This thesis describes the realization of my art, created with the intention to project into a plastic medium the story of an ancient artifact, a weather-beaten stone, or a plant responding to stress in its environment. It describes the evolution of my inspiration and thought over the course of my graduate career, as well as, the various ancient cultures, artifacts, and traditions of making that I have found to be rooted in similar inspiration, and which have helped to guide the progression of my works.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ceramic sculpture--Themes, motives; Art pottery--Themes, motives; Weathering--Pictorial works
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Florey, Ryan Arthur, "No Beginning and No End" (2017). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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