Portland State University. Department of Art
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Ceramics
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Ceramic sculpture, Human figure in art
The ceramic forms in this thesis project represent a study of the sculptural and figurative qualities of the ceramic process. This study includes a search for a personal form language, development of the slab construction technique, and development of a glazed surface appropriate to the work. The subject of the work is the human torso, with the vessel-like forms focusing on the core of the body as a metaphor for the core of the human spirit.
Masterson, Richard Garrett, "Torso as ceramic vessel" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4141.