Title of Art Piece: Unidentified
Category: Ceramics – 2023
Student/Artist’s Name: Hayden Jimenez
School: Haines High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement: I have always been attracted to angular ceramics over the standard round shape. I’ve been trying to make this UFO shape for a while now, and was recently able to put it to form. I also didn’t trim at all so the shape you see was exactly how it was thrown. This pot was raku fired, which gave it the smoky black look. I put a thin coat of metallic copper on the lower half, to brighten it up. The light greenish color you see on the top half of the pot is the result of crackle white mixed with an unidentified color from an unclean brush.
Artwork Dimensions: 4.5 inches x 5.75″

Original Images:
1. https://artalaska.org/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/52-a6a69575a0bcf9c504f5378a8b3c8199/2023/04/Hayden-Raku1.jpg

2. https://artalaska.org/index.php?gf-download=2023%2F04%2FHayden-Raku2.jpg&form-id=52&field-id=38&hash=a8fb9b482120bbbaf9ba4d89d8514fd2d6dc831f708aeecdb51ac6f6388641e5

3. https://artalaska.org/index.php?gf-download=2023%2F04%2FHayden-Raku3.jpg&form-id=52&field-id=38&hash=9e4be662350a4e14bb4e615e619559837ff7c3bbf3c87d87fc021e60f876f578