Christine Federighi New


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Christine Federighi New

  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>
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