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    Please help with ceramics

    Please help a poor college student by coming up with ideas on what to write a paper about for ceramics class. It can be anything that has to do with ceramics. Please....pretty please!!!!!


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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    How about a paper on the impact of lead restrictions on the color palette for glazing dishes?

    Okay, okay, just kidding. "You can't use red" doesn't make for much of a paper, does it?

    Is there a particular culture whose pottery style you could write about? The egyptians or celts, perhaps?

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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    Perhaps the history timeline and development of ceramics? Compare ancient Greek practices to today's practice? Maybe research cultures that continue to use original techniques today? Any symbolism involved...religion..?
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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    A famous, revered contemporary fine artists to work with clay is:

    Peter Voulkos


    Or you could do an a LOT with decorative tile from the 1900-1940's. Try Malibu Pottery or Catalina Tile.

    Or focus on American Art Pottery that is now HIGHLY collectable - try Rosevill, McCoy, Bachelder or Bauer. Lots of information here.

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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    Maybe do a paper on the history one of the more famous factories in England like Staffordshire or Royal Doulton?

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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    How about the theory that ceramics were first made by Indians and dated back between 25,000 to 8,000 B.C.. This would give you plenty of room to work with. Such as the use of ceramics in ceremonial rituals.
    Or the development of various techniques used in the making of ceramics over the centuries.
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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    do a history on one of the first ceramic pieces found, venus of willindorf, and how much of the original ceramic pieces are thought to be fertility fetishes.

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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    Thank you ever so much everyone. I have decided what I am going to do my paper on thanks to y'all. They were all such great ideas!


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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    Extreme ceramic destroying, having fun with your weapon

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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGal
    Thank you ever so much everyone. I have decided what I am going to do my paper on thanks to y'all. They were all such great ideas!
    But, you're not going to tell us??????

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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    I suggest doing a biographical paper on the very avant-garde artist Polia Pillin.

    Here's an example of her work:




    Here's a website to get you started:http://www.poliapillin.com/

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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    OMG, if that dreck sells I should be marketing my work.

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    Re: Please help with ceramics

    OH! I just thought of another obvious artist. The dear, wonderful, brilliant (departed) Beatrice Wood. Her whimisical pieces with amazing glazes are simply beautiful. And her history as a part of the Dada movement is incredible. The Film Jules et Jim is about her and her cohorts. She was an amazing women.

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