Drop by the library to see beautiful ceramic bowls and tiles handmade by Mrs. Mosley’s art students! Here’s one of the students explaining the creative process to her friends.
Art II students investigated the distinctive patterns used in Islamic art and architecture. Using traditional geometric, calligraphic, and vegetal patterns as inspiration, students created their own patterns and applied them to handmade ceramic tiles and bowls.
Guest artist, David Camden, helped each student learn to use the potter’s wheel. Even the bottom of each bowl was trimmed on the wheel…! Tiles were created using a combination of hand building techniques, including impressing, incising, excising, and relief appliqué. Glazes were selected for specific color harmonies and even some special effects. Patterns were created by hand application and/or with various masking techniques.