Breath: Capturing Energetic Forms in Pottery

Brown, Raymond (2019) Breath: Capturing Energetic Forms in Pottery. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Matthew Long from Art, The University of Mississippi.

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As a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate with an emphasis in Ceramics, the culmination of my undergraduate education was a formal showing of my work at the Gallery 130 in Meek Hall at The University of Mississippi, Oxford Campus from April 1, 2019 to April 5, 2019. I chose to make pieces of functional, utilitarian pottery with the intent of providing the user with an entrance into a memorable and contemplative experience. Taking influence from historical slipware mark-making - especially German Pennsylvanian Tulipware, I work to craft pieces that are inviting, generous, and strong. Both my show and written thesis explore the importance of surface, and its relationship to utilitarian form. Both also elaborate on the effects of color not only as an expressive vehicle, but to help give definition to objects in space. The thesis addresses those things, along with my exploration of the idea of slowing down a moment in time through the use of pottery.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Brown, Raymond
Student's Degree Program(s): B.F.A. in Ceramics
Thesis Advisor: Matthew Long
Thesis Advisor's Department: Art
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Depositing User: Raymond Brown
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 19:00
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 19:00

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