Line Dance

Date of Award

Summer 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Leanne Cambric

Second Advisor

Gretchen Jankowski

Third Advisor

Jeff Stevenson


Artist Statement:

My work is based on of every day meandering lines I create while allowing my mind to wander. I draw lines on tightly thrown forms made on the wheel. The lines on my pots range from lines found in abstractions of nature from veins on leaves to wood grains on table tops. Each piece is thrown on the wheel and then receives attention during glazing. With my work I create pieces which can be displayed on the wall and functions on the table as well. The decorative imagery captures what happens when I am practicing automatic drawing on the surface of the pots. My pieces are small abstract imitations of nature, I want my viewers to feel a connection to the outside and nature just from a small plate. The lines I saw in nature where the inspiration for the abstracted line design on the pot.

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Ceramic Arts Commons