Brendan Morgan

Ceramics 1

Posidens's Cup

I created this project because I love Octopi, and I think they are really interesting to portray in art. I had a problem with the small suction cups on each tentacle, they were very intricate. On the very last tentacle, I was pressed for time so I just used a ball point pen to create the small holes in each suction cup. I wish I had used that method for all of the suction cups, It would have made this so much easier.

Coil Mania

I created this project so that I could have a proper vase to grow strawberries in, its perfect! The hardest part of this project was getting all the coils around the same size. If I could change anything I would make the outside smooth instead of leaving the coil texture. I would also take more time in the actual coil making.


I created this piece because I think Hippo's are the cutest thing ever, and I must say they are fun to create! The only problems I had creating this Hippo was getting the head in the correct hippo shape, I just kept molding until I got there. If I could change anything I would make sure I got all the legs the same size...

Critique 1

Ellen Schon



Smoke-fired clay

13” x 20” x 20”

Art Critque of "Vortex"

This artwork portrays to be made of wood. I see dark wood that has many curves and dips. The lighting really reflects the shades of wood. Value is a big part of this art work, the lightness and darkness of the wood color. Form is also an important part of "vortex", the curves flow throughout the piece. The texture of the artwork has a tactile smooth feel, but visually it looks like wood. Although This artwork is not symmetrical, it still shows balance. This artwork looks as if it was made a long time ago by some type of a tribe. I think this piece shows how you can look rough but in reality you are smooth and sweet. I think this is a good piece of art work, it has smooth clean lines and has a meaning. All artwork is good art work in my eyes

Critique 2

Laocoön and His Sons

Agesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus

25 BC

White Marble

1.84 m in height