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Spring 2013

Islamic Tiles – Part 1

This past week I went on a pretty heavy floral-motif Islamic tile binge looking for source material for some thesis-related ideas. This post is limited to blue and white designs. … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shades of Grey

When I began tape casting this summer I pictured my final products to have a uniformly pristine surface void of color or pattern. As time went on and I finally … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lusterware

Fatimid luster dish with a female figure holding a cup “Fatimid art, more than any other art in the history of Islamic Egypt, has dedicated a remarkable place to female … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amy Tavern

Amy Tavern’s work was recommended to me by a friend in the Metal’s department. I find the similarities between her work and my own to be pretty uncanny. Similarly to my … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson is a  recent graduate from our Metals Department. I was directed towards his work this summer because coincidentally he and I are working along a similar vein of … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Binary Adornment: The Applications of Generative Modeling and Ceramic Tape Casting

In May Bryan and I were awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Grant. Applying for the grant was probably the best decision I’ve made in my time here at New … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment