Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels is a novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.

This piece was made form a solid disc of clay 36 inches across and 6 inches deep and was built on a specially constructed easel; from there the figurative work was modelled onto and carved into the disc to create the illusion of depth. On completing all of the sculpting work the disc was then cut into sections, hollowed out and dried for a time of two weeks.

After this it was then fired in a kiln at 1160 degrees Fahrenheit and coloured using a manganese oxide after which it was then sealed to make it weather proof. The border was made separately and placed around the disc in six sections.

All finished ceramic work was then fitted into a ready made brick circle. Like a jigsaw puzzle the ceramic disc and boarder were cemented into the brick circle and then grouted.

 

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