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dc.contributor.supervisor Campbell, Michael
dc.contributor.author Porcina, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-11T19:48:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-11T19:48:21Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3393
dc.description v, 47 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Ceramics has always existed on the fringes of craft and high art. The purpose of this thesis project is to elevate clay beyond the traditions of craft by examining the historical use of clay and the everyday object. My research looks specifically at works by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Jasper Johns in order to examine the origin of displaying the massproduced object and reflecting upon it’s validity as high status art object. In this project I am also interested in infrastructural systems within modern architecture-- plumbing, wiring, heat ducts vents-- with a specific focus on systems lurking inside walls and how these function to influence architectural space. With the advent of modern plumbing, concealing these elements was adopted as the new standard and still exists today. Through the presentation of defamiliarized handmade objects, my exhibition presents the appearance of manufactured material through the serial manipulation of scale, surface and quantity. The result reveals a clay piece that renders the material unrecognizable providing the viewer with a new view on the object's tradition. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Art, c2012 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts) en_US
dc.subject Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Koons, Jeff, 1955 - -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Johns, Jasper,|d1930- -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Ceramics en_US
dc.subject Clay en_US
dc.subject Manufactures en_US
dc.subject Art objects en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title I am not a ceramicist en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Art en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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