Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Art and Art History
Jennifer Anne Stevens
An inherent web of relationships exists between form, surface, and prescribed function for any given vessel. In this thesis project, the form and surface of a pot are examined through process as each piece is made. Subsequent relationships, including those between interior/exterior, smooth/rough, geometric/organic, and part/whole, emerge from the initial examination. These relationships are also explored, attempting to reach a resolved product.
The process of exploration includes two and three-dimensional sketches, design blueprints, historical research, technological research, other media, active making, and a great deal of experimentation in all areas. As the exploration goes on, the halves of each material relationship naturally require adjustment in coordination with each other. The balance between parts is constantly shifting, so that some relationships deepen while others dissipate. This shifting balance drives and is driven by my research.
Fee, Katie, "Interactive Relationships: An Exploration of Ceramic Surface and Form" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 970.
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