Posted in Coursework, Part 2, Sketchbook

Part 2 Sketchbook

One of my tutor’s observations was that my drawing is weak, and that I should be using my sketchbook more and in a more varied way. (Thompson, 2019) He is correct, and I am trying to start to address his feedback. This is mostly a lack of sketching, but partially a lack of publishing those sketches.

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Project 4: Drawing for Sculpture

When I started Projects 3 and 4 I started trying to document them as a single piece, but the resultant write up was quite long, and seemed to concentrate mostly on the sculptural work over the drawing. I have, therefore, extracted into this separate post sections that relate primarily to drawing. That has its own challenges, but at least means the drawing work gets a fairer presentation.

Starting out with sketching

Fairly early in the consideration of the project, in fact before I completed Part 1, I started thinking about how best to approach the challenge. Part of this process was some fairly informal sketching.

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Posted in Coursework, Part 2

Project 3: Stacked Sculpture

When I started Projects 3 and 4 I started trying to document them as a single piece. The resultant write up was over long, and seemed to concentrate mostly on the sculptural work over the drawing. I have, therefore, separated the two parts now. That has its own challenges, and means that part of the story of the development of the pieces is in a different article.

I’ve grouped together commentary on each work into a single block so that the narrative for it is continuous, and included in this piece drawing that directly relates to a work. This is somewhat artificial, as the work for the different pieces overlapped significantly much of the time. This has been done to aid readability within the overall write up.

Stacked Construction #1

This first piece started when I struggled to draw what I was thinking of in some initial sketching. The basic idea was an architectural piece made of interlocking slabs. I decided to start playing with the concept as a constructions. As a media I selected 9 cm squares of mountboard and went though a cycle of make, draw and make again to build up the idea:

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Posted in Coursework, Notes, Part 2, Research & Reflection

Contemporary figurative ceramics comparison

One of the challenges I was set by my tutor (Thompson, 2019) was to complete a comparative analysis of two pieces of sculpture. Having previous seen Annie Peaker work, and going to a making demonstration by Brendan Hesmondhalgh I decided that this was a strong starting juncture.

Annie Peaker

Fig 1. Annie Peaker Polar Bears
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Posted in Coursework, Part 2

Research point: Stacked sculpture

Starting with ceramics

Strangely, when I started reading the notes on Part 2 what came to mind is a set of work that is quite common in ceramics. I’m unclear as to why this is a common sculptural form in ceramics at the moment, possibly it is simply the technical challenges of getting a tall sculpture through a kiln intact. Fig. 1 and 2 are good examples.

Fig. 1 Ceramic stacked sculpture
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