This piece features a large piece of cast iron that is imbedded in the clay sediment. The left photograph shows this piece in the greenware state and the right photograph shows the finished piece.
Create 6 specimens that have fossils of the future within them from specific places within a domestic setting such as, the kitchen, bathroom sink, night stand, home office, under the sink, etc. Each specimen is connected to a gridded ceramic specimen base accompanied by a rebar abstraction on top of what the rock formation used to look like. The rebar is brightly colored to draw attention to the pieces and heed a warning. Crystal formations pop out from the specimen sides. These pieces are glazed and fired to cone 04. Finished pieces are roughly 20x10x20 inches and 12x12x12 inches.
Create 6 battery, clock, and circuitry themed specimens from terra blanc that are attached to gridded and sided specimen trays. Between each layer of clay is a layer of glaze that will allow the layers of clay to move during the 04 firing. Specimens are embellished with crystal and gem developments. Minimum size 12x12x12 inches.
This computer circuitry specimen looks like a rock that has been split open revealing the positive and negative impressions of circuitry remnants.
I enjoy combining the concepts I'm working with in sculpture forms with functional work. This is a good excercise for breaking an idea down to its roots.
Photo Credit- eleanorheimbaughceramics.com
A new goal for this series of work is to add in little visual rewards and details that give some satisfaction of discovery for those viewers who decide to who take a second look. These four specimens in the green ware state have clumps of crystals sculpted in amongst the press molded sections of computer circuitry. Glazing will bring these pieces to life.
Specimen Number 06242015 Photo Credit- eleanorheimbaughceramics.com
As a graduate student in ceramics the summer is often a time to return back to the refreshing comforts of marketable thrown vessel forms. Not this summer! I’m excited about the sculptural direction my work has taken and developing my artistic voice. This series combines a love of geology and artifacts with imaginative inquiry. What could fossils of the future look like?
Project/ Series 3 Celebration: Make 3 orchid containers out of Linda’s PPC, fire to cone 6 oxidation in the electric kiln, and then 04. Each orchid container will have a tray for catching water. These objects celebrate and aid in the process of keeping orchids. The vessels themselves are reminiscent of abandoned and decaying structures and the addition of orchids symbolizes nature reclaiming these structures. Image on right shows the containers waiting to bisque.
Project/Series 3 Independent: Make 3 vessels with multiple openings for displaying flowers out of Linda’S PPC, fire to cone 6 oxidation in the electric kiln, and then 04. Research Dutch still life painting and the symbolism of objects within these paintings. Choose objects that we use today to make a still life that revolves around a theme and will be understood by a contemporary audience. These objects may be applied to the ceramic vessels as actual objects on the vessels, through surface decoration with underglaze, glaze, or decals. Possible themes include: life, death, beauty, knowledge, contemporary religions. Image on left shows beginning form.