2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Freedom From Perfection
Lauren M. Radix
Prof. Wynne Wilbur, Faculty Mentor

This paper deals with the ceramic pieces I made for my Senior Capstone Exhibition, which represent an internal process I go through when I try to protect myself from making mistakes. Im often subject to an immense fear of failure, and when I act out of that fear my mind is drained, my flaws seem obvious, and I can feel even my strengths as an individual become weak. This body of work was born out of an attempt to make a perfect exhibition, and as I carved away at thrown vessels I realized the aesthetic I was making was a direct manifestation of my search for perfection. This paper deals with the implications of that discovery, along with research on other artists' processes and the impact they had on my senior show.

Keywords: Ceramics, Work Process, Art History, Contemporary Ceramic Artists, Glaze, Clay, Firing

Topic(s):Art - Studio Art

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 304-1
Location: OP 2210
Time: 1:00

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