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African Affinity Mask, Giselle M. Strauss 2019 Humboldt State University

African Affinity Mask, Giselle M. Strauss

Toyon Literary Magazine

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Pottery Lecture And Demonstration - Print On Clay, Jason Bige Burnett 2019 Governors State University

Pottery Lecture And Demonstration - Print On Clay, Jason Bige Burnett

Grant Supported Events

Visiting artist, Jason Bige Burnett, potter and author, offering a Lecture and Demonstration on Printing on Clay.

March 7th

Lecture: 3-4:30PM
F1622

Demonstration: 12-2PM, 6-9PM
Ceramics Studio E1526

Sponsored by Art Forum and a GSU Intellectual Life Grant


Constraint And Control, Patricia Ayres 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Constraint And Control, Patricia Ayres

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I have long considered themes of the body. Drawing on my knowledge as a fashion designer, I bring materials and hardware from the fashion industry into my artwork transforming and rendering them non-functional. My sculptures relate to stories of isolation, separation, and confinement. The following pages will analyze how the United States penal system controls, constrains and restricts the body through physical and psychological wounds. Furthermore, they will examine how the Catholic Church controls people’s minds and behavior through a ritualistic belief system.


Abandoned Monuments, Andrea Campbell 2019 University of Iowa

Abandoned Monuments, Andrea Campbell

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Everywhere around the world, there are traces of past civilizations which have been taken over or met their demise. The Marcus Aurelius bronze Roman statue and the bronze Egyptian Gayer Anderson Cat are some prominent examples. In the future, our society could also come to an end. The big question is: What will we leave behind? How will our cultural artifacts be found and what will they say about us? For this honors project, I investigated many ways a statue from my hometown could deteriorate and translated that into a ceramics form. Throughout my college art history courses, I observed ...


Mata Sueños/ Dream Killer, Lucero Aguirre 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

Mata Sueños/ Dream Killer, Lucero Aguirre

Art Practices MFA Theses

The thesis installation, Mata Sueños / Dream Killer, recalls the atmosphere of a birthday party. It also presents a surrogate for the anxiety and fear that permeates the experience of undocumented and mixed-status families living in the United States. As a person born into these circumstances, I reorient this celebration to bring attention to the looming possibility of removal. My installation suggests what remains hidden within domestic spaces. Upon close observation, the handmade paper decorations that adorn the room reveal that they are obsessively bitten. These decorations form an engulfing mass, one that is both familiar and surreal. Together with ...


Stacked Vases, Robert M. Simoneau 2018 Winthrop University

Stacked Vases, Robert M. Simoneau

The Anthology

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Three Teapots, Carsyn Osiecki 2018 Winthrop University

Three Teapots, Carsyn Osiecki

The Anthology

No abstract provided.


Bulbous Vase, Eva Gordon 2018 Winthrop University

Bulbous Vase, Eva Gordon

The Anthology

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Work 2, Charles A. Waddell 2018 Winthrop University

Ceramic Work 2, Charles A. Waddell

The Anthology

No abstract provided.


Vantage Point: Fall 2018, Vantage Point 2018 University of Vermont

Vantage Point: Fall 2018, Vantage Point

Vantage Point

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Vantage Point: Spring 2018, Vantage Point 2018 University of Vermont

Vantage Point: Spring 2018, Vantage Point

Vantage Point

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Ouroboros, Christopher Dove Drury 2018 Rhode Island School of Design

Ouroboros, Christopher Dove Drury

Masters Theses

Art is communication.

Objects are for making and giving.

Life is to be loved with others.

I work directly and swiftly with material to mark time and labor.

This is a pathway to resolve suffering, to be present.


Very-Asian Variation, Nicholas Oh 2018 Rhode Island School of Design

Very-Asian Variation, Nicholas Oh

Masters Theses

Nicholas Oh is a Korean American Artist currently working in Providence.

Oh graduated from San Francisco State University and he is currently a graduate student at Rhode Island School of Design.

He focuses on creating clay sculpture and mixed media installation that deals with race and identity as a Korean American in America.

