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Spring 2013

Technical Information

This post is for my own reference regarding my tape casting clay body recipe and firing schedule. “More Vitreous” Tape Casting Body 12% Alumina 50% Nepheline Syenite 38% Silica Tape … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Islamic Tiles – Part 2

This is the second installment of inspirational Islamic tiles with floral motifs and arabesques. Fragments of polychrome luster earthenware tiles excavated from the Jawsaq al-Khaqani at Samarra, 9th century. Five-pointed … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Chad Curtis

I’ve been looking at the work of Chad Curtis for exhibition inspiration, most importantly the construction of my busts. Chad is working on a much larger scale than I intend … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Exhibition Plans

After the first meeting at The Dorsky I secured my exhibition space for the December 6th show. I will be located in the left side of the North Gallery, fondly … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reinterpreting the Tile

Last week I dropped a tiny hint in my Islamic Tiles – Part 1 post about a new idea I’ve been exploring for my thesis. In my exploration of binaries, one … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

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