Arisai Casanas

Ceramic 1

Little Taste of Chicago

My mugg was based on the beutiful city of Chicago, Illinois. I showed the Sears tower and other buildings that are by it. The last time i visited we saw the sight of lightting hitting the tower. So i also included them. I used the slip and scoar technique to attatch the buildings to the cup. It would not be Chicago without a little wall art so on the sides I added a little grafifi. The glase was interesting, because it gave it a glossy look thay actually came out nice.

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This whistle was hard. It took me a few tries to master the whistle technique. I wanted to create a colorful bird. So after it was take out of the kiln i tried to make it into very brightful hues. It was a rather simple bird compared to the rest but i tried my best. Even though it did not whistle it was fun learning something new and putting my skills to the test.

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Critique #1

Ellen Schon



Smoke-fired clay

13” x 20” x 20”


In this ceramic piece we can see a round shaped bowl. On all sides of the art work there is a soft smooth texture. The painting they did adds a smokey look to the top part of the sculpture. There is a value added from to top to bottom. A darker hue and then a lighter one. It looks balanced even though the bottom is small it holds up the upper thick piece very well. It makes me feel like the art work will suck me up into a reall vortex wich adds to the name of the piece.

Critique #2

Laocoön and His Sons

Agesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus

25 BC

White Marble

1.84 m in height

Laocoon and His Sons

This piece depics three nude men. They seem to be large and take up a vast amount of space. On parts of the statue the texture looks rough like the broken arms but the rest has a smooth texture. Balance is also shown, the father in the middle and one son on eighther side. Above all the art work has harmony, it seems to belong together. It really seems that im looking at a mythogy sculpture.