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    • Art and science intersect 

      Tripp, Kristen (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Scientists such as biologist Gunther von Hagens and medical doctor Mark Gilbert, among others, have been turning to art to create scientific sculptures whose main purposes are not only to teach to general public and science ...
    • Art within ceramic decoration 

      St. Clair, Joyce (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Decoration in early ceramic work stemmed from the abstraction of culturally significant symbols and motifs now serves as a record of cultural identity. Contemporarily, the role of decoration in our visual culture has been ...
    • Ceramic Art: The Ability to Transgress Time 

      Eames, Matthew (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
      Being comprised of specific minerals and earthen materials, clay has been used throughout history to create art. What distinguishes clay from any other material is its resistance to decay. Through the ceramic firing process, ...
    • Clay and textiles 

      Chamberlain, Emily (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      Ceramics and textiles have been an aspect of the human life for thousands of years. They were created out of need, craft, desire, or purpose but often started out to be a symbol of luxury and wealth. Both ceramics and ...
    • Flash phenomenon 

      Vukelich, Liz (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
      Purpose: This project explores color development in unglazed, wood-fired ceramic wares, specifically the phenomenon called "flashing," by testing six materials with differing proportions of silica and alumina. Background: ...
    • Graven images (What's in a brand?) 

      Farmer, James Robert (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
      The research topics most relevant to my studio art practice are branding, advertising and semiotics (the study of sign systems and their meanings). My intention is to formulate a critique of capitalist globalization that ...
    • Machines 

      Gabriel, Jared (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      I have a fascination with analog technologies in how they work and also in how we relate to them. They require a certain amount of physical interaction and care for them to be used. Through the design and construction of ...
    • Material experimentation and documentation 

      Steder, Scott (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2015-04-24)
      During my first year of Graduate studies I find myself immersed in material study, notably those indigenous to Kansas. Dealing with themes of time, change, movement, interaction, and play, I have begun to develop a vocabulary ...
    • Questioning the construction of reality 

      Leonard, Joe (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
      How do we arrive at ourselves, is it the question of nature vs. nurture, or is there a greater sense of manipulation? People are locked into an uncontrollable controlled system, which they both develop and absorb. I think ...
    • Redefining materiality: physical relationships of materials in comparison to clay 

      Eames, Matthew (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Clay and its ceramic counterparts are one of the most prominent materials used within contemporary society. There is countless integration amongst the development of our surrounding world from utilitarian vessels to ...
    • Ritual genesis: constructing systems of belief 

      Voltz, Lars (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Throughout clay’s history, material choices directly shape cultural practices and the structuring of ceremonial and mundane living. Within this context, “ritual” is a transient term describing actions covering a broad scope ...