Art Notes: Student ceramics on display in Dean’s Gallery

Ceramics Exhibition in the Dean's Gallery


Don’t miss the ceramics exhibition featuring work by student artists. It’s on display through the end of January, so just a little more than a week left. The Dean’s Gallery is in the Music Building, Room 186, right by the Dean’s Office.

Here is the statement from Professor Una Mjurka:

The artwork on display was created by a select group of students enrolled in the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics courses under the tutelage of Professor Una Mjurka during the fall semester of 2016.

The emphasis in the introductory courses in ceramics is placed primarily on learning various hand-building methods and surface treatment applications through development of sculptural work. While setting certain parameters, the assignments also allow students to develop their own aesthetic, artistic style and creative voice. In addition to addressing a variety of formal and technical aspects of working with the ceramic medium, students are encouraged to explore content within their work.

The upper division students enrolled in Intermediate Ceramics focus their attention on learning wheel throwing skills. Advanced Ceramics and Independent Study students select their own topic of interest for each semester; whether it be a contemporary spin on vessel based forms, an abstract, more formal approach to working in clay or explorations of figurative imagery based on a narrative.

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