S: Portfolio Project. By: Alexis Bruce
FC: Portfolio Project! Alexis Bruce
1: Artist Statement.
3: History and Reflection of the Face Jugs No one is really certain on how face jugs originated but there is many stories that are interesting enough so that people believe them. The range of from when they were created dates back to the 1700's. The story says that the jugs were created to ward off evil spirits and to protect the children of the villages from moon shine or poisons. After about one hundred years, the purpose of making face jugs evolved. In the 1920's, face jugs were used for storing alcohol and was often called the "ugly jugs". Now the face jugs made to frighten children. Parents warned their children to stay away from them because they were bad and ugly looking. Today, the traditional way of creating these face jugs is still used by a few family-operated potters. (reflection) For this studio problem, we had to create a face jug with very expressive features and the piece had to be a jug, a flower pot, or a soap dispenser. As I was designing this piece, I knew right when we were assigned this problem that I wanted to make a soap dispenser for my parents bathroom or our kitchen. When designing this, I thought of my dad because he cooks a lot in the kitchen and has some pretty awesome expressions, so I decided to base my deign around him and his personality.
5: History and Reflection of Sgraffito and Mishima. | a technique in mural or ceramic decoration in which the top layer of glaze, plaster, etc, is incised with a design to reveal parts of the ground | Scraffito is a technique in ceramic decoration in which the top layer of glaze, plaster, or clay is incised with a design to reveal parts of the ground. It was common in Italy in the 16th century. Mishima is a technique in ceramic decoration in which the
7: HIstory and Reflection of my Abstraction Sculpture
9: The History and Reflection of Raku Sculpture.
11: Self Portrait Reflection and Information about Franz Marc
13: Group Project Reflection.