Add Texture By Using: - Coffee Grounds, Rice, or Sand.- Wedge into clay before you make slabs.
Al Jaeger• Blip, 2006• Slab-built stoneware with gravel, sand, and coffee grounds.
Al Jaeger• Untitled, 2005• Slab-built porcelain and stoneware with gravel, sand, sawdust, and coffee grounds.
Al Jaeger• First Snow, Franconia Ridge, 2004• Slab-built stoneware and porcelain with sand, gravel, and coffee grounds.
Add a second texture to clay: - Use slab roller to create texture.- Lay object on clay then roll through slab roller.
Objects You Can Use:buttons, beads, marblesaluminum foilspongeslaceleaves, sticks, tree bark, anythingfound in naturepuzzle pieces
Other Ways To Create Texture:• the bottom of a pair of tennis shoes• the bottom of a drinking glass to create perfect circles• if object is too thick for the slab roller, you can create a slab then roll object on the clay
Now You Can Build Your Slab Piece: - Your piece must be 18” in. tall.- Your piece must be organic. This means your piece must be an irregular shape, or one that might be might be found in nature, not a geometric shape.
-Be creative, if you used leaves totexture your slab then cut your slabs into different leaf shapes.
Examples of organic slab constructed pieces:
Textured Slab Construction:• Objectives: • Piece must be 18” inches tall. • Piece must be organic. • Slabs must have two textures: coffee grounds, rice, or sand and a texture of your choice. • Piece must be well crafted.• Grading: • 5 drawings - 15 points • template - 10 points • craftsmanship - 25 points • slabs have two textures - 25 points • organic shape - 25 points • This piece if due on November 15, 2010.