Because I believe my work speaks for itself and needs little defense, this thesis is primarily descriptive in nature. I feel that the functional format can be the basis for a valid aesthetic statement, and that it is as potentially expressive as any other format in clay. I indicated in my thesis statement that I would create a body of functional work that would convey a sense of energy, movement, and vitality through the exploration of form, surface treatment, and high-fire techniques. With my greatest strides being in the development of form, I feel I have been able to accomplish what I set out to do.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Pottery--Technique; Form (Aesthetics)

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Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Hirsch, Robert

Advisor/Committee Member

Schmitz, Robert

Advisor/Committee Member

Stanitz, Mark


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