I used my own unique ideas in my artwork by adding on the flowers at the top of my ceramic showing parts of nature that I really enjoy.
I used artist Jennifer McCurdy for inspiration because I like the direction that her ceramic flow. I used that inspiration for my top on my ceramic because, t looked really neat how her ceramics would have a curve to them at the top.
The bottom of my ceramic happened accidentally because, I did not intend on making the bottom have a circle shape. I wanted it to have a the same curvy affect that the top had but it did not work out that way.
Closely observing my surrounding environment influenced my artwork because, I noticed how my artwork looked not only in my eyes but also how my art looked in other people's eyes.
I was able to capture likeness to subject matter by coming up with what direction I wanted to go in as far as my idea. After I figured that out everything else came to mind
Close observation was important because, I had to be sure that every minor and major detail was neatly and correctly put in certain places to be presented in a formal way.
Stretch and Explore
Something I tried new was adding on clay onto a already made surface. I have never done anything like that before but when I tried to add lose pieces to my clay surface once I got the hang of it very soon.
Trying to scorch, at first, was a little difficult because, like I said I had never done it before but with a little patience I got the hang of it.
A material/technique that was new to me was scorching. I have worked with clay before but scorching was something that I never had to do or had ever been introduced to. The technique got easier as I went along and I can see myself scorching more when working with clay.