Many students are still working on the first drape mold. Some students actually used a slump mold. You need to know the difference between the two.
Craftsmanship is VERY IMPORTANT. When evaluating your finished piece, I will look very closely at:
1) The surface texture; looking for it to be exceptionally smooth where there is no texture.
2) The required texture; which is either the entire outside or the complete inside. The textured areas should look crisp and clean, not smeared.
3) The edges of the piece; they should be even and the opening should be symmetrical.
4) The attachment of the foot; an inner coil should have been carefully applied and completely attached top and bottom to the pot and the foot.
Students need to complete the finish on their heart shakers this week. The hearts will be graded on Friday. THE DUE DATE FOR THE HEARTS TO BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN IS FRIDAY THE 16TH.
Students who are finished with the draped slab construction pot need to begin designing their clay masks. Start this by doing some research on line about masks from various tribes. Save images that intrigue you. You will be required to draw your mask first. You will create a pattern based on your drawing that you will use when constructing your mask.