Avery Fast

Ceramics 1

Critique #1

Ellen Schon



Smoke-fired clay

13” x 20” x 20”

Art Critique: The line of the artwork is wavy, curvy, and not straight which means the shape is undefined. The bottom is smaller and floats out wider at the top. There is balance and unity within the artwork even though it is not "balanced" because the artwork one asymmetrical piece that looks as if everything is in its correct place. The sculpture gives emphasis to the top of it with the wings and space between each of them. The texture of the wooden, brown sculpture is super smooth.

Critique #2

Laocoön and His Sons

Agesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus

25 BC

White Marble

1.84 m in height

Art Critique: The sculpture of the men had many lines. Each line is carefully thought out and planned to look realistic and is given the texture of a real life person. The movement of the snake wrapped around the men and the space that the snake is between each of them shows how the snake is trapping them somewhere. The emphasis of this artwork is created because of the snake's powerful role in the balance and unity of the sculpture.

Project #1 - Coil Project

Title: Polka-Vase

Statement: I made the vase shape to look like a large, prominate, fat vase that gradually decreased in size as it reached the top. The texture I used was smooth with a slight emphasis on the raised polka dots that slowly got further and further away from each other. The vase is balanced evenly because it is a symmetrical vase. The color fades from brown into blue on various spaces on the coil vase. I really enjoy the coil vase because I can put pretty flowers in it to spice it up every once and a while. Honestly, I love it and am so glad that it turned out pretty.

Project #2 - Slab Coffee Cup

Title: The Whispering Willow of Coffee

Statement: I imagined a huge forest of trees when I designed the slab mug. I wanted something functional but beautiful. I love the outdoors, so trees where a must have. Not only are trees beautiful, but the also have a unique texture that I could incorporate into my slab mug. The lines on the mug are straight with maybe a slight curve along the branch lines of the trees. The shape of the mug is a generic coffee cup shape except for it is not balanced on each side because the mug is asymmetrical. I added emphasis to the top of the mug where the color changes and to the handle, which is different than the rest of the cup, but unifies the coffee cup. The color of the mug is dark brown, as trees should be, and its value fades to white ok the tips because it gave the cup pizzazz. The texture is rough, rigid, and slightly dumpy.