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Entangled, Katherine Cox 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Entangled, Katherine Cox

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

I create objects to incite wonder through their exuberance, inviting one to explore the beauty found in the strange and offering the viewer a way to interact with the discomfort of the unknown. Mysculptures are an assembly of engaging surfaces and forms revealing varying texturesandvibrant colors referencing natural and fabricated worlds. Each sculpture is entangled within its own environment or narrative and each is adorned for its own role, finding a balance between discord and harmony, captivation and repulsion.

Each is an individual exploration of the distinct qualities inherent within each object. They are precious in scale and stimulate ...


An Exploration Of The Prairie Through Ceramic Art, Erin Wilaby 2019 University of Minnesota - Morris

An Exploration Of The Prairie Through Ceramic Art, Erin Wilaby

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019

The prairie is an underappreciated ecosystem. This is evident comparing the amount of US protected land: according to the 2018 Land Areas Report, there are 50 times more acres of National Forest as National Grassland. To change this unappreciation, I endeavor in this project to aid people in seeing the prairie as a complex, beautiful, and interesting ecosystem. My method is to present scientific knowledge about the prairie through the medium of ceramic art. Specifically, the project explores relationships between biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors in the ecosystem. The ceramic works entail a large amount of functional pottery with ...


2019 Forces, Scott Yarbrough 2019 Collin College

2019 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


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.


Generative Movements, Cabbage Juice, & Habitats Of Selfhood, Jason Michael Rondinelli 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Generative Movements, Cabbage Juice, & Habitats Of Selfhood, Jason Michael Rondinelli

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The content of this essay is a reflection on my practice as an artist. A summary of text includes an analysis of my attraction to certain materials such as drywall, cabbage juice and coconut oil, all materials are the extensions of my memory, intention and pleasure. From warm memories of bathhouses and the flesh of others to managing illness at home, my artwork distills a lived experience into material reality. These materials take the shape of sculptural networks that serve as biographical biomes. The architectural and organic components of the work are sourced from my own experience and the surreal ...


Contemplative Interiors: Ceramics And Furniture, Alla Myzelev, Kala Stein, James Johnson 2019 SUNY Geneseo

Contemplative Interiors: Ceramics And Furniture, Alla Myzelev, Kala Stein, James Johnson

Geneseo Authors

Exhibit Catalog for the show Contemplative Interiors exhibited at the Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo from February 6, 2019-March 15, 2019. Exhibit Curator: Alla Myzelev.


Dress Up, Ye'ela B. Wilschanski 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Dress Up, Ye'ela B. Wilschanski

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Dress Up (Performance, 40 minutes) is a dress that functions as a floor, blanket, tablecloth, book and walls. It tells a visual story about domestic care giving rituals, referencing different times and places.


Caddo Contemporary: Present And Relevant, A Collaboration To Highlight The Caddo Nation, John Handley 2019 Stephen F Austin State University

Caddo Contemporary: Present And Relevant, A Collaboration To Highlight The Caddo Nation, John Handley

Faculty Publications

In collaboration with the Caddo Mounds Historic Site in Alto, TX (CMSHS), Stephen F. Austin State University presented the exhibition “Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant,” January 24 – March 24, 2019 at the Ed and Gwen Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. The exhibition highlighted the work of seven living Caddo Nation artisans: Wayne Earles, Chad Earles, Chase Earles, Raven Halfmoon, Yonavea Hawkins, Jeri Redcorn, and Thompson Williams. The exhibition was important for two specific reasons: It was the first exhibition that highlighted the work of living Caddo artists working in traditional and/or adapted art forms. And, it was ...


Deities And Devotion In Mongolian Buddhist Art, Charles Mason, Andrew Near, Tom Wagner 2019 Hope College

Deities And Devotion In Mongolian Buddhist Art, Charles Mason, Andrew Near, Tom Wagner

Kruizenga Art Museum Exhibition Catalogs

Design by Tom Wagner. Produced by Storming the Castle Pictures (StCP) as a catalog for the Kruizenga Art Museum exhibition “Deities and Devotion in Mongolian Buddhist Art,” August 30 – December 14, 2019. Photographs, text and design copyright 2019 by Hope College and Tom Wagner. No reproduction or use of any material, in whole or in part, without the written permission of Hope College.


The Alchemical Vessel, River Soma 2019 University of Connecticut

The Alchemical Vessel, River Soma

MFA Statements

My work comes from a place of deep feeling on a bodily level. Amidst the decorative play, there is a sense of the primitive and primordial, and also a certain humanity and clumsiness through struggle. Through the hermetic tradition I relate the alchemical vessel and its symbolic process of interior development to my artistic practice. Focusing in mixed media sculpture, I discovered a concentrated accumulation of symbolism specific to my practice, but also the full recognition of my practice as a ritualized psychological undertaking.


