Your Mission is to find your voice.

The goal of art is to communicate or express ideas and feelings. You need to have an opinion. This opinion is conveyed visually. An artist studies in order to get ideas and to clarify his opinions. Traditionally this is done by reading, by visiting galleries, by looking, by sketching, by listening and by thinking.

ASSIGNMENT:   Identify artists and artwork that validate your aesthetic point of view. Create forms and a color palette that support your point of view. EMAIL 1 page to KC with the links to websites  and with book/magazine titles, author & ISBN that you find interesting. In your end of semester self-evaluation use this research to verbally declare your aesthetic philosophy and how you succeeded or failed to achieve it in your work.

 

  

Currently this page is in the process of being organized. These are but a few of the sources available.

Use it as a starting place and get back to me.

Deciding what to do. Looking for an idea is often the most difficult part of artwork. There is no sure way to determine how we learn or what will spark  our imagination. Drawing from life and one’s imagination are traditional ways of preparing for a project However,  reading books, magazines and internet is also a good  place to start. There’s a chance something will trigger an idea. Artistic growth does not come with out effort. Reading helps to clarify your aesthetic perspective and contributes to your artistic maturity.

 

Wood-Fired Ceramics: Contemporary Practices
Coll Minogue, Robert Sanderson

 
Ceramic Art in Finland: A Contemporary Tradition
Asa Hellman (Editor)

Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century
Joe Earle, Halsey North (With), Alice North (With)

Yikwani: Contemporary Tiwi Ceramics
Judith Ryan

Naked Clay: Ceramics Without Glaze
Jane Perryman


Scandinavian Ceramics and Glass: 1940s to 1980s
George Fischler, Barrett Gould

1000 Tiles: Ten Centuries of Decorative Ceramics
Gordon Lang (Editor), Paul Atterbury (Contribution by), Catherine Blake (Contribution by)

Coiled Pottery: Traditional and Contemporary Ways
Betty Blandino

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics
John B. Wachtman

Art of Contemporary American Pottery
Kevin A. Hluch, Rob Barnard (Foreword by)

Contemporary Porcelain
Peter Lane, Fine Art Publishing, 1995, 2003

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics: Fired with Passion
Samuel J. Lurie, Beatrice L. Chang

   

AESTHETICS/PHILOSOPHY

ISBN/TOPIC
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
Ceramics: Materials for Inspirational Design
Chris Lefteri, Karim Rashid 
   

ARTISTS

ISBN/TOPIC
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
     
     
   

BUSINESS

ISBN/TOPIC
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
  http://www.baileypottery.com/books/business.htm  
     
   

GLAZE

ISBN/TOPIC
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
  The Ceramic Glaze Handbook

Burleson

glaze calculator www.realEndurance.com/interglaze.html  
   

 GENERAL

ISBN/TOPIC TITLE/WEBSITE AUTHOR
  New Ceramic Design Edmund de Waal
 

Postmodern Ceramics

Mark del Vecchio, Garth Clark (Introduction)

     
   

GENERAL TECHNIQUES

ISBN
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
Coiling Michael Hardy

The Craft and Art of Clay or Working with Clay

Susan Peterson
  Experience Clay Maureen Mackey
   

HISTORY

ISBN
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
 

Contemporary Ceramics

Susan H. Peterson, Elisabeth Ingles

  Ceramics in America 2004 Rob Hunter
0-8122-3480-4
Slipware: A Diversity of Approaches Victoria Eden
   

MAGAZINES

ISBN
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
 

http://ceramics.sdsu.edu/magazine.html

 
     
   

PIT FIRE

ISBN
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
1574981277 Barrel, Pit, and Saggar Firing: A Collection of Articles from Ceramics Monthly Sumi Von Dassow
1579909523 Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques: Raku * Saggar * Pit * Barrel James C. Watkins, Paul Andrew Wandless
     
   

SURFACE DECORATION

ISBN/TOPIC
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
 

Pottery Decoration: Contemporary Approaches

John Gibson

0-8122-3701-3 The Ceramic Surface Matthias Ostermann
   

WEBSITES

ISBN/TOPIC
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
Robin Hopper http://www.chosinpottery.ca/pages/robinhopper.html
excellent reference

http://ceramics.sdsu.edu/ceramicsweb.html

   

SAFETY

ISBN/TOPIC
TITLE/WEBSITE
AUTHOR
dust protection http://www.baileypottery.com/safetyequip/dustprotection.htm