Entered Information
Student Name: Sara B
Grade: 12
Title: Sea of Despair
Description: For my original idea I wanted to focus on environment pollution and address how sea life is affected by it. I wanted to give it a more literal feel by using a man-made object like I did with an oxygen tank and animal life adapting to the trash in there environment. Nature shouldn’t adapt to our mistakes and I wanted my piece to represent the hardships that’s sea life encounter with pollution. Are used a bunch of different finishes of copper and rusting to create the color of the oxygen tanks and use acrylic to paint the octopus. Are used a high gloss to make the pieces look more wet rather than more and less dimensional. I created the sculpture by first creating the dark gas tank and breaking it open. After I did this I placed the body of the octopus into the oxygen tank and created the tentacles after. I made the finishing touches with the suction cups and detailed by scraping the tank to make it more aged and realistic.
Dimensions: (L)14 x (W)14 x (H)18 (Inches)
Weight: 15 Lbs.
School: Mclean High School - Mclean , VA
Teacher: Christina Carroll
Exhibition: The 24th Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition, Virtual This Year

Additional Work Info
Clay Vendor: Standard
Wheel Vendor: Other, all handbuilt
Tool Vendor: Clay King, wipe out tools
Glaze Vendor: Other
Kiln Vendor: Paragon
Firing Temp: Low Fire, 04
Atmosphere: Oxidation
Cone Number: , bisque
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