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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 ...


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 ...


Daphne, Jacklyn Scott 2018 Hood College

Daphne, Jacklyn Scott

The Crambo

Title: "Daphne"

Artist: Jacklyn Scott

Medium: Woodfired Clay with underglaze

Size: 16"


In Between, Wansoo Kim 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In Between, Wansoo Kim

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

In my eyes, the world is composed of both revealed things and hidden things. I interpret my surroundings based on this idea, seeking to realize my ignorance and awareness. With this in mind, I create objects in which dichotomous ideas are present, and use their physically revealed and hidden aspects in order to represent the greater human struggle to see and understand what is hidden from us.

The notion of inside and outside is one of my particular subjects. Upon observing an object or a structure, we see only its external reality. I aim to present the unobservable, often presenting ...


A Synthesis Of Structures, Patrick Kingshill 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Synthesis Of Structures, Patrick Kingshill

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

I create compositional structures based on a curated catalog of physical and visual relationships that I have cultivated from my daily life. These compositions are intuitive expressions related to my fascination with the many facets of the built and designed world. My arrangements are curious and intriguing and they unify the expansive diversity of my formal inquiries into a cohesive visual and contemplative experience.

Ceramic and wood are my primary mediums. My interest in woodworking is both aesthetically motivated and nostalgic. I was born in a region of northern California that is historically known for its native giant sequoia and ...


Twisted, Angelica Sage Armijo-Keats Ms 2018 Humboldt State University

Twisted, Angelica Sage Armijo-Keats Ms

Toyon Literary Magazine

High Fire Ceramics


Making Visible: More Of The Picture, Sarah Slavick 2018 Lesley University

Making Visible: More Of The Picture, Sarah Slavick

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

In Linda Nochlin’s essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, “ she demonstrates how, for centuries, institutional and societal structures had made it “impossible for women to achieve artistic excellence, or success, on the same footing as men, no matter what the potency of their so-called talent, or genius.” As the Guerilla Girls noted, only 1 woman had a solo museum show in NY in 1985, and, in 2015, 30 years later, it wasn’t much better with 1 at the Guggenheim, Met and Whitney, and 2 at MOMA. On International Women’s Day, March 1, 2017, I ...


Introduction, Scott Yarbrough 2018 Collin College

Introduction, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


The Chinese Ghostbuster, Peizhao Li 2018 Collin College

The Chinese Ghostbuster, Peizhao Li

Forces

No abstract provided.


Menshen: Qong Qin (Left) And Chigong Yu (Right), Peizhao Li 2018 Collin College

Menshen: Qong Qin (Left) And Chigong Yu (Right), Peizhao Li

Forces

No abstract provided.


Speckled Eggs And Wooden Ashes, Kerri Mueller 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

Speckled Eggs And Wooden Ashes, Kerri Mueller

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

The four ceramic bowls were wheel-thrown with a stoneware clay body and glazed with Ash Glaze (left) and Old China White (right).


On Pottery, Mark Terry 2018 George Fox University

On Pottery, Mark Terry

Faculty Publications-- Department of Art and Design

One of my life’s most poignant moments came during my first lesson at the potter’s wheel. I’ll never forget how my teacher laid his hands over mine and helped direct the pressure needed to guide the clay into center. That moment when the clay ‘found’ center was absolutely electric. It tickled my innermost being in much the same way as feeling the faint kick of our first child in my expectant wife’s womb. Life yet-to-be-born was announcing itself!


From 3d To 3d, Erik O. Lozano, Lauren B. Selden, Robert Z. Selden Jr. 2018 School of Art, Stephen F. Austin State University

From 3d To 3d, Erik O. Lozano, Lauren B. Selden, Robert Z. Selden Jr.

CRHR: Archaeology

From 3D to 3D is a research project that involves traditional ceramics and technology to re-create a clay vessel at different scales and in different materials while trying to understand aesthetic and perceptions of value. With a background in Industrial Design, I have always been interested in technology and fabrication methods, three-dimensional (3D) printing being one of them. However, this often implies repetition and standardization, and as an artist I strive to create one-of-a-kind objects that include evidence associated with the making process. Part of my work is based on traditional forms that incorporate small alterations. I use one or ...


