Stoneware : functional forms with lids

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cary Falconer Driver (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: The stoneware ceramic objects in my thesis exhibition are the result of study end experimentation with lidded forms. The basic problem of creating a lid which fits properly and which contributes to the whole form has been a challenge. The lines and contours of the forma in the thesis are simple and traditional. In working with these forms, it has been my intent to convey a quality of directness and discipline. A basic objective is that the viewer will desire the tactile experience of removing the lid, of looking at or feeling the interior of the pot and of experiencing the negative space. The pot's functional relationship to its shape is of fundamental importance. Some of the lidded forms have small openings at the neck which would make cleaning difficult; consequently, these forms lend themselves to dry storage such as tea Jars. Other forms such as covered casseroles are utilitarian, with inner and outer surfaces which are easily cleaned.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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