Ideas for Pottery projects
How do you take a creative idea and transform it into a successful finished ceramic piece? Everybody has their own creative process and it can be so interesting to learn see how other artists start with a ceramic project idea and work their way through to the end product. It can also help you figure out how to turn your ceramic ideas into finished work.
In Ceramics Monthly’s second annual readership-wide contest From Idea to Finished Form, the CM editors asked artists to share their creative processes—from photos and paintings, to sketches, paper cutouts, and layered patterns, through to the finished piece—in a couple of images. In today’s post, an excerpt from the September 2016 Ceramics Monthly, we are presenting a couple of the winners from the contest. –Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
P.S. Open up the Ceramics Monthly to see the rest of the winners from this year’s From Idea To Finished Form contest, which highlights the many different ways that emerging and established artists share their creative process—from photos and paintings to sketches, paper cutouts, and layered patterns through to the finished piece.
Working Through Ceramic Art Ideas
by Kira Kalondy and Antonio Martinez
Kira Kalondy, Terra Haute, Indiana
My creative process begins with an idea, a concept, or a feeling to be expressed, which takes shape using different forms created on the wheel that are later modified through a combined constructive/deconstructive approach.