jordan keeley – sculpture

Jordan Keeley
12th Grade
Saint Peter, MN

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     “In my ceramics class we were learning to authentically replicate and incorporate several different motifs commonly found in various cultures and art styles. I have created an aesthetically pleasing sculpture, composed of stoneware with manganese, decorated by several high-fire glazes strategically picked to represent natural earthy tones. Influenced by my Scandinavian heritage, this bust was carefully formed in the likeness of a Viking. To begin, I formed the rough shape of the head and shoulders, adding body to the bust using a layer of clay for the beard and the general helmet shape. After constructing the basic form, I meticulously added details and textures until the desired look was achieved. Through making this piece, I discovered that even though pieces may have originated from different places and been created in different ways, the fundamental desire to express yourself is in the basis of them all.”

-Jordan Keeley