Y1 FAVE FOOD C

1555536_10151941977612753_1805626721_nFor my second project, first in ceramics I was able to look at fruits in the project My Favourite Food. In metal I looked at rambutan but in ceramics I mostly focused on berries – which are actually my favourite food to eat, as opposed to rambutan where it was purely the form that intrigued me. When researching it turns out nothing I like is technically a berry but I chose to ignore that fact and go crazy with raspberries and strawberries. It’s not just the taste but the colour, the texture of the fruit that I love. I love the repetition in the raspberries and the plumpness around the seeds of the strawberry – that remind me of those old fashioned sofas with the buttons, whatever they are called. The big pot on the left of the picture above was my first ever attempt at coiling. This was originally three different samples in which I experimented with different ways to give a surface a seeded texture and pattern. When placing them on top of each other I realised I preferred them together as one quirky looking pot!

This was originally three different samples where I experimented with different methods to give a surface a seeded texture and pattern. When placing them on top of each other for storage I realised I preferred them together as one form. The top sample was lost before it got the chance to be fired and glazed.
Had this been fired and glazed I would have loved to make this into a brooch. I contemplated pushing wire through the cracks of the larger, berry-imitating rounded shapes when I was looking at fruit hairs, but ran out of time.

Had this been fired and glazed I would have loved to make this into a brooch. I contemplated pushing wire through the cracks of the larger, berry-imitating rounded shapes when I was looking at fruit hairs, but ran out of time.

This was supposed to be a leafy-shaped lid to go on a small pot, but after bending the leaves back around and joining them together it became a small scale sculpture in its own right. It reminds me of one of Kate Malone's pumpkins!

This was supposed to be a leafy-shaped lid to go on a small pot, but after bending the leaves back around and joining them together it became a small scale sculpture in its own right.

After Glazing

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