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Drawing Through Clay

Dickson, Rachel (2015) Drawing Through Clay. Ceramics Now, 3 . pp. 1-60. [Journal article]

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It is no coincidence that we refer to the ‘making’ of a drawing. To draw is to make and to make is to draw. To draw on skills, experience, material qualities, the past, a glimpse of the future and the influence of others. Others who have taught us, told us their stories, showed us their own secrets and entrusted us to pass them on. Others we have never met.How do we learn to explore our own stories through material and line. Is this a skill developed by chance, by coincidence, through the influence of other ‘drawings’, by experimentation, or being directed. Yet in all cases the link between the head and hand unfolds through the ‘drawing’. The hand often answers many questions that the mind or sketch cannot, and there may also be lessons to be learned of trust. A trust in the ability of the artist/maker, and experience stored that is somehow remembered through the hand.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:ceramics, clay, 3d printing, drawing, making
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:35937
Deposited By: Ms Rachel Dickson
Deposited On:22 Sep 2016 05:34
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:25

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