Unit 4 - Tessellation Lidded Slab-Built Vessel
How do artists find inspiration from culture or tradition? What is a "Tessellation"?
- Build slab vessel body, foot, and lid with handles.
- Create visible sections over the body and lid of the vessel (3 - 4) sections.
- Research and choose a famous painting to appropriate for your vessel.
- Choose colors, shapes, designs, textures, lines, etc from the chosen painting and brush on underglaze in a new appropriated way onto your vessel, during the Leather Hard stage.
- Wax over the underglazed areas. Carve a design or drawing into the wax with a needle tool. The carving may go all the way down to the clay.
- Brush on black or another darker underglaze in the carved drawn areas.
- After the bisque fire, you will apply clear over glaze to the underglazed areas.
- For the remaining sides of your vessel, create only textures found in the painting by marking, carving or adding clay to the surface. These surfaces will be stained, wiped and fired without glaze.