Author

Tara Malnar

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Mazanowski, Ron

Department

School of Art

Abstract

Through this capstone project I sought a deeper understanding of the materials used in ceramic arts and expanded upon existing themes in my work. The main theme explored was the winged human figure. I have drawn such figures for years and have been working on creating successful representations in clay. I studied with Ron Mazanoswki of the NIU School of Art ceramics department over the summer to begin work on my capstone research and again this fall to finish this capstone project. I found that both the fragile and heavy nature of clay worked against the construction of the delicate figures I strove for. Now I have chosen to use mixed media in my final piece. The piece will still be mostly stoneware clay and will be a summation of my education in the School of Art.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

13 pages, 9 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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