S: Austin Tyler McKee
BC: Only you can create your art. "Don't ruin your tomorrows with yesterdays problems" - JMH
1: Art to me is created through your own mind. Only you can limit your creations. Your creations, your world. -Austin | For starters my name is Austin, and I'm into all kinds of art. I've always had a eye for art and its elements. My work and themes are normally just things around me that have inspired me to create something out of it. weather its 2D or 3D art, its all original and inspired by the people around me. I make my art for me, or i make it to express something I'm feeling in a moment or situation. Normally its to create my own world to escape to. Originally my brother inspired me into art and the creation possess. Yet over the years I've taken art classes I've grown as a person and into my own style of art. Most of the time my art started off as unfinished peaces and inspirational peaces for me to look back on. This helped me get started into "anime" its a style of art that originated in japan. Most of the cartoons that i watched where "anime" or animated. The constant influence of animated art made me want to explore it more and more. | This project is called Face Jugs, and as you flip through my book you will see what it is. As well as what they where used for and when they started.
2: Face jugs where originally created to deter children form trying to drink alcohol. Today they are used for just about anything.
3: They can be scary and complex or.. simple
4: Around the 1700's Face jugs became popular and they where sealed with lead based glazes. And over time this started to poison and kill some people who drank form them.
6: Sgraffito & mishima
7: Sgraffito is the clay body slipped with a diffrent color and then dried. Once leather heard u carve it down to the clay body to create an image.
8: Mishima is when you carve into the clay body and then slip in the gap with a different colored clay. | This piece was kissed by another and destroyed in the proses of getting the other one off. In my opinion it wasn't one of my strong pieces. (sad face) | 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.
9: sgraffito is when you add slip on top and carve out of the dried slip to reveal the original clay body. | The use of slip as decorative technique has been known from earliest times. It appears to have originated in the Far East, where fragments of red-slipped pottery, thought to be 5000 years old, have been found in Japan. In the West, examples of white slip decoration date from 2000 B.C., in the Minoan culture on the island of Crete. With their Black- and Red-Figure vessels, Greek potters perfected the technique several centuries later
10: s n o i t c a r t s b A
11: Abstraction peaces are taking two different things and using similarities to make them odd. | When glazing I was supposed to use a different technique. But I like it as it is. | World War II (1939-1945) interrupted any new movements in art, but art came back with a vengeance in 1945. Emerging from a world torn apart, Abstract Expressionism discarded everything - including recognizable forms - except self expression and raw emotion. Abstract art began in 1911 with such works as Picture with a Circle (1911) by the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944).
14: Portrait Bust
15: My original idea was to make it a fountain. But when running into a time crunch.... it didn't get to happen. (frown) | Pablo Picasso's Blue Period refers to a series of paintings in which the color blue dominates and which he painted between 1901 and 1904.
16: Raku & Pit fire | Raku came from Japan. It originated as a fast way to experience ceramics. The Jap's would fire the pieces then fill the pieces with tea.
17: In America we glaze our pieces and fire them with places for the reduction environment to have a blacked area.
18: This piece is a whistle. At first it was one piece but it broke during firing and now its missing the last half. | Pit Fire | Fire is affected by atmospheric pressure, humidity and wind. Knowledge of how fire reacts to these factors in a pit or kiln can allow the potter to manipulate and influence the general appearance of the art.
19: During pit fire the atmosphere is reduction and oxidation so thats why 1/2 is colored with a brow and black.
20: Hump Molds | Hump mold is like creating a slab and putting it on the outside of a bowl and creating a mold of the hump on the outside.
21: Slump molds is when u place a slab of clay into the bowl.
22: Wheel Throwing | The Potter's Wheel, which seems to us so elementary, is one of the earliest applications of a mechanical principle to an industrial process, making for greater speed and efficiency
23: The whole experience is messy and really quick. You can make a piece in a few minutes.
24: Facts from: http://www.kuehnpottery.com/facejughistory.htm http://www.boycepottery.com/history.htm http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/mishima-pottery-jt.html | http://www.ceramicstoday.com/potw/martin_bros.htm
25: Images from: http://untilwebeadagain.blogspot.com/2010/06/face-jugs.html http://madpotter-oldcanalpottery.blogspot.com/2007/01/bit-of-pottery-history.html http://ladylavona.blogspot.com/2008/03/signs-of-spring.html http://www.historyextra.com/gallery/cult-beauty http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/mishima-pottery-jt.html
26: Monoprint | I don't have a pic for this one. but mine didn't come out to good. And it broke.
27: Artist | My artist was Marry Holland-Hall. She is owns her own art studio and hosts classes.
29: The series I was doing is like a wheel throwing pottery set. I feel like I could have done better but, I constantly had to restart and it was very aggravating.