February 2, 2015 – April 30, 2015
Humanities Art Center
This collection of work represents a brief compilation of work mainly from the last 10 years, with pieces selected from the last four major shows. In this show, I want to highlight how technology and engineering has changed what I do, and what is possible for me to achieve as an artist. Here are a few examples of how this has affected me:
- Programmable computer controlled kilns, both gas and electric, allowing precise control of temperature rate.
- Encapsulated glaze colorants, allowing me to achieve any color at any temperature. Now brilliant colors can be fired at “high fire” , functional temperatures.
- Recrystallized silicon carbide kiln shelves. These never warp, larger pieces fire flat without cracking.
- Oxygen sensors in the gas kiln, allowing monitoring of chemical reduction throughout the entire firing.
Art and engineering are tied together in many ways, and I want the students at Kettering to understand how what they do affects more than just industry.
This special exhibition for Kettering students and staff features 18 ceramic pieces, ranging from sculptural to functional. Public viewing can be coordinated by contacting Regina Schreck at firstname.lastname@example.org.