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dc.contributor.advisor Pallacy, Julia
dc.contributor.advisor Rea, N.
dc.contributor.author Shell, Tracy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T14:42:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T14:42:28Z
dc.date.issued 2002-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/15042
dc.description.abstract Questioning and exploring what specific components are essential in making expressive utilitarian pottery is the core of my thesis investigation. I am curious to discover what characteristics of hand made pottery elevate these objects to treasured possessions while remaining utilitarian. Gaining an understanding of the delicate balance between engaging form and practical function will be at the root of this thesis journey. As my pots are intended to entice physical interaction they shall be designed to live harmoniously within the landscape of the contemporary home, complementing and enhancing food presentation and consumption. The work will possess strong forms that are soft both visually and tactily. Creating work that is physically and visually comfortable is, I believe, of utmost importance when placing it in the context of the home. Glazes will be velvety using a minimal palette. The form will be primary and I feel the glaze surface should not overwhelm it. Growing up on a series of military bases where all the buildings looked like they were poured from a mold I developed a need to customize my environment. My thesis work will be created in an attempt to personalize daily activities in the home. It is through frequent use that I see my art as having an impact. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Clay en_US
dc.subject Tableware en_US
dc.subject.lcc NK4235 .S545 2002
dc.subject.lcsh Pottery--Technique en_US
dc.title Actuate en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Imaging Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.description.department School for American Crafts en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Hirsch, Richard

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