Atmosphere [electronic resource] : transformation & process /
Abstract (Summary)Atmosphere: Transformation & Process Jason Thomas Bohnert This thesis document relays my graduate experience of discovering my voice in clay. My research involved the discovery of clay, glazes, and forms suited to my personal aesthetic as related to atmospheric firings and kiln experimentation. Developing my own expressions as pots based on my travels, culinary habits, and interactions with others and my natural environment was my goal. My work is heavily influenced by Chinese traditional pottery making techniques and tea culture. Many contemporary American potters have influenced my style, technique, and methodology as well. Merging traditions is of great importance to my work, allowing old traditions to live on in a contemporary context. Included in this document are clay body recipes, glaze recipes, traditional Chinese working methods, and a description of the Chinese tea ceremony, as well as personal philosophy and methodology of studio practice. Much of the information in this document is based on my personal exploration and observation of traditional Chinese working methods learned through visiting artists at WVU and my studies at studios in Jingdezhen and Yixing, China. Photos are included of author’s work and historic influences.
School:West Virginia University
School Location:USA - West Virginia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
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