BFA Tuesday : a look into the life of an art student pursuing a BFA at the University of West Florida. Namely, this artist. //
In light of the last post regarding my proposal to speak at the NCECA, I will dedicate this BFA update to ceramics.
Assignment : Choose an animal from a specific ecosystem and create a Rhyton form with said animal incorporated into it.
You might be asking what a rhyton form is, as did I when we first received the assignment. Well, a rhyton form is a type of drinking vessel that sits on its lip. They tend to curve similarly to horn shapes. The idea was that one could not put down their drink until they were finished because the liquid would spill out, due to the rhytons shape. Seems like an ancient drinking game if you ask me.
This project followed our PreColumbian sculptures in the realm of handbuilding. Our parameters were to use coil-building…
I chose a hare and/or jackrabbit.
I created a stand for it to stand upright on (those front legs).
I’m happy with the way it turned out. The kiln ended up getting a little too hot and causing a few interesting idiosyncrasies such as the gloss finish (was supposed to be a matte glaze) and some dripping of the underglaze colors.
Pray all is well,