2018

HISTORIC COIL POT

HANDBUILDING

HISTORIC COIL POT
2018
7.5”x11.75”x7.5”
White Stoneware, Velvet Underglaze (White, Black, Cinnamon), Fired to 
Δ6, Oxidation

During my Handbuilding ceramics course, one of our projects was to research the forms and surface designs of historic vessels. Using what we learned from this research, we then created a vessel of our own by combining coils using the score and slip method and then smoothing the surface to create a uniform piece. The most difficult part of this project was creating a spherical form without it collapsing. The amount of moisture in the clay is always important, and the base of this piece needed to be dry enough to support the weight of the added clay. However, there was always a risk of cracking when wet clay was added to clay that had already had time to dry. 
I drew inspiration from Native American vessels for my surface design. I merged different patterns with traditional colors to emulate the storytelling that Native American art is known for.

During my Handbuilding ceramics course, one of our projects was to research the forms and surface designs of historic vessels. Using what we learned from this research, we then created a vessel of our own by combining coils using the score and slip method and then smoothing the surface to create a uniform piece. The most difficult part of this project was creating a spherical form without it collapsing. The amount of moisture in the clay is always important, and the base of this piece needed to be dry enough to support the weight of the added clay. However, there was always a risk of cracking when wet clay was added to clay that had already had time to dry. 
I drew inspiration from Native American vessels for my surface design. I merged different patterns with traditional colors to emulate the storytelling that Native American art is known for.