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#1 Alondene

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 07:47 PM

Hi
I'm doing an MA with a focus on ceramics and am looking at how contemporary ceramics can be used as a tool in embedding cultural identity.

I'm interested in hearing if anyone has read any current, recent research around the use of ceramic vessels as communication tools or has read about how ceramic vessels are currently used in ceremonies, rituals or traditions by individuals or groups or where ceramic vessels are seen as objects of emotional value and sentiment due to their function as well as aesthetic ?

Lots of historical information and research but not locating current material (as in last 3-4 years maximum)
If anyone has seen or read anything that might fit into this area, please let me know.

Much thanks

#2 glazenerd

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:08 PM

 

http://community.cer...g-funeral-urns/

The topic just below this topic certainly qualifies for "recent" ceremonial and emotional applications of ceramics.

 

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#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:11 AM

Listen to Stephen Lee discuss his work on http://www.potterscast.com/245
That is what his work is about.
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 11:31 PM

I got a post from Rosie, Josh Deweese's wife, that Josh was doing a podcast I think, and discussing contemporary approaches to functional work. I think these two very respected pottters would answer you questions. Google Joshto find out where that podcast is.
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Posted 09 November 2016 - 05:10 PM

here are some contemporary potters, work.

http://www.mindysolo...bound/index.php


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 05:14 PM

This is another article on contemporary vision in pottery

http://www.bozemanda...e9b05965cb.html


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 02:55 PM

I make some pieces specifically for the rituals of Wicca, and for individual Wiccans (ex. pendants, spirit animals). For my part, it is simply using the pentagram and the symbols of the four elements (earth, air, water, fire), certain alchemy symbols, images of anmals etc., in functional pieces that are either pre-defined by their practices (ex. chalice/cauldron) or more loosely functional, such as incense burners in the color of an element, with the cone well stamped in something of the culture, ie. pentagram, alchemy symbol, spirit animal etc.) Attached is an earth (green) incense burner with pentagram, a cone burner with a spirit animal Bear (paw), and a small cauldron.

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 09:27 PM

Try this guy's work on for size...........

 

http://robertolugostudio.com/

 

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 09:30 PM

Or this guy's graffiti series current MFA work............

 

https://www.instagra...=geraceceramics

 

(PS:  Justin was one of our NHIA undergrads).

 

best,

 

..................john


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#10 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 09:45 PM

I met Roberto in Providence after his emerging artists presentation. WOW! If you can go back to a podcast of it, it was one of the most powerful talks I have ever heard.
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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:14 PM

Art that is centered in social/political/economic issues is fascinating. Just watching the evolution of the "tagging" of NYC subways cars, from the back-in-the-day of the intial expressive angst of disenfranchised, impoverished, marginalized, minority kids from Harlem & the South Bronx, street art turned into high fashion fabrics, seeing prison garb & gestures morph into dance and music, and observing grafitti become accepted as highly-accaimed public murals is an education in cultural communication. I remember getting a scathing review from one of my art teachers because my piece centered on the 1977 fireing squad execution of Gary Gilmore, who demanded that he be killed that way, and the chastisement was a very clear message that one ought not infuse art with such tacky subjects. Other countries seem to be more aggressive with culturally and sociologically oriented art, as an expression of identity, compared to the U.S., which seems to primarily revere and accept the art of native peoples, but not so much that of other groups. I am curious whether that is more a function of lack of imagination/interest or that of a supressed assertion of cultural identity???   


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:35 PM

Hi,
I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has posted in response to my query. There have been some leads to some amazing ceramic artists. Thank you all.




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