Author ORCID Identifier

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6025-9813

Degree Year

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Art

Advisor(s)

Kristina Paabus

Keywords

Ceramics, Clay, Pottery, Craft, Art vs craft, Ceramic sculpture, Expanded field, Krauss

Abstract

Part One of this research considers the relationship of ceramics to sculpture through the lens of art vs. craft criticism. Utilizing Rosalind Krauss' concept of the expanded field of sculpture as a focal point, this research examines contradictions in Krauss' argument for the exclusion of ceramic media from the mantle of sculpture, as well as current responses to this exclusion as it exists today. The responses considered aim to argue for ceramics' place in the expanded field, and to question the need for further criticism on this issue, suggesting there are more relevant questions facing the field of ceramics than the medium's classification as an artform or craft. Part Two addresses my functional, sculptural, and digital work made in response to these ideas for the group studio art thesis exhibition: Clear As Day.

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