By Aureo Antono

Collaborator; Clarice Cliff
The English ceramic artist Clarice Cliff
was born on 20th January 1889 to
1972. Her journey started as an
apprentice potter. The duration of her
career was from 1922 to 1963. Due to
her talented abilities she became a
ceramic artist which also lead her to
become the head of the factory artistic
department. Clarice started working in
the pottery industry at the age of 13.
Burslem School of Art is the place where
she studied in the evenings. Her debut
job was being a glider where she was
inputting gold lines on ware of
traditional design. Tragically, Clarice
Cliff died at the age of 83.

Produced Work (Clarice Cliff)

Here are several produced pieces of
work by Clarice Cliff which she is
acknowledged for. She has a very
unique and creative way of creating
art. She harvests her own products
such as plates, masks and many more.
She also does her own colourful
paintings of cities or just interesting

Clarice Cliff’s use of colours on her work is what
inspires me to have a lively city for this project
because they co-operate really well together. The
shapes of the vases and cups would be very useful
when it comes to designing buildings or other objects
for the city. Moreover, her masterpieces of masks is
what captures my attention which gradually gives me
ideas for features to include for my upcoming city for
instances statues and sculptures. In addition they also
remind of the oriental masks such as the Chinese and
Japanese which is also the culture which I am
interested in.

Influence Maps #1

Influence Maps #2

Travelogue; Yoso
Going through the peaceful forest which is filled with Sakura blossoms on trees and on the ground you would officially
arrive at the elemental city of Earth, Water, Wind, Wood, Fire and Metal known as "Yoso" (Elements in Japanese). As
you arrived at the city you will see statues of Classical Chinese guardian lions which you will have to walk pass
through. The floor is made out of concrete but at the same time looks deserted. There are also trees with healthy
looking leaves. The city is lived by 5 different clans of shaolin and monks (Earth, Water, Wind, Wood, Fire & Metal)
also they have each have their own headquarter which is a temple which the structure looks very similar to a Chinese
one. In each clan headquarter temple buildings they have their symbol of their clan displayed outside. There are also
a few steps of stairs while entering the headquarters.

After going passing the path of the headquarters there is a bridge up ahead which leads you to a colossal castle
where you have to walk up the stairway to enter the building. This is the main castle where all the shaolin and monks
get together for meetings and other enquirers. The castle looks like it has been built many centuries ago and there's a
massive layer of rock underneath the waters which is keeping the castle stable till this day. The main castle is
surrounded by the trees like it’s a hidden building. The lookout tower buildings are also visible in the city of Yoso
which is often to look at the high exterior view of the outskirts of the city such as the mountains, temples and
grasslands. In this city, the citizens use clouds as transport to travel from one location to another. They could even sit
down on them without falling or even stand on them but all is takes is focus and control of energy. Without that they
will fail. The deserted ground floor where there’s rarely any grass where the lookout towers is located, the shaolin
and monks train and spar with each other there. In each clan’s headquarters there are row full of Chinese buckets on
the ground and they are used to collect water from the forest which is just outside of the city of Yoso. There are also
other buckets which are filled with hot water and rocks which the shaolin and the monks use to punch to practice
strength and endurance of pain.

Travelogue; Yoso #2
Inside each building of the headquarters there is huge space in centre which is used as the fighting area and
surrounding them are massive pillars which holds the buildings from the inside and the outside together. In
addition there are also statues too and as you walk straight as you enter the building you will see a scroll which is
fully sealed by source of energy which only the leader of each clan can breakthrough. Also inside the building
there are stands around place which candles are placed.
Yoso also has its own messenger which is a dragon which only fly’s around the city and it also levitates too so it
cannot touch the ground. The dragon delivers and sends letters off to citizens within the city. Cause the dragon
can’t go on the ground the citizens will have to use the flying clouds to collect the letters or parcel which it has for
them. When citizens have festivals in the city they normally wear a traditional mask which has a face of a human
or animal with several designs on them. The high grey mountains around the back of the city are where the
shaolin’s and monks go meditate. Just below the mountains there is a blacksmith store where they sell, repair and
upgrade weapons such as, swords, numchucks, daggers, staffs and several more. There’s never a time that you
won’t hear sound smashing and cutting from the blacksmith and you will never see the workers not sweating of
hard work. Opposite the black smith there’s a path which leads you to the supermarket with the roof made out of
bamboo stick with various fruits and vegetables displayed in rows. It is the main market of the city. It is a very
busy market so you see a lot of citizens walking around any purchasing groceries.

Travelogue; Yoso #3
Yoso also has a small pottery store where they make and sell vases, cups and plates. Within
these potteries in the store they all have interesting designs of cities and illustrations with
some beautiful colours. There is also a common room which is also a café where citizens go
to sit and communicate with each other. This the place where citizens actually form and
develop stronger bonds with each other. Inside every building from the city of Yoso the
floorings are all wooden and smooth which looks marble with the reflections of the
surroundings. The huge pillars inside to hold the buildings have interesting illustrations designs
on them. The illustrations are also around the walls in the interiors. The nightlife in the city of
Yoso looks very alive with the bright lights coming from the fires and lights from the outside
and from the inside of the buildings. This is where the shaolin and monks come out and put up
a show by doing chorography of martial arts and their special elemental abilities built within
their clan. In addition they also combine their elements together to create surrealist display
to the other citizens in Yoso. However secretly around the outskirts of Yoso where the
mountains are there is a hidden path which leads you to a cavern which looks like a
laboratory of different types of species and clones are being held inside a container.

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