Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
The intention of the artist has been to explore the various possibilities of combining partially enclosed and fully enclosed slab forms in a compositional arrangement which begins with a central form and develops outward and/or upward. These forms were arranged into a purely aesthetic composition because I feel that a ceramic form does not need to be tied to a utilitarian purpose, and that it can be a purely sculptural form. My current preference for bulging organic forms led me to long, thin, round forms that are wrapped around larger, fat, round forms. This approach enabled me to explore the possibilities of sculptural clay form to the greatest extent. The ideas for most of my sculptural ceramic forms come from biological forms and from my own previous forms. Usually, I visualize the next sculptural form while creating the current one.
Copyright 1969 Dennis L. Mitchell
Mitchell, Dennis L., "Experimentation in Closed Joined Slab Stoneware Constructions" (1969). Master's Theses. 1228.