Ceramic Bust Web Assignment
What parts of the face have moved to make the facial expressions different?
1. What makes anger different from happy?
2. What makes disgusted different from surprised?
3. What makes afraid different from interested?
4. What makes sad differ from ashamed?
Open a window for both of these two sites to compare the bone structure and muscles. Go to illustrations then find the picture of Bob Dylan. Compare picture of Bob Dylan and human skull. Name three bones have been distorted in the caricature drawing.
Describe the process Philippe Faraut goes through to sculpt a portrait in clay.
Scroll down to the DVD of Sculpting men and view the edited clip
Go to artlex.com and in the left hand section click in the appropriate section to find the definition of "bust". Write your own definition.
Nigeria, Ife (Yoruba) Shrine Head
Describe Where it comes from from?
Describe what it looks like like?
Describe how it was used?
Describe how it was made?
Click on one of the Roman busts, print out the image, read the information and briefly describe shat you have learned.
Print out and put in your drawing book and know these for Friday'' s QUIZ
Greenware - Finished clay ware that is dry but has not been heated into homogenous
Function: the purpose of a design or the objective which motivates the designer. For an industrial designer, the primary purpose of a design is often utilitarian. For example, he or she may be required to design a more fuel-efficient automobile. For a sculptor, the primary purpose of a design is aesthetic: he or she seeks to create an artwork that engages the viewer emotionally and philosophically. However, a sculpture, like an automobile, must be physically well-constructed, and a car, like a sculpture, must have aesthetic appeal.
Banding Wheel - A revolving wheelhead which sits on a pedestal base. It is turned by hand and used for finishing or decorating pottery.
BUST A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person''s head and neck, as well as a variable portion of the chest and shoulders. These forms recreate the likeness of an individual. These may be of any suitable material (such as marble, bronze or clay). A portrait sculpture representing a person''s head, neck, shoulders and upper chest, and perhaps the upper arms.
PROPORTION Proportion: the size relationships among parts of a work
bone dry -Completely dry (and very brittle) state clay must reach before firing.
Dry-Foot - To keep the foot or bottom of a pot free from glaze by waxing or removing the glaze.
Glaze firing - The final firing, with glaze.
Rib - A rubber, metal or wooden tool used to facilitate wheel throwing of pottery forms.
Expression An attitude conveyed by the set of a person''s facial features. Also, a quality of inner experience, the emotions of the artist (expressive qualities) communicated through emphasis and distortion
Portraiture The field of portrait making and portraits in general.
Additive sculpture: a physical object constructed from separate parts which have been connected using glues, joints, stitching, welds and so on.
Form: 1. the physical manifestation of a design as opposed to the content, or the idea behind a design. 2. the organization or arrangement of visual elements to create a unified artwork. 3. a three dimensional object: for example, a square is a shape, a cube is a form.
gesture: the underlying sense of movement or the overall expressive qualities of an object.
subtractive sculpture: any process by which an artist or designer removes materials from a larger mass, gradually revealing the form within
Coil method -One of the oldest ways of forming pottery. Long strands of clay which are laid on top of each other and joined through blending coil to coil. Coil pieces can be almost any shape and any size. Realistic - Pertaining to general appearences as found in nature.
Pug Mill - A machine, similar to a meat grinder, which prepares plastic clay.
Simulated Texture - A tactile quality which has been copied. Texture - The surface quality of any material which can be sensed, by touch; having tactile qualities.
Three-Dimensional - Physically measurable in a constant scale, on three axes - length, height, and depth.
Patina - Originally, the natural color of oxidized metal surfaces: more recently, the surface coloring given to materials such as metal, wood, and plaster when used in relation to sculpture.
Model - To shape by pressure. A master or mother shape.
Overglaze - a decorative finish fired on a glaze surface.
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Find two examples you like then print them out; on the backside of each printout explain the following questions.
1. Who made it and when?
2. What construction technique was used to make it?
3. What it might have been used for?
4. Why do you like it?
Search and LEARN HOW they were made
1. What type of clay did they use?
2. Where did they find it?
3. What is clay made of?
4. What was added to the clay?
5. What was it made of?
6. What is burnishing?
7. What is resist?
8. What are the four techniques they used to construct their ceramic objects?
9. Explain what each technique is.
Build a face jug and print it out for extra credit
Go to this website and scroll down to "Simon Leach: Rolled Rim Technique" and watch the video explaining how to roll a rim. Describe the eight basic steps he uses to roll a rim.