Oh has done residencies at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado and has shown at Mills College Art Museum in California, Milwaukee Art Institute in Wisconsin, American Museum of Ceramic Art and Pence Gallery in California.


On The Edge Of Being, Zoe Gross 2018 Rhode Island School of Design

On The Edge Of Being, Zoe Gross

Masters Theses

On the Edge of Being represents a focused exploration of clay, craft, femininity, fragility, and self-care. The title is hopeful. It represents a certain radical gentleness with myself and with my work. It reminds me that as hard as I try, there is always room to grow and improve. It is also a bit of a joke with myself; I am rarely satisfied.

I began this body of work as a way of rejoicing in the tamped down impulses of my early artistic career. I wanted to infuse my work with magic: color, texture, pattern, flowers, frills, lace, kitsch and ...


Castles In The Sky, Iva Milovanović 2018 Rhode Island School of Design

Castles In The Sky, Iva Milovanović

Masters Theses

I was born and raised in the city of Belgrade. From the 1950’s till the beginning of 1990’s it was the capital city of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. From the 1950’s until the 1980’s Yugoslavia experienced a financial and thus architectural boom. The president Josip Broz Tito financed construction of WWII Memorials to demonstrate the strength of the socialist republic throughout the Balkans. These giant memorials, along with most of the architecture of Belgrade from that time, were built in brutalist style. Brutalism signified power, progress and a forward moving country.

However, when I ...


Dearest, Grace Tessein 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Dearest, Grace Tessein

LSU Master's Theses

Dearest is the examination of what remains of a person, looking to the objects they cherished most while contemplating the inevitability of their certain absence. The work questions the futility of preservation in the measure of time, the failure of memories held in fragile containers, and the decay of the physical body. The materials that compose Dearest are chosen for their innate longevity and their ability to evoke remembrance.


Layered Histories, Interpretive Desires, Rachelle Dang 2018 CUNY Hunter College

Layered Histories, Interpretive Desires, Rachelle Dang

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I aim to excavate source material from the past and reinterpret its significance in the present through art. I merge history with the contemporary through acts of appropriation and material exploration, creating conditions for the viewer to grapple with colonial legacies in an affective space of visual experience.


Anticipation Of Subsequent Days, Christopher Watt 2018 Utah State University

Anticipation Of Subsequent Days, Christopher Watt

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

This thesis exhibition is a presentation of my research into historic and autoethnographic analyses of social, material, and technical practices that support the production of atmospheric-fired stoneware and porcelain vessels. My work examines contemporary ceramic processes of wood-firing, salt-glazing and wood ash glazes and how they continue craft practices of historic traditions.

By critically examining the ceramic studio as a ground for material and ethnographic research, I aim to better understand the social conditions that support and produce atmospheric-fired ceramic practices in the 21st century, as well as how and why we continue to create such pots. My practice-based research ...


Ice Cream, Richard Frank Peterson 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Ice Cream, Richard Frank Peterson

Theses and Dissertations

Ice Cream is a series of 2D and 3D depictions of lawn ornaments, Charlie Brown, and novelty ice cream bars, which question how White America is indoctrinated through seemingly innocuous images and objects. The exhibition unveils the white supremacy fostered within the American way of life and articulates an environment where Americans act in racist ways when they believe they are acting morally. The research found within Ice Cream attempts to dismantle the foundation these justifications are built upon. This honesty, coupled with acknowledging that these historic traditions are rooted in racial constructs, will result in a double consciousness and ...


Luminous, Antra Sinha 2018 Utah State University

Luminous, Antra Sinha

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

As an observer, I have enjoyed the momentary happenings of the world. In India, I have watched shimmering waves from the shores of the Bay of Bengal. In Utah, I have admired gleaming sunlight on freshly fallen snow on the mountains. Peering into the kiln at peak temperature I have been in awe of the bright white light. Close to my heart I hold the significant memory of my dog’s passing, who laid in my lap as the ball of light escaped her. I gather these fleeting moments, and carry them into my studio. I relive these happenings in ...


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