In this unit I am working on ceramics in our 3D art. My original plan was to make a clay mug with a unique textural feel to it. In our art studio we don’t have access to a pottery wheel so making this mug would be little more difficult but also interesting. I was very keen on creating something that could have an applicable use in everyday life. Rather than making an intensely decorative ceramic sculpture I opted for a more practical but still stylish coffee mug that could hold a cup of joe. To make this I needed to formulate a very planned out methodology that could make this piece without too much stress. My first step was to get the clay pounded with a texture of my choice. I got a slab of clay, cut down to size and pressed a unique design from a bath mat. Then I had the hard job of making the slab round. I tried to wrap the slab around a number of things such as water bottles, other coffee mugs and paint containers but to no avail. Then with a little help from my teacher I wrapped it around a kitchen roll of paper and then removed the roll. I then added a stamp with “I” for Ishan engraved in it to make it my own. I let the clay dry and am about to put it in the kiln to make it hard. Let me know your thoughts!