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BC: Jesus -- This looks great! Make sure you include the facial features you made and perhaps revise the images you have on your cover page. It's a little confusing how the sun and clouds relate to your work. Add as many photos as you can to this mixbook! Good Job. :) A

FC: My Art Mixbook Jesus Avila

1: Since the age of five , drawing and making art has been a favorite pass time of mine. I was inspired by older cousins who made art. Since then i have been drawing and making art. In my journey as an artist i have been through several art classes and have been exposed to different types of media like colored pencils, charcoal, acrylic paint, water colors, and clay. I believe my experiences with these types of media have made me grow as an artist because i am not limited to just one type of media. I have challenged myself to do the best i can with these different types of | media so i can grow as an artist. My art all ways begins with a basic idea like a sun or a stripe and slowly grows into a more creative and complex result. I also have had stages as an artist for example i was recently interested in tigers and my art reflected that. Currently my themes are more nature centered because nature often relates with joy and peace . In my art i like to express ideas and emotions. I have been inspired by Pablo Picasso more specifically his Guernica painting, where he expressed his feelings about war and the holocaust. A notable thing about me as an artist is that i am determined and that i believe the joy of seeing a completed piece is priceless. | Artist Statement

2: Face jugs!

3: There are said to be two stories to the history of face jugs. The exact origin is not known. The first story says that face jugs were used as moonshine containers because little kids would go into everything and the Face jugs were used to scare them away. | History Of face jugs | The second story is about how they were used to scare evil spirits away when put on grave sites. The exact origin is unknown but faces on clay has been traced back to ancient Egyptian times.

4: Reflection | The studio problem was to create a face jug. I thought of emotions expressed in a face. Form and shape dominated this piece because the face had to be three dimensional. My face jug is a pirate with a frown on his face. His mouth is in a shape where he is saying "Argh". I chose this piece because i believe pirates can express so much emotions in their faces. The title of my piece is called "Arghh" Because thats what i tried to portray in my piece.

5: I got my ideas by simple brainstorming and also getting some pictures off the Internet. I had to change my piece along the way because i didn't have room to add a bandana which was in the original plan. My piece is unique because of its glaze and its eye patch. I believe the most successful part of my piece is the glazing. I believe if i had the chance to rework this piece i would take a lot more time on it because i believe i rushed the piece. Physically i would fix the eyes and the mouth. I believe i did grow from this because my coiling techniques were helped and also my glazing.

6: Sgraffito and Mishima

7: History | Sgraffito history can be traced back to the Sung Dynasty of China and is found in a lot of ancient cultures. It was also a big part of Italy's renaissance period. It was also used for decorating houses in all parts of the world. Sgraffito vessels were used often by royalty. Mishima was first made in Korea in the Koryo period. It reached its climax in the 12th and 13th century.

8: Abstraction

9: Abstraction in ceramics can be traced back to prehistoric times and ancient cultures. The earliest forms can be found on rocks, pottery and textile.

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