1) Repetition/ Pattern- can work on a set, many similar pieces that come together to form a larger form, surface design patterns, practice a form that's challenging.
|Finished "Riding the Wave" sculpture, 15"long x 7"tall x 4" wide, 2014, Stoneware, extruded and hand built form, Red iron oxide and bare clay woman and cobalt based blue glazes on sculptural wave.|
2.) Scale- go tiny or go big, but get out of your comfort zone. For this example I decided to demo throwing off the hump and make some teeny tiny little pots and a tea set.
|Tea set in progress, glazed but unfired|
|Finished Set of tiny dishes, glazed with a white glaze and hand painted with cobalt carbonate.|
3.) Symbolism= (an artistic and poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind.) Students were challenged to use symbolism in their work- either in terms of the form of a sculpture or by carving or adding texture to the clay itself or through painting/ transferring surface designs.