2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

An Exploration of Ceramic Forms
Galen M. Gibson-Cornell
Prof. Wynne Wilbur, Faculty Mentor

This exhibition will feature my recent independent work in ceramics. Work on this series of large, multi-piece forms has allowed me to further my understanding of three-dimensional forms and space. These complex pots are sculptural in nature but could also serve as functional vessels, creating a dichotomy often explored by ceramic artists, which serves to blend the distinction between sculptural and functional forms. This ambiguity makes the complex contour lines of my vessels more interesting because they change the viewer's perception of functionality. My work has been influenced by other ceramic artists, but also common objects such as birdbaths or chess pieces. My interest in these vessels stems the visual variety offered by stacking pots of different shapes and sizes. This exhibit will contain several clay pots/sculptures ranging in size from 6 to 30 inches tall, and cover a wide range of forms from tall pillar-like forms to small bowls.

Keywords: Ceramics, Wheel-throwing

Topic(s):Art

Presentation Type: Studio Art

Session: 50-2
Location: OP South Atrium
Time: 3:00

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