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100 1  Bothamley, Ryan J 
245 10 Pottery, the multi-sensual medium 
300    46 p 
500    Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 48-04, 
       page: 1876 
500    Advisers: Rick Hirsch; Julia Galloway 
502    Thesis (M.F.A.)--Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010 
520    The search for beauty, nourishment, and celebration of 
       life can be found within thoughtful hand made pottery. 
       These objects help create, recreate and bring together a 
       community. The most intimate, personal, and enriching 
       objects are useful and found in the home. I strive to 
       create pottery for occasions, to celebrate a memorable 
       event or to make the everyday routine include more 
       significant moments. I want my pottery to be so 
       captivating that a viewer will be compelled to interact 
       with it. My hope is that the use of these pots will create
       more significant moments within the user's life. While 
       producing and sharing my work, I also wish to share 
       concepts of nature, nurture, community and support of a 
       social message 
520    There have been many people that have inspired my work 
       through conversations and dialog including teachers, and 
       class mates. Formal inspirations include, historical 
       ceramics, biological structures such as plant seed pods, 
       crustaceans, and other forms found in nature that have 
       presented an inner and outer contrast. The balance between
       outside and inside space is a driving force in my work. 
       For example, the crude outer shell of an oyster juxtaposed
       against the smooth, pearly inside. The contrast of rough 
       to smooth is also a statement of contrast of form and 
       surface. Pottery is both visual and tactile, capitalizing 
       on the unique quality of being a multi-sense media. The 
       intense focus on the creation process is such that, for me,
       process is inseparable from the product. It is of great 
       importance that the evidence of an object's creation and 
       the material of its genesis be a major presence within the
       work. Ceramic processes involve four elements of earth, 
       water, fire, and air. Each is an essential component 
       necessary to create the finished ceramic object. The 
       philosophical idea of alchemy dovetails with the ceramic 
       process. The four elements, as primal archetypes in our 
       subconscious, intrigue me 
520    My thesis body of work was created using and integrating 
       the following concepts; (1) Celebrating the occasion or 
       making the occasion a celebration through the interplay of
       art and function; (2) Contrasting and comparing the 
       differences in nature between coarse protective exteriors 
       and refined and sheltered interior objects; and, (3) 
       Optimizing the opportunity clay gives the artist to 
       communicate directly to others, hand to hand 
590    School code: 0465 
650  4 Fine Arts 
690    0357 
710 2  Rochester Institute of Technology.|bCeramics 
773 0  |tMasters Abstracts International|g48-04 
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