Animal Vessel - Mayan

The Mayan civilization of Mexico created many stunning artifacts.
One style created in that time period was ceramic pieces that
melded the forms of animal and vessel, or container. Each ancient
piece has its own associations for the person who created it. It may
call upon or call away a deity; perhaps it was meant to accompany
the deceased into the next life. Clearly these pieces were more than
purely decorative.

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                              The design challenge for our students is to create an animal and vessel that blends into one continuous piece.

Dana Andrew did a great job here:

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See other student's work in the
Student Gallery