Event Title

Increased Quality of Functional Pottery Through Surface Embellishment and Treatments

Mentor 1

Jared Janovec

Location

Fireside Lounge

Start Date

24-4-2015 2:20 PM

Description

The creation of objects is a practice that I have always been drawn to. Whether in my artistic pursuits throughout my studies, or as simple as my childhood Legos, creating things has always been exciting to me. Now, as I am pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in ceramics, the synthesis of objects is at the forefront of my efforts. I create functional ceramic items rooted in design, and executed through intense surface treatments and embellishments. It is very important to me that each piece I make is a complete composition and can be a confident conclusion by itself. This research will give me the opportunity to expand and explore the infinite realm of surface treatments. The grant allows me to purchase items for the advancement and refinement of surface altering techniques, such as, trimming tools, carving tools, precision banding wheels, and underglazes in addition to other useful items. The new tools and materials will allow me to broaden the techniques that I already implement in my work, as well as unexplored avenues. I look forward to highlighting my pure white porcelain clay-body with the utilization of the intensely colorful underglazes. The research I conduct with these tools and materials will be used to increase the quality of my forms, textured surfaces, and finished surfaces; increasing the quality of my work as a whole.

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Apr 24th, 2:20 PM

Increased Quality of Functional Pottery Through Surface Embellishment and Treatments

Fireside Lounge

The creation of objects is a practice that I have always been drawn to. Whether in my artistic pursuits throughout my studies, or as simple as my childhood Legos, creating things has always been exciting to me. Now, as I am pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in ceramics, the synthesis of objects is at the forefront of my efforts. I create functional ceramic items rooted in design, and executed through intense surface treatments and embellishments. It is very important to me that each piece I make is a complete composition and can be a confident conclusion by itself. This research will give me the opportunity to expand and explore the infinite realm of surface treatments. The grant allows me to purchase items for the advancement and refinement of surface altering techniques, such as, trimming tools, carving tools, precision banding wheels, and underglazes in addition to other useful items. The new tools and materials will allow me to broaden the techniques that I already implement in my work, as well as unexplored avenues. I look forward to highlighting my pure white porcelain clay-body with the utilization of the intensely colorful underglazes. The research I conduct with these tools and materials will be used to increase the quality of my forms, textured surfaces, and finished surfaces; increasing the quality of my work as a whole.