January 13 - 29, 2017 Participating Artists : Zoe Gross, Brendan Fuller, Ziheng, Martin Mcdermott, Joshua Primmer, Suzanne Alward, Iggy Choi, Yizhen (Miranda) Yu, Nicholas Oh, Sean Garrett, Kaitlyn Cirielli, Fan Wu, Kyle Strack, So Yeon Kim, Ruby Hue, Dove Drury Hornbuckle, Joshua Primmer, Anina Major, Yang Cheng, Soe Yu Nwe, Chelsea Tapia, Rebecca Buglio, Ling Chung, Shaylie Woodhouse, Yifan Renxu, Stephanie Hanes, Iva Milovanovic, Jackson La Londe
Curatorial Statement: Flux is one of three main components of clays and glazes. It is what allows the glass in clay and glaze to melt together and become strong. RISD Ceramics teaches the complex nature of ceramics. This begins on a structural and molecular basis, with the fundamentals of chemistry and building technique. As students grow, they learn to mold these characteristics into unique narrative work.
Though the industry evolves as technology improves, raw clay has always been the same material Students explore the contextual implications of using ceramics in their art and design. Outcomes range from traditional functional applications to environmental or emotional abstractions and beyond. The body of work exhibited today represents the dynamic experience of our full department of 2016-17 as well as selected recent graduate works.
"Like our minds, clay attempts to save the form it is given." R. Buglio
Through impressions made of impressions, we present the 2017 Ceramics Triennial : Flux