Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This piece was created with clay, is approximately 8" x 8" in dimension, and is 3/4" thick. Radial design was used on this roll-out clay piece; it included the use of Navajo Indian themed patterns. I personally use my piece as a loose change holder, and key-catcher. To create the design for this piece, I first drew out a radial design in my sketchbook, then transferred the design to thin, translucent paper. Then, I laid the paper over the clay and, using a toothpick to punch through, I transferred that design onto my piece. Ceramics was not my strongest point, but I believe it gave me a firmer grasp on the art-style; If I were to repeat the project, I would roll my base out thinner, and would layer more red-clay paint onto my designs.