John Shea


"Self" is a record of developing an understanding of self-portraiture as a tool to tell a story. The resulting show from this body of work is a series of self-portraits completed in varying methods of ceramic firing and surface manipulation processes. This writing travels in order as the thesis developed, as I figured out how to tell a more direct story using my understanding of my surroundings, my relationship to my references, my peers, my professors, my hands and my history. "Self" is a record of the time I spent learning how to transform my material understanding of ceramics, my love for drawing and my study of self-portraiture into a cohesive readable body of works depicting a sense of time, a presence of emotion and a rendering of a reflection.

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China painting--Themes, motives; China painting--Technique; Self-portraits

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School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Miokovic, Alex


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NK4605 .S43 2012


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