An Exploration Of The Prairie Through Ceramic Art, Erin Wilaby 2019 University of Minnesota - Morris

An Exploration Of The Prairie Through Ceramic Art, Erin Wilaby

Honors Capstone Projects

The prairie is an underappreciated ecosystem. This is evident comparing the amount of US protected land: according to the 2018 Land Areas Report, there are 50 times more acres of National Forest as National Grassland. To change this unappreciation, I endeavor in this project to aid people in seeing the prairie as a complex, beautiful, and interesting ecosystem. My method is to present scientific knowledge about the prairie through the medium of ceramic art. Specifically, the project explores relationships between biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors in the ecosystem. The ceramic works entail a large amount of functional pottery with ...


A Spectacle And Nothing Strange, Taylor Z. King 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University

A Spectacle And Nothing Strange, Taylor Z. King

Theses and Dissertations

Working through methods of abstraction and comedic mimicry I choreograph awkwardly balanced sculpture with objects of adornment as a means to defuse personal sensitivities surrounding my experiences of gender, desire, and home. The research that follows is concerned with the adjacent, the in between, above and underneath, because I feel that this kind of looking means that you are, to some degree, aware of what lies at the edges. Maybe this is what Gertrude Stein means to act as though there is no use in a center—because this concerns a way of relating, though there are many things in ...


A Sacred Gift: Rebalancing Our Relationship With Water, Noora Naser Melhim 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University

A Sacred Gift: Rebalancing Our Relationship With Water, Noora Naser Melhim

Theses and Dissertations

In the Middle East, and specifically Qatar, water has significant cultural history and preciousness as a commodity. Today, the rapid economic development has resulted in a disconnection from the past leading to subconscious overconsumption of water.

This thesis investigates water from the context of cultural relevance, by examining systems of distribution before and after the discovery of oil. It reinterprets the materiality of the traditional ceramic vessels used to contain and preserve water with the intention of using the natural properties of clay, such as cooling and filtering, to produce new artifacts. The intent of this research is to critically ...


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 ...


Jomon Pottery: Influence, Style, Technique, Zachary Cervenka 2019 University of Iowa

Jomon Pottery: Influence, Style, Technique, Zachary Cervenka

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

I have been researching Japanese art and culture for most of my college career, studying it for classes, papers, and presentation. The purpose of this honors project was to further explore the creation of ceramic objects and its unique position in the larger sphere of Japanese culture, art, and art history by immersing myself it its origins, Jomon pottery, by learning from and trying to recreate this traditional ceramic process.

From Junko Habu’s Ancient Jomon of Japan and Jonathan Kidder Jr’s The Jomon pottery of Japan, I found that the forms of the earliest examples of Jomon ceramic ...


Islamic Ceramics, Indelible Creations: Assessing And Preserving The Scripps Collection, Josephine Ren 2019 Claremont Colleges

Islamic Ceramics, Indelible Creations: Assessing And Preserving The Scripps Collection, Josephine Ren

Scripps Senior Theses

This research project examines and documents the collection of Islamic ceramics at Scripps College from an art conservation standpoint. The main objectives were to establish provenance for these objects, assess their current conditions, propose recommendations for future preservation, and discuss the importance of preventive conservation and general collections care methods. Based on my survey and research, I demonstrated which objects in particular should be prioritized due to their states of conservation and significant educational value. Such objects raise further points of departure regarding authenticity and conservation ethics.


Essence, Fatimah Ali Alhazmy 2019 Fort Hays State University

Essence, Fatimah Ali Alhazmy

Master's Theses

Essence

Essence is in the artist's soul, where visions of flowers are transformed into reality through ceramics. The natural beauty of the Arabian jasmine flowers and their distinctive fragrance were very impactful for me at an early age.These flowers fill the air in and around each house. This is what has inspired my current work.These specific flowers were chosen for their harmonious colors, soft curves, and symmetrical formsthat resemble the shape of a woman's body.I create thrown vessels and sculpt forms, then individually attach delicate, handmade flowers to each of the forms. Typically, I work ...


Generic Of, Nicole Levaque 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University

Generic Of, Nicole Levaque

Theses and Dissertations

generic of is a creative text paralleling the creation of my thesis exhibition. I use fragmented layers of narrative, description and prose in the same way each handbuilt ceramic is fired multiple times, allowing the glazes to build upon themselves. This is a close study of the still life, the intimacy of consuming, and how trauma is passed through the gut.


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