Author

Brenda Roveda

Date of Award

5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Comments

Submitted to the College of Graduate Studies of Bridgewater State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching Creative Arts, 2018.

Degree Program

Teaching Creative Arts

Degree Type

Master of Arts

Abstract

The purpose of my thesis was to develop a body of utilitarian ceramic pottery, which examines the internal conflict I have with digital communication and its impact on social interactions. I draw inspiration from historic ceramic artworks for my wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. My traditionally inspired utilitarian forms are ornamented with surface decorations that represent contemporary symbols of the digital age. By doing this I intend to create artworks that allow the viewer to contemplate the evolution of human communication and their own reliance on technological devices.

My studio investigations incorporate scholarly research of historic artworks and time periods combined with personal reflections regarding contemporary society’s reliance on digital communication. My written thesis examines my creative process, how my approach to instruction has influenced it, and how my studio investigations have impacted my pedagogical teaching philosophy. The culmination of this project will be a shared graduate art exhibition in the Wallace Anderson Gallery in April.

Committee/Advisor(s)

Rob Lorenson (chair)

Leigh Craven

Jay Block

Andrés Montenegro Rosero

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