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Digitizing Tupi-Guarani Motifs on Ceramics from the Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Work with the 3D scans that we collected in Brazil continues, as we move forward with digitizing the decorative motifs used by the Tupi-Guarani. Unlike the Aratu, the Tupi-Guarani regularly employed paints and pigments to decorate ceramics. 156 more words


A Student's Story about Problem Solving

I wanted to take a moment to brag on one of my ceramic students.  Lately I’ve been talking so much about my art 1 and art 2 classes and how their immersion into TAB has been off the chain.   296 more words


Week Nine - Plate Nine - "Acorns" - Hand Painted Decorative Plate by Ma'at Silk.

Number nine. Mushrooms and acorns. This plate has an “autumn” theme. We went for a walk last week and walked across a carpet of fallen acorns. 162 more words

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Fall 2014 - Ceramics 2: Sketchbook #3: Reflecting, while we work.

Three questions:

  • As a student/artist, how important is it to you to have time to reflect?
  • How do you (or do you) make time for reflection in the business of daily life?
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3D Scanning of Caddo NAGPRA Vessels in the Turner Collection Continues

While in the midst of the 2015 grant season, our work with the Turner Collection continues. Yesterday, we upgraded to the newest version ( of Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Verify, and we have a new computer on the way that is specifically designed to handle large 3D datasets like ours. 100 more words



No, not that sort of sledging. This is a ceramics / plaster technique which uses a cut out template attached to a wooden rig to extrude perfect shapes out of plaster – they can either be used directly (think ceiling rose or dado rail) or can be used as moulds for casting. 141 more words


Launch of Studio Asobi

I could not have imagined this when I made the decision a year ago to go on a sabbatical.

That one day I would become a full-time potter, and launch my own… 78 more words