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55th National Exhibition
Ceramics NZ - Student Competition 2015
Pauline McCoy
Bowl of Spaghetti
270mm dia x 110mm high
This piece was developed this term, from a brief given by our tutor. The brief was to take a recipe and develop a finished piece using the processes already developed in the previous weeks of this module eg. how things are joined, how the work is presented and the space around it, the techniques around making it, what baggage does the piece carry? etc. I decided to focus on the process and took inspiration from a recipe book showing all different types of pasta & noodles and how spaghetti can be made. I began experimenting using an extruder and made up a die for the extruder that would resemble spaghetti, then played with how it flowed from the extruder and how to layer it until I liked the result. Then I used a glaze I was working on from my glaze technology self directive where I have been experimenting with matt glazes. Because the piece was to resemble spaghetti I wanted it to be a matt glaze and I liked that the glaze is a different colour where it is thinnest which helps accentuate the form. I also like the fact that I can play on the words "bowl of spaghetti" and the bowl is in fact the spaghetti.
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