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Cylinder Set Analysis

During the creations of my cylinder set there was a challange that I had to face on almost every single step, the wheel is something that seems simple but is actually extremely difficult. I noticed that the more I used the wheel and when I got more used to it everything flowed more and I had a better final product. You can clearly see the progression that I made from the first pots of to the final pots. The first difficulty I encountered was durring centering, the problem was that the clay was always a weird shape when I started centring and this caused it to fly off of the wheel. I found out that if before I added force to centre it I simply put my hands on it to make it circular it would make the centring much easier and it would not fly out anymore. Making the hole was also challenging as the first few times I started to make the hole the pot would become off centre. I found out that this was because I was only using one hand and when I used both my hands the hole would s…
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Wheel Proccess

Throwing a pot on a wheel is a very difficult thing to do that takes a lot of time and practice, it seems simple at first but it's very complicated as you try it. To begin you must first prepare the clay and then attach it to the wheel, it must be circular to improve the product. Then you must wet your hands as to not stick to the clay as you begin centring, to centre the clay you must make an L shape with your hands and have your elbow on your stomach for force. After you centre the pot you create the hole by using your thumb and drilling down, when you think you've drilled low enough you then you poke the bottom with your needle pointer to measure. Then you open the pot and slowly raise the walls using your two index fingers. In my experience centring it the easiest while raising the wall is very difficult, this is because I've practised a lot with centring but raising the walls takes patience and I sometimes rush the making of the pots.

Final Analysis #1 Extruder.

My plan for the extruder project was a large but simple one piece sculpture. The design was to make five arcing square shaped pieces that are increasingly small to large and connect them based on height.  I would paint each extruded piece with one colour of the rainbow in descending order so it would look like a rainbow without the middle pieces. The title of the project would be 'Arcing Colours' as there are colours of the rainbow and they are all bending down to form an arc.
         I was able to develop the plan well as I had planned. I also decided to make an identical second piece because I had time and wanted to further expand my project. The only thing that I changed in the second one is that I would paint the second piece with the rainbow colours back words instead of the normal colours. I made this decision to have a better balance as some extruded pieces are larger than the other. The main challenge I had thought the project was blending and smoothing it ou…

Ceramics Intro

In Ceramics class we were introduced to two different clay making tools, the 'Extruder' and the 'Electronic Wheel'. We chose which one we wanted to do first as you would still end up using both at the end of the year. Since everyone was eager to use the wheel I was left with the extruder which is still a very unique and fun instrument.

The extruder which is the instrument you can see to the right is a tool mounted on the wall. Its use is to create a long tunnel like shapes that have a hole in the middle. This gives creative freedom as you can make anything with it such as a vase, a sculpture or even smaller decoration pieces with different shapes and sizes. The way to use the extruder is very simple, you first prepare the clay, then you put a very generous amount in and you then pull the lever creating a long noodle of whatever shape you chose.

The other tool, the electronic wheel is a spinning base that you mount a wooden wheel on it. The wheel is electricall…

Health Blog #11

A challenging situation that a teen may face during a sexual relationship is that one of the partners expect sex at nearly every encounter while the other might not. Communication becomes an issue when this occurs and mixed signals are being sent and the two partners become confused. This happens because when they have intercourse once than one of the partners might assume that they'll have sex next time as well, but when the other partner doesn't want it one day but does the next it causes confusion of communication. I think most teens do understand the possible consequences that come with intercourse such as pregnancy and all the possible STD's they can contract. With this being said I don't think that they believe that it will never impact them so they run the risk and do it anyway. Someone you can talk to about sexual relationships is a teacher because they've had more experiences and can give more honest and non-biast opinions than students. Your parents might…

Health Blog #9

I watched the youtube video titled "I forgot my phone" wich is called "Are you addicted to your phone?" in the links page. The main issue explained is the topic that everyone is using their phone when they should be socialising or being active with others. And this person didn't bring her phone wich lead her to become surrounded in an 'awkward situation' where she was excluded in a unique way.  I learned how ridiculous our phone use becomes especially when you are surrounded by others who instead of being talkative and social decide to be glued to their phones. I also realised that not so long ago people were facing these types of situations left and right without needing a phone to 'save' them. Now everywhere you go you see people on their phones not to feel excluded or to seem like they are busy. I hope that I will never be in that situation and that people "wake up" and become more in touch with reality than with their phones. I als…

Health Blog #8

What stresses me the most is how there are so many people in our group of friends that if someone doesn't get invited to something someone else got invited to there is a big fuss between everyone and we all get stressed out. Many other things cause stress between me and my friends such as dating and girls. It doesn't effect be a lot because I understand that people still like me even if they don't invite me to something, but sometimes I get stressed out by other things with my friends like school and I feel really nauseous and get a sick feeling whenever my friends think they are underachieving when they are doing and performing in school way better than I am. No, because I can't tell my friends to stop doing well in school just to make me feel better. A stress that I used to fell with my friends is that they used to bully me and call me fat in a friendly way even though it was stressing me out and hurting me without them realising. What I did to overcome this was I tu…