2008 Student Research Conference:
21st Annual Student Research Conference

Articulate Vessel
Kayla M. Goff
Prof. Wynne Wilbur, Faculty Mentor

Stereotypically, the use of a potter's wheel is for making vessels and functional objects to be used around the home. Throwing a vessel is a very interesting and challenging process. The variety of shapes, however, is limiting as only cylinder-based objects can be thrown. These objects generally hold the same characteristics: a smooth, well thought-out silhouette and continuous, defined edges. My pieces consist of closed, porcelain vessels with carved surface design. I am interested in keeping the smooth silhouette and defined edges, but applying them to non-functional thrown forms, suggesting function through these non-utilitarian vessels, and exploring more formal considerations of surface and negative space.

Keywords: ceramics, art, pottery

Topic(s):Art

Presentation Type: Studio Art

Session: 1-2
Location: OP Atrium
Time: 1:30

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