1. (noun) a
something with an
the act or process of
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or
other artistic representation of a person, in which the
face and its expression is predominant. The intent is
to display the likeness, personality, and event the
mood of the person. A portrait often shows a person
looking directly out at its viewer to engage with them
on a personal level. Portraits are often important
state and family records, as well as remembrances.
Historically, portrait paintings have primarily
memorialized the rich and powerful
Portraits can be done in any medium
And are used to express a lot about the artist
and the person they are portraying
Starting in the 1960s, Arneson and several other
California artists began to abandon the traditional
manufacture of functional items in favor of using
everyday objects to make confrontational statements.
The new movement was dubbed Funk Art, and
Arneson is considered the father of the ceramic Funk
Arneson used common objects in his work, which
included both ceramic sculptures and drawings. He
appeared in many of his own pieces — as a chef, a
man picking his nose, a jean-jacketed hipster in
For this project….
You will be using the pinch pot
method to make a rattle that
represents a person – any
person – in any capacity!
Realistic or not!
How to make a rattle
Start with a solid ball of clay that you can cup your hands around.
Cut the solid ball in half.
Pinch out both sides as evenly as possible. The walls should be about 1/4
Pat each half down on the table to make the rim wider for a larger surface
To make it into a rattle…
roll 3-6 small balls of clay and wrap them out to dry.
Place them inside one half of your orb, wrapped in a paper towel.
Wrap up your work for the day
When almost leatherhard, score and slip the two pinch pots
together, with the balls of clay inside.
Poke a small hole in the orb so it doesn’t EXPLODE
Let the TRANSFORMATION begin:
Make a face for your orb, transform it to have any emotion, or transform it into
something with even more significance.
Using the PINCH method… pinch from the bottom up, two equally
sized, rounded pots. The walls of each should be equal and should be about 1
What will you be graded on?
Does it make noise?
Does it have a FOOT
Does it have RELIEF features?
Does it have INTAGLIO features?
Does it have a variety of TEXTURES?
Is your piece BALANCED? Physically? Visually?
Was is crafted well? CRAFTSMANSHIP?
How nice and thoughtful was the application of glaze?
Was it completed on time? BISQUEWARE? GLAZEWARE?
Profile view (side)
Foot -- stand for the head(rattle)
Who is it?