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DeVaughn Chambers's Portfolio

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1: d | A face jug is a thrown potter jug made from earthware, stoneware or porcelain with the addition of pieces of formed clay to give the jug the appearance of a face. The face can be very primitive or very sculpture like in appearance. Most jugs are based on traditional utilitarian jug shapes which go back many hundreds of years. You will see face jugs also referred to as “ugly jugs” or “grotesques jugs” for obvious reasons. |

2: Artist Statement

3: Right now as an artist i want to be successful. I want to do great on my art, plus it's been awhile since i messed with clay an all but I'll get the hang of it plus I'm an Anime nerd i want to make things from my favorite Anime's yes sir

4: Sgraffito Pottery was once considered to be the vessels of kings. From the Byzantine emperors to the Russian czars, Sgraffito has been the earthenware for the "blue-bloods" of Europe's finest houses. Sgraffito Pottery is defined by the intricate designs that have been actually scratched into the surface of the clay before firing. This sort of pottery is often made with bold colors and coated with a lighter liquid clay for contrast. It is at this point that the designs are scratched into the pottery showing the base color underneath. This type of earth ware can be traced all the way back to the Sung Dynasty of China. There is a vase called the "T'zu-Chou vase that dates to the 11th to 12th century AD. That said Sgraffito can be found in many of the world's ancient cultures. It became quite popular among the many courts of Renaissance Italy. It is a style of pottery that is fast becoming quite collectible and sought after. Article Source:

5: Mishima is a city in Shizuoka Prefecture that boasts splendid views of Mount Fuji and is known chiefly as a gateway to Hakone and the Izu Peninsula. As far back as 1636, there was a certain calendar published at the Grand Shrine of Mishima (Mishima Taisha) written in little squiggly kana lines. Because the "rope curtain" designs of 15th-16th century Korean Punch'ong stoneware resembled the lines of the calendar, works of this pattern came to be known as Mishima. A look at the world of Mishima pottery can be viewed at the Sano Museum in Mishima until Oct. 22, 2001, in an exhibition titled "Mishima-Goyomi Kara Mishima Chawan (From the Mishima Calendar to the Mishima Chawan)."

6: A Smile As Sweet As Spring

8: April Showers Bring May Flowers

10: Raku is a Japanese word that can be translated as enjoyment, happiness, or comfort. In 1580, the potter Chijiro is thought to be the first to produce this form of ware. He developed a low-fire pottery process in which he placed ware directly into a red-hot kiln, then once the glazes had melted, removing the ware from the still red-hot kiln and allowing the pottery to cool outside the kiln. It is possible, however, that he learned this process from his father Ameya, a Korean potter who moved to and worked in Kyoto, Japan. This direct process was well received, especially by enthusiasts of the tea ceremony. In 1598 a gold seal was presented to Chijiro (or possibly his son) by the ruler Hideyoshi. This seal was engraved with the ideograph for raku. Raku thus became Chijiro's family title. The Raku family continues making their pottery in Chijiro's tradition; the current master is Raku Kichizaemon XV. In 1940, British potter Bernard Leach published A Potter's Book in which he described his introduction to the process of raku. In 1948, American potter Hal Riegger began experimenting with the process and subsequently, beginning in 1958, to include it in classes and workshops he taught. Somewhere in that milieu of trial and experimentation, pieces began to be reduced in combustible material once removed from the kiln.

11: it's always spring in a mother's heart

12: spring: a. The season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May. b. A time of growth and renewal.

14: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.

16: lossom by blossom the spring begins"

17: It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.

19: A Smile As Sweet As Spring

20: Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring |,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=d984e3e392043fa6&biw=1024&bih=583

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