Let's see, some stuff I made in class...
Corporate Fertility Statue:
If Corporations are people my friend then who are their mothers?
Originally started as an idea for a political cartoon (pregnant lady burping smoke in her doctors face...)
Right at the end of class I decided to try and realize it in clay. I bit sloppy, but I wasn't even sure I was going to fire it, then someone else did... So I threw it in the soda kiln.
My first 'tall' piece, it's about 9 inches but it was REALLY thick, So I started carving. After taking about half of it away it is still heavy. Used a nice green glaze that breaks well.
Getting the throwing down, need to work on other details. Got a really nice soda fire on it though. Used a chun glaze and it was mid kiln, top was really close to a shelf so I got a really smooth even carbon trap around the rim. Chalk that up to luck, experience also, helped me see how kiln placement could have an effect on the piece.
Never had a chance to alter them.