Polyanthroponemia: A Pursuit Of Mystery, Magdolene Dykstra 2018 VCU Craft & Material Studies

Polyanthroponemia: A Pursuit Of Mystery, Magdolene Dykstra

Theses and Dissertations

I wish I could believe in something. Having grown up in a religious household, I have continually teetered between faith and doubt. Landscapes seen and unseen are my last source of awe; here my doubt is suspended – for a moment. Using unfired clay, I create alternate landscapes inspired by sublime philosophy. The sublime experience is born in a sense of amazement linked to fear of something beyond our understanding or control. The amazing intricacy of microbiology, a whole universe existing alongside and inside us, fascinates me. The abundance of unfamiliar life in my work triggers a cautious curiosity. My imagined ...


Connected: An Artist’S Investigation Into Digital Communication, Brenda Roveda 2018 Bridgewater State University

Connected: An Artist’S Investigation Into Digital Communication, Brenda Roveda

Master’s Theses and Projects

The purpose of my thesis was to develop a body of utilitarian ceramic pottery, which examines the internal conflict I have with digital communication and its impact on social interactions. I draw inspiration from historic ceramic artworks for my wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. My traditionally inspired utilitarian forms are ornamented with surface decorations that represent contemporary symbols of the digital age. By doing this I intend to create artworks that allow the viewer to contemplate the evolution of human communication and their own reliance on technological devices.

My studio investigations incorporate scholarly research of historic artworks and time periods combined ...


Irrational Aggregates, Courtney N. Ryan 2018 Georgia Southern University

Irrational Aggregates, Courtney N. Ryan

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

This thesis paper examines the work included in my Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition entitled Irrational Aggregates. The goal of this work is to facilitate a dialogue between our natural environment and the excessive consumer-based environments in which we live. Combining a variety of ceramic techniques including hand building, wheel throwing, and casting these sculptures appear to be grown from, and even taken over by nature itself.

Often drawing inspiration from my personal narrative, that of consistent upheaval, relocation, and adjustment to new places, my work can appear both grounded and in a state of motion. I believe that ...


Splitting Water With Wood, Matthew Smith 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Splitting Water With Wood, Matthew Smith

Art Practices MFA Theses

My thesis project Splitting Water with Wood is an installation consisting of a handmade boat and projected video of a durational performance that engaged the boat in unconventional ways. Throughout the project and paper, I employ conceptions of faith as a crucial lens to begin to understand my current body of work; a handcrafted boat as an exploratory apparatus, the labor surrounding it as an act of devotion, and a resulting performance that experiments with ideas about baptism. By challenging presupposed notions of how a boat traditionally functions, I rely on the lively materiality of the object and its environment ...


Indirect Measure, Nicholas Boismenu 2017 East Tennessee State University

Indirect Measure, Nicholas Boismenu

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This paper is in support of my thesis exhibition “Indirect Measure” May 5th – June 3rd 2017, at the Reece Museum, located on the campus of East Tennessee State University. This document is an account of my examination into what constitutes art and the change in my perception of the utilitarian ceramic vessel during my research into the perceived difference between craft and art. Using broad definitions, I define what I believe art to be and how it is different from, and the same as craft.


Deboer's "Visual Arts In The Worshiping Church" (Book Review), Darcy Gullacher 2017 Alberta Bible College

Deboer's "Visual Arts In The Worshiping Church" (Book Review), Darcy Gullacher

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Anthropo-Scenes, Ibel M. Sinohuiz 2017 California State University, San Bernardino

Anthropo-Scenes, Ibel M. Sinohuiz

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

ARTIST

My work is a melding of mythology and personal experience. Growing up in the harsh desert of the Coachella Valley, I found refuge in music and art. My desire to become a drummer has leaded me to create a persona called Baby Lamb. Baby Lamb is a symbolic representation, as well as a physical manifestation of this desire and she is slowly evolving, eventually becoming my alter ego. Currently, the artwork that I create is a chapter in the life story of Baby Lamb.

BABY LAMB

Baby Lamb's art shows have included a collection of relics that have ...


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