Then there will be a block on top of the barrels with the head of a deer on top. So far I have mad the ring and one of the four stocks.