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Christine Federighi (1949-2006) Using Carving to Tell a Story
Who is Christine Federighi? <ul><li>Artist that worked with clay for over 30 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of ceramic...
In her work, there are  several repeating symbols.   For example, the human figure, houses, water, and leaves.
What could leaves and water symbolize? Leaves=Growth Water=Change
The symbols also tell a little about where she is from.    Exotic Leaves=Miami House=Western U.S.
She often uses wire in addition to the clay forms, which often times unifies the piece.
Her Technique:  <ul><li>Forms are built using the Coil method. </li></ul><ul><li>She carved the designs into the surface. ...
 
Federighi believes that “we all have personal symbols or images that we consciously or unconsciously use for any variety o...
Therefore, you will:  <ul><li>Create a sculpture in the “style” of Christine Federighi.  </li></ul><ul><li>Before you begi...
Information taken from:  <ul><li>http://www.sherriegallerie.com/artistprofile.php?artist=20 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.i...
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  1. 1. Christine Federighi (1949-2006) Using Carving to Tell a Story
  2. 2. Who is Christine Federighi? <ul><li>Artist that worked with clay for over 30 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of ceramics at the University of Miami for over 32 years. </li></ul><ul><li>She created large coil forms, often resembling the human form. </li></ul>
  3. 3. In her work, there are several repeating symbols. For example, the human figure, houses, water, and leaves.
  4. 4. What could leaves and water symbolize? Leaves=Growth Water=Change
  5. 5. The symbols also tell a little about where she is from. Exotic Leaves=Miami House=Western U.S.
  6. 6. She often uses wire in addition to the clay forms, which often times unifies the piece.
  7. 7. Her Technique: <ul><li>Forms are built using the Coil method. </li></ul><ul><li>She carved the designs into the surface. </li></ul><ul><li>Often, wire is added to the forms after they have been fired as decoration. </li></ul><ul><li>She paints the forms with a solid coat of acrylic paint (usually black). </li></ul><ul><li>Then dry brushes oil paint over the black coat. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Federighi believes that “we all have personal symbols or images that we consciously or unconsciously use for any variety of reasons.”
  9. 10. Therefore, you will: <ul><li>Create a sculpture in the “style” of Christine Federighi. </li></ul><ul><li>Before you begin, you must find your own personal symbols. Create 3 sketches of possible sculpture solutions. (Don’t just copy her!) </li></ul><ul><li>The sculpture needs to be 8” to 10” tall or wide. </li></ul><ul><li>A story must be carved into the surface of the form(s). </li></ul><ul><li>Paint the form(s) in the style of Federighi. </li></ul><ul><li>Option: Use wire as an additional material to unify your sculpture. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Information taken from: <ul><li>http://www.sherriegallerie.com/artistprofile.php?artist=20 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ilpi.com/artsource/vce/federighi.html </li></ul>

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