A Closer Look at Clay #3: Focus on Surface Texture


1. Find an image of something interesting created in clay (from a magazine, newspaper, web, etc.) that has a unique and interesting surface texture. Remember that interesting is a subjective opinion.

2. Print out/Cut out, and neatly glue photo of your chosen work into your sketchbook. Include all information you find on the work (title, artist, material, size, etc.) You must include your source (URL, magazine, etc.)

3. Write a legible (type if necessary) description (at least 4 sentences) of the basic form shape and the surface texture of your chosen piece of clay on the same page. Write as if you are describing to a good friend over the phone.

4. WHY did you choose this piece? What is compelling about it? Try to use our Aesthetic Scanning words: line, shape, form, color, texture, space, balance, unity, size/proportion, unity, emphasis, pattern, mood, etc.


Credit format:
Artist, Title, date, publication info (i.e., Ceramics Monthly, March 2009) or URL

To get full credit for this assignment you must follow ALL directions and give credit accurately.